50の知っておくべきこと(50の完璧に無駄な事実) - 息を止めることでは死ねない


50 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW (or 50 Completely Useless Facts!)


1.The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.


2.Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms  like fried bacon.


3.Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!


4.What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

(「French kiss」と英語圏で言われているものは、フランスでは「English kiss」で知られている)

5."Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.


6."Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.


7.In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child


8.A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!


9.Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.


10.You can't kill yourself by holding your breath


11.There is a city called Rome on every continent.


12.It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!


13.Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!


14.Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

(Horatio Nelson、最も著名な英国人海軍提督の一人は、生涯、自身の船酔いに効く対処法を見つけられなかった)

15.The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

(Jeremy Benthamスケルトンのプレゼントはロンドン大学の全ての重要な会合で行われる)

16.Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people


17.Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!


18.The elephant is the only mammal  that can't jump!


19.One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!


20.Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!


21.The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man


22.Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!


23.Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!


24.The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.


25.Women blink nearly twice as much as men.


26.Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

(Adolf Hitlerはベジタリアンで、睾丸が一個)

27.Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.


28.Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."


29.Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.


30.On average a hedgehog's  heart beats 300 times a minute.


31.More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.


32.The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.


33.More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.


34.Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.


35.The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!


36.The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.


37.Earth is the only planet not named after a god.


38.It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.


39.You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.


40.Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!


41.Dolphins sleep with one eye open!


42.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open


43.The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!


44.The longest recorded flight  of a chicken is 13 seconds


45.Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not


46.Slugs have 4 noses.


47.Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.


48.A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

(Charles Osborneという男性は69年間しゃっくりをし続けた)

49.A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!


50.The average person laughs 10 times a day!


51.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain







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