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Iron weighs more after it rusts.
Book : flames from the ashes
Author : p.d. tandon.
In Brazil, Christmas is celebrated with fireworks.
Boeing completed more than 15,000 hours of wind-tunnel testing on the first 747
The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
alliumphobia : fear of garlic.
In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces.
Book : laws versus justice
Author : v.r. krishna lyer.
¥ The cockroach dies from radiation and would not survive a nuclear war.
The number one most popular cat name is kitty
In golf, a 'Bo Derek' is a score of 10.
More than 90% of shark attack victims survive.
Penguins can leap to heights as high as six feet.
Invention : respirator
Year : c. 1955
Inventor : forrest m. bird
Country : us.
Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun
The Sanskrit word for war means desire for more cows.
13741. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Literature
Year : 1956
Name : juan ramon jimenez
Country : spain.
Rice paper does not have any rice in it.
Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket
tetanophobia : fear of lockjaw, tetanus.
27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bras.
In Springfield, door to door salesman are prohibited from selling their goods while standing in the middle of the road, screaming at passing vehicles.
In 1964, the first laser was reproduced on film in goldfinger.
Penicillin was first produced synthetically in a laboratory in 1946.
It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.
The Chihuahua Desert is the largest desert in North America, and is over 200,000 square miles
Book : final days
Author : bob woodward and carl bernstein.
14812. Science Facts
It can take a hundred years for the body of a whale at the bottom of the sea to disappear completely, as it is slowly eaten away by different animals, plants and microbes.
Book : biographia literaria
Author : samuel taylor coleridge.
You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.
The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
Ancient Egyptians used the spice Thyme to help preserve mummies
In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her cheating adulterous husband but she may only do so with her bare hands
14900. Scientific Instruments & Appliances
Scientific Instruments & Appliances
is an instrument used to compare the magnetic moments and fields.
econometrics : the application of mathematics in testing economic theories.
It takes about 1.25 seconds for moonlight to reach the Earth.
14808. Science Facts
During the First World War, goldfish were used to check whether all traces of poisonous gas had been washed out of gas masks. The mask was rinsed and filled with water, then a goldfish was dropped in. If it died, there was still gas left in it.
Unit : stone (st)
Formula : 14*pound
in si : 6.35029318
si unit : kg
in cgs : 6350.29318
cgs unit : g
Category : mass_weight.
According to an old english system of time units, a moment is one and a half minutes.
The abbreviation "eeg" stands for "electroencephalography"
The movie Quo Vadis had 30,000 extras.
Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
Book : darkness at noon
Author : arthur koestler.
A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
oenophobia : fear of wines.
13775. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Literature
Year : 1990
Name : octavio paz
Country : mexico.
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