Interesting Facts N°1

Posted: October 8, 2012 in Did You Know?, Facts

Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
Draftsmen have to make 27,000 drawings for the manufacturing of a new car.
An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil.
Each human generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, mostly paper.
The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7- trimethylzantihine.
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat while playing baseball, and he used to change it every two innings.
The name Lego came from the Danish word LEg Godt, which means play well.
43.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day.
To manufacture a new car approximately 148,000 liters of water is needed.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.
An olive tree can live up to 1500 years.
At sea level there are 2,000 pounds of air pressure on each square foot of your body area.
Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect.
Every day over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.
Portugal is the world’s largest producer of cork.
A Vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags.
In Chinese dining, duck sauce is almost never used on duck.
A typical lightning bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.
A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth’s gravitational pull.
The extended right arm of the Statue of Liberty is 42 feet long.
In Spanish, the word hombre means: ‘shoulder’, ‘man’, and ‘hat’ all at the same time.

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