17th March 2014 - Interesting Facts

At LabelsPlus we are very interested in facts and trivia so we thought we’d share some with you, so

DID YOU KNOW THAT. ………………

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61%.

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, it’s 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.

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, it’s the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

9 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.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that’s why it’s found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour 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.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocadoes have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calouries per 100 gms.

The Moon moves about 2 inches from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to the Earth’s gravity it’s impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 metres.

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which would be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Everything weighs 1% less at the equator.

For every extra kg carried on a space flight, 530 kgs of excess fuel is needed at lift-off.

HAVE YOU ANY INTERESTING FACTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?