Интересные факты о мире на английском языке



Интересные факты о мире на английском языке

 That can be interesting for you.

And those are only facts, trust me.

 

ü  When asked to name a color, three out of five people will say "red”.

ü  According to Massachusetts low you are not allowed to shave when driving a car.

ü  MAFIA is an acronym for Morte Alla Francia Italia Anela – "Death to the French is Italy’s cry”.

ü  A flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down.

ü  The most common surname in the world is "Chang”.

ü  M&M’s stands for the last names of Forrest Mars, the candymaker, and his associate Bruce Murrie.

ü  An adult has 206 bones. A newborn infant has 300.

ü  The Tokyo Zoo in Japan is closed for two months a year to give the animals a vacation from the visitors.

ü  Droplets of moisture from a sneeze can travel as far as twelve feet and as fast as 160 km an hour.

ü  It was during the 1970s when a New York City police officer accidently shot himself in the leg as he was dropping his gunbelt and pants in the bathroom of a Brooklyn stationhouse. In the interest of law and order, he shall remain nameless.

ü  Wall Street got its name in 1654 when residents of New York built a wooden blockage across that area of lower Manhattan to protect against a possible attack by Indians.

ü  The World Trade Center in New York had 43,600 windows.

ü  British naval hero Horatio Nelson had a chronic case of seasickness.

ü  Thomas Edison wanted to put a large phonograph in the mouth of the Statue of Liberty to give it a voice that could be heard all over New York Harbor. His idea was met with silence.

ü  Robert E. lee was buried barefoot in 1870 because the coffin was too small to allow for his boots.

ü  The 100 dollar bill is the largest denomination of currency now issued. Larger denominations were discontinued in 1969 because of limited use and are now being phased out of circulation.

ü  Leonardo da Vinci could draw with one hand and write with another at the same time.

ü  When asked to name a number from 1 to 10, the most frequently given is "5”.

ü  Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini: "…one must go in the bathroom such a way not to be turning one’s back on Mecca.”

ü  Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was quite a father – to the tune of 20 children.

ü  The Hawaiian alphabet has only twelve letters – a, e, h, I, k, l, m, n, o, p, u and w.

ü  In most cases it’s cheaper to send a student to college than it is to keep a prisoner in jail.

ü  When statues of horseback riding heroes are constructed, the horse’s position signifies how the hero died. A statue showing the horse with two hooves raised indicates the hero died in battle; one hoof raised, he died of battle wounds; and if all four hooves are on the ground, the hero died naturally.

ü  In Washington D.C. no building can be constructed taller than the Capitol.

ü  The oldest known vegetable is the pea, used by the Chinese as far back as 2,000 B.C.

ü  A cucumber is 96 percent water.

ü  There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower, 296 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and 168 steps to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

ü  Chanel #.5 perfume got its name because France introduced it on the fifth day of the fifth month of 1951 and because "5” was Coco Chanel’s lucky number.

ü  A Lexington, Kentucky, law says that you are not permitted to carry ice cream in your pocket.

ü  Barbers are not allowed to eat onions between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Waterloo, Nebraska.

ü  It’s against the law to sing out of tune in North Carolina.

ü  In Wilbur, Washington, it’s illegal to ride an ugly horse.

ü  Pablo Diego Jose Francisco do Paula Juan Nepomuseno Cipriano de la Santissima Trinidad painted under his mother’s name – Picasso.

ü  English writer Ben Johnson was buried standing up in Westminster Abbey because he couldn’t afford normal grave space.

ü  A college mathematician has calculated that we spend five years of our lives waiting for things: waiting on lines, on telephones, in traffic, and so on.

ü  The average office chair on wheels travels about eight miles per year.

ü  More women are millionaires than men in the U.S.

ü  It takes about four pounds of potatoes to make a pound of potato chips.

ü  Four out of five people who try out a new pen will write their own name.

ü  Until Thomas Edison suggested using "Hello!” most people answered their phones by saying "Ahoy”.

ü  Telephone poles in Kenya and Uganda are higher than in other parts of the world because they have to allow for the height of giraffes.

ü  No matter how low or high it flies, an airplane’s shadow appears the same size.

ü  Barbie Doll’s last name is Roberts.

ü You’ll find more brown M&M’s than any other color in a package of that candy.



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