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In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway, and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him
In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it
In the 20th century, over three million people have died from earthquakes
Picasso's full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso.
Invention : bikini
Year : 1946
Inventor : louis reard
Country : france.
The faster a kangaroo hops, the less energy it burns.
Book : leaves of grass
Author : walt whitman.
13448. Name and Location
Name and Location : vanern, sweden
Area : 5,545.00 sq. km.
Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years
molysmophobia or molysomophobia : fear of dirt or contamination.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Another more complicated word for squinting is "strabismus".
The silkworm moth has lost the ability to fly ever since it has been domesticated
Mountain : disteghil sar i
Height : 7,884 mts.
Range : karakoram
Conquered on : 9-jun-60.
One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs.
The odds of dying while falling out of bed are 1 in 2 million.
Invention : tampon, cotton
Year : 1931
Inventor : earle cleveland haas
Country : us.
Book : rare glimpses of the raj
Author : pran nevile.
Lacrosse was invented by American Indians.
Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers
Book : momories of hope
Author : charles de gaulle.
Is bottled water worth it? 'Evian'spelled backwards is 'naive'.
13961. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Peace
Year : 1934
Name : arthur henderson
Country : great britain.
A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks.
Vaccines contain formaldehyde, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), phenol (disinfectant / pesticide), and aluminum.
Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys!
The average elephant produces 50 pounds of dung each day.
The most disliked vegetable by Americans is Brussels sprouts
Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.
Book : price of partition
Author : rafiq zakaria.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of the marijuana plant) paper.
No two spider webs are the same.
Decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine free. When coffee is being decaffeinated, 2% of the caffeine still remains in it
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough energy to heat a cup of coffee.
Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.
13636. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physiology or Medicine
Year : 1953
Name : sir hans a. krebs
Country : great britain.
Name : fritz a. lipmann
Country : united states.
The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons. They can be up to 4.5 feet (1.37 meters) long and run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe.
Book : meri rehen meri manzil
Author : krishna puri.
The average human head weighs about eight pounds
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
15158. Town - Industry
Town : durgapur
State : west bengal
Industry : steel plant; dry ice.
There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand
The term the whole 9 yards came from W.W.II fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the whole 9 yards.
Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry.
Mountain : gasherbrum iii
Height : 7,952 mts.
Range : karakoram
Conquered on : 11-aug-75.
It is common in Israel and Egypt to eat watermelon with feta cheese
Invention : toilet, flush
Year : c. 1591
Inventor : sir john harington
Country : england.
Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.
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10837. Body Facts
In some parts of Africa and on some Pacific islands, people make patterns of raised scars on their skin as a decoration or to show their bravery. The wounds are made with sharp spikes or thorns from plants and often rubbed with special kinds of earth or leaves to created coloured tattoos.