Weird Facts

1. Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave

2. A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away

3. Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15 percent wider than normal

4. The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime

5. The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets

6. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose

7. A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain

8. Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel

9. A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift

10. Cats can hear ultrasound

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