YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS

HISTORY AND RECORDS OF THE WORLD
By
Oladiti Lateef Ayeni BSc. Accounting, NIM

1. The first Black American President, Barack Usaine Obama
2. Nigeria became amalgamated in 1914
3. The word ‘Nigeria’ came from two words ‘Niger’ and ‘Area’
4. 6 Geo-political zones in Nigeria; N, NC, NW, SE, SS, SW
5. Nigeria, first African country to win gold in football Olympics in Atlanta ‘96
6. First African to win World Best Footballer award was George Weah, from Liberia
7. The Nigeria flag; green is for Agriculture and white for Peace
8. Nigeria became an independent nation in 1960
9. Nigeria became a Republic in 1963
10. The commercial cities in Nigeria is Onitsha, Port-Harcourt, Kano and Lagos
11. JAMB is not an exam but an examination body
12. JAMB means Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
13. JAMB organizes UME
14. UME means Unified Matriculation Examination
15. WAEC is not an exam but an examination body
16. WAEC mean West African Examination Council
17. WAEC organizes WASSCE
18. WASSCE means West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination
19. The first University in Nigeria is University of Nigeria, Nsukka
20. Crude oil was first discovered in Oloibiri, Bayelsa
21. The highest Mountain is Mount Everest
22. The smallest island in the world is Bishop Rock, United Kingdom
23. The largest island in the world is Greenland in Australia
24. World war one started and ended 28th July, 1914- 11th November, 1918
25. World war two started and ended 1st September, 1939-2nd September, 1945
26. Borno was established as an Islamic state in the 11th Century
27. Hausa Kingdoms in the North was a nominally Muslim state in the 15th Century
28. Sokoto Caliphate was established through a jihad in the 19th Century
29. Sokoto caliphate went to war with the Yoruba State in the 19th century
30. The first newspaper ‘Iwe Iroyin’ was established in 1859
31. 1880-1905, Southern Nigeria was conquered by the British
32. 1903, British conquered most of the Northern Nigeria including Sokoto Caliphate
33. 1912, Lord Lugard, governor of Northern Nigeria established a system of indirect rule
34. 1950, the conference of Northern and Southern delegates was held in Ibadan
35. The first gun appeared in China 1000CE
36. Michael Ibru a prominent business man from Delta State was born in 1932
37. Philip Emeagwali a computer scientist was born in 1954
38. Aliko Dangote owner of Dangote Group of companies was born in 1957 still alive
39. Cyprian Ekwensi a short story writer was born in 1921
40. Ken Saro Wiwa, an author and television producer was born 1941
41. Tuned Idiagbon was born in 1942, introduced War Against Indiscipline died in 1999
42. Fela Anikulapo Kuti a legendary Afrobeat musician was born in 1938 died in 1997
43. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikwe was born in 1904, was a Nationalist died in 1996
44. Samuel Akintola born in 1910, Nigerian Politician, Orator and Lawyer died in 1966
45. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, first prime minister and Nigerian politician born in 1912
46. Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, first premier of the Northern region born 1910 died in 1966
47. Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro was a federal legislature was born 1923
48. 44% of kids watch television before going to bed
49. The popular boat name in US was liberty
50. Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
51. Every 3 days, a human stomach gets a new lining
52. Three best Western name in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley
53. Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
54. Humans are born with 300 bones but at Adulthood, it becomes 206 bones
55. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
56. Asthma affects one out of 15 children under the age of 18
57. A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs
58. A chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs
59. Not all Polar bears hibernates; only pregnant females polar bears do
60. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, over 1.6 million
61. Native Indians have been known for painting their door blue; keeps bad spirit out
62. Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
63. China has more English speakers than the United States
64. Irish Wolfhound dogs have a short lifespan and live about 7-8 years
65. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896
66. Nickname of Japanese businessmen is ‘Salary men’
67. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system
68. South East Asian country never been colonized by Western Power is Thailand
69. The most popular Twizzler flavor is Strawberry
70. Venus us the only planet that rotates clockwise
71. Some snails live on branches of trees
72. The youngest Pope was 11 years old
73. Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world
74. The Dumbest dog: Afghan hound
75. An average persons laugh about 15 times a day
76. The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark
77. Cheetahs are the fastest animal on land
78. An armadillo can walk under water
79. In Belgium, there is a museum just for strawberries
80. Canada has more inland waters and lake more than any other country
81. Denmark is the country with the highest consumption of candy
82. Everyday, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA
83. The Great White Shark grow to be more than 20 feet and can weigh 4,000 pounds
