Neat Stuff

Neat Stuff

More fun knowledge stuff sent to me from my dad. I thought it was a perfect way to end the week. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Glass   takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!


Your tongue   is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.


If you stop getting thirsty   , you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.


Zero   is the only number that  cannot be represented by  Roman numerals.    (note – perhaps because zero wasn’t considered a number in Roman times.  That happened in middle ages)


Kites   were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.


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.


Drinking water after eating   reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Drinking a glass of water before you eat may help digestion and curb appetite.


Peanut oil   is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.


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.


Nine out of every 10   living things live in the ocean.


The banana   cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.


Airports at higher altitudes   require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.


The University of Alaska   spans four time zones.


The tooth   is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.


In ancient Greece   , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.


Warner Communications   paid 28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday, which was written in 1935!


Intelligent people   have more zinc and copper in their hair.


A comet’s tail   always points away from the sun.


Caffeine   increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.


The military salute   is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.


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.


When a person dies,   hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.


In ancient times   strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.


Strawberries and cashews   are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.


Avocados   have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.


The moon   moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.


The Earth   gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.


Due to earth’s gravity   it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.


Mickey Mouse   is known as “Topolino” in Italy.


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.


Everything   weighs one percent less at the equator.


For every extra kilogram   carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at



The letter J   does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.


And last but not least:


This is called ‘Money Bags   .’ So send this on to 5 people and money will arrive in 5 days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on will have money troubles for the rest of the year.


Superstitious or not, I passed this along because it is interesting information. Ok my dad sent me a chain letter but hey I agreed still interesting stuff. ???



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