Friday, June 18, 2010

Facts Part 4

· The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is

· On average, a Canadian girl owns seven Barbie dolls, whereas an American girl owns eight

· A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay

· The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service

· Atari had to bury millions of unsold "E.T." game cartridges in a New Mexico desert landfill in 1982

· The biggest disco ball in the world has a diameter of 2.41 meters and 137.89 kilograms. It also has 6,900 mirror squares on it

· The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses

· An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog

· On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States

· Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)

· Pumpkins contain potassium and vitamin A

· The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean

· Pepsi got its name from the ingredient pepsin, which is said to aid in digestion, however, it is not known

· The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the "water displacing" substance

· Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne

· Detroit, Michigan has more registered bowlers than any other city in the USA

· The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour

· Annually Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving

· Rabbits can live up to ten years

· The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days

· Over 250 million Slinky toys have been sold since its debut in 1946

· In 1961, Italian artist Piero Manzoni packed his feces in cans, signed and mounted them, and then sold them as art

· The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies

· Some Chinese chopsticks contain gold as on of their materials

· The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million

· The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.

· In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters

· The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at reduced prices

· Crayola is a French word that means "Oily chalk."

· Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers

· Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament

· Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound

· At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour

· It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.

· The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal

· There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year

· Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world

· In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs

· The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater."

· All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill

· An armadillo can walk under water

· There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars

· The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased

· The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," which means "unconquerable."

· On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day

· For the movie "Tootsie" actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child

· The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia



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