• The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
  • Of all the words in the English language, the word ’set’ has the most definitions!
  • What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
  • “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  • In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
  • The concept behind the word “cool” might come from the African word “itutu”, brought to America by slavery.
  • Ancient Greek democracy the world’s first, lasted only for 185 years.
  • Melbourne gave some of its trees email addresses so citizens could report any problems with trees. Instead, the trees received love letters. People took the time to email their thoughts to some of the city’s 70,000 eucalyptus, oaks and elms.
  • Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.
  • There is only 0.1% chances that a green turtle hatch ling will make it to adulthood. Only about 1 in 1000 survives dangers such as predators, plastic, poaching, pollution and fishing. But the ones that survives can live to be 100.
  • Global warming “solved” a land dispute between India and Bangladesh as the island in dispute disappeared.
  • People in Kuwait celebrated the end of the first Gulf War by firing weapons into the air. Twenty Kuwaitis died due to bullets falling from the sky.
  • The quietest place on Earth is an anechoic chamber that is 99.99 percent sound-absorbent. You will be able to hear your hear beating, your lungs, and your stomach gurgling loudly.
  • Data Cholesterol is improperly managed data that slows down your organization’s IT infrastructure.
  • Almost 100%of mosques in Jordan are powered by solar energy.
  • Trees in a forest can ‘talk’ and share nutrients through an underground internet built by soil fungi.
  • Plutonium – first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues – was the first man-made element.
  • The Morse code was introduced by Samuel Morse in 1838.
  • If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there’s no air pressure.
  • If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  • The world population crosses one billion for the first time in 1800.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  • The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to “quality” music.
  • The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
  • Thomas Edison invented the incandescent lamp in 1879.
  • The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
  • North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
  • If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.
  • Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  • Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialized nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5’6″). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5’7″), compared to 1,77 (5’8″) for Swedes, and 1,78 (5’8.5″) for the Dutch. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
  • Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
  • Hot water is heavier than cold.
  • Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
  • Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.
  • On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
  • Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.
  • In 1853, Levi Strauss made the first jeans trouser for the California gold miners.
  • Camels are called “ships of the desert” because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities.
  • A cow can sleep while standing but they can only dream while lying down.
  • The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece. The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
  • A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare.
  • There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.
  • Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
  • The California Gold Rush began in 1848.
  • The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
  • The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.
  • A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  • In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
  • A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.
  • Giraffe was named in 1960. Earlier it was called Camelopard.
  • If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
  • Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
  • As soon as Shark embryos develop tooth, they start eating other embryos in the womb of shark fish.
  • Denmark has a secret vault that houses every Lego set (5 copies) ever developed, with rare promotional model produced for individual clients and copies of exceptionally rare pieces that are no longer made.
  • British PM (Theresa May) has appointed first ever minister of loneliness (Tracey Couch) to tackle the misery of isolated Britons.
  • 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  • In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  • Jellyfish Cassiopea that lacks a brain needs to sleep too.
  • The Sun bear has longest tongue in the Bear family – 8 to 10 inches long.
  • NASA has a position called ‘Chief Planetry Protection’ officer to save world from contaminates from universe.
  • Only one-third of people on the earth has seen snow.
  • The first week of August is celebrated as International Clown week. The declaration of International Clown week as passed into US Law by then president Richard Nixon on 2nd August 1971.
  • There are around 57,000 large dams in the world.
  • The first three versus of ‘Mary had a little lamb’ was written by John Roulstone in 1815 after his classmate,Mary Sawyer, who came to school followed by her pet lamb.
  • You can fracture your rib if you sneeze too hard.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • Around 52% of world population is under 30 years old.
  • Nepal is only county in the world whose flag is not quadrilateral.
  • It took 123 years to reach world population from 1 billion to 2 billion & only 12 years from 6 billion to 7 billion in 2011.
  • Cambodia has largest temple in the world & not India. Its called Angkor Wat & its so important that its picture is present in its national flag.
  • Fathers day was first celebrated in 1910 by an American woman.
  • An elephant can sense fly landing on his skin even though his skin is 1 inch thick.
  • Our Eyes can spot around 50,000 shades of grey.
  • A crocodile cant stick its tongue out.
  • Bhutan is only country in the world which has not only zero emission but also cuts the emission produced by other countries.
  • A human eye weighs approximately 28 gram, is 2.5 cm wide and has total six muscles.
  • The largest dish in the world is called Camel Turducken. The cooking It all begins with a half-boiled egg, which is stuffed into fish & cooked. The cooked fish is stowed inside a chicken & again cooked with spices, which is then stuffed into a roasted sheep or lamb. The roasted sheep is thrust inside a medium-sized camel & the whole camel is cooked to a perfection before being served at a wedding party of around 100 guests. Engastration is cooking technique of stuffing one meat inside another & is 150 years old. 
  • A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
  • A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
  • Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
    Chess was invented in India
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • Search for ‘zerg rush’ & watch the magic.
