Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never
wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in
the ground for thousands of years.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at
only one end.
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a
human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman
Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and
The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in
almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the
Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t
smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.
The roar we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not
the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins
in the ear.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by
the hand of man.
Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower
The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal
In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional
proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the
song Happy Birthday.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.
The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than
the disease it was intended to prevent.
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that
is why it is found in some medicines.
The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times,
when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up,
you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first
sense lost is sight.
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show they were unarmed.
Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per
The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space
Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher
than 15,000 meters.
Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy ..
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because
they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock
the bridge down.
Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of
excess fuel is needed at lift-off.
The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the
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