Rafed English

Did You Know? - Quantifiable - Part 3

  • 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 cucumbers are 96% water.
  • Did you know a full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon
  • Did you know a honeybee's top speed is 24kph (15mph)
  • Did you know a humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times a second (5,400 times a minute)
  • Did you know horses have 18 more bones than humans
  • Did you know a cheetahs top speed is 114kph (70mph)
  • Did you know a jellyfish is 95% water
  • Did you know every day 7% of the US eats at McDonalds
  • Did you know a snail can sleep for 3 years
  • Did you know a chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body
  • Did you know the average porcupine has 30,000 spikes
  • Did you know tarantula spiders can survive 2 and a half years without food
  • Did you know crocodiles are responsible for over a 1,000 deaths each year by the Banks of the Nile river
  • Did you know an elephant's trunk can hold over 5 litres of water
  • Did you know it takes 4 hours to hardboil an ostrich egg
  • Did you know there is 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has been mined
  • Did you know the moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days
  • Did you know more than 75% of all countries are north of the equator
  • Did you know Yugoslavia is bordered by 7 other countries
  • Did you know 2 million hydrogen atoms would be required to cover a full stop (.)
  • Did you know New York contains 920km (571miles) of shoreline
  • Did you know 1 gigayear = 1,000,000,000,000 years
  • Did you know the Moons diameter is 3,476km
  • Did you know the human body contains 96,000km(59,650miles) of blood vessels
  • Did you know on average you blink 25,000 a day
  • Did you know men have 10% more red blood cells than women
  • Did you know 1 square inch of human skin contains 625 sweat glands
  • Did you know your normal body temperature is 37°C (99°F)
  • Did you know you shed a complete layer of skin every 4 weeks
  • Did you know minus 40°C is exactly the same temperature as minus 40°F
  • Did you know there is enough petrol in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive the average car 4 times around the world
  • Did you know Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity
  • Did you know the world's knowledge is growing so fast that 90% of what we will know in 50 years time will be discovered in those 50 years
  • Did you know according to the old English time system a moment is 1 and a half minutes
  • Did you know oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen make up 90% of the human body
  • Did you know most birds eat twice their body weight each day
  • Did you know dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 24km (15miles) away
  • Did you know each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man, woman, and child
  • Did you know The US shreds 7,000 tons of worn out currency each year
  • Did you know americans spend $10 million a day on potato chips
  • Did you know 70% of all Irish barley grown goes towards the production of Guinness beer
  • Did you know there are 1,929,770,126,028,800 different color combinations possible on a Rubik's Cube
  • Did you know a Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes
  • Did you know the average person will consume 100 tons of food and 45,424 liters (12,000 gallons) of water in their lifetime
  • Did you know a deck of cards should be shuffled at least 7 times before playing
  • Did you know 32% of all land in the U.S. is owned by the government
  • Did you know the letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has 3 syllables (all others have 1)
  • Did you know 1 out of every 8 letters written is an e
  • Did you know 45,000 thunderstorms around the world occur every day

Share this article

Comments 0

Your comment

Comment description

Latest Post

Most Reviews