Amazing and amusing facts 2.

Amazing and amusing facts 2.

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1. The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

2. Beetles taste like apples,wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

3. Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions.

4. What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

5. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

6. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

7.  In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

8. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

9. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

10. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

11. There is a city called Rome on every continent.

12. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

13. Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

14. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

15. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.

16. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.

17. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.

18. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

19. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

20. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

21. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

22. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

23. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

24. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

25. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

source: worldenglish.org

Words, words, words.... Which word is it? Do you remember?

1. It has the same pronunciation even if you remove its four last letters.

2. It has the most definitions in English.

3. It’s the longest word in English with all its letters in alphabetical order.

4. It’s is the longest English word without a vowel.

Key

1. queue

2. set

3. almost

4. rhythm

And what about animals?

1. They taste like apples.

2. They taste like pine nuts.

3. They taste like fried bacon.

4. A ...... was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

5. It can live for weeks with its head cut off.

6. It’s the only mammal that can’t jump.

Key

1. beetles

2. wasps

3. worms

4. pig

5. a cockroach

6. elephant

Vocabulary

to pronounce

kiejteni

to remove

eltávolítani

beetle

bogár

wasp

darázs

worm

kukac

pine nut

fenyőmag, fenyőmandula

kiss

csók

in alphabetical order

ábécérendben

vowel

magánhangzó

to execute

kivégezni

public

nyilvános

hanging

akasztás

murder

gyilkosság

cockroach

csótány, svábbogár

thigh

comb

concrete

beton

to hold your breath

visszatartani a lélegzetedet

illustrious

kiváló, illusztris

admiral

admirális, tengernagy

cure

gyógymód

sea-sickness

tengeribetegség

rib

borda

mammal

emlős

one quarter

egynegyed

fingerprint

ujjlenyomat

tongue

nyelv

transfusion of blood

vérátömlesztés

sheep

birka

dust

por

particle

részecske, szemcse

to predict

előre jelezni, megjósolni

to blink

pislogni

to spoil

megromlani

tomb

sírkamra

archaeologist

régész

edible

ehető

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