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Do You Know – 30 Fun Facts

Do You Know - 30 Fun Facts

Do you know? – We have 30 fun facts for you to read, in our latest ‘Do You Know?’ series. If you would like to read more fun facts, click here.

‘From Paris To Berlin…’

  1. The cities of Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurtam-Main, Nuremberg, Weimar, Bonn and Berlin have all been capitals of Germany.
  2. Berlin is nine times larger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice.
  3. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  4. For every million tons of oil shipped, about one ton is spilled.
  5. Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid, liquid and vapour.
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Apple Is Rolling In All That Money

  1. During Prohibition, toxic ingredients were added to industrial alcohol to deter people from drinking it. Over 10,000 people died as a result.
  2. Apple has more operating cash than the US Treasury.
  3. The Titanic’s chief baker “fortified” himself with alcohol and thus survived the freezing water for two hours until he was rescued.
  4. A scientific method called “toxineering” turns venoms into painkillers.
  5. In 2009, Nigerian Police arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.
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Spying Squirrels

  1. Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler all suffered from ailurophobia, the fear of cats.
  2. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colours.
  3. Some women can have a genetic mutation which causes them to see millions of more colours.
  4. Google earns more a year from advertising than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined (£16.4 billion).
  5. Iran arrested 14 squirrels for spying in 2007.
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Just Catching Some ZZZ’s

  1. The fastest goal in football history was scored just over two seconds after kick-off.
  2. The Vatican has its own male and female football teams.
  3. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing your signal. It is one of more than 400 distinct phobias.
  4. Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it’s viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
  5. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

‘Tung’ Or ‘Tong’?

  1. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.
  2. If you have a pizza with radius Z and thickness A, its volume is = PiZZ*A.
  3. Ancient Babylonians did maths in base 60 instead of base 10. That’s why we have 60 seconds in a minute and 360 degrees in a circle.
  4. At just four years old, mathematician Paul Erdos could, if given a person’s age, calculate in his head how many seconds they had been alive.
  5. Complaining releases tension thereby increasing immunity, boosting health and leading to longer life.

“What Came First…?” – The Chicken Did!

  1. To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins as long as one drank three pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.
  2. Scientists have concluded the chicken came first, not the egg, because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.
  3. Goldfish can see infrared radiation that is invisible to us.
  4. One puffer fish contains enough poison to kill 30 people.
  5. Over 20 million bats live in Bracken Cave, Texas – the world’s largest colony of bats.
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