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Friday, August 7, 2009

SoME Interesting facts


(most of them are worth a look- don't miss)

Interesting enough, Earth is the only planet in our solar system that hasn't been named after some   Roman or Greek god.

♥ Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with surface temperature above 450°C.

The lowest recorded temperature on our planet was -89.6°C. This was measured in Antarctica in    1983.

Sound travels 4 times faster in water than in air.

Kissing or shaking hands? In terms of germs be aware that more germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing.

Not all animals on our planet have brains, for instance starfish do not have brains.

Average male brain is larger than average female brain (1,4 kg to 1,25 kg).

The more a human Brain remembers, the less it can understand.

{This is why most of our toppers in IITJEE,EAMCET,IPE or JNTU Gold medalists do not invent or innovate any thing, but just earn marks and money without any satisfaction. They just mugup things without understanding the subject.}

Only humans have ability to sleep on their backs.

 Kangaroos are lacking ability to walk backwards.

While cancer is perhaps the greatest disease of humanity, sharks do not have this problem as they are totally immune to cancer.

Ants are so hardworking that they even do not sleep.

Our fingernails are growing much faster than our toenails, about 4 times faster.

Eyes always remain same in size since the time we are born and till the moment we die, unlike our ears and nose that are constantly growing throughout our life.

Mosquitoes like women more than men since they very much like smell of estrogen.

Smelly feet are likely to get you in more trouble with mosquitoes since they prefer people with smelly feet.

Surprisingly enough little mosquito has 47 teeth.

In case you have ever wondered why giraffes are such a quiet animals it is because they have no vocal chords to make any noise.

In case you want to be taller then the perfect profession for you is astronaut since astronauts can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space.This happens because the cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.

Though many would say otherwise, hot water freezes quicker than the cold water.

Albert Einstein had speech difficulties in early age.

Methane is extremely potent greenhouse gas and cows are among the largest methane emitters with each domestic cow emitting about 105 pounds of methane a year.

Can you live without you head? Well if you are a cockroach you can manage somewhere around 9 days or so.

So how alike are humans and chimps? Well if you consider that we share 98.4% of our DNA you could say a very lot, though on other hand we do share 70% of our DNA with a slug.

Humans are not the only creatures on Earth that cry, elephants are crying creatures too.

Polar bears would make perfect thieves since they cannot be detected by infrared cameras because of their transparent fur.

Rats are really fast lovers, especially desert rats that can copulate 122 times an hour.

Snails are definitely among the sleepiest animals as they can sleep for three years.

Humans and dolphins are only known creatures to have sex for pleasure.