  • The Indian National Kabaddi team has won all world cups.
  • Search for ‘askew’ in Google & you will be surprised.
  • Death from overwork is so common in Japan that there is even a word for it – Karoshi
  • Search ‘do a barrel roll’ in google  & See the magic.
  • India has largest number of post offices in the world.
  • You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
  • Eskimos uses refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
  • The tongue of blue whale weighs more than most elephants.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
  • A flea can jump 350 times its body length, the equivalent of a human jumping the length of a football field.
  • A Giraffe can clean its own ear with its 21-inch tongue.
  • A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
  • A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  • The Mimic Octopus can not only change colours, but will mimic the shapes of other animals, like the flounder, lionfish, and sea snakes.
  • Earth is the only planet not named after a God.
  • Honey is the only food that included all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, minerals, water and vitamins.
  • A 10-year old girl Clara Lozen accidentally created in 2012 a new molecule in her fifth grade Science class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.
  • The midline of  Football stadium in Macapa, Brazil (known as “Estadio Milton Correo” also called as “Zerão”- which means Big Zero) exactly lies on the Equator line – the 0th degree latitude line.    This makes team defend one hemisphere each.
  • Traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes and adjustable suspension – all of this are common in your average car – have been banned in F1 for several years.
  • World’s most Isolated people, are the North Sentinelese. Living there since 60,000 years, with no trace of fire are the only Paleolithic people in the world. They are hostile to outsiders. We don’t even know their exact numbers.
  • It roughly takes up 10 billion math calculations to predict one day’s weather forecast.
  • The equator passes through 13 countries – Ecuador, Comobia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principie, Gabon, Republich of the Congo, Democractic Republich of the Congro, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.
  • The King of Hearts in only King in cards which does not have Moustache
  • Honeybee is only animal or insect who produces food for human consumption.
  • The starfish is only animal that can turn its stomach inside out.
  • An ant’s smell is stronger than that of Dog’s.
  • Elephants can swim 20 miles a day.
  • Tuatara is reptile found in New Zealand which has third eye. Although its use is not clear but scientists believe that it may be useful in absorbing ultraviolet rays to produce Vitamin D.
  • Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open.
  • In the Durango desert, in Mexico, there’s a creepy spot called the “Zone of Silence.” You can’t pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
  • There are so many kind of apples, that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
  • Stomach acid (concentrated Hcl) is strong enough to dissolve razor blades!!
  • Our body gives enough heat in 30 mins to boil 1.5 litres of water!!
  • We spent 10% of our awake life in blinking eyes.
  • You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live Eleven (11) days without sleeping.
  • Our brain uses same amount power as 10-watt light bulb!!
  • Bearded vultures are the only birds known to wear cosmetics. They deliberately dye their feathers with red soil.
  • Even though camel has hump, its spine is actually straight.
  • Some chickens breeds like Ameraucana or Araucana lay blue or green colored eggs.
  • ‘Phantom rain’ is a rain in hot, dry area whereby while raining, rain drops evaporates & does not reach ground.
  • As per recent data published by Australian Associated Motors Insurers Limited, 9 out of 10 road accidents in Australia are caused by Kangaroo crossing  roads with peak danger period during June to August owing to winter months.
  • Turtles, water snakes, crocodiles, alligators, dolphins, whales & some of other water going creatures drown, if kept underwater too long.
  • According to a satellite study, Chinese capital – Beijing is sinking by 11 cm every year due to extensive pumping of groundwater while unchecked construction happens above ground.
  • The camel can drink 200 liter of water in just 3 minutes.
  • Every human dreams. There are tons of people who can’t remember their dreams when they wake up, but they still get them.
  • Human beings spend roughly around 6 years of their lifetime dreaming.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • It is believed that up to 30,000 tonnes of cosmic dust is deposited on the Earth every year.
  • The radioactive substance, Americium – 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a mili-second.
  • The word freelancer was first used 200 years ago by novelist & poet Sir Walter Scott to describe medieval mercenary warriors in his novel Invahoe. Since thy were not sworn to any particular lord, people called them freelances who could be hired when needed.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • Rats and horses can’t vomit.
  • Sometimes we dream outside of our REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement).
  • Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians were the first to create a dream dictionary in 4000 B.C.
  • People who suffer from a personality disorder lack dream activity.
  • Our brains tend to be way more active when we sleep, than when we’re awake.
  • Humans tend to have around 3 to 7 dreams a night. We dream around 2 to 3 hours in a whole night.
  • The Ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the smallest cell !!
  • Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
  • Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  • A shrimp’s heart is in it’s head.
  • According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.
  • A person’s height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.
  • Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.
  • There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime.
  • The hottest continent on earth is Africa, where a record high of 136.4 degrees F was once recorded.
  • The longest movie made lasts 85 hours and is fittingly titled ‘The cure for Insomnia’.
  • 90% of the dream is lost the first minute we wake up.
  • Men tend to dream about men more than women, and women dream about people of both genders.
