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Do You Know That We Have 31 Facts for You?

Do You Know That We Have 31 Facts for You?

Here are 31 interesting facts for you to impress your friends and family with!

AA – Alcohol Absorption

  1. The Golden Gate uses the longest bridge cables ever made. They can encircle the equator more than three times.
  2. You cannot digest alcohol; your body absorbs it directly into the bloodstream.
  3. Neuroscientists believe babies don’t dream for the first few years of their life.
  4. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the last 500 years.
  5. Looking at cute animal pictures at work can make you more productive, a study claims.
AA - 31 Facts for You

Africa 54

  1. Alexander the Great founded 70 cities, naming at least 20 after himself and one after his horse, Bucephalus.
  2. Africa is more extensive than China, the USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined. It is also the continent with the most countries (54).
  3. The wars between Romans and Persians lasted about 721 years: the most prolonged conflict in human history.
  4. Barack Obama was the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison.
  5. London’s Whitechapel Bell Foundry (established 1570) cast the Liberty Bell and Big Ben. It is the oldest continuous business in the UK. Incidentally, both bells have a crack running through them.
Africa 54

Big Ben – Tiny Pennies

  1. Technicians use pennies to adjust the time of Big Ben.
  2. In 2016, Michelin awarded a star to a Singaporean street food vendor.
  3. Iceland has Europe’s largest banana plantation.
  4. Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
  5. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
Big Ben

Crikey, Cobber! Au-calyptus

  1. According to data analysed from Facebook, the weeks before Christmas are the most popular time for couples to break up.
  2. Goldfish can see infrared radiation that is invisible to us.
  3. Figures suggest The Bible is the best-selling book of all time with estimated total sales of over five billion copies.
  4. Eucalyptus trees contain small traces of gold.
  5. Coffee beans aren’t beans. They are fruit pits.

“Hey Google, Give Me a Backrub”

  1. One billion people speak English. That’s one in every seven on earth.
  2. When a Google team member dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.
  3. The word “mortgage” comes from a French word that means “death contract”.
  4. Ninety per cent of everything written in English uses just 1,000 words.
  5. The original name of Google was “Backrub”.

What’s the New Word Today?

  1. We create a new word in English every 98 minutes.
  2. White chocolate isn’t technically chocolate as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
  3. The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestlé Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  4. Lightning strikes men five times more often than women.
  5. Spiders can walk on water and breathe under it too.
  6. Babies have three times as many taste buds as adults.
English words - 31 Facts for You

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