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Intersting Facts

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 crying.
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 signal.
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 necks
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 separate
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 Japan
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 Tower
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 death
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 smiling).
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 jump
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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  1. Some interesting facts, but I had to point out a few falsehoods...

    Human hair and nails do not grow after death. The skin around them shrinks back, giving the appearance of growth :P Also the horse statue thing is based on a misunderstanding... there was a statue from ancient rome (I think) which had one leg raised - many assumptions were made regarding it. However, it turns out the the horse's leg was raised because a part of the statue had been removed - the conquered inhabitants of the land whom were being trampled by the stallion ;) However, from that little bit of misinformation, the tradition you listed arose.

    Speaking of horses... Two countries were once at war but had to call off a battle when their mounts started getting a little randy - one side had all stallions, the other had all mares (in heat)...

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