Here is a list of all the interesting facts about the man-made world which you didn’t know. These facts will amaze you, and you will find that there are a lot of fun and interesting facts about our world as built by us humans which you didn’t know until now.
Interesting Man-Made World Facts List:
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.
The building of the Panama Canal, which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, was one of the most difficult engineering projects ever. It is estimated that over 25000 workers lost their lives during the long and dangerous project.
A hand clap at the entrance of Golkanda Fort in Hyderabad, India can be heard from atop the fort’s 300-foot summit a half-mile away.
A fully loaded supertanker travelling at a normal speed needs about 20 minutes to stop completely.
The London Eye in England is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, standing at a height of 135 meters.
The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. It reaches an incredible 828 metres (2717 feet) in height.
The Eiffel Tower contains 18,038 pieces of steel connected by 2.5 million rivets.
The Sunday edition of the New York Times for 14 September 1984 contained 1,612 pages and weighed 5.4 Kg.
Colgate’s first toothpaste came in a jar.
The White House was originally called the President’s Palace. Theodore Roosevelt gave the White House its current name in 1901.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
A person from Nigeria is a Nigerian, while a person from Niger is a Nigerien.
More than 100 million people hold hunting licenses.
Drivers tend to drive faster when other cars are around. It doesn’t matter whether they are in front, behind or beside them.
1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire a strung across the U.S.
Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
The first fax machine was invented over 25 years before the telephone.
40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
The tallest wind turbine in the world has rotor tips that reach over 200 meters above the ground.
When travelling at 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour), cars use around half of their fuel just to overcome wind resistance.
In Turkestan, in 1919, a train was powered by almost 9000 tonnes of dry fish.