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UNBELIEVABLE FACTS
Devika Jain

UNBELIEVABLE FACTS

08-May-2016 | | Total View : 138 |

            Unbelievable Facts  

1. If you are struck by lightning, your skin will be heated to 28,000 degrees Centigrade, hotter than the surface of the Sun.

2. If you trace your family tree back 25 generations, you will have 33,554,432 direct ancestors – assuming no incest was involved. 

3. The average distance between the stars in the sky is 20 million miles. 

4. It would take a modern spaceship 70,000 years to get to the nearest star to earth. 

5. An asteroid wiped out every single dinosaur in the world, but not a single species of toad or salamander was affected. No one knows why, nor why the crocodiles and tortoises survived. 

6. If you dug a well to the centre of the Earth, and dropped a brick in it, it would take 45 minutes to get to the bottom – 4,000 miles down. 

7. Your body sheds 10 billion flakes of skin every day. 

8. The Earth weighs 6,500 million million million tons. 

9. Honey is the only food consumed by humans that doesn’t go off. 

10. The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters. 

11. A donkey can sink into quicksand but a mule can’t. 

12. Every time you sneeze your heart stops a second. 

13. There are 22 miles more canals in Birmingham UK than in Venice. 

14. Potato crisps were invented by a Mr Crumm. 

15. Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in their correct order.

16. Eskimoes have hundreds of words for snow but none for hello. 

17. The word “set” has the most definitions in the English language. 

18. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating its letters is uncopyrightable.

19. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise.

20. The “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick” is the hardest tongue-twister.

21. The longest English word without a vowel is twyndyllyngs which means "twins". 

22. 1 x 8 + 1 = 9; 12 x 8 + 2 = 98; 123 x 8 + 3 = 987; 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876; 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765; 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654; 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543; 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432; 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321 

23. The word "dreamt" is the only common word in the English language that ends in "mt". 

24. Albert Einstein never wore any socks.

25. The average human will eat 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime.

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