True Facts

The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.

When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.

Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost “an arm and a leg.”

If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.

At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.

Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.

we can get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.

Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.

Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender’s system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.

Scuba divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.

Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don’t do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.

In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.

Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.

The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his “signature” on the keyboard.

King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.

Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.

Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.

You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.

When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.

If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is of a vegetarian.

The world’s smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.

The “nine lives” attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.

Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.

Approximately one-sixth of human life is spent on Wednesdays.

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