In the U.S., for every dollar you spend on gasoline 27 cents of it is in taxes.
In the United States in 1976, a pound of potato chips cost 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
In Tibet it is considered good manners to stick out your tongue at someone.
In West Virginia if you run over an animal, you can legally take it home and cook it for dinner!
In what country will you find the most Universities? India.
India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century.
Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
1780. Body Facts
The sores caused by the disease typhus can rot the flesh, sometimes causing toes and fingers to drop off.
Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
Insects outnumber humans by 1 million to one.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
Is bottled water worth it? 'Evian' spelled backwards is 'naive'.
1787. Body Facts
If you took all the nerves out of an adult's body and laid them end to end they would stretch 75 kilometres (47 miles). But the adult would not be pleased.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book published in every major Dewey Decimal category.
Isaac Newton understood the laws of gravity some 40 years before he made his findings public.
1790. Body Facts
If too much wax builds up in your ears, a doctor can soften it and then scoop it out with a special spoon called a curette.
Israel's Dead Sea is 1,312 feet below sea level.
It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.
It is illegal to frown at cows in Bladworth, Saskatchewan
1796. Body Facts
A smelly fart contains the same gas that makes rotten eggs stink – hydrogen sulphide.
It is illegal to purchase or consume Jack Daniel's Whiskey in the town in which it is produced!
It is impossible for a pig to look up at the sky.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
It is possible to see a rainbow at night!
It it illegal to eat oranges while bathing in California
It snowed in the Sahara desert on February 18, 1979.
It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.
It takes a half a gallon of water to make macaroni and a gallon of water to clean the pot.
It takes a person 15 to 20 minutes to walk once around the Pentagon.
It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the center of a tootsie pop
It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
It takes about a week to make a jelly bean.
It takes an average of 48 to 100 tries to solve a rubix cube puzzle
It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
It takes five minutes to execute someone in a gas chamber.
It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound
It takes Several hundred thousand years for newly made photons (light) to travel from the core of the sun to it's surface.
It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
It takes twelve ears of corn to make a tablespoon of corn oil.
It takes up to four hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.
It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
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Precautions while using Microwaves
Make sure that the interlocking device
Make sure that the interlocking device is not tampered with or inactivated. Several countries, as well as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), have set a product emission limit of 50 watts per square metre (W/m2) at any point 5 cm away from the external surfaces of the oven. In practice, emissions from modern domestic microwave ovens are substantially below this international limit, and have interlocks that prevent people being exposed to microwaves while the oven is on. Moreover, exposure decreases rapidly with distance; e.g. a person 50 cm from the oven receives about one one hundredth of the microwave exposure of a person 5 cm away.