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Strange Facts: Do You Know, You Can Get Pizza Delivered by Plane?

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Here’s our latest collection of strange facts to impress your mates:

  1. Apollo astronauts trained in Iceland because scientists felt that the terrain there would most resemble the surface of the Moon.
  2. You can purchase cocaine for about US$5 (£3.90) per gram in Colombia. It sells for at least US$100 (£77.40) per gram in the USA.
  3. The highest racehorse speed ever recorded was 43.97mph (70.76 km/h).
  4. Do You Know? The smallest horseThe smallest horse in the world is just 17 inches (43cm) tall and weighs 57lb (26kg).
  5. We send 350,000 Tweets every minute.
  6. “Friendstalker” was one of the first names considered for Twitter.
  7. There’s high-speed internet on the way up to Mount Everest.
  8. Ancient Rome began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC.
  9. The tower Big Ben is inside is officially known as “Elizabeth Tower.” It was completed in 1859.
  10. In August 2015, Big Ben’s Clock was running six seconds fast. Engineers removed coins from its pendulum to correct the error.
  11. During World War Two, workers dimmed the lights of Big Ben so that German bombers could not use it for reference.
  12. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  13. Do You Know? The strongest beerThe strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.
  14. The “new car smell” consists of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
  15. It would take less than six months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
  16. While in prison, Hitler wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.
  17. Ninety-two per cent of all new cars sold in Brazil use sugar-cane derived ethanol as fuel.
  18. Do You Know? Rolls-RoyceSeventy-five per cent of the cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
  19. Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche.
  20. Apple is the world’s largest IT company by revenue and total assets and is the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer.
  21. Apple headquarters’ employees earn an average of US$125,000 (£93,371) a year.
  22. Do You Know? Brain connectionsThe brain creates a new connection every time you form a memory.
  23. Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks. They eventually die of starvation.
  24. The name “Argentina” comes from the Latin word for silver: argentum. The original European settlers believed the country was full of silver.
  25. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested a person’s food begin to eat them.
  26. Do You Know? ElvisElvis Presley was just 22 years old when he paid US$102,500 (equivalent to £717,315 today) for Graceland, the Memphis mansion that served as his home base for two decades.
  27. 1.1 million people died in Auschwitz – more than the British and American losses of WW2 combined.
  28. The USA purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million (equivalent to £102,500 today) in 1867.
  29. A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
  30. Do You Know? Pizza delivery by planeIn Alaska, there’s a pizza takeaway that delivers by plane.
  31. Some women can have a genetic mutation which causes them to see millions more colours than other people.
  32. August 13th has been “Left-Handers Day” since 1996.
  33. Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side of their mouths while left-handed tend to chew on the left side.
  34. Equipment meant for right-handed people kills more than 2,500 left-handed people every year.

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