Friday, January 24, 2014

Things You Didn't Know...Compliments of the Wizard

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  1. It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears
    out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
  2. Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground
    for thousands of years .
  3. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one
    end .
  4. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human
    body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
  5. Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related
  6. Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
  7. Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
  8. The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every
    English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
  9. Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
  10. Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke
    unless it’s heated above 450F.
  11. 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.
  12. Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
  13. The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand
    of man.
  14. Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air
  15. The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
  16. The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
  17. In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal
    of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
  18. Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy
  19. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  20. A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.
  21. The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the
    disease it was intended to prevent.
  22. Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that
    is why it is found in some medicines.
  23. The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when
    knights in armour raised their visors to reveal their identity.
  24. If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can
    see stars, even in the middle of the day.
  25. When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost
    is sight.
  26. In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
  27. Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
  28. Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred
  29. The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
  30. The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
  31. Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than
    15,000 meters.
  32. Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy.
  33. Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could
    set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
  34. Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
  35. For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel
    are needed at lift-off.
  36. The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
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