Thursday, 1 August 2013

Interesting Facts - Page 9

France is the world's most sexually active county, with adults having sex 137 times per year on average. Greece is 2nd, and Serbia & Montenegro are 3rd.

New Zealander Paul Wilson set a new world record for backwards running on 22 September 1979 in Tokyo, Japan - 100 metres in a stunning 14.4 seconds.

Holyhead Breakwater is the longest in the UK at 9,875 ft. It took 28 years to build and used 7 million tonnes of stone. Its lighthouse was built in 1873.

The record for the greatest number of appearances at Madison Square Gardens is held by Elton John, who has now played the arena 60 times.

The hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica is a musical instrument composed of a series of crystal glasses filled with varying amounts of water.

In "Doctor Who", the Cybermen came from the planet Mondas. Mondas was Earth's twin planet, which drifted into outer space millions of years ago.

Jane Cane and Brian Cobby have provided the voice of the speaking clock. Cobby also claims to have done the 5-4-3-2-1 countdown on Thunderbirds.

'Corollaries quilts' is an anagram of liquorice allsorts, which were created by Bassett's in 1899 when a tray of sweets was accidentally knocked over.

Numbers were first used on footballers' shirts in the FA Cup Final in 1933. Everton were given the numbers 1 - 11, and Manchester City had 12 - 22.

The longest foot race in the world is 3,100 miles (4,989 km). Competitors run round 1 block in New York for 2 months, sleeping from midnight until 6 a.m.

Belle Glade in Florida is sometimes referred to as 'Muck City' due to the large quantity of muck (soil), in which sugarcane grows, found in the area.

The Eiffel Tower sways around 6cm-7cm cm from side to side in the wind. Also, due to thermal expansion, the tower can move up to 18cm away from the sun.

2 Premiership stars who shared the same name as their shirt sponsors are Lee Sharpe - Sharp Electronics (Man Utd) & Ian Walker - Walker's Crisps (Leics).

The most profitable film of all time is 'The Blair Witch Project', released in 1999, which only had a $35,000 budget, but grossed $248,662,839 worldwide.