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Strange facts

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  1. Achahasira

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    Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food FROM freezing.
    The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”, uses every letter in the alphabet.
    Average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.
    A 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year by the weight of books.
    Nutmeg can extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
    The density of neuron star is 1.5 to 3 times of sun’s mass.
    Almost 85% of the universe is a form of dark matter.
    The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It to Beaver”.
    Only one person in two billion will live up to 116 of age.
    200 companies contributing 29% to the world economy employs only 0.9% of the world’s work force.
    98 tons of ore historic buried plant material is used to make one U.S gallon of gasoline.
    An estimated 16,000 people worldwide are becoming infected with HIV every day.
    Strong negative emotions lead to damage of immune system.
    Due to pollution and overfishing, population of American, Asian and Europeans eels have declined up to 99%.
    The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
    Neutrons have a life of 14 minutes outside the nucleus of an atom.
    Only 22% of original forests on earth have remained.
    There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
    Humans are the only primates having pigment in the palms of their hands.
    On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
    Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
    Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

    In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

    There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

    Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

    Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

    The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

    There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

    There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!

    Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

    The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

    Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

    One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

    The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye
    Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!

    The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!

    When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

    A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!

    A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!

    The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!

    A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

    A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

    It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!

    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

    Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

    Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!