December 2010

December 31, 2010

Did you know moths are not really attracted to light? Moths fly towards the blackest point which is behind the light.


December 30, 2010

A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.


December 29, 2010

In China, fish and chips are served with sugar.


December 28, 2010

On average, more than 70 persons die of varicose veins per year per country.


December 27, 2010

China’s labor force stands at 706 million people, almost three times that of Europe and twice that of North and South America combined.


December 26, 2010

Because of absorption of red light by methane gas the planet Neptune looks blue in color.


December 25, 2010

You probably know that Earth has 1 moon, but do you know that our plante has also 2 co-orbital satellites (asteroids). Scientiest call them 2002 AA29 and 3753 Cruithne.


December 24, 2010

How do reindeers survive in the extreme cold? Most animals don’t eat moss. It’s hard to digest, and it has little nutritional value. But reindeer fill up with lots of moss. Why? The moss contains a special chemical that helps reindeer keep their body fluids warm. When the reindeer make their yearly journey across the icy Arctic region, the chemical keeps them from freezing—much as antifreeze keeps a car from freezing up in winter.


December 23, 2010

If you’re Dutch or Swedish, you’re among the world’s most likely to end up living in a retirement home. If you’re Japanese, you’ll probably end up living with your children.


December 22, 2010

The seamless Speedo polyurethane LZR (“laser”) suit, designed in coordination with NASA, has helped swimmers break over 200 records in just 23 months after it was introduced in February 13, 2008. The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) banned the LZR and other high-tech suits on January 1, 2010.


December 21, 2010

According to state law in Illinois , it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is “American.”


December 20, 2010

Only one in 2 billion people will live to be 116 or older.


December 19, 2010

Approximately 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States.


December 18, 2010

American planes take-off a staggering 8.5 million times per year – almost half the number of take-offs worldwide.


December 17, 2010

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.


December 16, 2010

30,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells while you read this web page.


December 15, 2010

A human head remains conscious for about 15 – 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.


December 14, 2010

Guatamalan women work 11.5 hours a day, while South African men work only 4.5.


December 13, 2010

In an attempt to increase holiday sales, stores will send out emails, often several in one day. The more a person browses the emails, the more likely he or she is to buy. To avoid impulsive buying, psychologists suggest deleting the emails without opening them unless consumers are already planning to buy an item.


December 12, 2010

In 2010, approximately 37.2% of Americans began holiday shopping by Halloween.


December 11, 2010

The heaviest fish ever caught was the OCEAN SUNFISH. It weighed 4,928 lbs.


December 10, 2010

Got a parking ticket in Finland? Better just pay up – it is the least corrupt nation in the world.


December 9, 2010

Guinea has the wettest capital on Earth, with 3.7 metres of rain a year.


December 8, 2010

The film with the most kisses is Don Juan (1926) in which John Barrymore and Mary Astor share 127 kisses. The film with the longest kiss is Andy Warhol’s 1963 film Kiss. The 1961 film Splendor in the Grass, with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty, made history for containing Hollywood’s first French kiss.


December 7, 2010

Doctors have noticed that most people who stutter rarely do so when they alone or when talking to pets.


December 6, 2010

All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.


December 5, 2010

Colorado law states that a man cannot marry his wife’s grandmother.


December 4, 2010

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!


December 3, 2010

If you’re over 100 years old, there’s an 80% chance that you’re a woman.


December 2, 2010

Left handed person likely to die on average 9 years earlier than right handed counterparts.


December 1, 2010

The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly.


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