Some weird facts

Here is the collection of some weird facts 

  • Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.
  • Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
  • Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
  • When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
  • A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
  • During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
  • There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.
  • Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
  • Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
  • During World War II, Uncle Ben”s was the exclusive supplier of rice to the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.
  • Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.
  • Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpastes.
  • From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
  • Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
  • George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
  • In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.
  • In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people”s clothes.
  • In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans every year.
  • Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
  • Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
  • It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.
  • It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
  • King Kong was Adolf Hitler”s favorite movie.
  • Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.
  • Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
  • Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
  • Malcolm X”s original name is Malcolm Little.






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