Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.
The principality of Monaco consists of only 370 acres.
Iceland has the highest concentration of broadband users in the world.
Crabs have very small hairs on their claws and other parts of their body to help detect water currents and vibrations
In 1960, an estimated 4,000 people were over 100 years old in the U.S. By 1995 the number had jumped to : 55,000.
The official name of the St. Louis Gateway Arch is The Jefferson National Expansion Monument. The Gateway Arch looks taller than it is wider, but it is exactly 630 feet by 630 feet.
In 1987 Playtex premiered the first US TV commercials with real lingerie models displaying their bras and underwear on national television.
At its center, the sun has a density of over a hundred times that of water, and a temperature of 10-20 million degrees Celsius.
Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world
Pablo Picasso almost died at birth. The midwife present though he was stillborn and left him on the table. His father, a physician, revived Pablo by breathing air into his lungs.
On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night
In Illinois it is illegal for barbers to use their fingers to apply shaving cream to a customer's face.
The song Strawberry Fields Forever sung by the Beatles refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool
Australia has no native monkeys. (in the wild)
The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female fly.
Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours
The lights of Las Vegas at night can be seen from outer space.
6521. Animal Facts
In the time of the dinosaurs, there were giant scorpions nearly a metre (3 feet) long. That's big than the average domestic dog!
The US national anthem actually has four verses, but everyone just knows the first one. When the whole anthem is sung, the third verse is usually omitted.
False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, Intolerance. He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
The act of snapping your fingers has a name: fillip.
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people
In 1998, a law passed in the U.S. state of Virginia allows drivers to keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours. updated
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category
Atlantic salmon can jump as high as 4.5 meters out of the water
Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
The olive branch in the eagle's right talon has 13 leaves.
On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases
In 1975, it cost only $180,000 to produce an hour-long TV drama.
Running cold water over the onion and the knife will keep you from crying when you cut it, because water neutralizes the chemical that makes you cry.
The average male loses his virginity at age 16, while the average female loses her virginity at age 17.
The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours ( ~11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965
It is possible to lead a cow up stairs, but not down.
When the Pez mint dispenser was first introduced it was meant to replace the activity of smoking
Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico
The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as a football field.
In North Andover, Massachusetts citizens are prohibitied from carrying 'space guns.'
The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter X, they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas
The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell.
A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches
The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers.
There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult
On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.
John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy.
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, it is against the law for children under seven years of age to go to college.
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Easy Vastu tips for your home
Plants to Avoid
One should never keep Cactus, rubber plants or milk producing plants inside the house. They act as a hindrance against the balance and harmony of the house thereby impacting your life.
Elementary 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)