Monday, May 14, 2007

Interesting Facts from around the world - Part II

21. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
22. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
23. The only nation whose name begins with an "A" but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.
24. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
25. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
26. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
27. According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
28. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
29. The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
30. The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
31. Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
33. Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
34. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
35. Every person has a unique tongue print.
36. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
37. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
38. A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
39. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
40. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.