Did you know…

… some interesting facts?

  • A zebra is white with black stripes.
  • All planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Hummingbirds can also fly backwards.
  • Insects do not make sound with their voice. The buzz of bees, mosquitoes and other insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.
  • The cockroach is the fastest insect on 6 legs covering a meter a second.
  • The word listen contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.
  • A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia’ is the fear of long words.
  • Didaskaleinophobia’ is the fear of going to school.
  • Phobatrivaphobia’ is a fear of trivia about phobias!
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow. (I know you’re going to try this one!!!)
  • The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
  • “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • 24 carat gold is not pure since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be moulded with the hands.
  • Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
  • 55% of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn. Hello, zzzzz?

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