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Thursday, March 14, 2013

BILL'S BITS

Instead of a lead-in story, I've come across various tid-bits of information that I would like to share with you good readers...

DID YOU KN0W?… 
1.The Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification as far back as AD 700.

2. A sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure.

3. The revolving door was invented in 1888.

4. Minus -40 degrees C. is exactly the same
temperature as minus 40 degrees F.

5. Cars were first started with ignition keys in 1949.

6. To crack the whip, the tip must be traveling faster than the speed of sound.

7. There is enough petrol in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive the average car around
the world 4 times.

8. Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity.

9. The drinking straw was invented in 1886.

10. Paper money was first used in China.

11. Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen make up 90% of the human body.

12. Giraffes have no vocal cords.

13. Most birds eat twice their body weight each day.

14. A group of whales is called a pod.

15. Kiwi birds are blind.

16. The cheetah is the only cat that can't
retract its claws.

17. Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.

18. Dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 15 miles away.

19. Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.

20. The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

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