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"Of Human Type" (Part Two)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Collection of Bizarre Facts" (Part Two)

"Collection of Bizarre Facts" (Part Two)
1. The Zambian authorities don’t allow tourists to take pictures of Pygmies.
2. Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
The Sun is one among the 200 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
The Sun is one among the 6000 stars, which is visible to naked eye from the Earth.
The mass of Sun is 1.989 x 1030 kg (Approximately 2 million trillion trillion kilograms).
The Sun's energy output is 386 billion billion megawatt.
The Earth receives 94 billion megawatt of energy from Sun. This is equivalent to 40,000 times the power requirement of United states.
The reaction taking place in Sun is nuclear fusion, same as a Hydrogen bomb.
Each second 700 million tons of Hydrogen are converted to 695 million tons of Helium and 5 million tons of energy in the form of gamma rays.
Each second the Sun loses 5 million tons of material.
The Sun's temperature at its core is 14 million Kelvin.
The pressure at the Sun's core is 340 billion times the pressure at the Earth's atmosphere.
The density of matter at the Sun's core is about 150 times the density of water in the Earth.
It takes up to 50 million years for the energy produced at the core of the Sun to reach its surface.
If the Sun were to stop producing energy today, it would take 50 million years for significant effects to be felt at Earth.
3. In China, the bride wears red.
4. The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonalds.
5. The cashew nut is a member of the poison ivy family.
5. Belief in the existence of vacuums used to be punishable by death under church law.
7. M&Ms were developed so that soldiers could eat chocolate without getting sticky fingers.
8. The only wild camels in the world are in Australia.
9. Half the world's population has seen a James Bond movie.
10. Numbering houses in London streets only began in 1764.
11. Only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date.
12. Anthropologists know of no known human society whose children don’t play hide and seek.
13. A snail's reproductive organs are in its head.
14. 90% of women who walk into a department store turn to the right. No one knows why.
15. The average 4 year old child asks over 400 questions a day.
16. Kangaroo means ‘I don’t understand’ in Aborigine. (They’re probably confused by all the “hand-shaking”)
18. The creature with the largest brain in relation to its body is the ant.
19. Most of the villains in the Bible have red hair.
20. Horses, rabbits and rats can’t vomit.
21. A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
22. Legal experts say that every year, about 12% of the U.S. population is arrested.
23. The warriors tribes of Ethiopia used to hang the testicles of those they killed in battle on the ends of their spears.
24. The Chinese typically eat as a family. Chopsticks ("pick up small pieces") are used because they give one a longer reach. They are hygienic, efficient, and well designed to allow diners to pluck tiny delicacies from large serving platters.
25. In early England, a traditional Christmas dinner included the head of a pig prepared with mustard.
26. It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.
27. The Amayra guides of Bolivia are said to be able to keep pace with a trotting horse for a distance of 100 kilometres.
28. Q-tips were invented by Polish-born Leo Gerstenzang. The Q stands for Quality.
29. During New Year's, in Spain, at 12:00, spaniards will try to eat 12 grapes before the clock stops chiming.
30. Sokushinbutsu were Buddhist monks or priests who allegedly caused their own deaths in a way that resulted in their being mummified. This practice reportedly took place almost exclusively in northern Japan around the Yamagata Prefecture.
31. Karate first started in India and spread to China before reaching Japan in the 1600s.
32. Before it was stopped by the British, it was not uncommon for women in some area's of India to choose to be burnt alive on their husband's funeral pyre.
33. The Anglo-Saxons believed Friday to be such an unlucky day that they ritually slaughtered any child unfortunate enough to be born on that day.
34. There are more than 5,662 written Han Chinese surnames.
35. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
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