Fun Facts, May 14

OK, here’s your next installment of Thoughtless Trivia Thursday to impress your friends and belittle your enemies….and, as always, please let me know if there is something that is not accurate. Enjoy!

• The poison arrow frogs of South and Central America are the most poisonous animals in the world.

• The first history book, the Great Universal History, was published by Rashid-Eddin of Persia in 1311.

• To make one kilo of honey, bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.

• Gymnasiums were introduced in 900BC and Greek athletes practised in the nude to the accompaniment of music. They also performed naked at the Olympic Games.

• Lebanon is the top movie-going country – 35,3 movies per person p.a. China is second with 12,3, followed by Georgia (5,6), India (5), Iceland (4,5), Australia is 6th at 3,9 then New Zealand and the US at just under 3,9.

• Optical fibre was invented in 1966 by two British scientists called Charles Kao and George Hockham working for the British company Standard Telecommunication.

• The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors.

• In a full grown rye plant, the total length of roots may reach 380 miles (613 km).

• In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles (10,645 km).

• If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.

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~ by kuiperactive on May 14, 2009.

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