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7 Did You Know Things You Should Know ...

By Talynn

How much do you really know about life? About the world? About, well, just stuff? Here are seven things you might not know yet...

Table of contents:

  1. did you know your heart beats 101,000 times a day?
  2. did you know that all the gold ever mined still exists today?
  3. did you know that barbie's measurements (if she were life size) would be: 39-23-33?
  4. did you know our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing?
  5. did you know that tennessee is bordered by more states than any other? the eight states are kentucky, missouri, arkansas, mississippi, alabama, georgia, north carolina and virginia
  6. des moines has the highest per capita jell-o consumption in the u.s
  7. there are six five words in the english language with the letter combination "uu." muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate and duumvir, residuum

1 Did You Know Your Heart Beats 101,000 Times a Day?

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And during your lifetime your heart will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 800 million pints (that's 378 million liters) of blood. A normal heart will beat about 70 to 80 times per minute. Over 70 to 80 years, it gives a few billion beats. That is one powerful machine inside you!

2 Did You Know That All the Gold Ever Mined Still Exists Today?

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Gold is basically, pretty much indestructible. Almost all the gold ever mined still exists today… all 165,000 tons (182,000 tons) of it, which happens to be only enough gold to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools. All it would neatly fit under the Eiffel Tower. Not a lot, huh? That is because you have to drill through 250 tons of rock, then beat it to a pulp, THEN chemically treat it to get enough gold for only a single wedding ring!

3 Did You Know That Barbie's Measurements (if She Were Life Size) Would Be: 39-23-33?

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I don't know about you, but to me, that seems a bit unproportioned and abnormal. And yet, this is the image we are allowing our daughters to think that they need to look like. What happened to realism?

4 Did You Know Our Eyes Are Always the Same Size from Birth, but Our Nose and Ears Never Stop Growing?

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Kind of makes you scared to get old, doesn't it? To know that the older you get, the larger that smell-sniffer is going to get!

5 Did You Know That Tennessee is Bordered by More States than Any Other? the Eight States Are Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia

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I know, it doesn't make one difference in your life, but hey, at least you will have a good conversation piece next time you find yourself in an awkward silence with that nerdy co-worker!

6 Des Moines Has the Highest per Capita Jell-O Consumption in the U.S

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So, if I have any Des Moines readers, here is a good recipe for you! Jell-O is a wonderful low fat dessert that is popular with both kids and adults! So get that Jell-o jiggling!

7 There Are Six Five Words in the English Language with the Letter Combination "uu." Muumuu, Vacuum, Continuum, Duumvirate and Duumvir, Residuum

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Muumuu: a loose often long dress having bright colors and patterns and adapted from the dresses originally distributed by missionaries to the native women of Hawaii
Vacuum: We all know what this is, right?
Continuum: a coherent whole characterized as a collection, sequence, or progression of values or elements varying by minute degrees

Duumvirate/Duumvir: one of two Roman officers or magistrates constituting a board or court; one of two people jointly holding power
Residuum: residue

Bet you didn't know those things, did you? Well, now you do! Go and share your newfound smarts with others and refer them to this page! Do you know something others may not know?

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