Strange Facts

1. A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.

2. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

3. Tiger shark embroyos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.

4. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

5. You grow by about 8mm (O.3in) every night when you are asleep, but shrink to your former height the following day.

6. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

7. When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.

8. "Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters.

9. About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday.

10. Bone is five times stronger than steel.

11. Sharks can live up to 100 years.

12. There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.

13. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

14. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned His wife or mother because they were both deaf.

15. Over 4 million cars in Brazil are now running on gasohol instead of petrol. Gasohol is a fuel made from sugar cane.

16. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

17. Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, has 85 letters. It's the name for a hill, 305 metres (1,000 ft) high, close to Porangahau, New Zealand.

18. Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.

19. 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

20. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

21. Due to gravitational effects, your weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

22. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

23. A normal person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a Few weeks.

24. All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

25. ELEPHANT teeth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.

26. 40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

27. During the 2,475,576,000 seconds of the average length life, averagely we speak 123,205,750 words, have sex 4,239 times, shed 121 pints of tears.

28. Google, with a brand value of $86 billion, is the world's most powerful brand.

29. POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during chase on ice, can reach 25 miles / hr of speed.

30. If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange.

31. The world's population has been increased 3.1 billion in last 40 years.

32. If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

33. The creosote bush, which grows in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts, has been shown by radiocarbon dating to have lived since the birth of Christ. Some of these plants may endure 10,000 years, scientists say. If only they could talk.

34. The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.

35. Polar bears have more problems with overheating than they do with cold. Even in very cold weather, they quickly overheat when they try to run.

36. Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, the Academy invited recipients to redeem the plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones.

37. The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".

38. By the time you turn 70, your heart will have beat some two-and-a-half billion times (figuring on an average of 70 beats per minute.)

39. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

40. Bananas grow pointing upwards.

41. Many fish can change sex during the course of their lives. Others, especially rare deep-sea fish, have both male and female sex organs.

42. A normal person laughs five times in a day.

43. If you go blind in one eye, you'll only lose about one-fifth of your vision (but all your depth perception.)

44. 60% North Indians are pure vegetarian & in whole India 36%.

45. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.

46. Giraffes can not swim.

47. An average human speak 4,800 words in 24 hours.

48. The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet and one inch long.

49. The retina inside the eye covers about 650mm2 (1 sq in) and contains 137 million light-sensitive cells: 130 million rod cells for black-and-white vision and 7 million cone cells for colour vision.

50. KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell.

51. Human use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

52. The focusing muscles of the eye move about 100,000 times a day. To give the leg muscles the same exercise would involve walking 80km (50 miles) a day.

53. The most beautiful and incredible gift of love is the monument Taj Mahal in India. Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife it stands as the emblem of the eternal love story. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years and required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.

54. Bird Feeding: Do not feed avocado as it is toxic to birds!

55. The most powerful laser in the world, the Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA, generates a pulse of energy equal to 100,000,000,000,000 watts of power for .000000001 second to a target the size of a grain of sand.

56. The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.

57. According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.

58. The USA uses 29% of the world's petrol and 33% of the world's electricity.

59. Venice in Italy is built on 118 sea islets joined by 400 bridges. It is gradually sinking into the water.

60. In the late 19th century, millions of human mummies were used as fuel for locomotives in Egypt where wood and coal was scarce, but mummies were plentiful.

61. An average human produce 1.43 pints sweat in a day.

62. Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS) [the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohras] built the Raudat Tahera in Mumbai (India) over the qabr mubarak of his father. The mausoleum is the only one of its kind to have the entire Quran inscribed on its walls.

63. A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.

64. The polar bear's compact ears and small tail also help prevent heat loss.

65. A 'geep' is the resulting offspring of a sheep and a goat.

66. Girls however are slightly more likely than boys to use home computers for e-mail, word processing and completing school assignments than playing games.

67. The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.

68. By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.

69. An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce

70. An average human move 25.4 times during sleep in a day.

71. The world's first University was established in Takshila, India in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

72. The 73% of people who buy Valentine's Day flowers are men, while only 27 percent are women.

73. Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS)'s [the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohras] voice at the age of 98 is so clear that a computer analysis in Germany interpreted it to be the voice of a 40 year old.

74. The Hubble Space Telescope weighs 12 tons (10,896 kilograms), is 43 feet (13.1 meters) long, and cost $2.1 billion to originally build.

75. More than 50 million Americans said they had a disability; for 32.5 million of them, the disability was severe.

76. Women produce half the world's food, but own only one percent of its farmland.

77. The Jules Undersea Lodge is an underwater hotel in Key Largo, Florida and is the only such hotel in the United States. It is 30 feet (9 m) deep on the ocean floor and guests have to scuba dive to get to their rooms.

