Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tree with circumference upto 180 feet Fact 14


African Baobab tree’s circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.


Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.


Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.


Actor Charlie Chaplin made 81 movies over a career that spanned 50 years.


Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations.


Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna.


Adolf Hitler was one of the people that were responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.


Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours.


African heart-nosed bats can have such a keen sense of sound that they can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from six feet away.


After being picked an orange cannot ripen.


After the “Popeye” comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States.


After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.


After the Eiffel Tower was built, one person was killed during the installation of the lifts. No one was killed during the actual construction of the tower.


After the Krakatoa volcano eruption in 1883 in Indonesia, many people reported that, because of the dust, the sunset appeared green and the moon blue. The moon was said to appear blue for almost two years.


After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit.
Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes.


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

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