84. Any animal with skin hair or fur can have dandruff, but in animal, its called dander
85. In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times
86. In 1893, the first mosque in the United States was built
87. A leech has 32 brains
88. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors
89. In China, people eat a bar chocolate fro very 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the British
90. Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes
91. The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese
92. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with crooked nose
93. 70% of the poor people in the world are female
94. Mc Donald restaurants serve food and drink to an amazing 43 million customers daily
95. During the Louis XIV, women used lemon to reddened their lips
96. Tarantulas can live up to 30 years
97. In Belgium, 172,000 tons of chocolate are produced in a year
98. The Dutch people are known to be the tallest in Europe
99. Goats do not have upper front teeth
100. Suggestion, Shepherds invented golf. They use their sticks to hit stones
101. A slug has four noses
102. The Coca cola company offers more than 300 different beverages
103. Neptune was the first planet to be discovered by Mathematics
104. Camel is considered as unclean meat in the bible
105. 7up was created in 1929
106. An adult sheep can eat between 1 to 4 kg of food per day
107. ‘I am.’ Is the second shortest complete sentence in English Language
108. Cattle can produce up to 180litres of saliva in one day
109. The White House has a movie theatre, pool, jogging track and tennis court
110. First theatre to show motion picture was by Nickelodeon in 1905
111. A butterfly can see colors green, red and yellow
112. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten
113. A baby Kangaroo is called a Joey
114. Montreal is the second largest French speaking city after Paris
115. Every continent has a city called Rome
116. An Oyster can change its gender
117. A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called claque
118. Bubble gum contains rubber
119. Humans and Dolphins are the only species that has sex for pleasure
120. Water that is safe to drink is called POTABLE
121. The word Thailand means ‘land of the free’
122. The favorite honeymoon place is Hawaii
123. A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times a day
124. Babies on disposable diaper likely to get diaper rash than cotton diaper.
125. One million cloud droplet are needed to make enough water
126. Stalk of sugar cane reach up to 30 feet
127. The marking on dice are called ‘pips’
128. A newly hatched fish is called a ‘fry’
129. 1964, the first civilian to civilian national election in Nigeria
130. 1966, Nigeria’s first Military coup
131. 1966, the first federal Military government, by General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
132. 1967, General Yakubu Gowon created 12 states
133. 1970, Kainji Dam was launched at the cost of $180 million
134. 1971, NNPC was established
135. 1976, General Muritala Mohammed was assassinated
136. 1973, The National Youth Service Corps was established
137. 1976, Operation Feed the Nation was launched
138. 1977, FESTAC 77 was held in Nigeria
139. 1979, Shehu Shagari was sworn in as President
140. 1983, President Shehu Shagari was re-elected as President
141. 1989, Sam Okwaraji, a notable footballer died in the National Stadium
142. 1991, three day census started in Nigeria
143. 1991, General Ibrahim Babangida created nine more states, making it 30
144. 1991, Babangida moved the seat of government to Abuja
145. 1992, two political was established by Babangida
146. 1993, MKO Abiola won the presidential election
147. 1993, the election was annulled by Ibrahim Babangida
148. 1993, Ernest Shonekan was interim Head of State
149. 1993, Ernest Shonekan was forced to resigned from office
150. 1993, Defence minister, Sanni Abacha became Head of State
151. 1995, Abacha arrested Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly planning a coup
152. Ken Saro Wiwa and eight others were hanged by Abacha administration
153. 1996, General Sanni Abacha created 6 more states making it 36
154. 1998, parties adopted Sanni Abacha as the presidential candidate
155. 1998, Sanni Abacha died from heart attack
156. 1979, a new national Anthem was introduced
157. 1986, Babangida introduced Structural Adjustment Program
158. 1988, Nigeria Police Force changed uniform to black
159. 1967, General Emeka Ojukwu declared his province a republic called Biafra
160. Presidency is one seat
161. State governors is 36 seats
162. Senatorial district is 109 seats
163. Federal constituency is 360 seats
164. State constituency 990 seats
165. Local government is 774 seats
166. Wards is 8810 seats
167. Abia- God’s own state
168. Adamawa- Highest Peak of the Nation
169. Akwa Ibom- land of Promise
170. Anambra- Home for all
171. Bauchi- Pearl of tourism
172. Bayelsa- The Glory of All Lands
173. Benue- Food Basket of The Nation
174. Borno- Home of Peace
175. Cross River- The People’s Paradise
176. Delta- The Big Heart
177. Ebonyi- The Salt of the Nation
178. Edo- The Heart Beat
179. Ekiti- Fountain of Knowledge
180. Enugu- Coal City State
181. Gombe- Jewel of the Savannah
182. Imo- land of Hope
183. Jigawa- The New World
184. Kaduna- Liberal State
185. Kano- Center of Commerce
186. Katsina- State of Hospitality
187. Kebbi- Land of equity
188. Kogi- The Confluence State
