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Have You Heard? II

Updated on November 5, 2013

Facts

* Peregrine Falcon is the fastest creature on the planet. It reaches speed up to 320 km / h when landslides

* Diameter of the Milky Way is about a hundred thousand light-years, and has about two hundred billion stars

* First ancestor of today's horse, lived 50 million years ago, and was 30 cm long and 25 cm high

* Highest speed which turle can achieve is 4,5 meters per minute - 200 m/h

* Under legislation passed by the Senate in 1630, all gondolas in Venice must be painted black, unless they belong to senior officials.

* Frogs were the first animals that began venting voices

* Daniel Peter was the first producer of milk chocolate, but he sold his recipe to Henri Nestle

* Stuffed and tattooed Maori heads, called mokomokai, were used for payments in New Zealand, in 19th century

* 70% of household dust consists dead cells of our skin

* The giant squid, caught in Norway, was near 9.14 m long

* Water contains two-thirds of the man's body weight

* The most dangerous type of fleas in the world is oriental "rat" flea, which transmits the plague. From this terrible disease in Europe, in the 14th century, 25000000 people died

* First bass made in 1849. was so big that the musician had to climb on a pedestal to be able to play

* With coin toss, brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright decided who will be the first to fly a plane, 17th December in 1903 Orville won

* VY Canis Major is one of the largest known stars by radius, 2000 times bigger than Sun

* Termite queen lays 30,000 eggs per day

* The youngest parents in history were 8 and 9 years old, China (1910).

* Sound travels three times faster through water than through air

* Cheetah is the only cat in the world who can't retract her claws

* In Britain, marble was firstly brought by the Romans in 1st century

* Famous French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) invented a form of simple computer when he was only 19 years old

* Abdominal juices of a snake can digest bones and teeth, but not feathers and fur

* Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), a British inventor; and one of the most important writers of modern science fiction, said that the Rtanj (a mountain in eastern Serbia), is the first, the largest and most powerful building on the planet" built by "association of galactic civilizations "

* Three-quarters of a caught fish is used for food, and the rest for the production of soap, glue, fertilizer or margarine

* First four moves in chess can be played with the 318.979.564.000 ways

* Oregano, cinnamon and cumin destroy bacteria

* Philippines are named after the Spanish king Philip II, known as "the prudent", and the first Spanish settlements on the island were found by Miguel de Legazpi

* Japan is consisted of 6582 islands, and the largest are Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido

* As a preventive measure for not digesting itself, human gizzard has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks

* Rhinotillexomania is the medical term to describe body-focused repetitive behavior or obsessive–compulsive disorder of nose picking

* The only king in playing cards without a mustache is the King of Hearts

* Colors used for stamping meat as confirmation of the necessary controls, are edible, and made of grape's skin

* Fire ants, Solenopsis spp., are unique in having a poison sac containing piperidine alkaloids. Their stings are painful and can be dangerous for hypersensitive people

* Garlic is one of the most popular drugs in fight against mosquitoes, and some people eat it or take it in a pill form

* Neanderthals buried their decedents with flowers

* In medieval England, pharmacists used to give ruby ​​powder for heart disease, and in French Dijon, salt traders wore emeralds to protect themselves against plague

* A palimpsest was the parchment from which the text could be scraped or washed off and used again for rewriting

* Duchy of Burgundy at the end of the 15th century was richer and more powerful than any kingdom in Europe, stretched from the North Sea to the Mediterranean

* Five colors of five Olympic rings were selected because each state at the national flag has at least one of these colors

* Statues of ancient Greece, carved in white marble, were painted in bright colors, but had faded meanwhile

* In New South Wales, Australia, scientists have discovered a new type of slug, 20 cm long, ardently pink color

* Each year, from bee stings die more people than from all other venomous animals together

* Placed upside down house, located in Terfens in Austria, is designed and built by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozanski

* The Australian lizard called "mountain devil" can consume 1,000 to 1,500 ants

* First country where women got the right to vote is New Zeland. That happened 1893.

* Total eclipse of the Sun occurs every 18 years

* The female Argonaut cephalopod has heavy shell, and can be up to 600 times heavier than males

* The British jet bomber "the heavyland Mosquito" had a wooden hull, and was the fastest plane in World War II

* $ 1.4 million was found at the account of Kurt Degerman from Sweden, who spent almost 40 years of his life feeding the waste and collecting cans for recycling

* Isinglass is a substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish. It is a form of collagen used mainly for the clarification of wine and beer

* Carnotaurus dinosaur forelimbs were so short that one forelimb couldn't touch the other

* Annual rings on a log of wood based on their thickness, behind the age, can discover drought and rainy years in the past

* Dollar with the image of Susan B. Anthony, minted in 1979. is the first U.S. coin with the image of a woman


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