Trivia

Some more 'facts' that are circulating around the internet, source unknown. Thirty five of them in all. I do not know if they are 'facts' or not! 

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

  • Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

  • A comet's tail always points away from the sun.

  • The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was
    intended to prevent.

  • 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 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 lift-off.

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

So I wonder how many are true!

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