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15 Facts You Need to Know


1- When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.

2- Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned His wife or mother because they were both deaf.

3- A psychology student in New York rented out her spare room to a Carpenter in order to nag him constantly and study his reactions. After Weeks of needling, he snapped and beat her repeatedly with an axe Leaving her mentally retarded.

4- "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

5- Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking Countries because Colgate translates into the command "go hang Yourself."

6- Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

7- "Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters.

8- Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed People do.

9- The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every Letter in the English language. ('The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' is a 35-letter pangram (a phrase that uses all the letters of the alphabet) that has been used to test typewriters and computer keyboards because it is nicely coherent and short. It was known in the late 19th century, and used in Baden-Powell's book Scouting for Boys (1908) as a practice sentence for signalling. In later years, the phrase was popularized by Western Union and the Telephone Company to test Telex/TWX data communication equipment for accuracy and reliability. It was often used for testing the teletype services (a procedure known as "foxing") when these machines were still used. In the age of computers, it is often used as a sample text in font selection contexts. Typing =rand (1, 1) in Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier runs the phrase for the purpose of creating sample sentences and paragraphs, however it is estimated that this relates to the origin of the phrase as a use in testing keyboards\ Wikipedia.org).

10- If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line Would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

11- China has more English speakers than the United States.

12- Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

13- Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.

14- An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.

15- Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our Bodies.

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