15 Interesting Facts You May Not Know

So many interesting facts around us! But we hardly pay attention on those! Here are 15 such facts for you…
A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
Bone is five times stronger than steel.
Tiger shark embryos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.
Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.
"Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters.
You grow by about 8mm (O.3in) every night when you are asleep, but shrink to your former height the following day.
When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
A normal person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a Few weeks.
All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Due to gravitational effects, your weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange.
The focusing muscles of the eye move about 100,000 times a day. To give the leg muscles the same exercise would involve walking 80km (50 miles) a day.
The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".

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Comments (3)

Very interesting - I have just learned a little more - and certainly will have to take note when the moon is directly overhead before I get onto that scale again LOL grin
1.) English teachers enforce the letter of the law when teaching gramatical rules, but authors, who make a living off the language, are known for breaking those rules for dramatic affect, which, when popularized in culture, becomes the new grammatical rule enforced by English teachers. 2.) A squid not only has the ability to project on its skin the colors of what lies beneath it, but it can match the texture as well. 3.) A startled octopus will make its skin turn vivid blue, yellow, and red, but will juxtapose them, to shock the would-be predator visually. Advertizers do that on cereal boxes to attract the eye of cusomers.
Thanks for the fact. I'm a little bit wiser. lol
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