Awesome Facts

Got this from a friend and found a lot of these awesome facts very interesting and amusing, quite a read, but it's worthwhile...

New York’s Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.

A watermelon is a vegetable, not a fruit. Eggplant is not a vegetable, it is a fruit.

Traces of cocaine were found in 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.

Every hour, one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

There are no penguins in the North Pole.

Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.

The faster a kangaroo hops, the less energy it burns.

Dating back to the 1600’s, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.

Giraffes are unable to cough.

Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.

Most cell phone antennas have no purpose other than to make people believe that flipping up a two-inch antenna just gave them better reception.

A rat can fall from a five storey building without injury.

Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.

35% of the people using personal ads for dating are already married.

The average human body contains .1 mg of uranium, .2 mg of gold, and 7 mg of arsenic.

President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.

A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

One quarter of the human brain is used to control the eyes.

When a person dies, hearing is usually the last sense to go.

80% of 10 year old girls in the US go on a diet.

Drivers kill more deers than hunters.

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.

First cousin marriages are legal in Utah, as long as they are both 65 years old or older.

Nearly 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong account over the next hour.

The Australian $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.

The odds of being killed from falling out of bed is one in two million.

A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.

James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang.

Pearl melts in vinegar.

The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia.

It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of the New York Times.

The Japanese commonly put ketchup on their rice.

Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera, green, smaller.

In older people, memory is best early in the morning and then declines during the late afternoon.

Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.

In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.

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