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The average person's skin weighs about
A starfish has no head or brain.
It is considered unlucky to use the word
'Macbeth' in a theatre.
Ants and humans are the only creatures
that go to war with their own kind.
In 1985 Lamar Gant (USA) lifted a record
five times his own bodyweight - a record that still stands today.
He lifted 299 kg (660 lb) whilst just weighing a mere 59 (131 lb)
The largest submerged nuclear cargo consists
of two nuclear reactors and 16 nuclear weapons aboard the Russian
submarine K-219. It sanke in the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda
on 6 October 1986 and remains resting on the sea bed 5 800 metres
(19 000 ft) below the surface.
A blonde beard grows faster than any
other colour beard.
The greatest number of people to fit
in a Mini was 18, achieved on 3 July 2000.
The average person drinks 1 694 bottles
of wine in a lifetime.
An elephant can carry four tons with
We eat 854 tins of baked beans in a lifetime.
The Blue Whale's heart is as big as a
The average person consumes 656 bars
of soap in their lifetime.
About 1 500 stars are visible to the
naked eye on a clear night.
On average, we spend 52 hours a year
just dealing with our junk mail.
There are more than 7 000 varieties of
The greatest numbe rof continuous spins
made on one foot of ice is 60 rotations achieved by Neil Wilson
of the UK on 1 July 1997.
The average Westerner takes 59 holiday
trips in his/her lifetime
The tomato plant originally comes from
Kurt Osburn wheelied on his bicycle for
a record 4 569 km (2 839 miles) whilst travelling from Hollywood,
California, to Orlando, Florida, USA, between 13 April and 25 June
A large anteater can eat up to 30 000
ants a day.
88% of a mushroom is water. Half of the
remainder is indigestible.
69% of the workforce that constructed
the Panama Canal died of yellow fever or malaria.
Ice in an Antarctic glacier travels at
a rate of 77.4 metres a week.
80% of the human brain is made of water.