STRANGE BUT TRUE FACTS

* The increased electricity used by modern appliance parts is causing a shift in the Earth’s magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in    mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.

* The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

* The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren’t for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.

* The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there’s no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.

* Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

* Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don’t do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.

* You can get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.

* Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.

* Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!

* You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.

* Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a game. For Canadians who don’t play hockey, that figure drops to five out of ten.

* The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

* Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel. At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the    soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.

* Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.

* Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid      repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost “an arm and a leg.”

* The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!

* When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.

* The world’s smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.

* Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

* “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

* Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

* A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

* Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not!

* “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.

* You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

* Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining

* Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

* Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

* The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years

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