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Friday, July 10, 2009

Interesting Facts


  • Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person stop producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions.
  • Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time.
  • Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.
  • The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle.
  • To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe
  • Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp .
  • Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
  • It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.
  • Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  • Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing .
  • Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.
  • At 40 Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.
  • There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.
  • Cats, camels and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk right foot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot, left foot.
  • Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.
  • The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

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