6998. FactThe world's largest palace is the Imperial palace in the heart of Peking,
1081. Fact45.2% of people pee in the shower.
7502. FactThe Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, NY opened in 1948 and is the world's largest landfill. It covers 3,000 acres and received 14,000 tons of garbage a day.
4077. FactPrague consumes 3 times more beer than all the soft drinks combined.
514. FactThe average speed of a man's orgasm is 28 mph.
10074. FactOn the cartoon show The Jetsons, Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15 years old.
9836. FactIntelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
10020. FactIn Ontario, an average household income of a golfer is greater than $60,000
5634. FactHoney is the only food that doesn't spoil.
7198. FactA type of rabbit can mate 12 hours after giving birth
8262. FactEvery day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States
22. FactThe largest internal organ is the small intestine.
8412. FactMany people find stimulation (kissing, tickling, caressing) of the abdomen pleasurable, especially close to the pubic region.
6744. FactA car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.
5155. FactThe Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old.
4544. FactOne glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
1456. FactCoca-cola used to use the slogan 'Good to the last drop', in 1908. This slogan was later used by Maxwell House.
2300. FactThe Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.
3630. FactThe word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
5659. FactPaul Gauguin's Marquesas Island neighbor, Tioka, bit him on the head after he died. Tioka was following a Marquesan custom of verifying the dead.
10493. FactYou are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider
9290. FactAfter 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash
9186. FactMr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called Criss Cross Words.
2376. FactThe guy in the Darth Vader suit didn't know that James Earl Jones was doing the voice until the screenplay.
5906. FactBamboo can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
7537. FactBeethoven used to pour cold water over his head to stimulate his brain before sitting down to compose.
8480. FactIn ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
9265. FactWhen you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, even your heart.
416. FactPrivy purse
Yearly allowances granted to the princes of indian states after the merger of their states with the indian union. (new these purses are abolished).
1861. FactLeather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.
5708. FactAll clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
4154. FactA full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.
5581. FactCoffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States.
5088. FactDue to the deforestation of the forests in North China, over one million tons of sands blows into Beijing from the Gobi desert. It sometimes causes the sky to turn yellow.
4287. FactA maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches
4812. FactOn May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg
5470. FactDuring your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
106. Fact90 years ago: the grand canyon became a national monument & cellophane is invented.
6310. FactJoseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later
4938. FactRene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.
2623. FactThere are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
6851. FactThe sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello
9208. Fact¥ Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the
9093. FactThere are 63,360 inches in a mile.
8523. FactThe longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987
8675. FactThe chow-chow and the Chinesse Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have a black tongue. The tongues of all other dogs are pink.
1066. Fact28.1% of people pee in the pool !
4670. FactThe body of the average baby is 75% water
10076. FactThe artist Vincent Van Gogh sliced part of his ear off in madness
5515. FactMay and June are the most popular months to get married. January is the least popular.
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Vocabulary Game 1
Before a noun with a determiner (for example: the, my, these), both and both of are both possible.
- Both (of) my parents like riding. She s eaten both (of) the chops.
- She's eaten both chops. (= ... both of the chops.)
- Both of them can come tomorrow.
Mary sends her love to both of us.
- I ve invited them both. Mary sends us both her love.
I've made you both something to eat.
- both children(NOT the both children).
Standard English Grammar Test
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