30 Amazing & Unknown facts!

Krish (CA Final ) (3326 Points)

28 March 2011  

30 Amazing & Unknown facts!

 

1.      The Barbie doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

 

2.      The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

 

3.      Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.

 

4.      Butterflies taste with their feet.

 

5.      It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

 

6.      Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

7.      Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed.

 

8.      Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

 

9.      All Polar bears are left-handed.

 

10.  In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

 

11.  Alfred Nobel, in whose name the Nobel prizes are instituted, was the inventor of dynamite.

 

12.  The planet Venus does not tilt, so consequently, it has no seasons. It is the only planet that rotates clock-wise.

 

13.  Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water.

 

14.  Like fingerprints, every person’s tongue print is different.

 

15.  No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

 

16.  The tongue is the only muscle that is attached from one end only.

 

17.  Your foot is the same length as your forearm, and your thumb is the same length as your nose. Also, the length of your lips is the same as the index finger.

 

18.  The human brain is 80% water.

 

19.  Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right while women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.

 

20.  It takes approximately 2 million flowers for a bee to make 1 pound of honey.

 

21.  Watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa.

 

22.  The markings that are found on dice are called “pips.”

 

23.  111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

 

24.  Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa.

 

25.  Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

 

26.  The ampersand (&) was the last letter of the Latin alphabet.

 

27.  Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time, as they sleep with one eye open.

 

28.  The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah-Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.

 

29.  Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:  Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

 

30.  If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.