10 Interesting Facts

  1. A wine that has a musty smell, similar to wet cardboard or mold, may mean that the bottle is “corked” (the bottle has a contaminated cork.
  2. Muscles absorb alcohol faster than fat. As a result, people who have more muscles and less body fat have higher alcohol tolerance.
  3. The coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -89 Celsius (-129 Fahrenheit) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.
  4. People drink more slowly when alcohol is served in straight-sided glasses than when it’s served in glasses with curved sides, the research found.
  5. The ostrich is the only bird that willingly takes care of other females’ eggs.
  6. A typical used mattress contains from 100,000 to 10 million dust mites.
  7. The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking.
  8. Women wishing to enter Canada to work as strippers must provide naked photos of themselves to qualify for a visa.
  9. There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing.
  10. The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.


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