78. Cat's urine glows under a black light.

79. OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.

80. An average human's breathe 438 cubic feet AIR in 24 hours.

81. In a lifetime the marrow creates about half a tonne of red corpuscles.

82. The largest quantity of fish in the world is produced by Japan & Russia.

83. Children between ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates, and family members.

84. African Greys enter into a lifelong monogamous bond when sexually mature. Like macaws, they pick their mates carefully!

85. After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.

86. The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2.3 kg.).

87. The most prominent topographic feature on Earth is the immense volcanic mountain chain that encircles the planet beneath the sea -- the chain is more than 30,000 miles (48,000 kilometers) long and rises an average of 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometers) above the seafloor.

88. At the deepest part of the ocean (35,813 feet/10,916 meters) in the Mariana Trench, that depth the pressure is 18,000 pounds (9172 kilograms) per square inch.

89. Canaries were introduced to Spain in 1478 when the Spaniards conquered the Canary Islands.

90. 90% of the Vitamin C present in Brussel Sprouts are lost in cooking.

91. The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.

92. The height of Mt. Everest (29,035 feet) was revised upward by 7 feet based on measurements made in 1999 using the satellite-based Global Positioning System.

93. For over 100 years, until the 16th century, the Spaniards maintained control of Canaries, selling only males to other European countries. Then, due to a shipping accident, a large cargo of canaries escaped and flew to the Island of Elba. They soon were sold all over Europe.

94. Polar bears know how to pack on the fat, a single bear can consume 100 pounds of blubber at one sitting.

95. Dolphins are of the aquatic mammal family Delphinidae. It is estimated there are between 30 to 40 species of dolphins.

96. A camel's hump is not used for water storage, but camels can go for long periods of time without water. They drink large amounts of water up to 20 gallons at a time. This water is stored in the animal's bloodstream.

97. Indians have been biting into juicy mangoes for 3,000 years. But the western world came to know about it only 300 years ago!

98. Alfred Southwick inventing the first electric chair & Professionally he was a Dentist (MDS, DDS).

99. OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.

100. In a lifetime the average US resident eats more than 50 tons of food and drinks more than 13,000 gallons of liquid.

101. An average human's take of 3.25 pounds FOOD in a day.

102. At least 300,000 people have been killed by volcanoes during the last 500 years.

103. Polar bears have two layers of fur for further protection from the cold.

104. Monarchs have been known to migrate over 3000km. In fact a Monarch tagged at Presqu'ile, here in southern Ontario, was recovered in Mexico and is on record as being the longest insect migration.

105. The word 'set ' has the most number of definitions in the English language: 192.

106. The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies.

107. More artists live in California than any other state in the United States. There are 10,000 arts organizations in California.

108. Traffic lights are being used before the invention of motor car.

109. A Blue Whale can eat as much as 3 tones of food everyday, but at the same time can live without food for 6 months.

110. It is said that Hatchetfish will break the surface of the water and "fly" after their prey using their large pectoral fins as "wings".

111. An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.

112. Global Positioning System (GPS) is the only system today that can show your exact position on the Earth anytime, in any weather, no matter where you are!

113. Vitamin K is necessary for clotting of blood.

114. India's first television center was set up at Delhi.

115. Every year around 1 billion Valentine cards are sent across. After Christmas it's a single largest seasonal card-sending occasion.

116. Bill Clinton considered repealing the Twenty Second Constitutional Amendment, which limits presidents to two elected terms, in the event of a terrorist attack.

117. North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty-five percent (85%) of artificial trees sold in the U.S. are manufactured in China.

118. Of the more than 600 million school-age children in the developing world, 120 million primary school-age children are not in school, 53 percent are girls.

119. The oldest existing newspaper in India is Bombay Samachar.

120. Chocolate can be killed dogs. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

121. The United Nations University is located in Tokyo.

122. The SWAN has over 25,000 feathers in its body.

123. The most prominent topographic feature on Earth is the immense volcanic mountain chain that encircles the planet beneath the sea, the chain is more than 30,000 miles (48,000 kilometers) long and rises an average of 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometers) above the seafloor.

124. In Britain 70% mothers go for work.

125. Father's Day was first observed in Spokane, Washington, in 1910. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd,of Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909.

126. It can easily learn about any cat's present state of mind by observing the posture of his tail.

127. There are roughly 4,000 known minerals, although only about 200 are of major importance.

128. Buddha delivered his first sermon at Sarnath.

129. Lab tests can detect traces of alcohol in urine 6 to 12 hours after a person has stopped drinking.

130. The first electronic digital computer (called ENIAC - the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was developed in 1946 and contained over 18,000 vacuum tubes.

131. Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

132. Butterflies are the second largest group of pollinators, next to bees.

133. Cockatoos are one of the most long-lived parrots.

134. The chemical pectin, found in ripe fruit, causes jam to set when cooling.

135. If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.

136. Brahmi script were the edicts of Ashoka inscribed.

137. When you sneeze air rushes out your nose at a rate of 100 miles per hour.

138. The most commonest English word in writing around the world is "the".

139. An estimated 175,000 Real Christmas Trees are sold via e-commerce or catalogue and shipped mail-order.

140. Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS) [the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq of Dawoodi Bohras] memorized the Quran at the age of 21 & built the Mahad uz Zahra, Surat (India) the first of its kind in the world for the study of the Quran.

141. Like a bat, dolphins use echolocation to navigate and hunt, bouncing high-pitched sounds off of objects, and listening for the echoes.

142. There are approximately 30-35 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.

143. 180 million nos. of Valentine's Day cards exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion.

144. Clinton's Presidential Library, the largest in the United State, is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

145. 8.7 million of United State residents who were born in Asia.

146. About 40% Proportion of all Valentine card purchases which parents account for.

147. Alginates, derived from the cell walls of brown algae, are used in beer, frozen desserts, pickles, adhesives, boiler compounds, ceramics, explosives, paper and toys.

148. Cerberus, the three-headed dog of Greek mythology, guarded the gates to the underworld.

149. CASSOWARY is one of the dangerous BIRD, that can kill a man or animal by tearing off with its dagger like claw.

150. Russia is the largest country in area.

151. Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

152. Oils from the orange roughy, Hoplostethus atlanticus, a deep-sea fish from New Zealand, are used in making shampoo.

153. Some butterflies, such as the Northern Pearly Eye, will fly at night.

154. Debris flows are like mud avalanches that can move at speeds in excess of 100 mph (160 kph).

155. Mass production of toothbrushes began in America around 1885. The first American to patent a toothbrush was H. N. Wadsworth, (patent number 18,653,) on Nov. 7, 1857.

156. When a Norwegian scientist, Nils Oritsland, studied a polar bear on a treadmill, he found that his subject would move off for short periods of time at higher speeds and would sometimes lie down and refuse to walk at all!

157. A Boeing 747's wing span is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.(the Wright brother's invented the airplane).

158. Mini-lops were derived from German lops called "Kleine Widder" lops. Mini lops were recognized as their own breed in 1982.

159. There are 292 species of butterflies in Canada. Most of which are found in British Columbia (176) and the fewest on Prince Edward Island (42). In Ontario we have 142 species.

160. Self-employment, part-time and home-based work have expanded opportunities for women's participation in the labor force but are characterized by lack of security, lack of benefits and low income.

161. 3,467 Nos. of confectionery nut stores in the United States, they are among the best sources of sweets for Valentine's Day.

162. Harvester larvae are carnivorous. They feed on aphids not plants.

163. The most commonest English nouns are time, person, and year.

164. The compound carotene gives the carrot its color.

165. In 2004, Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren won a grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for nar the Russian National Orchestra's "Peter and the Wolf/Wolf Tracks."

166. The top selling Christmas Trees are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.

167. In the year 1935 the United States Congress announced the first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day. It was initially declared a holiday in honor of friends.

168. When curled up in a ball, polar bears sometimes cover their muzzles - which radiate heat - with one of their thickly furred paws.

169. Some scientists call Greenland an island, others say it's a continent, but it's only about one-third the size of Australia.

170. 4% people drink cold drink daily.

171. It takes 17 muscles to smile & 43 to frown.

172. Cotton, rags and paper take 6 months to break down.

173. "The Boston Tea Party" took place in 1773, that was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against British Government in which they destroyed many crates of tea bricks belonging to the British East India Company on ships in Boston Harbor.

174. First Stock Exchange of America was in Philadelphia & it was established in 1791.

175. An average human's take 2.9 pounds WATER (including all liquids) in 24 hours.

176. Alfred Southwick developed the idea of using electric current & Professionally he was a Dentist (MDS, DDS).

177. Canaries were classified for by their shape and the geographic areas in which they were developed while others are named and classified for their plumage, song, or color. Different countries became known for the classification they bred, for example, the Germans bred for song while the English and French bred for coloration.

178. An average human Lose 85.60, body temperature in a day.

179. Half of the world's refugees and displaced people are women and girls. As refugees, they are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence while in flight, in refugee camps and during resettlement.

180. Kandla port has a free trade zone.

181. All domestic canaries available today originated from the Island Canary, Serinus canaria.