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Simply Awesome Facts

Updated on April 28, 2014

Weird, Interesting and Fun Facts

  1. There was no punctuation until the 15th century.
  2. The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese.
  3. The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South!
  4. There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
  5. The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.
  6. The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia.
  7. The New York Stock Exchange started as a coffee shop.


Some more awesome facts

  1. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  2. New York's Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.
  3. It's estimated that millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.
  4. It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.
  5. In many countries, urine was used as a detergent for washing.
  6. Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.
  7. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
  8. Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
  9. The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.
  10. Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.
  11. Pageant Models often smear Vaseline on their teeth so their lips won't stick when smiling.
  12. One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
  13. It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer.
  14. In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes'.
  15. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine.
  16. In Venezuela, fuel costs around $0.02.
  17. The volume of the Earth's moon is close to the amount of the Pacific Ocean.
  18. If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.
  19. Having sex can reduce a fever because of the sweat produced.
  20. An elephant can die from a broken heart.
  21. The song "3" by Britney Spears is 3 minutes 33 seconds long.
  22. A DAY is longer than a YEAR on Venus.
  23. Homosexuality was listed as a mental illness with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) until 1973.
  24. A fly that appears to have drowned can be revived with the use of everyday table SALT!

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      roger 

      6 years ago

      The song "3" by Britney Spears its a coincidence

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      rodger 

      6 years ago

      There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

      The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese.

      The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South!

      There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.

      The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.

      The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia.

      The New York Stock Exchange started as a coffee shop.

      On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

      New York's Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.

      It's estimated that millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

      It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.

      In many countries, urine was used as a detergent for washing.

      Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.

      By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

      Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.

      The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.

      Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.

      Pageant Models often smear Vaseline on their teeth so their lips won't stick when smiling.

      One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.

      It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer.

      In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes'.

      A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine.

      In Venezuela, fuel costs around $0.02.

      The volume of the Earth's moon is close to the amount of the Pacific Ocean.

      If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.

      Having sex can reduce a fever because of the sweat produced.

      An elephant can die from a broken heart.

      The song "3" by Britney Spears is 3 minutes 33 seconds long.

      A DAY is longer than a YEAR on Venus.

      Homosexuality was listed as a mental illness with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) until 1973.

      A fly that appears to have drowned can be revived with the use of everyday table SALT!

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      sardar hemraj 

      6 years ago

      octopus have 3 heart

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      Ryan Palmer 

      7 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

      Awesome hub! Although technically Monaco is a principality ;)

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      dsfg 

      7 years ago

      Polar bears are left handed

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      Kayla 

      7 years ago

      Wow! I cant wait to tell my friends these facts =D

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      Jovannie 

      7 years ago

      Maybe Venus Fact is an illusion. I mean. We arent there are we? :-)

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      Fact man 

      7 years ago

      "Venus orbits the sun about every 224 earth days making a year on Venus that amount of time, not less than one day"

      But it take longer than that to rotate on it's own axis, making a venus day longer than a venus year.

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      factory 

      7 years ago

      A candy lasts longer in the mouth than a cigarette in the hand.

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      123 

      7 years ago

      Venus orbits the sun about every 224 earth days making a year on Venus that amount of time, not less than one day.

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      kaltopsyd 

      7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Those were really interesting facts! Thanks for listing them in a Hub.

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      peterkeane 

      7 years ago

      I SHALL NOW BE THE FLY DOCTOR :D

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      654 

      8 years ago

      69 hahaha

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      Sarah 'Aqilah Johari 

      8 years ago

      This facts are really cool! I have to show them to my friends!

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