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Language

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France

The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish

The Hawaiian alphabeth only has 12 letters

In every language in the world, the word "mother" begins with "M"

Animals

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off

Fish can die from sunburn

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

Slugs have 4 noses

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue

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

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

The orgasm of a pig lasts 30 minutes long

A flea can jump up to 350 times wider than his total body length. For a human this means the length of a football field.

Butterflies taste with their feet

Starfish don't have a brain

A snail can sleep up to 3 years

The quack of a duck does not make any echo. Nobody knows why

A giraffe can live longer without water than a camel can

A shark can recognize blood in the water up to a dilution of 1 to 100.000.000

The oldest goldfish was called Fred and was 41 years old when he died

When a gorilla sticks out his tongue, it means that he is angry

In the early 80's a frog was found, which didn`t croak but miauwed

There are as many chicken as humans living in the world

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear

Rabbits and horses cannot vomit

A giraffe baby falls 2 meters when it is born

A thirsty camel can drink about 200 liters of water in 15 minutes

Crabs have their heart in their head

Pigeons can differentiate between Picasso and Monet due to their painting style

If a cow eats too many carrots, the milk adopts a pink color

Moths have no stomach and some have no mouth, so only the largest are eating clothes

Tigers not only have a striped fur, they also have a striped skin

One horse can accomplish about 24 horse power

Elephants grow all of their life

The carotid artery of a blue whale is that big that an adult person can swim in it without any problems

A goldfish has an memory of 3 seconds

The Body

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete

If the mouth was always dry, we couldn't notice any flavor

In the colon of a human lives more than 400 different types of bacteria

Every human over his lifetime cries about one bathtube.

Women can hear better than men

Intelligent people have a lot of copper and zinc in their hair

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe

One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

The average person laughs 10 times a day

The human heart has enough pressure to shoot blood from an artery 10 meters wide

The strongest muscle of the human body is his tongue

When snoring heavily, your bones can break

The longest hiccup lasted 69 years

A hard working adult sweats up to 15 liters a day

An average person laughs up to 15 times a day

Penguins can jump up to 2 meters high

The brain of the Neanderthals was bigger than the brain of the people living today

The right lung can accept more air than the left

The heart of a women beats faster than the heart of a man

Only one out of two billion people will get older than 116 years

Babies are already crying in the womb

Babies are born without knee pans

Bot-ox not only works against aging but also against headaches

Cities

There is a city called Rome on every continent

In Washington DC there are more phones than inhabitants

In Los Angeles there are more cars than people

In Iceland the consumption of Coca Cola is higher than in other countries

At the Death Sea you won't get a sunburn because it is 400 meters under the sea level

The shortest place names are A in Norway, O in Japan, U on the Caroline Island and Y in France

Swedish streets were left hand driving until the 3rd of September 1967

One of the main exports of LIechtenstein is false teeth

In Singapore you need to show your identity card to buy chewing gum

Of the 4.5 million inhabitants of Norway, 800.000 get a winter depression

The Eiffel Tower in Paris shrinks in the winter about 3 centimeters

The first country in which women were allowed to vote was New Zealand (1893)

In the tax paradise, Cayman Island, they have about 45.436 inhabitants and about 40.000 companies

Gisele B√ľndchen wanted to be a professional volleyball player

People

Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years

Muhamed Ali has an IQ of 78

Einstein couldn`t speak fluently when he was nine and his parents thought he could be mentally retarded

Thomas Edison was afraid of darkness

Stalin's left foot had webbed toes and his left arm was shorter than the right one. Furhtermore he was only 1.62 meters high

The egg yolk includes more protein than the albumen

Arnold Schwarzenegger made the proposal of marriage to Maria Shriver in Austria, in Graz during a shipping tour on the small Thalersee.

On the 28th January 2005 snow was falling in the Sahara desert

Rainer Maria Rilke educated by his mum to be like a girl, she called him Sophie for the first 6 years of his life!

Mona Lisa had no eyebrows

Tom Cruise changed school 15 times

Food & Drink

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn't added to it

More people are allergic to cow milk than any other food

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old

Chicken broth was an aphrodisiac for humans in the middle age

A ripe cranberry jumps like a rubber ball

French people eat about 500 million snails a year

The water of y coconut can be injected intravenously as a serum if somebody lost a lot of blood

In Tokyo there is a restaurant for dogs

Chocolate contains 3 times more iron than spinach

For 5 kilos of olives you only get one liter of olive oil

In general

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words

Earth is the only planet not named after a god

Lighters were invented earlier than the matches

Every day 12 newborn babies are handed out to the wrong parents

A Jumbo Jet burns up to 15.000 liters of fuel

The most swallowed object of American people is a tooth pick

In most of the advertisements a clock will show 10.10

A golf ball has 336 dimples

The reason why sea men were always wearing a golden earring was, that in the case of their death, they wanted to appropriate funeral

A Bowing 747 includes about 6 million component parts

Most accidents in the work place happen on Mondays

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."