Sunday’s 20 Interesting Facts. How many do you know?

  1.  Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile
  2. A 75 year old person will have slept approximately 23 years
  3. Sharks can live up to 100 years
  4. Mosquitoes are attracted to the colour blue more than any colour Nobody wants to be sad. 21 habits of happy people
  5. The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom
  6.  The Koala’s fingerprints are so similar to that of humans that only a trained eye can tell the difference.
  7. It is estimated that there are 148,574,965.09 insects to each  human being on the planet
  8. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with
  9. Cats are believed to be left ‘pawed’ but they are actually ambidextrous
  10. You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown
  11. Bamboo can grow up to 3 feet in 24 hours
  12. Bill Clinton sent just 2 emails as president
  13.  Slamming your car door (or making a loud noise) between 11:00pm and 06:00 is against the law in Switzerland
  14.  In England, in the 1880’s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word
  15. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung
  16. In Bangladesh, India,  students 15 years of age and over can be jailed for cheating on their exams
  17. More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones
  18. Light bulb inventor, Thomas Edison, was afraid of the dark
  19. The state of Florida is bigger than the whole of England
  20. The average person has over 1,500 dreams a year

1 Comment

  1. Tammy says:

    Very interesting. I’ll never wear blue on holiday again if it means no insect bites. I’m going to buy celery as snacks in future, and I wonder what citizens in the 1800’s would think of our dirty words now! Oh, those were the days…Oh, and if I ever move abroad, I may move to Switzerland – After living on this estate, the idea is very appealing! :O)

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