Did You Know?

Did you know

Venetian blinds were invented in Japan

Did you know

the average golf ball has 336 dimples

Did you know

the word ‘Strengths’ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel

Did you know

the Amazon rainforest produces half the world’s oxygen supply

Did you know

a group of frogs is called an army

Did you know

a group of rhinos is called a crash

Did you know

a group of kangaroos is called a mob

Did you know

a group of whales is called a pod

Did you know

a group of geese is called a gaggle

Did you know

a group of owls is called a parliament

Did you know

the first sailing boats were built in Egypt

Did you know

Brazil is named after a tree

Did you know

Brazil covers 50% of the South American continent

Did you know

Brazil borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador

Did you know

Hilton was the first international hotel chain

Did you know

the brand Nokia is named after a place in Southern Finland

Did you know

Monopoly is the most played board game in the world

Did you know

96% of candles sold are purchased by women

Did you know

42% of men and 25% of women don’t wash their hands after using a public toilet

Did you know

if you filled a matchbox with gold it could be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court

Did you know

Jamaica has 120 rivers

Did you know

a cats urine glows under a blacklight

Did you know

white cats with blue eyes are usually deaf

Did you know

cats have a peripheral vision of 285 degrees

Did you know

small dogs usually live longer than larger breeds

Did you know

domestic cats dislike citrus scents

Did you know

cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length

Did you know

China manufacturers 70% of the worlds toys

Did you know

The Great Wall of China is approximately 3,995 miles long

Did you know

paper originated from China

Did you know

the wheelbarrow was invented in China

Did you know

tree hugging is forbidden in china

Did you know

the film ‘Mary Poppins’ was filmed entirely indoors

Did you know

all of the clocks in the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ are fixed to 4:20

Did you know

instant coffee was invented in 1901

Did you know

the human body of a 70 kg person contains 0.2mg of gold

Did you know

rice is the staple food for 50% of the worlds population

Did you know

Pearls melt in vinegar

Did you know

a hard boiled egg spins (uncooked or soft boiled don’t)

Did you know

there is no butter in buttermilk

Did you know

giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels

Did you know

the dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle

Did you know

the electric chair was invented by a dentist

Did you know

you’re more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

Did you know

a crocodile can’t stick out its tongue

Did you know

rubber bands last longer when kept refrigerated

Did you know

women blink twice as much as men

Did you know

ostriches don’t bury their heads in sand

Did you know

only female mosquitoes bite

Did you know

Scotland has the most redheads

Did you know

household dust is made of dead skin cells

Did you know

the past tense for the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst’

Did you know

hummingbirds can’t walk

Did you know

wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object

Did you know

the naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953

Did you know

India has more post offices than any other country (over 100,000)

Did you know

India is home to over 200 million cows

Did you know

the Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of marble

Did you know

Bali has the worlds largest variety of flora

Did you know

Bill Gates began programming computers at the of age 13

Did you know

every single possible 3 character .com domain has been registered

Did you know

the word ‘uncopyrightable’ is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter

Did you know

the word ‘testify’ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles

Did you know

the word typewriter is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard

Did you know

almonds are members of the peach family

Did you know

an egg contains every vitamin except vitamin C

Did you know

owls can’t move their eyes from side to side

Did you know

flamingos can bend their knees backwards

Did you know

you take over 23,000 breaths everyday

Did you know

gold never erodes

Did you know

scorpions glow under ultra violet light

Did you know

when water freezes it expands by 9%

Did you know

ants stretch when they wake up in the morning

Did you know

the longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes

Did you know

Halley’s comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062)

Did you know

there is no sound in space

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s