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The longest cave

The longest cave

The longest cave in the world is the "Mammoth cave" in the USA at 560,000 meters deep.

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen

The elements Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen (all crutial to life) are found in roughly the same proportions in comets and human beings.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci never built the inventions he designed.

Elephant

Elephant

On average, it takes 660 days from conception for an elephant to give birth.

Christina Ricci's roles

Christina Ricci's roles

Christina Ricci was turned down for two roles opposite Leonardo Di Caprio including Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Rose in Titanic.

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  • The longest cave

    The longest cave

     

    The longest cave in the world is the "Mammoth cave" in the USA at 560,000 meters deep.

  • Windmills

    Windmills

     

    Windmills always turn anti-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

  • Irish and chocolate

    Irish and chocolate

     

    Per capital, the Irish eat more chocolate than Americans, Swedes, Danes, French and Italians.

  • Water and cars

    Water and cars

     

    About 170000 litres of water are used to produce the average car.

  • Washington D.C. Mall

    Washington D.C. Mall

     

    The Mall in Washington D.C. is 1.4 times larger than Vatican City.

  • Ocean waves

    Ocean waves

     

    Ocean waves can travel as fast as a JET plane.

  • Native Hawaiian woman

    Native Hawaiian woman

     

    If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available.

  • 'Warner Communications'

    'Warner Communications'

     

    A company 'Warner Communications' paid $28 million for the copyright of the song 'Happy Birthday'.

  • The first product of Sony

    The first product of Sony

     

    The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.

  • Uncopyrightable

    Uncopyrightable

     

    The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is 'uncopyrightable'.

Geography

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen

The elements Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen (all crutial to life) are found in roughly the same proportions in comets and human beings.

Utopia

Utopia

Utopia is a large, smooth lying area of Mars.

Niagara Reservation

Niagara Reservation

Niagara Reservation became the first state park in the U.S.

The Alps

The Alps

The Alps mountain range form part of Italy's northern border, and for a long time, protected the peninsula from invasion.

History

  • Leonardo da Vinci never...

    Leonardo da Vinci

     

    Leonardo da Vinci never built the inventions he designed.

  • Theodore Roosevelt was...

    Theodore Roosevelt

     

    Theodore Roosevelt was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.

  • The parachute was...

    Parachute

     

    The parachute was invented by DaVinci in 1515.

  • Titanic was running at...

    Titanic

     

    Titanic was running at 22 knots when it hit the iceberg.

  • The first computer company to register for a...

    First domain name

     

    The first computer company to register for a domain name was Digital Equipment Corporation

  • The largest mass wedding in history was...

    The largest mass wedding

     

    The largest mass wedding in history was held in the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea where 35000 people were married.

  • Alexander Graham Bell set...

    Alexander Graham Bell

     

    Alexander Graham Bell (who invented the telephone) also set a world water-speed record of over seventy miles an hour at the age of 72.

  • The first neon sign was...

    The first neon sign

     

    The first neon sign was made in 1923 for a Packard dealership.

  • Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. president to...

    Abraham Lincoln

     

    Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. president to hold a patent.

  • The 1st live televised murder was in...

    The 1st live televised murder

     

    The 1st live televised murder was in 1963, when Jack Ruby killed JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions of viewers watched.

Nature

Elephant

Elephant

On average, it takes 660 days from conception for an elephant to give birth.

The buffalo

The buffalo

In North America the buffalo is the largest land animal.

Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes do not always rattle before they strike.

New Zealand sheep

New Zealand sheep

Sheep outnumber humans in New Zealand 15 to 1.

Fun

  • Christina Ricci was turned down...

    Christina Ricci's roles

     

    Christina Ricci was turned down for two roles opposite Leonardo Di Caprio including Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Rose in Titanic.

  • If all the Coca-Cola vending...

    Coca-Cola vending machines

     

    If all the Coca-Cola vending machines in the U.S. were stacked one on top of each other, the pile would be over 500 km high.

  • Men's shirts have the...

    Men's and women's shirt buttons

     

    Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left.

  • Golf is the only sport...

    Golf on the Moon

     

    Golf is the only sport played on the Moon - on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.

  • One 75-watt light bulb...

    75-watt light bulb

     

    One 75-watt light bulb gives off more light than three 25-watt light bulbs.

  • Every time you sneeze some of...

    Sneeze

     

    Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

  • Castor oil is used as a...

    Castor oil

     

    Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.

  • In 'Silence of the lambs', Hannibal Lector...

    Silence of the lambs

     

    In 'Silence of the lambs', Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.

  • You can start a fire with...

    Start a fire

     

    You can start a fire with ice.

  • The ZIP in 'ZIP code' means...

    ZIP code

     

    The ZIP in 'ZIP code' means Zoning Improvement Plan.

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