So You Think You Know Everything?

Interesting facts for those who think they know everything

If you are right handed,  you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. If  you  are left handed,  you will tend to chew your food on the left  side of  your mouth.

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To make half a kilo of  honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual  flowers

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Heroin is the brand name  of morphine once  marketed by ‘Bayer’.

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    Tourists visiting  Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
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    Albert Einstein was  offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
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    Astronauts can’t belch  –  there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
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    Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
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    The  Mona Lisa has no  eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was  fashion to shave them   off!
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    Because of the speed  at  which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a  solar eclipse  to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
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    The night of January  20  is “Saint Agnes’s Eve”, which is regarded as a time when a  young woman  dreams of her future  husband.
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    Google  is actually the  common name for a number with a million  zeros
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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!
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    Gold is the only  metal  that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of  years
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    Your  tongue is the only  muscle in your body that is attached at only  one end
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    If you stop  getting  thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body  is dehydrated,  its thirst mechanism  shuts  off.
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    Each year  2,000,000  smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related   diseases.
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    Zero  is the only number  that cannot be represented by Roman  numerals
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    Kites were used in the  American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
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    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.
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    Drinking  water after  eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61   percent
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    Peanut oil is used  for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s  heated above  450°F
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    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.
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    Nine out  of every 10  living things live in the  ocean
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    The banana cannot  reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of   man
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    Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density
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    The  University of Alaska  spans four time  zones
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    The tooth is the only  part of the human body that cannot heal  itself.
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    In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of  marriage.  Catching it meant she  accepted.
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    Warner Communications  paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy  Birthday.
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    Intelligent people  have  more zinc and copper in their  hair.
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    A comet’s tail  always  points away from the  sun
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    The Swine Flu vaccine  in  1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was  intended to prevent
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    Caffeine increases  the  power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is  found in some  medicines.
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    The military salute  is a  motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in  armor raised  their visors to reveal their  identity.
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    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.
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    When a person dies,  hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight
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    In ancient  times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed
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    Strawberries are  the  only fruits whose seeds grow on the  outside
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    Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred  grams
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    The moon moves about  two  inches away from the Earth each  year
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    The Earth gets 100  tons  heavier every day due to falling space  dust
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    Due to earth’s  gravity  it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000   meters
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    Mickey  Mouse is known as  “Topolino” in  Italy
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    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
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    Everything  weighs one  percent less at the  equator
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    For every extra  kilogram  carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are  needed at  lift-off
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    The  letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
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