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Sep 16, 2011

10 Facts To Make Your Afternoon More Interesting

Here are 10 interesting facts for you to read this afternoon.

1. The word millionaire was first used by Benjamin Disraeli in his 1826 novel "Vivian Grey".

2. To make one kilo of honey, bees have to visit 4 million flowers, travelling a distance equal to 4 times the circumference of the earth.

3. A single bee will collect enough nectar to make about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

4. The world's largest industry is tourism affecting 240 million lives.

5. Tobacco is a $200 billion industry, producing six trillion cigarettes a year which is about 1000 cigarettes for every person on earth.

6. Americans and Europeans spend over $17 billion each year on pet food.

7. In September 1999 Dusty Philips of the Us set a Guinness World Record by drinking a 400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds. Wonder where he went next??

8. In 1913, the Russian Airline became the first to introduce a toilet on board. But how did they manage before that??

9. The word carat is derived from the carob beans. Gem dealers used to balance their scales with carob beans because these beans all have the same weight!!

10. Botanically speaking the banana is an herb and the tomato is a fruit.

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