Fact Book

9088. Fact
Tacoma Narrows Bridge which was located in Washington was nicknamed Galloping Gertie because of the unusual way it twisted and swayed with even with the slightest winds when people would drive on it. The bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940, fortunately no humans died, except for a dog

9089. Fact
The United States has the highest proportion of males circumcised for non-religious reasons.

9090. Fact
The Bible is the most-shoplifted book in the world.

9091. Fact
In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose

9092. Fact
In one night, an adult hippopotamus eats approximately 150 pounds of grass

9093. Fact
There are 63,360 inches in a mile.

9094. Also known as
Original name : subhash chandra bose
Also known as : netaji

9095. Fact
The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception

9096. Fact
The phrase 'going bananas' was first recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary, and is linked to the fruit's 'comic' connections with monkeys.

9097. Fact
Worldwide, the most common environmental allergy is dust.

9098. Fact
The garfish has green bones

9099. Fact
In 1948 and 1950 the oldest ears of popping corn were discovered. They were located in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico. They ranged in size from smaller than a penny to approximately two inches, and were about 4,000 years old

9100. Fact
Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot

9101. Fact
The first translation of the Bible into English was in 1382 A.D., by John Wycliff

9102. Fact
It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.

9103. Fact
Pig vomit is used in perfume and cologne to hold the scent in.

9104. Fact
One American of every 16 will have one of the Top 12 most common last names.

9105. Fact
A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks

9106. Fact
The first seeing-eye dog was presented to a blind person on April 25, 1938.

9107. Fact
The range of a medieval long-bow is 220 yards

9108. Fact
Some species of dolphin sleep with one eye open

9109. Fact
Albert Einstein was cremated and his ashes were spread over a river located in New Jersey

9110. Fact
Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials

9111. Fact
The sentence The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. uses everyletter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/twxcommunications)

9112. Fact
Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic

9113. Fact
The designated instrument for the city of Detroit is the accordion

9114. Fact
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.

9115. Fact
People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper

9116. Fact
Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world

9117. Fact
Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet

9118. Fact
The 1st Academy Awards were presented in 1927.

9119. Fact
It was believed by Ancient Hindus that the world was a sphere and rested on the back of four elephants, which stood on a turtle

9120. Fact
The life expectancy of a garbage disposal is about 5 to 10 years

9121. Fact
Two phone books with their pages interlaced require more than 8000 pounds of pressure to separte.

9122. Fact
Only 1 out of 700 identity thieves gets caught.

9123. Fact
The Butterfinger candy bar was first produced by Chicago's Curtiss Candy Co. in 1923. As an advertising ploy, candy bars were dropped from an airplane on cities in 40 states.

9124. Fact
The filming of the movie 'Titanic'cost more than the Titanic itself.

9125. Fact
Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.

9126. Fact
A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction of the toilet.

9127. Fact
Harley Proctor found the name Ivory for his soap in the Bible. He was in church reading the line, All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. The original name of the soap was P&G White Soap.

9128. Fact
The famous Revolutionary war general Lafayette had the same first name as his wife Mary.

9129. Fact
White-Out was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham, who is the mother of Michael Nesmith from the The Monkees.

9130. Fact
Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.

9131. Fact
A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.

9132. Fact
The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle from Sept 12-20, 1992

9133. Fact
Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose

9134. Fact
The formula for Coca-cola has never been patented

9135. Fact
The first airline, DELAG, was established on October 16, 1909, to carry passengers between German cities by Zeppelin airships. Up to November 1913, more than 34,000 people had used the service.

9136. Fact
There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

9137. Fact
When baby sharks are born, they swim away from their mothers right away and are on there own. In fact, their mothers might see them as prey

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Track and field events have been selected as a main motif in numerous collectors coins. One of the recent samples is the

Weather conditions


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 its pouring or its pouring with rain. This phrase is much more common than its raining cats and dogs, which many students seem to learn.

Temperature




People round the world have different ideas about temperature:
5C (five degrees centigrade) is freezing for many Brazilians.
-10C (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.
30-35C is boiling for England and very unusual, but it is very common in parts of Spain during the summer.

Wind


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.

Thunderstorms


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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