Half of the 40 million people currently living with HIV/AIDS are female.
The longest kiss on record lasted 30 hours and 45 minutes. Dror Orpaz and Carmit Tsubara recorded it on April 5, 1999 at a kissing contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel
The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs
Frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb the water through their skin
It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times
Sea otters have the thickest fur of all animals.
The producers, of the film seven, wanted kevin spacey's name among the credits at the beginning of the movie. But spacey didn't want this. He wanted to surprise the audience and not give away the fact that he was the murderer. The producers did as he wished and placed his name first among the credits at the end of the movie.
The first Rose Bowl game was held in 1902 in Pasadena, California. The University of Michigan beat Sanford 49-0.
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day
In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
The first formal rules for playing baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs.
The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day.
On average, the Pentagon uses 666 rolls of toilet paper in one day
Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive, so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired".
In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs
The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.
About 75% of the people in the U.S. live on 2% land.
Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents.
Bill gates began programming computers when he was 13 years old.
According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love
In the last three centuries, 90% of all people living in the Western world have switched from tea to coffee.
You may not sell your oragns in Indiana to cover travel expenses.
Happy Birthday (the song) is copyrighted.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
The average person will drink 8,000 gallons of water during their lifetime.
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.
Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.
Christmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890.
The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means Food of the Gods.
President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents.
In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?" It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"
The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.
¥ Eighteen per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions are from cars.
Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
The naked recreation and travel industry has grown by 233% in the past decade
If any of the heads on Mt. Rushmore had a body, it would be nearly 500 feet tall.
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out
There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously and facetiously.
A pound of grasshoppers is three times as nutritious as a pound of beef.
Approximately 71% of American chocolate eaters prefer to eat milk chocolate
The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893
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Tips to succeed in an Interview
Practicing what youre going to say and how youre going to say it will help you speak confidently about your skills and accomplishments. Its a good idea not to memorize what you want to say. Instead, figure out which key points you want to focus on.Review the questions youve come up with and the situations youve described in the previous section. Decide which situations would make good responses to the questions. Practice answering the questions using STARS descriptions of your accomplishments.
The interview is also your opportunity to ask questions. List 3 things you want to know about the job or the organization, and practice asking questions about them. Make sure you couldnt be expected to know the answers from your research. Leave questions about salary, vacations or other benefits until after you receive a job offer.Record your answers so you can see and hear how you perform. Its also a good idea to roleplay the interview with a friend.