Monday, 21 May 2018


I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the points.

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements. 

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood Plasma. 

The longest flight in the world is Qantas' flight from Sydney, Australia to Dallas, Texas, a 17-hour flight which spans about 8,576 miles. 

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off. 

The month of October is not mentioned at all in any of William Shakespeare's plays. 

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year. 

The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster he or she will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. (Please definitely let me know if this strategy works after you have survived!)

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad. 

The Netherlands is closing 19 prisons due to a serious prisoner shortage. 

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. 

The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand. 

The original name for butterfly was flutterby. 

The Palazzo, a luxury hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, is named the largest hotel in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. Its total floor area covers 6,948,980 square feet (645,581 m2). 

The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan, or grow hair. 

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. 

The poisonous part of chocolate for our four-legged friends is a chemical called theobromine. While harmless to humans, it can lead to epileptic seizures and death in dogs.

The pound sign (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe. 

The San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile has the world's largest swimming pool. The pool is 1,013 m (3,323 ft) long, covering 8 ha (20 acres), containing some 250 million litres (66 million US gallons) of seawater, with a maximum depth of 11.5 ft (3.5 m). 

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