Rafed English

Did You Know? - Numbers - Part 1

  • Did you know a bear has 42 teeth
  • Did you know 8% of people have an extra rib
  • Did you know 85% of plant life is found in the ocean
  • Did you know the Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
  • Did you know armadillos have 4 babies at a time and are all the same sex
  • Did you know the longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds
  • Did you know when lightning strikes it can reach up to 30,000 degrees celsius (54,000 degrees fahrenheit)
  • Did you know Tennessee is bordered by 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia - more than any other in the US
  • Did you know the longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)
  • Did you know about 90% of the worlds population kisses
  • Did you know sound travels almost 5 times faster underwater than in air
  • Did you know Koalas sleep around 18 hours a day
  • Did you know the average speed of a skydiver is 200kph (124mph)
  • Did you know all insects have 6 legs
  • Did you know that 90% of an iceberg sits under water
  • Did you know African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words
  • Did you know a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
  • Did you know the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs
  • Did you know all the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes
  • Did you know your foot has 26 bones in it
  • Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water
  • Did you know your brain uses between 20 - 25% of the oxygen your breathe
  • Did you know if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3...) it totals 5050
  • Did you know lightning strikes the Earth 6,000 times every minute
  • Did you know cats have over 100 vocal chords
  • Did you know elephants sleep between 4 - 5 hours in 24 period
  • Did you know a 1/4 of your bones are in your feet
  • Did you know a 'jiffy' is actually 1/100th of a second
  • Did you know on your birthday you share it with 9 million others
  • Did you know 1 googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros
  • Did you know a 1 minute kiss burns 26 calories
  • Did you know a hummingbird's heart beats at over a 1,000 times a minute
  • Did you know dragonflies have 6 legs but can't walk
  • Did you know in 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names
  • Did you know an average person will spend 25 years asleep
  • Did you know there are 31,557,600 seconds in a year
  • Did you know there are 22 stars in the Paramount studios logo
  • Did you know Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961
  • Did you know room temperature is defined as between 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F)
  • Did you know the movie Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make with $5 million going towards actor's salaries
  • Did you know there are only 4 words in the English language which end in 'dous' (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)
  • Did you know the average golf ball has 336 dimples
  • Did you know the movie 'Wayne's World' was filmed in two weeks
  • Did you know Brazil covers 50% of the South American continent
  • Did you know 96% of candles sold are purchased by women
  • Did you know Jamaica has 120 rivers
  • Did you know cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length
  • Did you know The Great Wall of China is approximately 6,430 Km long (3,995 miles)
  • Did you know all of the clocks in the movie 'Pulp Fiction' are fixed to 4:20
  • Did you know rice is the staple food for 50% of the worlds population
  • Did you know India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000)
  • Did you know India is home to over 200 million cows
  • Did you know Bill Gates began programming computers at the of age 13
  • Did you know every single possible 3 character .com domain has been registered
  • Did you know the word 'uncopyrightable' is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter
  • Did you know you take over 23,000 breaths everyday
  • Did you know when water freezes it expans by 9%
  • Did you know 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • Did you know the longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes
  • Did you know Halley's comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062)
  • Did you know the Olympic flag was designed in 1913
  • Did you know a bowling pin will fall at a tilt of 7.5 degrees
  • Did you know there are 31,536,000 seconds in a year
  • Did you know a piece of paper cannot be folded more than 7 times
  • Did you know the opposite sides of a dice always adds up to 7
  • Did you know the WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer
  • Did you know the Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps
  • Did you know Buckingham Palace has over 600 rooms
  • Did you know Americans eat 35,000 tons of pasta a year
  • Did you know Americans throw away 44 million newspapers a day
  • Did you know Einstein slept 10 hours a night
  • Did you know Germany borders 9 other countries
  • Did you know the Earth is struck by lightning over 100 times every second
  • Did you know over 2,500 left handed people are killed a year from using right handed products
  • Did you know gorillas sleep 14 hours a day
  • Did you know female lions complete 90% of the hunting in their herd
  • Did you know the lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years
  • Did you know 56% of typing is completed by your left hand
  • Did you know for every human there are 200 million insects
  • Did you know the average bed contains over 6 billion dust mites
  • Did you know an iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes
  • Did you know the Eifel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets
  • Did you know there are 7 points on the Statue of Liberty's crown
  • Did you know the average hen lays 228 eggs a year
  • Did you know the Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps
  • Did you know Oak trees don't produce acorns until they are 50 years old
  • Did you know the average person laughs 10 times a day
  • Did you know your mouth produces 1 litre of saliva a day
  • Did you know your head contains 22 bones
  • Did you know you breathe 23,000 times a day
  • Did you know if your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times
  • Did you know you begin to feel thirsty when your body losses 1% of water
  • Did you know hiccups usually lasts for 5 minutes
  • Did you know not all your taste buds are on our tongue (10% are on the insides of you cheeks)
  • Did you know the life span of a house fly is between 10 to 25 days
  • Did you know a dolphins top speed is 60kmh (37mph)
  • Did you know a sharks top speed is 70kmh (44mph)
  • Did you know there are 70 million sheep in New Zealand (with 4 million people)
  • Did you know African elephants only have 4 teeth
  • Did you know during a total solar eclipse the temperature can drop by 6°C (20°F)
  • Did you know the US flag has 13 stripes (representing the original 13 states)
  • Did you know the first city to reach 1 million was London
  • Did you know men are stuck by lightning 7 times more than women
  • Did you know women make up 49% of the worlds population
  • Did you know carrots contain 0% fat
  • Did you know 1 billion snails are served in restaurants each year
  • Did you know DVDs are physically the same size as a CDs but can store 13 times more data
  • Did you know the average soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels and held together by 642 stitches
  • Did you know that in developed countries 27% of food is thrown away
  • Did you know the odds of being struck by lightning are 600,000 to 1
  • Did you know the first train reached a top speed of only 8 kmh (5 mph)
  • Did you know Niagara Falls could fill 4,000 bathtubs every second
  • Did you know it takes 1 alligator to make a pair of shoes and 3 for a pair of boots
  • Did you know a banana contains 75% water
  • Did you know 13 people die every year from vending machines
  • Did you know your liver has over 500 functions
  • Did you know your brain uses 25% of all the oxygen your breathe
  • Did you know a flea can jump 350 times its body length
  • Did you know a full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon

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