Reserves from the Irish army were used as extras in the movie Braveheart.
The highest man-made temperature 70 million degrees Celsius was generated at Princeton University in a fusion-power experiment.
An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment
The Lion King is the top grossing Disney movie of all-time with domestic gross intake of $312 million
In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar
A colony of bees have to fly almost fifty-five thousand miles and tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey
There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world
Approximately three jars of peanut butter are sold every second
Kuwait is about 60% male (highest in the world). Latvia is about 54% female (highest in the world).
Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world
Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States
The Montreal Canadians hockey team has won the most Stanley Cups with 24
There are 170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the ten opening moves in a game of chess.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so that the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses its' forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896
Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye
The first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 was Janet Guthrie in 1977.
The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck'.
10833. Body Facts
Prickly heat rash is caused by sweat sticking to the layer of dead skin cells on top of your skin. As the cells can't fall off, the sweat can't escape and makes the live cells underneath swell up.
10834. Body Facts
Most people have mites – very tiny creatures related to spiders – living in their eyelashes, eyebrows, ears and noses.
10835. Body Facts
For a work entitled Self, created in 1991, English sculptor Marc Quinn made a copy of his head, moulded from his own deep-frozen blood. Quinn collected almost 4 litres (8 pints) of his blood over five months, poured it into a mould of his head and froze it.
10836. Body Facts
When a wound gets infected, it oozes yellow pus. Pus is a mixture of dead blood cells, bacteria and other dead cells from your body.
10837. Body Facts
In some parts of Africa and on some Pacific islands, people make patterns of raised scars on their skin as a decoration or to show their bravery. The wounds are made with sharp spikes or thorns from plants and often rubbed with special kinds of earth or leaves to created coloured tattoos.
10838. Body Facts
Pilgrims to the Tirupati temple in India give some of their hair as a sacrifice.The temple employs 600 barbers who work day and night to shave pilgrims, taking 6.5 million gifts of hair a year.The hair is sold to wig-makers and for use as fertilizer.
10839. Body Facts
About 70 millilitres (around 2.5 fluid ounces) of blood are spurted out of your heart with each beat.
10840. Body Facts
The wucheria worm can live in the lymph system and grow up to 12 centimetres (5 inches) long.
10841. Body Facts
In some countries, the umbilical cord – the cord that attaches the unborn baby to its mother – is dried and kept after birth, to use in spells or medicines.
10842. Body Facts
About a third of your faeces is not old food, but bacteria that help you to digest food, and bits of the lining of the inside of your gut.
10843. Body Facts
People who lose an arm or leg in an accident or operation can often still feel it hurting, aching or itching but can do nothing to make it feel better.
10844. Body Facts
Dust mites are found in all houses. They eat the dead skin we shed all the time, and live in beds, carpets, rugs and anywhere else snug which collects flakes of skin.
10845. Body Facts
An amoeba common in warm water can travel up your nose while you are swimming and live in your brain, where it multiplies rapidly and kills you in three to seven days.
10846. Body Facts
If you unravelled all the tiny tubes in your kidneys and laid them end to end, they would stretch 80 kilometres (50 miles).Yet they scrunch up to fit into kidneys only 10 centimetres (4 inches) long.
10847. Body Facts
You will produce 45,000 litres (around 95,000 pints) of urine in your life enough to fill a small swimming pool!
10848. Body Facts
The old Chinese medical technique of acupuncture involves sticking lots of very thin needles into a person's body.The theory is that putting the needles on ‘energy pathways' around the body relieves pain and cures illness.
10849. Body Facts
Head lice can change colour to merge in with the hair they are hiding in.
10850. Body Facts
Athlete's foot is a fungus that grows in the warm, sweaty spaces between your toes. It causes itching and split skin.
10851. Body Facts
Liposuction is a popular operation in Europe and the USA amongst people who feel they are too fat. A surgeon sticks a long, hollow needle into the fat part – such as the tummy or thighs – uses ultrasound to turn the fat to yellow mush, and then sucks it out through the needle.
10852. Body Facts
Urine is a good remedy for jellyfish stings, so if you're standing in the sea and get stung, just urinate down your legs.
10853. Body Facts
The medical name for ear wax is cerumen; it is produced by more than 4,000 glands in your ears.
10854. Body Facts
It's possible to get dandruff in your eyebrows as well as in the hair on top of your head.
10855. Body Facts
Chewing gum and using straws both make you burp more as they encourage you to swallow air.
10856. Body Facts
The palms of the hands are the sweatiest parts of the body, followed by the feet.
10857. Body Facts
When Ancient Egyptians mummified someone, they used a special long-handled spoon to scoop the brains out through the dead person's nose. They often fed the brain to animals.
10858. Body Facts
If you don't brush plaque off your teeth, it hardens into a substance called tartar which is like cement and impossible to remove with your toothbrush.
10859. Body Facts
The Bedouin people in the Middle East consider it polite to burp after a meal.
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Most Ridiculous Chocolate Flavours
Things soy sauce is a worthy addition to; sushi, sashimi, and a few other dishes that do not contain chocolate whatsoever. I know there have been quite a few inventive Kit Kat flavourings released across this weird globe we live on, but this has gone too far.
Look at this list of common weather words. Notice that it is very common to form adjectives by adding ‘-y’.Note:
When it rains for a short period of time, we call it a shower, e.g. We had several showers yesterday afternoon.
When it is raining a lot we often say it’s pouring or it’s pouring with rain. This phrase is much more common than ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’, which many students seem to learn.
People round the world have different ideas about temperature:
5°C (five degrees centigrade) is freezing for many Brazilians.
-10°C (minus ten degrees or ten degrees below zero) is very cold but quite normal in the mountains in Switzerland during the winter when it usually snows a lot.
30-35°C is boiling for England and very unusual, but it is very common in parts of Spain during the summer.
The first word here is very gentle; the last is more than 100 km per hour and can be very dangerous.
a breeze a wind a strong wind a gale a hurricane
It was a hot day but there was a lovely breeze.
The wind blew my hat off.
The hurricane in Florida destroyed trees and buildings.
A spell (= period) of very hot weather often ends with a thunderstorm. First it becomes very humid (= hot and wet), then you get thunder and lightning, and finally, very heavy rain (= it pours with rain). Afterwards, it is usually cooler and it feels fresher.
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