MATTER OF FACTS

MATTER OF FACTS

 

  • Fog is made up of water droplets between one and 10 microns across; mist droplets are less than one micron. One micron equals about 1/200th of the thickness of a strand of hair.
  • Cats do not have the ability to taste sweet things.
  • Lightening bolts generates temperatures five times hotter than the 6,000 degrees Celsius found at the surface of the sun.
  • Jupiter is the largest planet, and it has the shortest day. Although Jupiter has a circumference almost 11 times that of Earth, it makes one turn in nine and 55 minutes.
  • A giant Pacific octopus can fit its entire body through an opening no bigger than the size of its beak.
  • The pyramids in Egypt contain enough stone and mortar to construct a wall 10 feet high and 5 feet wide running from New York City to Los Angeles.
  • Human nails and hair do not grow after death. They are simply the last part of the body to disintegrate.
  • Loud music pushes people to drink more.
  • Obese workers are not lazier, says study.
  • Licking your wounds may help them heal faster.
  • Diets affect males, females in different ways.
  • The average adult stands 0.4 inch (1 cm) taller in the morning than in the evening, because the cartilage in the spine compresses during the day.
  • Family history can't predict Breast Cancer risk in women.
  • Too much meat may increase the risk of Thrombosis (blood clotting).
  • Bone's mineral density may determine breast cancer.
  • The owl parrot can't fly, and builds its nest under tree roots.
  • Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground.
  • The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.
  • The colors in a hummingbird's feather are created by tiny platelets, called interference colors, and are much like the shimmering colors seen in a soap bubble or in a drop of oil.
  • The height of the 984-foot-tall Eiffel Tower varies, depending on the temperature, by as much as six inches.
  • The flower of the Calla lily is eight feet high and 12 feet wide and is grown in Sumantra.
  • The bite of a leech is painless due to an anaesthetic present in the leech's hooks.
  • A dog's nose has over 220 million scent receiving cells, which is why it can smell and sniff things out from a kilometer afar.
  • Footprints of astronauts who landed on moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.
  • The fastest human swimmer can swim at 6 miles per hour. The fastest mammal, the dolphin, can swim up to 35 miles per hour.
  • Moths are not really attracted to light, they fly towards the blackest point which is behind the light.
  • Lead pencil can draw a line that is almost 35 miles long or you can write 50,000 words in English with just one pencil.
  • Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidently blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
  • While many people believe that a camel's hump is used for water storage, it is actually made up of fat. The hump of a well-rested, well-fed camel can weigh up to 80 pounds (approximately 36 kgs).

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ColdWarBaby 8 years ago

Interesting trivia.


sunitha and family 8 years ago

Good Information

Bye

Sunitha

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