Goofy Facts And Trivia


The thumbnail grows the slowest; the middle nail grows the fastest.

Without any greenhouse effect, earth would be cold and lifeless with an average temperature of 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit (Unfortunately the other extreme isn’t so great either!).

Pieces of bread were used to erase lead pencil marks before rubber came into use.

The average life span of a Stone Age cave dweller was 18 years.

Carl Sandburg, the famous American poet, was a West Point cadet for two weeks in 1899, but was forced to leave after failing arithmetic and grammar.

Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, contains the longest sentence in literature, 823 words.

In a survey of 18-24-year-old high school and college graduates from nine nations, one in seven could not find their own country on a world map. The Americans in the survey scored dead last.

In 1976, the swine flu vaccine caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

In 1508 Leonardo da Vinci suggested using contact lenses to improve vision.

When the German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays, he named them X-rays because he had no idea what the mysterious rays were.

There are 62,000 miles of arteries, capillaries and veins in the adult human body.

Ants have six legs. Each leg has three joints. Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight and their life expectancy is 45-60 days.




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