*Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
*Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!
*When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!
*A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!
*It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
*Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!
*A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
*The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
*It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
*Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
*There are more than 10 million
bricks in the Empire State Building!
*Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!
*The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
*The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
*The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
*Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
*Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
*A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
*Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
*Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
*There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
*Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!
*A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
*Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
*The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!
*Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
SpOOky Dreams my Friends... ~adele~
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