Facts You Must Know

  • Did you know the croissant was invented in Austria
  • Did you know In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas
  • Did you know African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words
  • Did you know a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
  • Did you know Australia was originally called New Holland
  • Did you know ‘Lonely Planet’ for travelers is based in Melbourne Australia
  • Did you know the sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English alphabet
  • Did you know the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs
  • Did you know all the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes
  • Did you know your foot has 26 bones in it
  • Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water
  • Did you know your brain uses between 20 – 25% of the oxygen your breathe
  • Did you know 1 nautical knot equates to 1.852 Kph (1.150 mph)
  • Did you know if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3…) it totals 5050
  • Did you know sponges hold more cold water than hot
  • Did you know lightning strikes the Earth 6,000 times every minute
  • Did you know fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill
  • Did you know cats have over 100 vocal chords
  • Did you know camel’s milk doesn’t curdle
  • Did you know elephants sleep between 4 – 5 hours in 24 period
    • Did you know Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz
    • Did you know Elvis’s middle name was Aron
    • Did you know Bill Gates began programming computers at the of age 13
    • Did you know Madonna and Michael Jackson were both born in 1958
    • Did you know Isaac Newton invented the cat door
    • Did you know Einstein slept 10 hours a night
    • Did you know Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity
    • Did you know Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors
    • Did you know Elvis Presley made only 1 television commercial
    • Did you know Shakespeare invented the words ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’
    • Did you know Tiger Woods’ real first name is Eldrick
    • Did you know it took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa
    • Did you know before beginning his movie career Keanu Reeves managed a pasta shop in Toronto Canada
    • Did you know Chevy Chase’s real first name is Cornelius
    • Did you know between 1931 and 1969 Walt Disney was awarded 35 Oscars
    • Did you know Albert Einstein never knew how to drive a car
    source (http://www.did-you-knows.com)

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