The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant. Our eyes are always the same size from birth. Earth is not round, it is slightly pear-shaped. On average, people move house every 7 years. Mel Blanc, who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots. Read on and you’ll discover even more weird facts:
An atomic clock is accurate to within 1 second over 1,7 million years.
Barbie was introduced at the New York Toy Fair on 9 March 1959.
Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, came around in 1961. Unfortunately, they split up on Valentine’s Day 2004.
There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK.
Before the year 1000, the word “she” did not exist in the English language.
The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air.
The name of every continent ends with the letter it starts with: AustraliA, AntarticA, AsiA, AfricA, AmericA, EuropE.
On every continent there is a city called Rome.
The first city in the world to have a population of more than one million was Rome.
The most populated city in the world is Tokyo, with more than 37 million residents.
Tokyo was once known as Edo, while Kyoto is just the letters in Tokyo rearranged.
The Vatican is the world’s smallest country, at 0,16 square miles it is barely a city.
The US flag displays 13 stripes – for the original 13 states.
160 billion emails are sent daily – more than 2 million per second.
Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.
Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first.
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet at least once.
Lightning strikes men about seven times more often than it does women.
Women make up 49% of the world population.
About 50% of Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
From the Middle Ages until the 18th century the local barber’s duties included dentistry, blood letting, minor operations and bone-setting. The barber’s striped red pole originates from the bloodied tablecloth and bandages used.
Since modern humans walked, 60 billion people have died, more than 8 times the world’s current population.
The European Union has banned more than 1,100 chemicals from cosmetics. The United States has banned just 10.
Midday refers to the moment the sun crosses the top of the sky.
Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15000 metres.
It is not true that the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure that can be viewed from space – many man-made objects, including the Dutch polders, can be viewed from space, while the Great Wall is barely visible.
Any month that starts on a Sunday will have aFriday the 13th in it.
The opposite side of a die always add up to seven.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
If you keep your eyes open by force during a sneeze, they can pop out.
In China, September 20 is “Love Your Teeth Day“.
A Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisacompletely out of toast.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
A human head remains conscious for about 15 – 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.
Workers at a Las Vegas hospital were suspended for placing bets on when patients would die.
facts from: http://didyouknow.org/fastfacts/trivia/