189. Kwara- State of Harmony
190. Lagos- Centre of Excellence
191. Nasarawa- The Home of Solid Minerals
192. Niger- The Power State
193. Ogun- The Gateway State
194. Ondo- The Sunshine State
195. Osun- State of the Living Spring
196. Oyo- The Pace Setter State
197. Plateau- Home of Peace and Tourism
198. Rivers- Treasure Base of the Nation
199. Sokoto- Seat of the Caliphate
200. Taraba- Nature’s Gift To the Nation
201. Yobe- The Young Shall Grow
202. Zamfara- Home of Agricultural Product
203. FCT- Centre of Unity
204. It is impossible to lick your elbow
205. A crocodile can’t stick it tongue out
206. A shrimp’s heart is in its head
207. People say ‘bless you’ when you sneeze, your heart stops for a mili-second
208. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a case of where ostriches buried its head
209. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
210. It is physically impossible for a pig to look up in the sky
211. Rats and horses can’t vomit
212. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture your ribs
213. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die
214. Rats multiply so quickly that in two months, two rats can have a million descendant
215. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times
216. In a day, more than 50% of the people don’t make or receive phone calls
217. 35% of people who use personal ads for dating are married
218. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no knows why
219. Most lipsticks contain fish scales
220. In the course of an average lifetime you will sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders
221. A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juice is so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
222. Money are not from paper, they are made from a special blend of cotton and linen
223. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leave blew into a pot of boiling water.
224. A person can without food for about a month, but only a week without water
225. The system of Democracy was introduced more 2500 years ago in Athens Greece
226. Camels are called ‘ship of desert’ not because their transport capabilities but because of the way they move.
227. Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world
228. Every year, 98% of atoms in your body are replaced
229. Hot water is heavier than cold water
230. Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper
231. Ostriches are not taken serious, they can run faster than horses
232. Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat
233. Sharks and rays are known to man as animal that can’t get cancer.
234. Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluids as far as ten feet
235. Deer can’t hear hay
236. Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes
237. On average, dogs have better eyesight than man, although not colorful
238. Human birth control pills works on gorilla
239. Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerhead gives birth to a live duplicate
240. Gorillas sleep as much as 14 hours per day
241. A biological reserve has been made for a golden toad because they so rare
242. There are more than fifty different Kangaroos
243. The female lion does 90% of the hunting
244. The odds of seeing three albino deer are one in seventy-nine billion
245. A group of twelve is called a flink
246. Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day but not as deep as man
247. You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40 while most females have 36
248. Your stomach produces new layer of mucus every two weeks
249. On average, 12 new born is given to wrong parents daily in the world
250. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one head and draw with the other at the same time
251. Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like finger print
252. The northern leopard frog swallows its prey with his eyes
253. The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin
254. Some fruit flies are genetically resistant to getting drunk
255. The Dutch village of Geithoorn has no road, it is connected by canal and footbridges
256. A family of people with blue skin, lived in Kentucky for many generations
257. Powerful Earthquake are believed to shorten the length if the Earth
258. The first American film to show a toilet being flush was Psycho
259. 2008, scientist discovered a bacteria that lives in hairspray
260. The top of the Eifel tower leans away tower leans away from the sun
261. There’s an opera between the U.S- Canada border, the stage at one country and the audience in another
262. The Katzenklavier [cats piano] was a musical instrument made out of cat. Designed by 17th century German scholar, it consist of a row of caged cats with different voice pitches, who could be played by a keyboardist driving nails through their tails
263. The longest snowflake was recorded 15 inches across
264. An epidemic of laughing that lasted almost a year broke out Tanzania in 1962
265. The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine, don’t try it
266. There are around 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body
267. Ants uses smell to distinguish friends from foe
268. There’s a volcano in Indonesia the spews blue lava
269. Every human starts out as an asshole, it’s the first part of the body that forms in the womb
270. Receiving a text message that says ‘can I ask you a question’ scares 99% people
271. You are completely blind for hours everyday but saccadic masking renders you totally unaware of it
