Sunday, August 29, 2010

Strange Facts

Another installment of STRANGE FACTS.

  1. Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
  2. A “sesquipedalian” is a very long word, and means a person fond of extremely long words.
  3. If you spell out every number starting with one, you won’t use the letter “a” until you reach one thousand.
  4. The slanted line that divides fractions (ex: 1/2) is called a “virgule”.
  5. African Elephants are pregnant for 22 months - that’s almost TWO YEARS!
  6. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. :-)
  7. The average US high school graduate has a vocabulary of about 60,000 words.
  8. The world’s largest burrito weighed 4,217lbs.
  9. The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn’t tick, it moves slowly.
  10. The raccoon derives its name from the Indian word meaning ‘he who scratches with his hands’.

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