FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

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It takes glass 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.Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of  tobacco-related diseases.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.

 

SEE PART TWO HERE.

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14 responses to “FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

  1. How awful if you wanted to marry him but you were a rubbish catcher!! Lol

    Very interesting! 🙂

  2. Really great post Harry!
    I am fascinated by the banana propagation. I had always wondered how those miniscule black seeds in the fruit could ever germinate to sprout a new plant.
    Fun stuff.

  3. The copyright to Happy Birthday is now under fire as part of a class action suit brought on by two documentary film makers who are producing a film about the history of the song. They content that Warner is only allowed to copyright the piano arrangement of HB that was composed in 1935. Should be interesting.

  4. I find trivia so entertaining. I wish I could remember it!

  5. Pingback: Facts you may not know ( part two ) | dribblingpensioner

  6. I only knew few of these! Wow!

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