Little Known Facts

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Rhythms is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.

11% of the world is left-handed.

111, 111, 111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321

Bubbles in Guiness beer sink to the bottom

Butter and margarine are similar in calories, the difference is that butter is higher in saturated fats, while margarine generally has more unsaturated fats

Coca Cola was originally green

Flamingos owe their pink or reddish colour to the rich sources of carotenoid pigments in the algae and small crustaceans that the birds eat

Fortune cookies are not Chinese, they were invented in Los Angeles around 1920

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache

Rats last longer without water than camels

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest

Dutch, on average are the tallest people in the world

There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess

Ostrich eyes are bigger than their brain

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave

Human eye detects 10 million colors

Canada is the westernized version of 'Kanata' which is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'

99% of pumpkins sold in the US are for the sole purpose of decoration

The city of Portland in Oregon was named after a coin toss in 1844. Heads for Portland and tails for Boston

There are more chickens than people in the world

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

Earthworms have five hearts

The Himalayan gogi berry contains, weight for weight, more iron than steak, more beta carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges

Fingerprints of koalas are similar in pattern, shape and size to the fingerprints of humans

If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun

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

All the chemicals in a human body combined are worth about $10 (if sold separately)

The ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan

India has a Bill of Rights for cows

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world

Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India by ancient Indian mathematicians. Today the name Hindu-Arabic numerals is actually used

Butterflies taste with their feet

Almonds are members of the peach family

There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France

There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal

People say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond

Ants never sleep

Pigs can never see the sky

Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag

Scotland has more redheads than any other part of the world

Hummingbirds have the ability to fly backwards

The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice

Dalmatians are born without spots

How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating

Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water

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

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red

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

Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th

Ice cream was invented in China, 4000 years ago

Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey

Only female mosquitoes bite

It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach

You've heard of Google Earth,but not many know there is a site called Google Moon,Which maps the lunar surface

Penguins only live in the South Pole, not the north as you often see in badly made Christmas movies

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