April 4, 2011
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Below are 20 of the most unbelievable facts. Some of them seem possible, some will make you think twice and some will not convince you at all!
Do take a look at the 20 facts and tell me which one you think is the funniest or the most unbelievable!! Which one do you find hard to believe? Which one did you already know?
1 ) If you are struck by lightning, your skin will be heated to 28,000 degrees Centigrade, hotter than the surface of the Sun.
2 ) An asteroid wiped out every single dinosaur in the world, but not a single species of toad or salamander was affected. No one knows why, nor why the crocodiles and tortoises survived.
3 ) The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
4 ) Every time you sneeze your heart stops a second.
5 ) In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity.
6 ) Hummingbirds are the only creatures that can fly backwards.
7 ) An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
8 ) Cockroaches can live 9 days without their heads before they starve to death.
9 ) A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.
10 ) The lighter was invented before the match.
11 ) The average left-handed person lives 7 years LESS than a right-handed person.
12 ) Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.
13 ) The first Internet domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.
14 ) When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.
15 ) Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold: for $7.5 million.
16 ) In a study by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest colour to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow.
17 ) It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
18 ) The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people.
19 ) Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song “Happy Birthday.” They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
20 ) All babies are colour-blind when they are born.
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