15 Random Facts that will Wow You.

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  1. Psycho was the first film to show a toilet flushing.
  2. One of the most famous film lines in history was never said. We often quote “Play it again, Sam” from Casablanca; but the real line is, “Play it, Sam. Play “As Time Goes By”
  3. The green code in The Matrix was actually created from the symbols in the code designer’s wife’s sushi cookbook.
  4. The 1981 wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles was witnessed by 750 million people worldwide; Unfortunately, 2.5 billion followed her funeral in 1997.
  5. With an audience of 3.572 billion, half of the world’s population watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup (or football, as many international fans call it), which takes place every four years. This number corresponds to the 2016 Summer Olympics; but only a quarter of the world watched the less popular 2018 Winter Olympics.
  6. No muscles in your fingers: Their function is controlled by the muscles in your palms and hands.
  7. The hardest working muscle in your body is your heart: it pumps more than 2,000 gallons of blood every day and beats more than 2.5 billion times over a span of 70 years.
  8. It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose (try it!).
  9. Skin is the largest organ in the body.
  10. The circumference of the earth is 24,900 miles.
  11. All mature veins, if placed end to end, would be about 100,000 miles apart so they could orbit the earth four times.
  12. According to recent research, the human nose can distinguish at least a trillion different odors.
  13. The longest nails are over 28 feet. American Lee Redmond started growing in 1979 and set a record in 2008. Unfortunately, he lost his nails in a car accident in 2009.
  14. The origin of the word “sinister” reflects the historical trend against the left-handed people. It comes from the Latin word for “left”, which is also considered unlucky or evil.
  15. There is not a single ‘q’ in any US state name, the only missing letters in the alphabet . “J” and “z” only appear once in New Jersey and Arizona.

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