Amazing and amusing facts 1.

Amazing and amusing facts 1.

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Néhány haszontalan, de érdekes és mulatságos tény a nagyvilágból szószedettel és egy kis feladattal. 

1. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

2. On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

3. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

4. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles (about 56 kilometres) long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

5. More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

6. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

7. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

8. The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

9. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

10. It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

11. You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

12. Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

13. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

14. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

15. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is more than 9000 years old.

16. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

17. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

18. Slugs have 4 noses.

19. Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue.

20. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years.

21. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch (about 53 centimeters) tongue.

22. The average person laughs 10 times a day.

23. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

source: worldenglish.org

Can you match the animals and the facts?

1. hedgehog

a. It can see all its four feet at all times.

2. camel

b. The only bird that can see the colour blue.

3. donkey

c. Its heart beats 300 times a minute.

4. worm

d. The longest recorded flight of it is 13 seconds.

5. dolphin

e. It has three eyelids.

6. slug

f. It can clean its ears with its tongue.

7. owl

g. Sleeps with one eye open.

8. giraffe

h. Its eye is bigger than its brain.

9. ostrich

i. Some of them will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

10. chicken

j. It has four noses.

Key:

1. c.

2. e.

3. a.

4. i.

5. g.

6. j.

7. b.

8. f.

9. h.

10. d.

Do you remember the facts? Can you fill in the gaps in the sentences?

1. Coca-Cola would be ......... if colouring weren’t added to it.

2. More people are killed each year from ........than from snakes.

3. Earth is the only planet not named after a ..... .

4. It is impossible to ......... with your eyes open.

5. The average person laughs ....... a day.

Key: 

1. green

2. bees

3. god

4. sneeze

5. 10 times

Vocabulary

to add

hozzáadni

hedgehog

sün

bee

méh

snake

kígyó

average

átlagos

lead pencil

grafitceruza

camel

teve

eyelid

szemhéj

sand

homok

placement

elhelyezkedés

United Nations

ENSZ

god

isten

to burp

böfögni

to sneeze

tüsszenteni

worm

kukac

chewing gum

rágógumi

paragon

minta, mintakép

slug

meztelen csiga

owl

bagoly

hiccups

csuklás

tongue

nyelv

ostrich

strucc

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