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Interesting Things You Don’t Really Need To Know

Here is a list of 20 interesting things that nobody needs to know:

  • Ice cream was invented in 1620.
  • The human being is born with 300 bones, but has only 206 as an adult.
  • The memory of a goldfish retains a period of three seconds.
  • In 1913, the “New York World” published the first crossword puzzle.
  • Your fist is as big as your heart.
  • Polar bears have white fur and black skin.
  • The earth weighs about 6 588 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 tons.
  • About 70% of all living beings are bacteria.
  • The electric incandescent lamp was already invented by the German Heinrich Goebel before Edison. Edison merely improved her.
  • The full name of Los Angeles is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula” – and can be shortened to 3. 63% of its length: “LA”.
  • One billion seconds are about 31, 7 years.
  • All the chickens of this earth produce about 400,000,000,000 eggs per year.
  • In 1970, a US soap company published an advertisement in the Saudi Arabian press to promote a new soap powder. To the left, a pile of dirty laundry was visible, a wash bottle of soap-foam in the middle, a pile of bright white linen on the right. As Arabs read from right to left, the ad had no success.
  • Around 400 BC, Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.
  • New Zealand is the only country in the world that covers every climate zone.
  • Fingernails grow at 0, 000000047 inches per second.
  • In 1997, Microsoft had over half a billion dollars of phone costs to answer requests from users who had problems with the software – more money than was spent on the development of the software people called for.
  • 20% of all car accidents in Sweden are caused by moose.
  • Sharks must always swim forwards, otherwise they will die.
  • In 1973 the Swedish confectionery manufacturer Roland Ohisson from Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of pure chocolate.

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