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50 interesting and informative facts

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1 If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your
food on your right side. If you are left handed, you
will tend to chew your food on your left side

2 If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more
water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst
mechanism shuts off.

3 Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from

4 Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it
is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

5 The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts'
meaning 'the best or nothing'.

6 The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS

7 The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent
when a person looks at something pleasing.

8 The average person who stops smoking requires one
hour less sleep a night.

9 Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and
strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an
average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to
100 times a day.

10 The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next
to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of
blood surging through the veins in the ear.

11 Dalmatians are born without spots.
12 Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

13 The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand
for 'versus', but for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or
'against' (in criminal proceedings)

14 Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but
women's shirts have the buttons on the left

15 The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid
to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids

16 The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's
already been digested by a bee

17 Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their

18 The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the
brain to release calming hormones

19 Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die

20 Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to
make room for your heart

21 The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two
synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and

22 When you blush, the lining of your stomach also
turns red

23 When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red

24 The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in
1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor

25 The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney

26 Google is actually the common name for a number
with a million zeros

27 Switching letters is called spoonerism. For
example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of

28 It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and
200 million to make a film about it

29 The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what
causes dimples

30 There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel

31 The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is
actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting

32 Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after

33 It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to
circle the whole body

34 The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are
called aglets

35 Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game

36 The only part of the body that has no blood supply
is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly
from the air

37 Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000
babies are born, and 140,000 people die

38 In most watch advertisements the time displayed on
the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the
brand of the watch (and make it look like it is

39 Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in
Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into
the command "go hang yourself."

40 The only 2 animals that can see behind itself
without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

41 Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in
their hair

42 The average person laughs 13 times a day

43 Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys?
They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil),
and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

44 Women blink nearly twice as much as men

45 German Shepherds bite humans more than any other
breed of dog

46 Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each

47 Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves
faster than the speed of sound

48 Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the
cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn.
Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped
through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the
two hapless protesters to death

49 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 cause.

50 The human heart creates enough pressure while
pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

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