The Facts

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Found these, they are literally facts that no one knows. But they should. :)

~Cindy

 

Thomas CRAPPER popularized the toilet.

 

A war between Greece and Bulgaria began because a dog crossed their border.

 

The longest one syllable word in the English language is "screeched".

 

A chameleon's tongue is longer than its body.

 

Snail mucus trails are so effective that they can travel across the edge of a razor without injury.

 

Hawaii is moving toward Japan at a rate of about 4 inches per year.

 

A dentist invented the electric chair.

 

Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel, but he turned it down.

 

Einstein's final words died with him-the nurse at his bedside didn't speak German!

 

Jellyfish evaporate in the sun. They're 98% water.

 

Breathing the air in Mumbai, India for just one day is equivalent to smoking 2.5 packs of cigarettes.

 

India has more honor roll students than America HAS students.

 

Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old. Her father had no male heirs and he died six days after she was born.

 

A goldfish named Tish lived to be 43 years old, making it the oldest goldfish ever.

 

Cats that fall from higher than 7 stories get fewer injuries than those that fall from lower levels.

 

A male lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

 

Lactose tolerance is a mutation. Lactose intolerance is the original form of the gene.

 

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

 

Yes folks, you CAN die laughing.

 

Dolly Parton lost a Dolly Parton look-alike contest.

 

James Milne Wilson was born on Leap Day, February 29th and died on Leap Day.

 

Actually, lightning can strike the same place twice!

 

Though the name suggests 1000 legs, no millipede has had more than 750.

 

Queen Anne was pregnant 18 different times, but died childless.

 

Actor Tom Hanks is a distant relative of president Abraham Lincoln.

 

The hole you put your arm through in a shirt is called the "armsaye".

 

TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

 

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words. Thats just mean. That is my new favorite word, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia!

 

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

 

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

 

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

 

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

 

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

 

Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.

 

Found at http://heyhomeschoolers.com/content/facts-no-one-knows 

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