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7958. Animal Facts
Vampire bats don't suck – they make a cut in their victim, then lick the blood as it flows out.To keep it flowing, they have an anticoagulant in their spit – a chemical which stops blood from clotting and forming a scab.
Researchers have discovered that women adjust their menstrual cycles when exposed to the scent of a male underarm.
Element : thallium
Symbol : tl
Atomic no. : 81
Melting Point (deg c) : 304
Boiling Point (deg c) : 1473
Discoverer : crookes (1861)
In India, Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.
14909. Scientific Instruments & Appliances
Scientific Instruments & Appliances
is an instrument for measuring altitudes and angles in navigation and astronomy.
Unit : newton
Book : beyond boundaries: a memoire
Author : swaraj paul.
The American Airlines Center in Dallas has more toilets per capita than any other sports and entertainment venue in the country
Book : blue bird
Author : maurice macterlink.
On February 7, 1969 a meteorite weighing over 1 ton fell in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Any animal that has skin hair or fur can get dandruff, but in animals it is called dander.
Pope Adrian VI choked to death after a fly got stuck in his throat as he was taking a drink from a fountain
The earth's equatorial circumference (40,075 km) is greater than its polar circumference (40,008 km).
Approximate number of facial expressions dogs can make: 100.
98% of houses in the United States have at least one television set
Book : kamasutra
Author : vatsyayan.
12788. History Facts
The Romans had criminals torn apart by wild animals while the public watched. Dogs or lions were usually used, but sometimes more exotic animals were brought in.
Walt Disney's first cartoon character was called Oswald the Rabbit.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
The New York Stock Exchange started as a coffee shop.
Time taken by the earth to rotate once round its axis.
10898. Body Facts
Nearly half the dust in your house and that vacuumed up when you clean the house is old skin cells!
13511. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Physics
Year : 1923
Name : robert a. millikan
Country : united states.
One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving
The moon is one million times drier than the gobi desert.
Book : animal farm
Author : george orwell.
14833. Science Facts
It is so cold in space, that urine flushed out of a space craft instantly freezes into a stream of yellow crystals.
The largest volcano known is on Mars: Olympus Mons, 370 miles wide and 79,000 feet high, is almost three times higher than Mount Everest
Primary name : canada
Sobriquet : the land of lilies, the land of maple.
The dot above an 'i' is called the tittle.
The average chicken lays about 260 eggs a year.
One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine
15524. World Record Facts
The worst flu epidemic ever came in 1918 at the end of World War I. It killed 21 million people – twice as many as died in the war.
Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
7206. Animal Facts
Rats that hibernate together sometimes get their tails tied up in a knot. If they urinate over themselves in the winter, they can freeze together in a block. A knot of rats is called a king rat.
On July 4, 1776 (signing of the Declaration of Independence), King George III of England noted in his diary: Nothing of importance happened today.
People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater
The best working light-bulb a LONG time ago was a thread of sheep's wool coated with carbon
Forks weren't widely used in the United States until the 1800s.
In Clawson, Mich., there is a law that makes it LEGAL for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
13874. Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize : Chemistry
Year : 1948
Name : arne w. k. tiselius
Country : sweden.
Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg
Beluga whales which are also called white whales are not born white. They are born grey in color, and by the age of six become completely white
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.
An army unit consisting of 1,000 combatants led by a lieutenant colonel.
On average, elephants sleep for about 2 hours per day.
12608. Food Facts
Another way of cooking snakes in Texas – cut the head off, skin and gut it, poke a stick into the neck, wrap the snake loosely around the stick and roast over a camp fire.
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