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Friday, March 8, 2013

41 Weird Facts

41 Weird Interesting True Facts to Read

Weird Facts

1.A head of broccoli is made up of hundreds of small flower buds.
2.A highway runs through the middle of an office building in Osaka, Japan.  
3.Someone is born in the United States about every eight seconds.
4.Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it.
5.Four-thousand-year-old noodles were discovered in ancient ruins in China.
6.Kids in the United States use about 730 crayons by their tenth birthdays.
7.Cleopatra became the queen of Egypt when she was only a teenager.
8.It's impossible to breathe and swallow at the same time.
9.Being chased or falling off a high place are the two most common dreams.
10.Rome's Colosseum could hold 50,000 spectators.
11.Belly button lint is made of clothing fibers, hair, and dead skin cells.
12.A hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, has a two-story-tall chocolate fountain.
13.A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.
14.If you eat too many carrots, your skin can turn orange.
15.No words in the English dictionary rhyme with "orange".
16.An average major league baseball is used for only 6 pitches.
17.A zepto second is one-billionth of a trillionth of a second.
18. Nose prints can be used to identify dogs, just like fingerprints of humans.
19.Most calculators are more powerful than the world's first computer.
20.Writers once used bread crumbs instead of erasers to correct pencil mistakes.
21.Astronauts can't whistle on the moon.
22.Astronauts' footprints stay on the Moon forever; there's no wind to blow them away.
23.The wingspan of a 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight.
24.There are about 1,000 chocolate chips in a pound (.45 kilograms).
25.Days are longer than years on the planet Mercury.
26.A second full moon in a month is sometimes called a blue moon.
27.It would take about three years of nonstop pedaling to bike to the moon.
28.Each year the moon moves about one and a half inches farther from the Earth.

29.Earth travels about 1.6 million miles every day.
30.You take about 25,000 breaths every day.
31.If you heat a diamond to 1,405 degrees Fahrenheit (763 degrees Celsius), it will turn into vapor.
32.There is no gravity at the center of the Earth.
33.During the lunar day the surface of the moon can reach well over 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93.3 degrees Celsius).
34.Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by an American astronaut.
35.Stretched out, your digestive system is nearly 30 feet (9 meters) long.
36.Bamboo can grow about an inch in one hour.
37.All of the blood in your body travels through your heart once a minute.  
38.Astronauts have grown potatoes on the space shuttle.  
39.Your skeleton has about 300 bones when you are born, but only 206 when you grow up.
40.About one-quarter of the body's bones are in the feet. That's 52 out of more than 200!
41.It's impossible to sink in the Dead Sea.

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