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6 Facts About The Queen Of England

  1. The Queen learnt to drive in 1945 when she joined the Army.
  2. The Queen was a Girl Guide (1937) and Sea Ranger (1943).
  3. The Queen sent a message of congratulations to Apollo 11 astronauts for the first moon landing on the 21st July,1969. The message was micro-filmed and deposited on the moon in a metal container.
  4. Since 1952, The Queen has conferred over 387,700 honours and awards.
  5. The Queen has received over 3 million items of correspondence during her reign.
  6. The Queen is patron of more than 620 charities and organisations.

Fact #118

The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

24 Amazing Facts!

  1. The shrimp’s heart is in its head.
  2. You cannot sneeze with your eyes open.
  3. Famous actor Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  4. In general, a man’s heart beats slower than a woman’s.
  5. The country with highest divorce rate in the world is United States.
  6. Cats are capable to hear ultrasound.
  7. Dutch, on average are the tallest people in the world.
  8. Natural pearls melt in vinegar.
  9. An olive tree can live up to 1500 years.
  10. There is no butter in buttermilk.
  11. The earth is estimated to weigh approximately 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  12. There are 86,400 seconds in day.
  13. Ants never sleep and that’s a fact.
  14. The human brain is 80% water and 20% grey material.
  15. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law that stated you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  16. While peeling onions, you can chew gums to reduce your tears.
  17. There are no less than 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess. Perhaps that’s why they call it a true mind game.
  18. There are about 540,000 words in the English language and growing.
  19. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew food on your right side. If you are left handed, you are likely to chew food on your left side.
  20. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  21. The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day
  22. One quarter of the bones in the human body is in the feet.
  23. The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away.
  24. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV

Taken From WOGK Blog

Fact #96

In the UK, one third of accidental deaths that happen occur in the home.

Fact #95

Africa’s first country to qualify for the World Cup was Egypt in 1934

Fact #93

There’s a gummy bear that weighs 5 pounds and contains 6,000 Calories

Fact #90

There is actually a country that has only 4 residence and only occupies 550m2, Check it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand

Fact #81

The search for the Titanic was actually a cover-up mission to search for 2 nuclear subs lost in the 1960s!!

Fact #80

If you type in “askew” into Google, the whole page tilts.

Fact #73

British People are drunk in 76% of their Facebook photos

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