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I know that you know...... But did you know that.....

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Elimu (Education Forum)' started by SILENT ACtOR, Oct 14, 2011.


    SILENT ACtOR JF-Expert Member

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    These are some amazing facts, and some are even shocking. Read and enjoy!

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    [TD]The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

    Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

    Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

    What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

    "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

    "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

    In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

    A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

    Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

    You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

    There is a city called Rome on every continent.

    Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

    Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

    Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

    The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

    One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

    The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

    Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

    The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
    Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.[/TD]
    [TD]Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

    Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

    Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren't added to it.

    On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

    More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

    More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

    Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

    The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

    The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
    Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

    It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

    You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

    Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

    Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

    It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

    The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

    The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

    Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

    Slugs have 4 noses.

    Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

    A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

    A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

    The average person laughs 10 times a day!

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

    Source: Internet: Amazing facts.
    :crutch:One of these amazing facts is false. Do you know which one? That's your home-work, tchao![/TD]
  2. Mamzalendo

    Mamzalendo JF-Expert Member

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    May be dust particles are from dead skin am i right?
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    Bejajunior Senior Member

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    Duh, hii kal. Mia

    SILENT ACtOR JF-Expert Member

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    Mam-Z-, The fact about pet dogs in Iceland is incorrect. However, it is true that an epidemic once killed most of the Icelandic dog population!
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    Add. Something unique in the world is you.