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Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 4

1. The light bulb was invented in 1879 by Thomas Alva Edison.

2. The male mosquitoes are vegetarians and live on eating the lives of the plants and the trees.

3. Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

4. California condors can fly 10 miles without flapping their wings.

5. Eating a packet of crisps a day is equivalent to drinking five liters of cooking oil a year.

6. Most of the birds heart beats 400 times per minute while they are at rest. When they are flying however, their heart could beat up to 1000 beats per minute.


1. The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo.

2. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

3. The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.

4. One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.

5. Blood flows down one leg and up the other.

6. Most lipstick contains fish scales!


1. A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

2. Strawberry is the only fruit with its seeds on the outside.

3. The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king (shah) is dead (mat)."

4. Camel's milk, which is widely drunk in Arab countries, has 10 times more iron than cow's milk.

5. The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is "feedback."

6. 18% of all global carbon dioxide emissions are from Cars.


1. A baby bat is called a pup.

2. The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.

3. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers are invented by women.

4. Coca-Cola was originally green because of fresh cocoa leaves.

5. The youngest Pope was 11 years old. (Pope Benedict IX).

6. Titanic was running at 22 knots (4o kms/hour) when she hit the iceberg.


1. Ostriches can live up to 75 years old and can outrun a horse.

2. The ball on top of a flag pole is called the 'Truck'.

3. There is no sound in space.

4. VHS stands for Video Home System.

5. The smallest dog is the Chihuahua breed.

6. The first taxi service began in New York in 1907.


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