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Things you may not know, or not remember you know....

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears
out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground
for thousands of years .

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one
end .

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human
body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related
diseases.

Z ero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and
newspapers.

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every
English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke
unless it's heated above 450F.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the
ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand
of man.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air
density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal
of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy
Birthday.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet's tail always points away from the sun.

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the
disease it was intended to prevent.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that
is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when
knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can
see stars, even in the ! middle of the day.

When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost
is sight.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred
grams.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than
15,000 meters.

Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could
set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel
are needed at lift-off.

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the
elements.



 
Dardenella

Asked by Dardenella at 3:03 PM on Jun. 21, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • nice list!

    except the University of Alaska does not span 4 time zones. there are 4 main universities in the system, but only 2 time zones in Alaska...and the 2nd one is just for a few islands that are as far west as one can get and be in an American state. now, Alaska would span 4 time zones if it wasnt for political reasons...it was decided, for ease, to keep the state all on the same time zone.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 4:06 PM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • Interesting. I think I know some people with virtually no zinc or copper in their hair.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 4:29 PM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could
    set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

    I don't know if it is true they do not march in step on a bridge but the myth that is could happen was debunked on Mythbusters.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • That was very interesting. Some I knew & some I did not! Thanks! :)
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:45 PM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • Interesting list! I love random facts.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:02 PM on Jun. 21, 2013

  • Cool. I thought natural bananas had seeds? I saw a pic of that once. Also, the vaccine one is so sad.
    JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 12:17 PM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 12:21 PM on Jun. 24, 2013

  • You are right that it has been debunked
    Many years ago when I was marching, we followed that rule. I have no idea if they still do or not.

    OKmanders I did not know that. (I didn't know the four or you correction of two) Pretty interesting.
    Dardenella

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 4:37 PM on Jun. 21, 2013

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