If you take any number between 1 and 9 and multipy them by 9 the sum of the two numbers will always be 9 (ex: 7 X 9 = 63 ; 6 + 3 = 9)
Nearly half the people on the earth live in only one thirtieeth of the total land area.
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. It's just 0.17 square miles. Monaco is the second smallest at 0.7 square miles.
In Maine, it is illegal to sell a car on Sunday unless it comes equipped with plumbing.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge, a quarter has 119.
Jerry West was the model for the official NBA logo. His silhouette appears dribbling a basketball.
Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.
Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
The reason why the very beginning of The Wizard of Oz is black and white, is because color was not available at that point. When color was available, the writers decided to start using it in Munchkinland.
Red paint is the cheapest color to make.
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Russian I.M. Chisov survived a 21,980 plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain with only a fractured pelvis and slight concussion
Horses can't vomit and pigs can't look up in the sky
The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen.
On average, a person has two million sweat glands
The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea
Cleveland law forbids you to operate a motor vehicle while sitting in another person's lap.
Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star
For five years, Webster's dictionary contained a definition of the word dord, a word that has never actually existed.
According to Scientists, vampire bat saliva is the best known medicine for keeping blood from clotting.
Australia is the only country that is also a continent.
The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses
The largest employer in Central Florida is Walt Disney World. There are approximately 50,000 people working there
Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails
The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.
Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet
1904 was the first time that the Olympic Games were held in the United States (St Louis, MO).
A pied-billed grebe is called a peebeegeebee by birdwatchers.
1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
There are 1,218 peanuts in a single 28 ounce jar of Jif peanut butter.
The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.
In high school, Robin Williams was voted 'Least Likely to Succeed.'"
Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.
A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn a day.
If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.
¥ It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
William Taft who was the U.S. president between 1909-1913 once got stuck in the White House bathtub
The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.
In Rochester, Michigan, anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer.
The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes
In 1976, fourteen banks merged to form a bank credit card called Mastercharge. This was later renamed to what is now know as Mastercard.
When the temperature drops, the eyesight reaction time of insects (like the dragonfly and some animals like tortoises) decrease and thats why they can be caught early in the morning or at night by predators like birds whose eyesight reaction times are unaffected by temperature.
Pineapples were first called anana, which is Caribbean for excellent fruit.
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Benefits of Nutmeg
Nutmeg is used in various incense sticks due to its woody fragrance. It is also believed that Roman priests used to burn nutmeg as incense. Nutmeg oil also enhances concentration and increases your overall efficiency at study and work.
Advanced English Grammar Test
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