Christianity is the world’s most widespread religion (1,7 billion Christians).
There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after it.
The word “Lord” appears 1855 times in the Bible.
The 10 plagues of Egypt:
1. Water turns to blood
3. Lice and fleas
5. Cattle die of diseases
6. Boils and sores
10. Death of first-born
The 7 last plagues (Revelation 16):
2. Sea turns to blood
3. Rivers turn to blood
4. People schorched by heat of the sun
6. River Euphrates dries up
The ozone layer averages about 3 millimeters (1/8 inch) thick.
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
The deepest point in the sea: the Mariana Trench off Guam in the Pacific Ocean; it is 10,9 km (6.77 miles) below sea level.
The tallest waterfalls in the world are Angel Falls in Venezuela. At 979 m (3,212 ft), they are 19 times taller than the Niagara Falls, or 3 times taller than the Empire State Building.
The order of the planets, starting closest to the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
#70 A “jiffy” is actually 1/100 of a second
#191 Popcorn was invented by the American Indians
#27 A ball of glass will bounce higher then a ball of rubber
#163 The first penny had the motto “Mind your own business”
#199 The largest cheesecake ever-made weighed 57,508 lbs
In ancient China, the nose of a criminal who attacked travellers was cut off.
There are more than 16,400 parking metres in Manhatten, New York.
The first motorcycle speedway race was held in Maitland, Australia, in 1925.
Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar.
The fewest aeroplane passengers killed in one year was 1 in 1993 and the most was 583 in 1977 when two Boeing 747s collided on the runway at Los Rodeos airport, Tenerife, the Canary Islands.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second. On average, you blink 15 000 times a day. Women blink twice as much as men.
The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.
On average a hiccup lasts 5 minutes.
If all your DNA is stretched out, it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously.
An exocannibal eats only enemies. An indocannibal eats only friends.
The name Wendy was first used in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.
The 17th-century French Cardinal Mazarin never traveled without his personal chocolate-maker.
Alexander Graham Bell never phoned his wife or mother because they were deaf.
The first fax process was patented in 1843.
The first electronic mail, or “email”, was sent in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson. It was also his idea to use the @ sign to separate the name of the user from the name of the computer.
Charles Macintosh invented the waterproof coat, the Mackintosh, in 1823.
Thomas Edison filed 1,093 patents, including those for the light bulb, electric railways and the movie camera. When he died in 1931, he held 34 patents for the telephone, 141 for batteries, 150 for the telegraph and 389 patents for electric light and power.
The first neon sign was made in 1923 for a Packard dealership.
Andrew Jackson was the first president to ride in a railroad train.
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president, the eighth vice president and lived to see the election of eight different presidents from eight different states.
The first president to be photographed while in office was President James K. Polk, in 1849.
The first telephone was installed in the White House when Rutherford Birchard Hayes was president.
Elizabeth Wallace, Harry Truman’s wife, was the longest living First Lady.
US and European expenditure on pet food is $17 billion per year.
The word millionaire was first used by Benjamin Disraeli in his 1826 novel Vivian Grey.
In 1990, the word “recession” appeared in 1,583 articles in The Wall Street Journal.
80% of millionaires drive second-hand cars.
If California was a country, it would be the 5th largest economy in the world.
Air becomes liquid at about minus 190 degrees Celsius.
Water expands by about 9% as it freezes.
The typical bolt of lightning heats the atmosphere to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sound travels through water 3 times faster than through air.
The word “biology” was coined in 1805 by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.