Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"Some Amazing Facts"

1. Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
2. One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
3. In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar.
4. The longest distance a deep water lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles.
5. There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.
6. The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long.
7. Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers.
8. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
9. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
10. Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.
11. A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
12. China has more English speakers than the United States.
13. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
14. The nickname for a Japanese businessmen is "Salarymen." 
15. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
16. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.
17. The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
18. Pepsi got its name from the ingredient pepsin, which is said to aid in digestion, however, it is not known.
19. The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.
20. The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510. 
21. The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.
22. An average person laughs about 15 times a day. 
23. Apples are part of the rose family.
24. The word Spain means "the land of rabbits." 
25. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban.

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