Interesting Random Facts About The Human Body, Places And Others

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Here are some of the most interesting and surprising facts about the human body.

  1. The tongue has 3,000 taste buds, each with sensory nerve connected with the brain that carries impulses which the brain interprets and passes judgment.

  2. The ears have 100,000 auditory cells. Minute nerve ending in the inner ear picks up a particular sound frequency and start vibrating.

  3. Each eye has 130,000,000 light receptors which send impulses to the brain.

  4. The skin has a vast network of receptors. If a hot object touches the skin, some 30,000 “hot spots” will warm of the danger. It has 250,000 cold receptors and about 500,000 touch receptors. The brain pays little attention to messages sent by only a few receptors.

  5. The slowest growing finger nail is the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger.

  6. Strongest muscleof the body is the masseter muscle, which is located in the jaw.
  7. Most people shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

  8. The brain sends messages to other parts of the body at the rate of 240 mph.

  9. We have about 100,000 hairs in our head.

  10. We wink our eyes about 20,000 times a day.

  11. There are 26 billion cells in a new born baby and 50 trillion in an adult.

Interestingly Random Facts About Places  

  1. The US is leader in waste disposing of 864 kg per capita per year.

  2. North Americais the largest consumer of oil, nuclear power and hydroelectricity.

  3. The US is the largest consumer of lead and zinc.

  4. The US is the largest importer of fossil fuels.

  5. The US and Canada have 200 million cars, buses and trucks drive on 6,500,000 km of paved roads (almost 16 times the distance of the moon).

  6. Colombiais the largest source of orange juice concentrate.
  7. The television capital of the world with 400,000,000 TV sets is China.
  8. The number one most visited National Park in the US is the Great Smoky MountainsNational Park in Tennessee and followed by the Grand Canyon national Park in Arizona.

  9. Maineis the world’s largest producer of blueberries.
  10. The wettest place in the world is in Cherrapunji, India – 1,042 inches.

  11. Icelandboasts the world’s oldest constitution, drafted around 930.
  12. Afghanistanis the world’s largest producer of opium.
  13. Belizeis the only English-speaking country in Central America.
  14. Franceis the world’s top travel destination.
  15. In 1804, Haiti became the world’s first independent black republic.

  16. Nauruis the smallest island nation in the world.
  17. Papua New Guineahas more languages than any other country (717 native languages).
  18. South Africais the world’s largest producer of gold.
  19. The City of Damascusis the oldest capital city in the world.
  20. Montenegrois the world’s newest country.

Interesting Miscellaneous Facts

  1. More than 30 million trees are cut down to produce a year’s supple of newspaper.

  2. It takes between 400 to 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose. It takes an orange peel six months to decompose.

  3. Using recycled glass uses 50% less energy than making products from all new materials.

  4. The shortest river in the world with length of only 201 ft or 61 m located in Montana, USA is the RoseRiver.

  5. The deadliest volcano in the world is Tambora volcano in Indonesia – killing 92,000 people during its eruption in 1815.

  6. Billboard debuts on August 4, 1958. The first no.1 hit was Ricky Nelson’s “Poor little Fool.”
  7. The world’s most spoken language is Chinese Mandarin – 1,075,000,000 speakers.

  8. The number one animated film of All-Time with total earnings of $436,721,703 is Shrek 2.
  9. The number one movie for kids of All-Time with a gross earnings of $460,998,007 is Star Wars.

  10. Judi Denchwon a supporting actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love. She appeared in the film for only 8 minutes.
  11. The number one Top-Selling Album of All-Time selling 29,000,000 copies is Eagles’ “Eagles/Their Greatest Hits – 1971-75.”
  12. Larissa Latynira– a gymnast from the former Soviet Union, finished her summer Olympic games career with 18 total medals – the most in history.
  13. The Eskimo Pie, the first chocolate-covered ice-cream bar, was invented in Onawa, Iowa, USA in 1921.

  14. The first basketball game was played in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891.

  15. It took Gutzon Borghum 14 years to carve Mount Rushmore.

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