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6/15/2011

I Bet you didn't know?

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The world's oceans contain enough gold to give two pounds to every person on the planet.
 
In your lifetime, you will:
  • eat an amount of hamburger meat (if you eat meat) equal to the weight of a family car.
  • throw away enough trash to fill up about five garbage trucks.
  • drive approximately 627,000 miles----or 25 times around the world---using enough gasoline to fill 3 fuel tankers.
  • use more than 1.2 million gallons of water----enough to overflow two Olympic-size swimming pools.
  *    A 13-year old designed Alaska's flag. His name is John Ben "Benny" Benson, Jr.

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* The town of Monowi, Nebraska has a population of one. The only remaining resident of the village is Elsie Eiler.

* The Hawaiian language has only 12 letters: A,E,I,O,U, H,K,L,M,N,P, and W.

*  In Greece, nodding your head up and down means "no" instead of "yes". (Side-to-side doesn't mean anything)

*  If you spent a dollar every second, it would take about 32 years to spend a billion of dollars.

*  Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old.His name is Frank Epperson.

*  Ketchup was originally sold as medicine.

11 Ways to be polite in different countries:
1. Slurp your soup on China and Japan.
2. Arrive 15 minutes late to parties in India.
3. Avoid snapping your fingers in Belgium.
4. Talk to people with your hands out of your pockets in some part of Canada.
5. Leave food on your plate in Egypt.
6. Keep your napkin at the table meals in Hungary.
7. Avoid mopping your dinner plate with bread in Italy.
8. Whistle in Russia only outdoors---or you might bring bad luck.
9. Apologize if you accidentally touch someone's head in Thailand.
10. Avoid facing someone while crossing your arms in Turkey.
11. Stick to the tip of your index finger in your ear and then kiss it to show that you enjoyed your dinner in Portugal.

* Some dinosaurs had 1,000 teeth.

* The world's termites outweigh the world's humans.

* You'll spend about six years of your life dreaming.

* Your hair grows faster in warm weather.

* Your thumb is the same length as your nose.

* During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two backyard pools.

* People's tongue prints are as unique as their fingerprints.
 
* The first telephone answering machine was 3 feet tall.

* It would take a stack of more than nine Empire Buildings to equal the average depth of the ocean.

* The longest drought in the recorded history lasted 400 years! It took place in the Atacama Desert in Chile, the driest place on Earth.

* The largest iceberg in the Northern Hemisphere contained enough water for every person in the world to drink about three glasses a day for four years.

In United States, it's against the Law to:
1. Walk a pig along Miami Beach in Florida
2. Ride a sled that's pulled by a car in Portland, Oregon
3. Keep a pet skunk in Virginia
4. Ride a bike with your hands off the handlebars in Sun Praire, Wisconsin.
5. Throw stones in city parks in Fresno, California.
6. Throw banana peels on the sidewalks of Mobile, Alabama.
7. Ride a horse faster than ten miles per hour in the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana
8.. Predict the future in Yamhill, Oregon.

7 comments:

  1. nice read. quite interesting facts :)

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  2. Wow! totoo ba yong sa 11 ways to be polite....?

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  3. bloggingpuyat: thanks man..

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  4. ron.angitawagmosaakin : thanks Ron!

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  5. Wow! I love reading trivia about almost anything...

    I've got one for you: The average person will consume 10,000 chocolate bars in a lifetime! That's a lot of chocolates!!! =)

    Btw, thanks for dropping by ah, sorry it took me ages to visit back...

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