Facts you may not know ( part two )

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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.

SEE PART ONE HERE.

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17 responses to “Facts you may not know ( part two )

  1. Pingback: FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW | dribblingpensioner

  2. bennetta faire

    I like the one about military salute/knights! And for some reason, it saddens me that the moon is moving away from us… I have one for you, Harry: studies show that centenarians reach such age because they are “agreeable” folks. I guess the cranky ones get dispatched earlier… God bless you!

  3. Wow! Thanks for all of the info! The military salute one was very interesting!

  4. He he. I enjoyed the second part! I think you should keep them coming 😉

  5. these are fascinating Harry! where can one find such facts?

  6. These are great Harry, and I’m in full agreement with bennetta faire – on all counts! 😀

  7. Very interesting, but how can they possibly know the one about hearing and death??

    • I don’t know, but I do know you should try to talk to someone dying right up to the very end, and when a nurse is washing a body they talk to the dead..

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