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  • The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!
  • “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  • There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
  • The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Russian and Spanish.
  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
  • Coco-Cola would be green if colour in weren’t added to it.
  • The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  • The spiciness of a chilli is not determined by the colour of the chilli, but by the length. The smaller the chilli, the spicier it is.
  • In Uzbekistan, samosa is known as “Samsa.”
  • Samosas were first found in Persia and existed since the Mughal era.
  • The staple diet of almost half of the world’s population is rice.
  • The original curry powder was invented by the British.
  • Saffron is made from the dried stamens of cultivated crocus and is the most expensive spice.
  • Onions, apples and potatoes have the same taste. The difference in taste is due to their smell.
  • Cucumber originated from India. The core of the cucumber is 600oC lower than the temperature outside. Hence the slimily, “As cool as a cucumber.”
  • Strawberries have more vitamin C than the animals.
  • December 25th was celebrated as the birthday of Jesus only from 440 A.D.
  • The only mammals that fly are bats.
  • Mount Everest is growing. It is 12 inches higher now than it was a century ago and it is still growing.
  • India has the world’s largest quantity of privately owned gold.
  • An adult body has approximately 96,000 kilometres of blood vessels.
  • We blink our eyes about 25 times a minute.
  • A new born kangaroo is about 1 inch long.
  • There are at least 100,000 million stars in our universe.
  • Thomas Edison maintained a collection of 5,000 birds.
  • A volcano has more power than a hurricane or earthquake.
  • A single drop of liquid can contain 50 million bacteria.
  • There are 60 trillion cells in the human body.
  • A person’s hair cannot turn white overnight for any reason.
  • An ostrich can lay more than 100 eggs in one nest.
  • Your brain will stop growing in size when you are 15.

Courtesy : Fun Times

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