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Unusual Facts.

► A rollercoaster has no engine?
► 70% of all Land Rovers ever made are estimated to still be on the road?
► Every year we produce more transistors than grains of rice?
► The first hot-air balloon was launched from Versailles in 1783?
► The unit 'foot' was originally the length of a human foot(12 inches)?
► A piece of paper can not be folded in half more than seven times
► In Fahrenheit scale and the Celsius scale 40 degrees below zero is the same?
► The first 3-Wheeler accident took place in 1769?
► At the same thickness hair is strong as a wire of iron?
► Every year a huge icehotel of about 4 000 m2 is built in the village Jukkasjaervi in Sweden?
► The first popcorn machine was invented by Charlie Cretors in 1885?
► The first Ford cars had Dodge engines?
► The inch represents the width of a thumb?
► The opposite sides of a die always add up to seven?
► Broken clocks are right twice a day?
► VHS stands for Video Home System?
► The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer?
► A dentist, William Semple, invented chewing gum to exercise his jaws?
► It was a Swede in 1892 who invented the adjustable spanner?
► Cigarette lighter was invented before the matches where invented?
► The temperature in a flame is lower close to the source and highest near the top?
► Golden Gate Bridge took about four years to build?
► The electric toothbrush was invented in 1939?
► Most lubricants will disappear in space?
► Cotton is heavier than water?
► The maximum speed of Titanic was 23 knots?
► BMW made the first jet engine?
► Porsche also build tractors?
► The Leaning Tower of Pisa has never been straight?
► Hacky sack was invented in Turkey?
► A DVD has a about 100 year life span?
► A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts?
► The screwdriver was invented before the screw?
► The billionth digit of pi is 9?
► The wingspan of a Boeing 747 jet is longer than the Wright Brothers' first flight?
► The second most used metal in the world is copper?
► It took over four years to build Golden Gate Bridge?
► Music was sent down a telephone line for the first time in 1876, the year the phone was invented?
► The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter?
► Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark?
► The Eiffel Tower has 1*** steps?
► The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year. The reason? When it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books?
► There is a house in Rockport Massachusetts made of Boston newspapers. Mechanical Engineer Mr. Elis Stenman built the ► house as a hobby for 20 years?
► The Library of Congress is the world's largest library with more than 120 million items?
► Vernal Bank in Utah was built from bricks sent through mail?
► No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times?
► Bologna, just like Pisa, has a leaning tower and it is called the Garisenda tower?
► Plastic is made out of 50% seaweed?
► The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 2673 doors?
► The first subway system in America was built 1897 in Boston, Massachusetts?
► Cene Cernan was the last man on the moon?
► The Netherlands has built about 800 miles of massive dikes and sea walls to hold back the sea?
► Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg?
► The longest flight by a paper aircraft indoors is 20.9 seconds?
► It is estimated that there are approximately ten million bricks in the Empire State Building?
► The first U.S. coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914?
► Thomas Crapper was the inventor of the flushing toilet?
► Taj Mahal, built between 1632 and 1654, in India is made entirely out of marble?
► A depth of 2 fathoms (3,6 metres) is called a Mark Twain?
► The electric chair was invented by a dentist?
► The Space Shuttle can accelerate to a speed of 27,000 kilometres per hour in 8 minutes?
► The World Trade Center towers had two different zip codes, 10047 and 10048. One for each building?
► A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel?
► The parking meter was invented in North Dakota?
► Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door?
► The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second?
► Construction workers hard hats was invented in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933?
► TV antennas were invented in 1898 but TV's were not invented until the year 1935?
► Hong Kong has the world's largest double-decker tram fleet in the world?
► The largest manufacturing industry in the world is the Automobile building?
► A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second?
► Men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women?
► There are about 400 million cars and light trucks in the world today?
► The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth about 150 times?
► Central air conditioners use about 98% more energy than ceiling fans?
► Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for about three hours?
► The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn't have any pedals? People walked it along?
► 1 cubic yard of air weighs 2 pounds at sea level?
► In 1943, Thomas Watson (the chairman of IBM ), predicted that the future market for computers should be only five computers?
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