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So, that’s why we shake hands

on Wednesday, 29 July 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following is some interesting bits of trivia passed along by a reader. 

  • In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed. 
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. 
  • Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years. 
  • The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. 
  • Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
  • Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers. 
  • The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity. 
  • Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. 
  • The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself. 
  • Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside. 
  • Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams. 
  • If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. 
  • When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. 
  • Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! 
  • Mickey Mouse is known as "”Topolino” in Italy. 
  • Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F. 
  • Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. 
  • The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. 
  • The banana cannot reproduce itself. 
  • It can be propagated only by the hand of man. 
  • Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday. 
  • The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent. 
  • A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.
  • If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day. 
  • When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. 
  • The first sense lost is sight. The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

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