Facts: thought-provoking

Sabir Saleem September 23, 2011 0

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

It’s against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

You’ll eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

In England, in the 1880′s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word.

The strength of early lasers was measured in Gillettes, the number of blue razor blades a given beam could puncture.

The drive-through line on opening day at the McDonald’s restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was at times seven miles long.

Point Roberts in Washington State is cut off from the rest of the state by British Columbia, Canada. If you wish to travel from Point Roberts to the rest of the state or vice versa, you must pass through Canada, including both Canadian and U.S. customs.

Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with “Midnight Cowboy.” Her entire role lasted only six minutes.

There is an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of 200.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Newborn babies are given to the wrong mother in the hospital 12 times a day worldwide.

In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.

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