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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

It takes 8.3 minutes for light to travel from the sun to the earth.

Sharon Smith, a teacher from Molino, Florida, USA, died from a heart attack just minutes after dismissing her last class on the day of her retirement, May 30, 2008.

Two recent recipients of double hand transplants, both of whom were right-handed before they lost their hands, became left-handed after the surgery.

When droughts conditions dried out a pond in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India in May 2009, 98 human skulls were found at the bottom.

In 1900, men outnumbered women in Hawaii more than 2 to 1.

In January 2009, Baba “Jagir” Singh wore an 820 foot long turban for a Sikh Religious Festival in Amritsar, Punjab, India.

The human brain operates on the equivalent of about 20 watts of energy.

More than 200 billion liters of bottled water are sold worldwide every year.

80% of the face of Connie Culp of Unionport, Ohio, USA, was replaced by the bone, muscles, skin and blood vessels of another person during the world’s most extensive face transplant surgery ever.
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