International Joke

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INTERESTING FACTS (2)

July 4th, 2013

  1. Giraffes can go without water longer than a camel. That’s wild!
  2. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.!
  3. January 30, 1933 was the day the words Hi yo silver! Away! were first heard as the lone ranger debuts on radio channel WXYZ of Detroit.
  4. Many people who read the word yawn or yawning begin to feel the urge to yawn.
  5. The 2nd president of the United States (John Adams) and 3rd president of the United States (Thomas Jefferson) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day of July 4th 1826. They are the only two presidents to die on the same day of the same year. It’s true!
  6. When the Titanic departed from port it was documented to have carried approximately 1000 loaves of bread, 86,000 pounds of meat, 40,000 eggs and 36,000 apples to feed the passengers and crew on the 7 day voyage.
  7. Dogs can have a fatal reaction to eating chocolate. Chocolate contains a bitter alkaloid called Theobromine also known as Xantheose and that’s the active ingredient that’s bad for the dog.
  8. For a butterfly to fly it must have a body temperature of no less than 86 degrees fahrenheit or 30 degrees celsius.
  9. The largest milk producing country by volume in the whole world is India.
  10. It is a fact that the first game of chess has been traced back to have originated in northern India. Like other 1,000+ year old games, it would have been played differently than todays rules. It’s thought that todays rules have been around since sometime in the 1400′s A.D.
  11. In the United States, the Internal Revenue Service has an employees handbook for the collections division unit. Here’s the interesting part, in it are instructions which guide employees on how to collect taxes after a nuclear war. Kinda scary!
  12. If you are severely scared of going to the dentist or having dental work, you may actually have a phobia called odontophobia.
  13. Almonds are members of the rose flower family or rosaceae family. The peach is also a member of the rose family.
  14. The tallest girl in the world ever recorded was 8 feet 2 inches tall and died at the young age of 17.
  15. The average human with a full head of hair contains between 85,000 to 150,000 hairs.
  16. Jupiter is the largest planet in the earths solar system. I should’ve known that one.
  17. Squirrels forget where about 50% of the nuts they’ve hidden are. Useless, Hahaha.
  18. Did you know the first bullet proof vest and windshield wiper blades were both invented by women? Cool!
  19. Cold weather makes fingernails grow faster. Weird!
  20. Only humans cry because of feelings. Awesome!
  21. Mohammad is the most common birth name in the world.
  22. It takes about 7 minutes for the average person to fall asleep.
  23. You can give change for a dollar in 293 different coin variations. Good luck!
  24. About 1 out of every 2 million people will die by falling out of bed. Be careful, not funny. Most who will die this way are either very young children or elderly people.
  25. The construction on the Parisian Notre Dame Cathedral began in 1015 A.D and it took over 400 years to complete, It was completed in 1439 A.D. It’s a well known historic Roman catholic church in Paris.
  26. If the human stomach doesn’t produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks it will totally digest it’s self. Weird!
  27. 75% of the world’s population wash themselves in the shower from the top to the bottom. Head first, feet last people.
  28. There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year. A leap year has 31,622,400 seconds. Amazing!
  29. Approximately one fifth of all the publications from Japan are comic books.
  30. Did you know a slug has not only one nose but four? What a lot of people call a nose on a slug is actually a breathing pore called a pneumostome.

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