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- People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams.
- The fastest motion of any joint in any athlete is the shoulder rotation in baseball pitching.
- The Human brain operates on 10 watts of power.
- 1 out of 500 human are born with extra fingers or toes.
- Spider webs were used to cure warts during the Middle Ages.
- Astronauts who spend more than a month in space develop problems with their eyes.
- The human female egg is 30 times wider than a male sperm.
- Our hair and nails do not continue to grow after we die. They just appear to as our other body parts dry out and contract.
- The best way to get out of quicksand is to relax and float on your back.
- Some heart transplant recipients start carving things the heart’s previous owner liked.
- Babies are born with more bones than adults have: around 300 and Adults have 206.
- A Fermilab scientist is building a “holometer”, designed to investigate whether we live in hologram.
- Adolph Hitler most likely fathered a son with a French girl while stationed in France during WWI.
- Abebe Bikila became the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal in 1960 when he won the Marathon- running barefoot.
- A Brazilian man who held his breath underwater for 20 minutes 21 seconds hold the world record.
- Nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
- Thanksgiving celebrate last Thursday of November, became a national holiday until 1863 by Abraham Lincon.
- Mahatma Gandi covered the 1932 Olympic games in Los Angeles as a reporter.
- Worldwide time zones were first invented in the 1870’s by an Canadian Railway planner and engineer.
- Leonardo da Vinci conceived of a flying machine 400 years before humans actually flew.
- Leonardo da Vinci conceptualized helicopters, parachutes, weapons of wars and designer handbags.
- The worlds heaviest man on record at 1400 lbs is nearly 44 times heavier than the world’s smallest man at 32 lbs.
- The largest recorded tsunami was a wave 1,720 feet tall- over a quarter mile high. It hited Lituya Bay, Alaska, in 1958.
- To find a hidden triple rainbow after a storm, look towards the sun
- The Netherlands has more tornadoes by area than any other country in the world.
- At the equator the Earth is spinning at almost 1,000 miles per hour.
- The Appalachian mountains range in the Eastern United States were once as high as the Himalayas mountain range.
- During a solar eclipse the drift of the moon’s shadow across the Earth become its own weather front.
- New York and London are moving apart about two centimeters a years.
- The deepest hole ever dug was 7.5 miles ( 12.262 Kilometers) deep, less than a third of the way through the Earth Crust.
- It takes the Earth 1 year and 6 hours to orbit the sun.To accoutn for this, an extra day is added to the calendar every 4th year (Leap Year).
- Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean is the most remote island on Earth. The nearest land is Antarctica, 994 miles away.
- The largest desert in the world is in Antarctica.
- Three Continents- Africa, South America and Antarctica, have never hosted an Olympics.
- The oldest surviving tree species evolved 160 million years ago during the Jurassic era. Ichou trees are still grown in Japan today.
- A new self-guided bullet works similar to a missile, able to hit targets more than a mile away.
- 137 million DVD players were sold from their introduction in 1997 to 2007. Apple’s iPhone sold more than 146 million in 4 years.
- The pistol shrimp makes such a loud noise that it can kill fish.
- A new LED light bulb lasts 20 years. It was designed by Dutch electronics company Philips.
- The first novel ever written on a typewriter was ” The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.
- A light bulb that hasn’t been turned off since 1901 still shines at a fire station in Livermore Calif.
- Until 1875 we had no proof that horses at a gallop took all four feet off the ground. Eadweard Muybridge invented high- speed photography to prove it.
- The smallest car in the world measures approximately 4 x 2 nanometers, about one billion times smaller than a VW Golf.
- At 2,716 feet tall, the Burij Khalifa in Dubai sways about to feet at the top.
- The world smallest steam engine is just a few micrometers across and made from tiny plastic bead floating in water.
- In 1985, the first portable motion picture camera could capture, develop and project a film.
- The London transportation system called “the Tube” is the first and the largest underground system in the world.
- Every star in the Milky Way is thought to have at least one companion alien world.
- Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in the solar system with no moons.
- Intense storms on the sum can kill satellites, zap astronauts and knock out entire power grids on the ground.
- The Saturn moon Hyperion resembles a sea sponge.
- Some galaxies store their waste in vast halos, recycling the gas for new stars and extending their lifespans.
- The moon smells ( and tastes) like a burnt gunpowder. Reason Why..? which is still mystery .
- A Saturn- like exoplanet has been discovered 420 lights-year away.
- If a spacewalking astronaut cries, tears don’t run down; they pool around the eyeball making it hard to see.
- Our Sun spins at 2 kilometers per second at its equator. But the fastest- spinning star known spins at 600 kilometers per second.
- Mars atmosphere gets “blown” into space by the solar wind.
- Triton, Neptune’s largest moon, is the only moon in the solar system that orbits in the opposite direction.
- A solar ” Super-wave” is thought to hvae blasted away the majority of Mars atmosphere.
- Moon that orbit distant exoplanets– exomoons– may one day be detectable.
- At 100 mph, it would take about 98 days to drive to the moon.
- More of Mars is habitable for life as we know it than on Earth.
- When inside a spacesuit during a spacewalk, astronauts cannot whistle.
- Human can live unprotected in space for about 30 seconds – if they don’t hold their breath.
- The Milky Way galaxy is thought to contain up to 400 billion stars.
- Your mobile phone could be more than 400 times more powerful than the computers that helped NASA astronauts land on the moon in 1969.
- The slowest mammal on earth is the tree sloth. It moves at 6 feet per minute.
- Elephant Learn to Cooperate and problem solve when faced with puzzles and adversity.
- Giraffes and humans have the same number of bones in their necks : that is Seven.
- Each patch on a giraffe contains a set of blood vessels that regulate heat, helpful in the desert.
- The Koala does not need to drink liquids. The majority of their water comes from the leaves they eat.
- Female pandas are only ” in the mood” for sex at the most three days each year.
- Hens can selectively eject the sperm of undesired mates, often that of lower status males.
- Blad eagles can swim using a movement of the wings that resembles the butterfly stroke.
- Birds fly at windows because they assume they are attacking a competitor.
- Great white sharks can go as long as three months without eating.
- Butterflies taste with their hind feet, which allows them to tell whether a leaf is edible.
- The barnacle has the largest penis of any animal, relative to its size.
- An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
- Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly forwards and backwards.
- Adult great white sharks can swim up to 43 miles an hour.
- A cheetah can run at a top speed of 70 mph.
- A giant squid’s eyes have a diameter of 15 inches– the largest of any animal.
- The world’s smallest seahorse is smaller than a postage stamp.
- African lions have started to behave differently because of a deep fear of humans.
- Camels have three eyelids, two of them is with lashes to protect themselves from blowing sand.
- The lungfish can go more than four years without a meal.
- Some species of tapeworm, and intestinal worm that can infect humans, grow to 100 feet long.
- Spider silk is about five times stronger than steel of the same weight.
Power History of Words
- The word “Fart” comes from the Old English ” Feortan”, which means “to break wind”
- Two plus eleven equals thirteen and one plus twelve equals thirteen contain all the same letters.