272. Tears caused by sadness, happiness and onions look different under the microscope
273. The expiration date on bottle water is for the bottle not the water
274. Bird poop is white because they don’t pee
275. First law of cartoon physics: gravity doesn’t work until you look down
276. You can always see your nose but your mind ignores it
277. 2015 was slower because of the Earth’s rotation
278. Google as being acquiring two companies per month since 2010
279. Blue flames are hotter than red flames
280. Venus snows metal, two types has been recognized, galena and bismuthinite
281. Your recall memory better when your eyes are closed
282. People with blue eyes have higher alcohol tolerance
283. Men are likely to say ‘I love you’ first than women
284. New born babies cannot cry tears for at least 3 weeks
285. Hippopotamus milk is pink
286. There is no substitute for human blood
287. Your heart slows when your face touches water, its called mammalian dive reflex
288. There’s actual a blind spot in your vision but your brain fills it in
289. You have never seen your face, only pictures and reflection
290. Coffee is most effective when consumed by 9.30 am and 11.30 am
291. Heavier not bigger lemon produces juice
292. Sound waves can make objects levitate
293. Water melon may improve athletic performance
294. Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag
295. Human eyes can differentiate about 10 million colors
296. A new born baby has one cup of blood in his body
297. The tongue is the only muscle in the body that connects at one end
298. People are more likely to make a good decision when they want to urinate
299. Someone needs blood every 2 seconds
300. Tree can die of old age
301. Samsung means ‘three stars’ in Korea
302. Outer space is only an hour away if your car could drive straight up
303. 88% of New year resolutions fails
304. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles
305. The world consumes 2.25 billion of coffee everyday
306. It is estimated that millions of tree were planted by forgetful squirrels
307. Some snakes survive for two years without a meal
308. France once control 8% of the world’s land
309. A strawberry isn’t an actual berry but a banana is
310. Some fish like triggerfish can swim backward
311. Antarctica is the largest desert in the world
312. The Earth core is about as hot as the sun
313. A lemon contains more sugar than a strawberry
314. Beavers have orange teeth
315. There are about 1 million ants for every persons in the world
316. Flamingos turns pink for eating shrimp
317. Wrapping rubber band on hangers prevent cloth from slipping
318. Your skull is made of 92 different bones
319. An octopus has three heart
320. Fish have eyelids
321. Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth
322. The giant pander is actually a bear
323. In Brazil, where lunch is an important event, children start school at 7am and at noon go home to eat with their parents
324. The smallest school in the world is in Turin, Italy and has just one pupil
325. Boys and Girls are educated separately in Iran, until they reach University. Even teachers must be of the same gender as they teach the classes
326. In Kenya, children don’t have to go to school but most of them do
327. One the subject taught in Icelandic schools is knitting
328. In Holland, children start school on the day they turn four which means that there’s always someone new in the class
329. The world oldest school is in Canterbury, England. The King’s School was found in 597 AD
330. The most independent pupils are the Japanese kids, they go to school alone, clean their own classrooms and even carry their lunch
331. Kids don’t start school until they are 7 in Finland, that’s the oldest age to start school in the world
332. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person
333. Polar bears are left handed
334. Butterflies taste their feet
335. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue
336. The cat fish has over 27000 taste buds
337. Some Lions mate over 50 times a day
338. A cat’s urine glows under black light
339. Star fish has no brain
340. An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
341. Banging your head against the wall uses 15 calories a hour
342. A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes
343. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure
344. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness
345. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
346. Dolphins sleep with one eye open
347. Earth is the only planet not named after a god
348. Coca-cola would be green if the coloring were not added
349. The official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish
350. Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil
351. Must dust particles found in your house are made from dead skin
352. Women blink nearly twice as much as men
353. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails
354. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump
355. You move your ribs about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe
356. It is against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland
357. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day
358. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete
359. What is called ‘French kiss’ in the English speaking world is known as an ‘English kiss’ in France
360. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
361. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet
362. ‘rhythm’ is the longest English word with no vowel letter
363. ‘almost’ is the longest English language with all letters in alphabetic order
364. You can’t kill yourself holding your breathe
365. Of all words in English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definition
366. You hardly find a clock in a gambling house
367. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying
368. 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
369. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ‘Friday the 13th’
370. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes
371. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find food
372. There’s a volcano in Indonesia that spews blue lava
373. Bubble wrap was originally intended to be used as wall paper
374. Every human starts out as an asshole; its first part of the body to form in the womb
375. Receiving text message which says ‘can I ask you a question’ is known to scare 99% of the people
376. Bird poop is white because they don’t pee
377. Tears caused by sadness, happiness and onions look different under the microscope
378. The expiration date on water bottles is for the bottle not the water
379. In Pakistan, children have no legal right over free education and compulsory education only runs between ages of five and nine
380. In Chile, summer holidays last from middle of December to early March
381. The country with the shortest school year and longest school days is France
382. Canadian kids are taught a lot of their lessons in both French and English
383. The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine
384. The students in China receive the most home work in the world. An average, teenagers do a whooping 14 hours of home work a week
385. There are 14 countries and cities whose names have been changed in the last few years
386. The largest and most populated continent is Asia
387. As at 2011, the world population stood at 7 billion
388. The maximum depth of Ocean in world is 6.9 miles
389. By area, the largest country is Russia 6,592,849 sq mile
390. The smallest city is Vatican city a mere 0.17 sq mile
391. There are 10 countries in the world that are known by separate English names
392. Caspian sea is regarded the largest lake in the world
393. There are 10 families into which counties of the world can be categorized
394. There are 540 volcanoes on earth’s surface
395. Peregrine Falcon has the maximum speeds among birds of the world
396. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has 26 member nations
397. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world [Dubai]
398. OPEC has 12 member nations
399. The seasons around the world change owing to Earth’s orbital positioning
400. China, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and Laos are the only countries where communism is still active
401. At any time, 10% of the earth’s surface is under ice
402. From the space earth looks the brightest among all planets, thanks to its water bodies that reflect sunlight
403. Monaco has the highest population concentration in the world
404. The tallest water falls in the world is Angel falls in Venezuela
405. The Earth moves through space at a speed of 66,700 miles/hour
406. The Persian Gulf is the hottest sea in the world
407. The world has only 3% of fresh water
408. The quantity of water used daily in the world is estimated to be 400 billion gallons
409. Sierra Leone is the least livable country in the world
410. Iceland as at 2007, is the most livable country in the world
411. In 2010, Shangai in China was ranked as the most populated city in the world
412. France has the maximum overseas dependencies
413. The estimated literacy rate for the world is 82%. Overall, the world the male literacy rate [87%] happens to be higher than the female literacy rate [77%]
414. The estimated amount of snow crystals that drop from skies every year all over the world is 1 septillion
415. Mariana Trench, the deepest place in the world, is situated in the Pacific Ocean
416. Vatican city is the smallest nation in the world
417. G-8 or Group of 8 has 8 member nations. France, Canada, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, US., and UK
418. The Commonwealth of Independence States [CIS] is made up of 12 countries
419. The aggregate surface area of the world is 197 million square miles
420. South Africa has three capital cities- Pretoria [Administrative], Cape town [legislative] and Bloemfontein [Judicial]
421. Situated in Hawaii, the Manna Loa volcano is the biggest volcano in the world
422. The Nile River in Africa is the longest river in the world
423. Antarctica is the driest, tallest and coldest continent in the world
424. As at 2016, Qatar is the richest country in the world
425. It is statistically proven that most females in the world hates map reading
426. It is statistically proven that Novels are well read by females
427. The highest consumers in the are not young or adult males but young and adult females
428. Apart from physique, the major difference between a male and female is reasoning
429. There’s actually a blind spot in your vision but your brain fills it in
430. You have never seen your face, only pictures and reflections
431. Human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors
432. Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag
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