Amazing Miscellaneous Facts   4

   Apple pips contain cyanide. There once was a man who really liked the taste of apple pips, so he saved up a cupful of them and ate them in one go, and promptly died of cyanide poisoning
   The manufacturing documentation for a Jumbo Jet weighs more than a Jumbo Jet.
   The Queen Mary liner did 13 feet to the gallon.
   The Olympus Mons mountain on Mars is surrounded by a cliff 20,000 feet high.
   Sir Edmund Hillary, well known for climbing Mt. Everest, was also the first man to drive to the South Pole on a tractor.
   Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Dr Michael Stroud drank neat olive oil in order to gain body fat before their expedition to walk across Antarctica.
   When the film "Wayne's World" was released in Taiwan its title was changed to "The Rambunctious and Clever Ones"
   A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
   Brush fires are common around the Los Angeles area, and often hundreds of acres are burnt. The amount of energy released by burning just 40 acres of brush is equal to that released by the atom bomb dropped over Hiroshima.
   The average size of a star is about 150,000 times bigger than the world.
   Anne Bolyne had six finger on her left hand. Because of this, everybody thought she was a witch.
   Formula One are the fastest of all types of racing car.
   Of all the planets, only two, Venus and Mercury, have no known satellites.
   The worlds first test-tube twins were born in June 1981.
   Jessie, an Indian elephant, died in Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia, in 1939 at the age of 77.
   In 1963, two years into his Presidency, John F. Kennedy`s popularity in the USA was rated in a Gallup Poll at 76 per cent. A few months later, he was assassinated.
   Eagles can live in captivity for up to 46 years.
   Forty-five different kinds of antelope can be found in Africa.
   In a year, a person`s heart beats 40,000,000 times.
   Centipedes have between 28 and 354 legs.


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