Wednesday, July 9, 2008

27 most Interesting Facts [22 to 50]

Are you bored? Well, here is something to keep you entertained at the same time you may learn something. This is another addition to the most interesting facts. These are hard to find but whenever I find them, I like to keep a note about them. So here they are:

22. The most nutritious food in the world is: Blood (who would have thought).
23. The origin country of windmills: Iran.
24. How long American drivers wait at traffic lights in their lifetime: 14 days (I feel bad for the taxi-drivers).
25. Carpenter's pencils are square so they don't roll off roofs.
26. Water can flow through a plant at 4mph.
27. Every second 100,000 chemical reactions occur in your brain.
28. First ever Christmas celebrated with electric tree lights: 1903.
29. Cranberry Jell-O is the only flavor that contains real fruit flavoring. (I seriously didn't know this).
30. Most widely eaten fish in the world: Herrings.
31. Thomas Edison proposed to his second wife by Morse code.
32. Worldwide, about 20% of all married couples are first cousins. (Just gross).
33. Britain's Imperial Crown has 1,783 diamonds, 277 perls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 5 rubies and it weighs around 7 pounds. (wow).
34. In Greek mythology, "Nike" is the goddess of victory.
35. There are 284 bathrooms in the Pentagon. (talk about government waste).
36. World's bestselling cookie: Oreo (I think everyone knew about this).
37. Kayaking is a required subject in Greenland's schools.
38. Norway consumes more Mexican food than any other European nation.
39. Mosquitoes hibernate.
40. A shrimp's heart is in its head.
41. Denmark has the highest tax in the world. (Rates 'start' at 42%).
42. The only American praised by Hitler in 'Mein Kampf' was Henry Ford.
43. In Sanskrit, "Nirvana" literally means "going out". (I bet you didn't know that).
44. The Berlin wall was 26.5 miles long.
45. Europe is the only continent without a desert.
46. A French kiss is known as an English kiss in France.
47. Jupiter is large enough to fit all the planets of the solar system inside it.
48. The word "disco" means "I learn" in Latin. (huh).
49. More steel is used in the U.S to make bottle caps than to make cars.
50. Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs. (Well, what do you know).

Here is a bonus for you:
51. In Oklahoma (USA), you can be fined for making funny faces at dogs.

I hope you enjoyed them. I will keep them coming. Stay tuned.