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Interesting Facts

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.
· Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

Birds don't sweat!

No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.    

"Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive double
letters.

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

Napoleon III suffered from ailurophobia, which is a fear of cats.

If you hate our "QWERTY" keyboard layout, blame Christopher Sholes. He changed it from the original in 1873 to lessen the chances of the keys jamming.

Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

"The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

"Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Every year, Mexico sinks about 10 inches

If you travel across Russia, you will cross 7 time zones

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law that stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

>A group of owls is called a parliament.

Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.

Why is "number" abbreviated as "no"? When there is no "o" in number?

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee

Ants don't sleep.

1/100 of a second is called a "jiffy".

Latin is a dead language.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.

The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the alphabet.

 

The floppy disk "save" icon on Microsoft word has its shutter on backwards.

One year contains 31,557,600 seconds.

The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones.

It is against the law to urinate in an elevator, in Singapore.

 

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

 

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

The liver, not the heart, is the sign of romance in northern Morocco. When a Moroccan girl falls in love she says, “Darling, you have stolen my liver.”

The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

Even if you cut off a cockroach’s head, it can live for several weeks.

The Windows in an empty house will never frost, no matter how low the temperature.

The Computer Program that makes email possible was designed by American Engineer, Ray Tomlinson, in 1971. Tomlinson says he can’t remember what the first message sent by email was about; all that he can remember is that it was all in capital letters.

Male dogs have one bone, extra than females. The females have 310 bones whereas males have 311 bones in their body.

The Substance “Caffeine” found in tea & coffee is used in medicines. It is used as a remedy for poisoning by drugs like opium and as a stimulant of the heart and nervous system in certain disorders.

 

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