2917. FactGoats' eyes have rectangular pupils.
2918. FactThe world's smallest and oldest republic is San Marino. It's 25 square miles and is located mostly on top of a mountain entirely surrounded by Italy.
2919. FactOn average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.
2920. FactWhen he was only 13, Johnny Depp lost his virginity to a girl slightly older than him.
2921. FactSmiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better
2922. FactAll coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator.
2923. FactBy donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved
2924. FactThe healthy human eyes can distinguish about 17,000 different colors.
2925. FactSnowiest city in the U.S.: Blue canyon, California.
2926. FactThe pigmy shrew a relative of the mole is the smallest mammal in North America. It weighs 1/14 ounce less than a dime.
2927. FactHippopotamuses do 80% of their vocalizations underwater.
2928. FactIn the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year.
2929. FactEarl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola
2930. FactIt is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
2931. FactNazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle
2932. FactThe first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver
2933. FactEars of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.
2934. FactIn Oregon anyone with a bad reputation is prohibited from distributing malt beverages.
2935. FactThe USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre
2936. FactDueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
2937. FactThe head of a jellyfish is called the Bell.
2938. FactOnly 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star
2939. FactThe oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712
2940. FactIf you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.
2941. FactValentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth
2942. FactIn the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California
2943. FactAll babies are color blind when they are born.
2944. FactThe world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.
2945. FactThe only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
2946. FactThere are 53 Lego bricks manufactured for each person in the world.
2947. FactThe age limit for marriage in France was, until recently, 15 for girls, but 18 for boys. The age for girls was raised to 18 in 2006.
2948. FactEnamel is hardest substance in the human body
2949. FactBy partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors
2950. FactIndonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total
2951. FactThere are more than one million animal species on Earth.
2952. FactThe smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 square miles.
2953. FactEven a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
2954. FactClose to two million people who go to hospitals in the United States for one ailment wind up catching another.
2955. FactThe first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled All The Way.
2956. FactIn America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders
2957. FactThere are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that can be found in the English language: rstu and mnop. Examples of each are understudy and gymnophobia.
2958. FactFried spiders taste like nuts
2959. FactThe 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time
2960. FactWashing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load
2961. FactThe practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
2962. FactThe odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.
2963. FactNo other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few
2964. FactA giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
2965. FactPele has always hated his nickname, which he says sounds like baby-talk in Portuguese.
2966. FactQueen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.
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Sentence Completion - Test-04
Vocabulary Game 1
Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Mind Game
Read the text and use the context and the diagram to help you with the key words.
There was a serious accident on one of the main roads into Stuttgart this morning. An old lorry (AmEng = truck) broke down in the middle of the road, and the driver couldn’t move it. It was eight o’clock, the middle of the rush hour, so it soon created a terrible traffic jam. Drivers got very angry and a man in a Mercedes tried to go round the lorry. Unfortunately another car was coming in the opposite direction. The driver braked hard and tried to stop, but he couldn’t prevent the accident - the Mercedes crashed into the front of his car. The driver of the Mercedes was OK, but the other driver was badly injured and both cars were very badly damaged.
Go along here, turn right into the main road, then take the first turning on your left. Keep going, and then turn left again when you get to the bank.
Important words and phrases
Taxis (AmEng = cab) use the road; pedestrians use the pavement (AmEng = sidewalk).
The speed limit on motorways in Great Britain is 70 mph (120 kph).
Most petrol stations (AmEng = gas station) in Great Britain are self-service.
Get in the car and remember to fasten your seat belt.
The other car was going very slowly, so I decided to overtake (= pass it on the outside lane).
Advanced English Grammar Test