Quirky Facts- by Grace

I’ll bet that at least once, you’ve heard of some strange facts that surprised you, or made you want to share it with all your friends because it’s so cool. For example, did you know that the place where the New International School of Thailand (NIST) is now, used to be ISB’s campus? Also, ISB was apparently built on what used to be a cobra field.

Strange Facts.com has a whole collection of quirky facts, some of which you might never have heard of. (Sadly, they’re not related to ISB.) Here’s some:
  • · In a standard deck of cards, the King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.

  • If you ever visit Iceland as a tourist, take note: tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
  • · ‘Skepticisms’ is the longest word that can be typed while alternating hands.
  • · No piece of paper that’s square and dry can be folded in half more than seven times.
  • · Over 2 500 left-handed people a year are killed from using products made for right-handed people.
  • · ‘Taphephobia’ is a word for the fear of being buried alive.
  • · The longest recorded chicken flight lasted 13 seconds.
  • · Slugs have four noses.
  • · In the Pony Express (a fast mail service), there weren’t any ponies- just horses.
  • · There is no word in the dictionary that rhymes with ‘orange’, ‘purple’ or ‘month’.
  • · ‘Lachanophobia’ is a word which means fear of vegetables.
  • · An average person laughs 13 times a day.

There are much more at www.strangefacts.com, or you can check Google out for other websites. I didn’t know almost all of the facts that I read on the website and it was very interesting to learn them. Maybe once you’ve read them, you can test your family and friends with these quirky facts!

Image taken from http://images.google.com/images?q=cards+Kings&um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3A*%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7GGLG&sa=2.

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