The USSR launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.
The worldwide Spanish Flu epidemic which broke out in 1918 killed more than 30 million people in less than a year's time.
It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0. Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel proved this wrong.
Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.
Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
In England, a cigarette is referred to as a fag
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado
Raphael died on his birthday in 1520 at the age of 37. His artwork was so popular that he essentially worked himself to death.
According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday
The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling
All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendents from three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873
An ostrich egg can make approx. eleven and a half omelets.
Leopards were originally called Pard, Pardus, and Panther
Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)
Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider, sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring
The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.
When Britney Spears books into hotels she uses the name 'Allota Warmheart'so that nobody will recognize her.
The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.
Basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain holds 56 NBA records
Volkswagen was the first foreign company to open a factory in the United States. The auto plant opened in 1978 in Pennsylvania.
In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British
An adult giraffe's tongue is 17 inches long.
Gender role is the role a person is expected to perform as a result of being male or female in a particular culture.
During the US Civil war 200,000 blacks served in the Union Army; 38,000 gave their lives; 22 won the Medal of Honor.
A hedgehog's heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation.
The Angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.
A baboon called Jackie became a private in the South African army in World War I.
The sloth moves so slowly that it's fur offers a comfortable environment for algae to grow.
Not only the fur of the tiger is striped but also its skin
In 1936, England became the first country in the world to provide regular public broadcasting on television.
Cheese was first made in the Middle East when hunters became herders and realized that milk could solidify (sour milk).
We blink our eyes once every six second i.e. in the course of a life time we blink about 250 million times.
The fleshy projection above the bill of a turkey is called a snood.
Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.
Napoleon Bonaparte is the historical figure most often portrayed in movies. He has been featured in 194 movies, Jesus Christ in 152, and Abraham Lincoln in 137.
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.
Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears.
Pepsi-Cola was originally called 'Brad's drink'.
An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
Our galaxy has approximately 250 billion stars.
Cheetahs were originally called Leopards.
The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
-40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk or cafe au lait on cereal for breakfast
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Most Unbelievable Feats Of Humans
Longest underwater breath hold
On 28 February 2016, Aleix Segura Vendrell, a professional free diver from Spain, set the new world record for the longest time breath held voluntarily when he held his breath under water for 24 minutes and 3.45 seconds.
Different kinds of adverbs go in different positions in a clause. Here are some general rules (Note: these rules apply both to one-word adverbs and to adverb phrases of two or more words.)
Verb and object
We do not usually put adverbs between a verb and its object.
[...adverb + verb + object] [verb + adverb + object]
I very much like my job. (NOT I like very much-my job.)
[...verb + object + adverb]
She speaks English well. (NOT She speaks well English.)
Initial, mid and end position
There are three normal positions for adverbs:
a. initial position (at the beginning of a clause)
- Yesterday morning something very strange happened.
b. mid-position (with the verb - for the exact position)
- My brother completely forgot my birthday.
c. end position (at the end of a clause)
- What are you doing tomorrow?
Most adverb phrases (adverbs of two or more words) cannot go in mid-position. Compare:
- He got dressed quickly. He quickly got dressed.
- (Quickly can go in end or mid-position.)
- He got dressed in a hurry. (NOT He in a hurry got dressed.)
- (In a hurry cannot go in mid-position.)
What goes where?
a. initial position
- Connecting adverbs (which join a clause to what came before). Time adverbs can also go here .
- However, not everybody agreed. (connecting adverb)
- Tomorrow I've got a meeting in Cardiff, (time adverb)
- Focusing adverbs (which emphasize one part of the clause); adverbs of certainty and completeness; adverbs of indefinite frequency; some adverbs of manner.
- He's been everywhere — he's even been to Antarctica, (focusing adverb)
- It will probably rain this evening, (certainty)
- I've almost finished painting the house, (completeness)
- My boss often travels to America, (indefinite frequency)
- He quickly got dressed, (manner)
Adverbs of manner (how), place (where) and time (when) most often go in end-position.
- She brushed her hair slowly. (manner)
- The children are playing upstairs. (place)
- I phoned Alex this morning. (time)
Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Mind Game