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Interesting Man-Made World Facts

Facts about man made world and constructions

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:

  • Colgate’s first toothpaste came in a jar.
  • 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
  • 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.
  • 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire a strung across the U.S.
  • A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.
  • Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
  • A person from Nigeria is a Nigerian, while a person from Niger is a Nigerien.
  • The first fax machine was invented over 25 years before the telephone.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  • 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.
  • Drivers tend to drive faster when other cars are around. It doesn’t matter whether they are in front, behind or beside them.

    Human creations such as traffic, cars, vehicles, buildings and more

    Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash.

  • The White House was originally called the President’s Palace. Theodore Roosevelt gave the White House its current name in 1901.
  • The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
  • Josephine Cochran invented the first dishwasher and patented it in 1886.
  • More than 100 million people hold hunting licenses.
  • It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
  • The London Eye in England is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, standing at a height of 135 meters.
  • The tallest wind turbine in the world has rotor tips that reach over 200 meters above the ground.
  • The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. It reaches an incredible 828 metres (2717 feet) in height.
  • 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.
  • The Hoover Dam, built along the Colorado River between 1931 and 1936 reaches 726 feet in height (221 meters).
  • High-speed passenger trains in China reach speeds of up to 350 kph (220 mph).
  • When travelling at 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour), cars use around half of their fuel just to overcome wind resistance.
  • There are 722 miles of subway track in New York City.
  • A fully loaded supertanker travelling at a normal speed needs about 20 minutes to stop completely.
  • ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula’ is the full name of the American city, Los Angeles.
  • In Turkestan, in 1919, a train was powered by almost 9000 tonnes of dry fish.
  • In Malaysia, it’s legal to divorce your partner via text message.

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