Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ms. Know it All

As I was surfing the net, I saw these few unusual and interesting facts. Most of it will surely amaze you. I assure you that..
              Hey readers check this out!!!

-Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!

-A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

-A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.

-A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.

-About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

-screeched and strengths are the two longest one syllable words in the English language.

-A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

-A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet

-A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

-A zebra is white with black stripes.

- Porpoises and dolphins communicate with each other by squeaking, growling, moaning, and whistling. Porpoises and dolphins are mammals. There are about 40 species or kinds of porpoises and dolphins. Most porpoises and dolphins navigate by using "echolocation". The largest member of the dolphin family is called an orca or killer whale.

The hippopotamus gives birth under water and nurses its young in the river as well, though the young hippos do come up periodically for air.

-A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime
The world's largest rodent is the Capybara. An Amazon water hog that looks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds.

-The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.

- Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

--Why do we might feel warmer wearing a dark-colored jacket than a light-colored one? . 
Dark colors  absorb light energy. Light colors and white reflect light energy. When light shines on your dark jacket, the jacket fabric absorbs light energy. The absorbed light energy causes electrons in the atoms of the jacket to vibrate. This activity releases heat energy, which makes the jacket—and you—warmer. That's why we like to wear more dark colors in winter and more light colors in summer.

-While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.

-At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.

- The fastest dog, the greyhound, can reach speeds of upto 41.7 miles per hour. The breed was known to exist in ancient Egypt 6,000 years ago

-- Glue dates back to prehistoric times. Artists once mixed colorings with raw eggs, dried blood, and plant juices to make sticky paints for cave murals. Later, ancient Egyptians and other people learned to make stronger glues by boiling animal bones and hides. Today companies make glues using synthetic substances.

-A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum , a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.

-A cat uses  whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as  antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.

-A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is  an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.

-The grizzly bear can run as fast as the average horse!! 

The female lion does more than 90% of the hunting while the male simply prefers to rest. !!

A jellyfish is 95 percent water!

- At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces. 

-Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

-You blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

Of all the words in the English language, the word ' set '  has the most definitions!

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!- 

- Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

- A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

-A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.

-More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

- "Go."   is the shortest complete sentence in the English language
The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.

- No word in the English language rhymes with "month".


- An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

-An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

The average person laughs about 15 times a day.

The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.

- All polar bears are left handed.

-Ants don't sleep.

-Is it true that animals are colorblind?

 You may have heard that a bull never literally "sees red" when the bullfighter waves a cape in his   face. It's the movement of the cape that provokes. Animals, after all, are colorblind. Hold on, not so fast. Birds, for instance, have a marked ability to distinguish colors. They need it to spot food, such as berries, on the ground. On the other hand, most creatures of the night — including the ubiquitous house cat — have little sense of color. But they're awfully good at picking up movement.So the next time someone tells you that all animals are color blind, tell them that it's not such a black and white proposition.

-Yes fish sleep. But it’s not sleep as we know it. They don’t have eyelids to close, they sometimes do it during the day, they don’t show the characteristic brainwave patterns like REM sleep seen in humans, and some, including most sharks have to keep swimming in their sleep.

-Like human fingerprint and t0ngueprint, d0gs n0se print are all different.

There are m0re pe0ple died strucked by lightning than snake bites.

Sharks have micr0sc0pic teeth all over their b0dies.

C0ckr0ach is the fastest insect 
on 6 legs covering a meter a second.
Puffins can catch 10 fish c0nsecutively with0ut accidentally missing a piece.

did you know that the longest recorded penis is 13.5 inches.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds,while dogs only have about ten.

The common goldfish is the only animal that can seE both infrared and ultraviolet light.

There are only threE animals with blue t0ngues,the black bear,chow chow dog and the blue t0ngueD lizard.

Camel's milk does not curdle.

Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

It takes a lobster approxiamately seven years to grow to be oNe p0und.

GiraffEs have nO vocAL c0rds.

All porcupines float in water.

CAT's urine glows undEr a blacklight.

Only humans and h0rSes have hymens.

All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.

A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky chap eh ? ) The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth's atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years. 

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. 

Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire. 

55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn. hello, zzzzz zzzz ??

Did you know that in New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it? 

I know some of the facts here are fresh to you. Incredible isn't it?? Hope you've learned something from those trivia....
For those who have something to add, please feel free to state your own trivia below with your comments ..

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