Sunday, February 7, 2010

Unbelievable facts...(Random)

amazing facts
  • If you get struck by lightning, your body temperature can go up to 28,000 centigrade, which is hotter even than the surface of the Sun.
  • Every continent's name starts and ends with the same letter.
  •  Assuming no incest, tracing your family tree 25 generations will give you 33,554,432 direct ancestors.
  • If all the people in China stood up on a chair and jumped together, the Earth would be displaced from its axis.
  • Children laugh about 400 times a day while adults laugh only about 15 times.
  • Adolf Hitler had only one testicle. 
  • If the entire population of China were to walk past you in a single file,the line would never end.The reason being the rate of reproduction.
  • Typewriter is the longest that can be typed using just one row of the keyboard.
  • The stars in the sky are at an average distance of 20 million miles from each other.
  • A chameleon can move its eyes in different direction at the same time.
  • The orbit of moon around the Earth can easily fit inside the Sun.
  • An asteroid managed to wipe out all the dinosaurs off the Earth but didn't harm a single species of toads or salamanders or crocodiles.
  • If a ball if thrown into a well to the centre of Earth, it would take 45 minutes to reach the bottom, 4000 miles away. If the well went through to the other end of the Earth, the ball wouldn't come out but keep oscillating in the well forever.
  • 10 billion flakes of skin are shed by the body everyday.
  • The largest mammal on Earth,the Blue Whale, has a heart of the size of a small car and its blood vessels are broad enough for a human to swim through them.
  • In comparison to the left handed people, the right handed ones live nine years longer on average.
  • The actual colour of a polar bear's hair is not white.It is actually clear and appears white as they are capable of reflecting light.
  • The weight of Earth is about 6500 million million million tons.
  • The heart stops for a second every time you sneeze. 
  • 'Set' has the most definitions in English than any other word.
  •  An octopus has three hearts.
  • A type blood can be changed to O type with the use of a chicken liver.
  • If you see the sun go out, behind a cloud or something, then it means that it went out 8 minutes ago since it takes 8-minutes for sunlight to reach the Earth.  
  • Hummingbirds can fly backwards.
  • On an average, a human eats 8 spiders while asleep. 
  • The eyes of the human are of the same size from birth till death but ears and nose never stops growing.
  • A cockroach is capable of surviving for 9 days without a head, after which it starves to death.
  • The domain name '' was sold for $7.5 million.
  • No babies can see colours when they are born.
  • Tickling yourself isn't feasible as the cerebellum warns the brain about the action and then the brain ignores the resulting sensation. 
  • The shortest war ever was fought in 1896 b/w Britain and Zanzibar and lasted only 38 minutes.
  • The surface area of a lung is almost as much as that of a tennis court.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • All elephants have bones only in the front part of the foot causing them to walk on tiptoe.
  • Mosquito is the most dangerous insect known having contributed in more deaths than any other species on Earth.

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