INTERESTING FACTS…….!


Here are some interesting facts………….

1.Niagara Falls actually stopped flowing in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River.

2.The colors yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaurants because those are the colors that stimulate hunger.

3.A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

4.In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins.

5.The parents of Albert Einstein were worried that he was mentally slow because it took him a long time to learn how to speak.

6.The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes.

7.Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest waterfall, at 979 meters. This waterfall is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls.

8.Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks.

9.Alaska is the western-most AND eastern-most state of the United States. Its islands stretch so far they actually cross the 180th meridian -the global dividing line between “east” and “west”.

10.Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look a like.

11.Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

12.The average day is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. We have a leap year every four years to make up for this shortfall.

13.The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometers long.

14.”Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

15.Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula” and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of  its size, “L.A.”

Its really interesting….!

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