Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • In order to avoid noise pollution, Switzerland has strict laws about flushing the toilet during the late evening.
  • South Africa has been dubbed "The Rainbow Nation" as it has 11 official languages.
  • Nearly one-third of all the languages in the world are spoken in Africa.
  • There are three towns in America called "Santa Clause."
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa took nearly 200 years to build.
  • Hawaii is the only place in America that grows coffee commercially.
  • In Sudan, there are more pyramids than there are in Egypt.
  • An adult's stomach can hold about 1.5 liters of material.
  • Your stomach growling is called "borborygmi", and it's full of hot air. It's louder when your stomach is empty because there's nothing to muffle it.
  • Losing an hour of sleep when daylight savings puts the clocks forward causes a 25 percent increase in heart attacks on the following Monday. They reduce by 21 percent when clocks go back.


            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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