  • Drug withdrawal can cause more intense dreams. People who also quit alcohol and smoking experience heavier dreams and nightmares.
  • You can lucid dream for up to 30 minutes if trained properly.
  • The largest egg laid by a living bird is that of the North African Ostrich. It is 6 to 8 inches in length and 4 to 6 inches in diameter. The smallest is that of the hummingbird. It is less than 0.39 inches in diameter.
  • The deadliest disease was the pneumonic form of the Black Death of 1347-1351. It had death rate of 100%.
  • The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.
  • Watermelon is a vegetable. As the air heats up, so does the consumption of watermelon.The vegetable is part of the cucumber, squash and pumpkin family. Americans eat 15 pounds each year.
  • It’s impossible to dream when you’re snoring.
  • Babies don’t dream of themselves until they reach the age of 3.
  • More women than men experience deja-vu in their dreams (eg. you have been in the dream before).
  • People who experience Sleep Paralysis hear voices and see strangers in their rooms.
  • Nightmares happen more to kids than adults.
  • Blind people dream. Their dreams are auditory if they were born blind. If they became blind at an early age, they still dream of what they remember.
  • An educator invented summer vacation. His name was Horace mann. In 1837, he was elected as secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education. Mann used this platform to reform the school system from adding a break and developing uniform training for teachers.
  • The Eiffel tower grows in summer. This historic structure is made of iron. Metal expands with heat. As a result, the Eiffel tower can grow more than six inches in hot weather
  • Frisbies were invented by accident. This toy was creased in the 1870s as a pie plate. Students started throwing them around in 1940s changing the use to a form of entertainment.
  • Summer Olympics games used to be exclusive for men only. This event began in 1896 at Athens. Initially women could only be a spectator. This reality changed by 1900.
  • The Sun’s surface temperate is around 5000 degree celsius (9941 degrees Fahrenheit). The sun’s core is around 1,36,00,000 degrees celsius.
  • Around 74% of the Sun’s mass is made up of hydrogen. Helium makes up around 24% while heavier elements such as oxygen, carbon, iron & neon make up the remaining percentage.
  • The Hero of Alexandria invented one of the first vending machines accepted a coin & dispensed holy water. Thomas Adams commercialized the concept. In 1988, he created a vending machine to dispense chewing gum.
  • Hollywood actress Marlene Dietrich pioneered the women’s suit trend in 1930, when she wore a tux in the film Moracco. It took the fashion world more than three decades to catch up with the gending bending actress; the suit – especially the tux – became a haute favourite in 1966.
  • A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added & the salt is dissolved, however a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.
  • Did you know around 100 000 drivers a year crash going in and out of sleep in their cars.
  • Thousands of people suffer from sleep apnea in America.
  • Men get erections in their REM sleep and women have an increased blood flow to their vaginas.
  • You can translate over 5000 dream symbols.
  • The word “Nightmare” was used a long time ago for a female spirit who besets people at night while sleeping.
  • Light from the Sun reaches Earth in around 8 minutes.
  • The Universe was once thought to be everything that could ever exist, but recent theories about inflation (e.g. Big Bang) suggest our universe may be just one of the countless bubbles of space time.
  • At around 1,392,000 kms (865,000 miles) wide, the suns diameter is about 110 times wider than Earth’s.
  • You are more likely to die from a bee sting than being on a commercial flight. You might even perish in a car, more than a jet – its said the average person is 20 times more likely to die in a car accident than a plane accident.
  • The arctic hare does not hibernate, but survives the dangerous cold by conserving the body heat in its shortened ears.
  • Related to the genus of wasps, hornets are social insects that construct hives by chewing wood into a papery construction pulp. They mature from egg to adult inside the community hive.
  • The french scientist Rene de reaumer got the idea of making paper in early 1700 after watching wasps eating wood, adding  their saliva and then spreading it around the nests to dry (Chinese knew ho to make paper much before that)
  • Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  • The world’s first novel (The tale of Genji) written by a Japanese writer Murasaki Shikibu, was published in the year 1007.
  • Gyro compass was invented by Elmer Sperry when his son asked an innocent question “Why does a top stand up when it spins”?
  • Humans are the only primates that dont have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  • Till date (March 2014), total 12 people have ever set foot on the moon.
  • Identified by the coloured, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomen, black widow spiders are feared due to their venomous bit that can be fatal to humans. It is said to cause muscle aches, nausea and a paralysis of the diaphragm that can make breathing difficult.
  • Bamboo can be a fast growing plant. SOme types can grow almost a meter (3.28 feet) in just one day!
  • Humans and giraffes both have seven vertebra bones in the neck. It’s not unusual for a mammal to have 7 vertebra bones in the neck but its interesting that the long neck of a full grown giraffe has the same amount.
  • Dromaeosaurids were the smartest dinosaur family.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
  • 2 & 5 are the only prime numbers that end with a 2 or a 5.
  • Different names for the number 0 include zero, nought, nau
Biren Parekh