Thursday, August 30, 2012

Some amazing facts of life

◄ ► Some more Amazing Facts ◄ ►

* Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from stop producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions!

* Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at thesame time. Indeed convenient!

* Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.

* Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Only females bite.

* The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle.

* To find out if a watermelon is ripe,knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.

* Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp.

* Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

* It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.

* Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.

* Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

* Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

* Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.

* Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

* Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints.

* Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.

* At 40 Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.

* There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.

* Cats, camels and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk right foot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot, left foot.

* Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.

* The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting

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