PSA-201105-More Useless Information

ZOOM Trivia

Glass    takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold    is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.

Your tongue    is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

If you stop getting thirsty     you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Zero    is the only number that  cannot be represented by  Roman numerals.    (note from Sandy – perhaps because zero wasn’t considered a number in Roman times.  That happened in middle ages) 

Kites    were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song Auld Lang Syne    is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating    reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Drinking a glass of water before you eat may help digestion and curb appetite.

Peanut oil    is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.

The roar    that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10    living things live in the ocean.

The banana    cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes    require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska    spans four time zones.

The tooth    is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece,     tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications    paid 28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday, which was written in 1935!

Intelligent people    have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet’s tail    always points away from the sun.

Caffeine    increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute    is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up,    you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

When a person dies,    hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

In ancient times    strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Strawberries and cashews    are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados    have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

The moon    moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth    gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth’s gravity    it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

Mickey Mouse    is known as “Topolino” in Italy.

Soldiers    do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Everything    weighs one percent less at the equator.

For every extra kilogram    carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.

The letter J    does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

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