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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