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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

INTERESTING FACTS

I think many of us don't know these...

  1. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a personfrom stop producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions.
  2. 2. Until babies are six months old, they can breath andswallow at the same time. Indeed convenient!
  3. Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all peoplewill write their own name.
  4. Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Only females bite.
  5. The average person's field of visionencompasses a 200 degree wide angle.
  6. To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it,and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.
  7. Canadians can send letters with personalized postagestamps showing their own photos on each stamp.
  8. Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the babyis approximately six to eight weeks old.
  9. It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.
  10. Plants watered with warm water grow larger andmore quickly than plants watered w ith cold water.
  11. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increasethe bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  12. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  13. Those stars and colours you see when you rubyour eyes are called phosphenes.
  14. Our eyes are always the same size from birth,but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  15. Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints.
  16. Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gumdoesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.
  17. At 40 centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour bybreathing.
  18. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice. It is rebuilt every year.
  19. Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.
  20. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

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