Did You Know That ........??

ashabari By ashabari, 6th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/22adi.85/
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There are so many interesting facts which most of us are not aware of. Twenty such facts are here to enrich your knowledge base.

Twenty Interesting Facts

• A piece of buttered toast contains about 315 kJ of energy. With that energy you could jog for six minutes or cycle for ten minutes.
• Sea is laden with gold. The amount of gold in all the oceans together is estimated to be as much as 25 billion ounces.
• One tiny piece of gold which weighs less than 1 gram can be beaten and converted into a sheet of nearly 2 sq.mt.
• On the day Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of telephone) was buried, the entire US telephone system was shut down for 1 minute in tribute.
• 15% of the world’s fresh water flows down the Amazon river.
• The largest machine in the world is a coal digger in Ham Bach, West Germany. It is 220 mts long and 85 mts high, i.e. as tall as a 30-storey building.
• Astronauts can become about 5 cm taller while they are in space due to the absence of gravity.
• It is possible to see a rainbow as a complete circle from an aeroplane.
• Quick silver is not silver, but it is another name of mercury. It is so heavy that piece of iron floats on its surface.
• Some species of bamboo grow at a rate of 3ft per day.
• The current official Hawaiian alphabet consists of only 13 letters.
• The word “set” has the maximum number of definitions in the English language.
• The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
* The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people.
• Humans are born with 350 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.
• Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle, as revealed by the Russian autopsy of his body.
• The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty-five miles long.
* ‘Typewriter’, is the longest word that can be made only using one row on the keyboard.
• The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
• In the courts of the Roman Empire, instead of swearing an oath on a bible, men swore to the truth on their statements while holding their genitals. Hence the word ‘testify’, originated from ‘testicles’.


Adolf Hitler, Alexander Graham-Bell, Astronaut, Dreams, Gold In Sea, Hawaiian Alphabet, Human Bones, Indian Railways, Largest Employer, Largest Machine, Lead Pencil, Quick Silver, Rainbow, Swearing An Oath

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author avatar ppruel
6th Jan 2011 (#)

I love trivia friend. Interesting piece. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar ashabari
6th Jan 2011 (#)

@ ppruel .. Thanks

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author avatar Jerry Walch
8th Jan 2011 (#)

Welcome to Wikinut. I hope that your stay with us will be a long, happy and profitable one.

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author avatar ashabari
10th Jan 2011 (#)

Thanks Jerry

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author avatar Denise O
12th Jan 2011 (#)

Very interesting and a darn fun read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ashabari
18th Jan 2011 (#)


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