November 2010

November 30, 2010

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.


November 29, 2010

A can of spam is opened every 6 seconds. Before Internet age, spam wasn’t unsolicated email, it was of course a luncheon meat. It is so resistant to spoilage that, if kept in the closed can, it may well outlast eternity and will certainly live longer than human.


November 28, 2010

According to security equipment specialists, security systems that utilize motion detectors won’t function properly if walls and floors are too hot. When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person’s body temperature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor. If the room is too hot, the motion detector won’t register a change in the radiated heat of that person’s body when it enters the room and breaks the infrared beam. Your home’s safety might be compromised if you turn your air conditioning off or set the thermostat too high while on summer vacation.


November 27, 2010

Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.


November 26, 2010

The average male will spend 2965 hours shaving during his lifetime.


November 25, 2010

When a giraffe’s baby is born it falls from a height of 3 meters, normally without being hurt.


November 24, 2010

The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.


November 23, 2010

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.


November 22, 2010

Sharks have been called “swimming noses” because their sense of smell is so good (they smell with their nostrils but don’t breath through them). Some sharks can smell one part of blood in 100 million parts of water and can tell which direction that smell is coming from.


November 21, 2010

The name Wendy was created for the book “Peter Pan”. There was no recorded name “Wendy” before this book.


November 20, 2010

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


November 19, 2010

Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.


November 18, 2010

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.


November 17, 2010

The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.


November 16, 2010

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 0.1 of a calorie.


November 15, 2010

Actually it doesn’t take 24 hours to Earth rotate on its axis. The real amount of time is 23 hours, 56 mun and 4 sec. That mean that our day is actually 4 minutes shorter that we normally think it is. And a year on our planet isn’t 365 days, but actually 365.25 days. Here’s the reason why we add on an extra day in February.


November 14, 2010

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.


November 13, 2010

Sharks don’t get cavities probably because they are constantly shedding teeth. Sharks have 40-45 teeth, with up to seven rows of replacement teeth behind them. When a front tooth breaks or falls out, it takes only about one day for a replacement tooth to move forward to the front row. Sharks can go through more than 30,000 teeth in a lifetime. Newer teeth are always larger, so sharks can look scarier as they age.


November 12, 2010

In English, to “decimate” means to completely destroy. The word comes from the Latin decimare, which evolved from the practice of killing every tenth Roman soldier if they tried to mutiny.


November 11, 2010

Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.


November 10, 2010

A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.


November 9, 2010

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.


November 8, 2010

The probability of a woman giving birth to a baby girl instead of a baby boy increases significantly the nearer the mother lives to the equator. While the cause of this gender selection is unknown, scientists believe the constant sunlight hours and abundant food supply in tropical regions may favor female births.


November 7, 2010

An inventor in Brazil claims that he has invented a car that can run on urine, and it use 2 litres per 1 kilometre.


November 6, 2010

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.


November 5, 2010

Facebook has over 350 million active users. More than 35 million users update their status each day, with more than 55 million status updates each day.


November 4, 2010

The fastest human swimmer can swim at 6 miles per hour. The fastest mammal – the dolphin – can swim up to 35 miles per hour.


November 3, 2010

Most People think that The Canary Islands get their name from the birds canaries. Actually The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after dogs.


November 2, 2010

A shrimps heart is in his head.


November 1, 2010

Most have heard that it is impossible to lick your own elbow. In fact, some people do possess this talent. Guiness World Records receives about 5 claims per day but stresses the point that licking your own elbow is not a world record.


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