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'Wow factoids -2'
« on: November 15, 2016, 02:33:14 PM »
 Eighty percent of people who are hit by lighting are men
 
The biggest palace in the world is the Imperial Palace in Beijing. It has that many rooms that you can sleep for 25 years in a different room each night
 
An ant can lift ten times its own weight
 
On average, 100 people choke to death on chewing ballpoint pens. (the mind boggles but great discussion point if you have a group of pen chewers in your room)
 
Pheumatophobia is the fear of air (use it when they are all yawning)
 
There are 701 official breeds of dogs
 
A woodpecker can peck up to 20  times per second (ask your students to try that for a giggle)
 
A dolphin sleeps with one eye open (do you have any dolphins in your class?)
 
The longest nose belonged to Thomas Wedder. It measured 19 cm (so Pinochio was real after all)
 
The longest time spent standing on one foot is 76 hours, 40 minutes (do any of your students want to try this)
 
The world's smallest tree is the dwarf willow. It grows to 5cm and only grows in Greenland
 
An apple, potato and onion all taste sweet if you eat them with your nose plugged
 
Ninety percent of all extinct species are birds
 
Did you know you share your birthday with another 16 million people?
 
Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges
 
Cats can spend 16 hours sleeping a day (how many cats do you have in your class?)
 
The human heart creates  enough pressure to squirt blood over 9 m (lets not try this in your training room)
 
More people speak English in China than in the USA
 
The first email was sent in 1972
 
Bread was used as an eraser before rubber erasers were invented (why not give it a go)
 
Remove crayon drawings from walls and tables with a damp cloth dipped in bicarbonate of soda
 
Bread and beer are the oldest forms of manufactured food
 
Bubble wrap was originally invented as wallpaper in the 1950's
 
Cardboard was invented in the early 1500's by the Chinese
 
Keep your bathroom mirror from fogging up by polishing it with car wax
 
A raindrop falls about 12 km per hour
 
The most common name in the world is Mohammed (make it a competition and John or Mary probably win)
 
The word internet is a contraction of international and network
 
The internet was born in the 1960's
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Re: 'Wow factoids -2'
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 06:07:54 PM »
thank you!