50 Amazing Facts to Know:
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1.) It took Leonardo Da Vinci about 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
2.) A raisin when dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will keep bouncing up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
3.) Contrary to the myth, a duck's quack does echo, however, it may be difficult to hear as a quack is a quiet and fading sound which produces faint echoes.
4.) Look at your zipper and read the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.
5.) The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
6.) The original name for the butterfly was "flutterby"!
7.) "Stewardesses" is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.
8.) The only domestic animal never mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
9.) Ketchup was first sold in the 1830's as a medicine.
10.) Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
11.) Because metal was at a scarce during the World War II, the Oscars awarded were carved out of wood.
12.) There are no clocks at the Las Vegas gambling casinos.
13.) An average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
14.) Bruce Lee was so fast to act that the movie actually had to be slowed down so one could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
15.) On an average, 12 newborns are delivered to the wrong parents daily.
16.) By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
17.) Mosquito repellents don't repel, they actually hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
18.) Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
19.) The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's chewing gum.
20.) The first owner of the Marlboro Company died cos of lung cancer.
21.) Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
22.) Brains are more active while sleeping than watching TV.
23.) A cockroach can live up to 10 days even without his head.
24.) About 315 entries in the Webster's 1996 year edition dictionary were misspelled.
25.) Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces are enough to kill a small sized dog.
26.) To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
27.) A mathematical wonder: when 111,111,111 is multiplied by 111,111,111 - the product comes as 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321.
28.) The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
29.) Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
30.) The pound/hash "#" key on keyboard is technically called an octothorpe.
31.) Most of the lipsticks manufactured contain fish scales.
32.) Rubber bands last longer when they are refrigerated.
33.) An average person's left hand does 56% of the typing work.
34.) "Dreamt" is the only word in English language that ends with "mt".
35.) It's not possible for one to sneeze with eyes open.
36.) In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".
37.) Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
39.) A human sheds around 40 pounds (app. 18 kg) of skin in his lifetime.
40.) There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
41.) Coca-Cola can be used as a substitute for car oil.
42.) The Mexico City sinks about 10 inches each year.
43.) Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
44.) Blue is the favourite colour of 80 percent of Americans.
45.) When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying "yes" in Sri Lanka.
46.) There are more chickens than people in the world.
47.) It's against the law in Iceland to have a dog.
48.) The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.
49.) The only word in the English Language with all vowels in reverse order is "s u b c o n t i n e n t a l".
50.) Yo-Yo's were once used as weapons in the Philippines.
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