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Amazing Facts 5

Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect

In Czechhoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made of human bones

The largest hotel in the world is the MGM Grand, which has 5,034 rooms and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets

The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh)

Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest

An octopus has three hearts

Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly.

Buttermilk does not contain any butter, but is a cultured milk product which is usually made from fat free milk

Pineapples were first called "anana", which is Caribbean for "excellent fruit."

Human birth control pills work on gorillas

The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 feet 2 inches tall of China. Shed died at the age of 17

An adult "Gold Frog" measures to be 9.8 millimeters in body length

Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf

Alexander the Great made his troops eat onions as he believed it would prove their vitality

Bill Russell was the first black head coach of a major league pro sports team

Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache

Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better

Everyday, U.S. business use enough paper to circle the Earth over 20 times

The Welwitschia plant can live up to 1,000 years

The dromedary camel can drink as much as 100 litres of water in just 10 minutes

According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year

It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution

Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed

All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendents from three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873

The first British ship to use the SOS distress signal was the Titanic

The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice

Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert

The search engine Google got its name from the word "googol," which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it

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