Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New More 50+ Interesting and Cool Facts


·         In 2000, there were 1,579,566 drug arrests in the United States. Of those, close to half were for marijuana
·         Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different
·         Popeye is 34 years old, weighs 158 lbs, and is 5 feet 6 inches tall
·         Researchers have shot footage of Orcas (killer whales) attacking and killing great white sharks
·         The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order
·         One bushel of wheat can make enough sandwiches that you could eat three sandwiches a day for over six months
·         In the movie "Babe", the piglet was played by over 30 different piglets they outgrew the part so quickly during the production of the film
·         Research indicates that people prefer the colour blue for their casual clothing
·         The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes
·         The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie "Psycho."
·         The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons
·         One acre of wheat can produce enough bread to feed a family of four people for about ten years
·         Queen Victoria used marijuana, to help relieve menstrual cramp pain
·         On a ship a toilet is called a head
·         About 1 in 5,000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue
·         Approximately 10.5 gallons of water is used in a dishwasher. Washing the dishes by hand can use up to 20 gallons of water
·         The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood
·         Ticks can be as small as a grain of rice and grow to be as big as a marble
·         An American chews an average of 300 sticks of gum in a year
·         Most cows give more milk when they listen to music
·         Giant flying foxes, which are a type of bat, that live in Indonesia have wingspans of nearly six feet
·         Heavier lemons contain more and tastier juice
·         Since 1950, over 230 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold
·         Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better
·         Frank Wathernam was the last prisoner to leave Alcatraz prison on March 21, 1963
·         A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds
·         In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers
·         Both Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter, U.S. presidents, were peanut farmers at one time
·         A cow releases about 125 gallons of gas per day
·         The Apollo 17 crew were the last men on the moon
·         Spartacus led the revolt of the Roman slaves and gladiators in 73 B.C
·         The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place
·         In a day the blue whale calf drinks approximately 130 gallons of milk
·         Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do
·         All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st
·         A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee
·         The oldest documented footwear found was a 8,000 year-old sandal found in a cave located in Missouri, USA
·         Broccoli was first introduced into France during the royal marriage of Catherine de Medici to Henry II of France
·         By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle
·         The first female guest host of Saturday Night Live was actress Candace Bergen
·         The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year
·         People that use mobile phones are 2.5 time more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the mobile phone
·         Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks
·         The act of sneezing is referred to as sternutation
·         The average medium size piano has about 230 strings
·         A study revealed that men that were born with a low birth weight were less likely to get married
·         It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times
·         On average, you would need 12.5 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream
·         A leech can gorge itself up to a maximum of five times its body weight
·         There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater
·         A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly
·         The beeswax that is produced by Honey bees comes from eight paired glands that are located on the underside of their stomach
·         People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes
·         Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed "wickies" because they tended the lamps wick
·         Taco Bell serves over 35 million consumers each week in the USA
·         During the Roman times, people used urine, called lotium in Latin, as a hair product
·         There are approximately 90 people that have been frozen after their death.
·         The smallest will ever written was 3.8 cm in diameter. It had 40 words written on it and was signed by two witnesses
·         The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters
·         In 1942 the Jello company introduced Cola flavored jello, which only lasted a year
·         Males account for 60% of toy injuries that occur in the U.S
·         The company "Sony" was originally called "Totsuken." They felt the name "Sony" would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name "sonus" and "sonny." The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company
·         The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries
·         The Olympics were originally held for the Greek god Zeus
·         The oldest inhabited house in Scotland is the Traquair Castle. The castle has had 27 kings as visitors
·         Four billion pounds of watermelon were grown in the United States in 1999
·         Wham-O manufactured twenty-thousand hula-hoops a day at the peak of hula-hoop popularity in 1958
·         JELL-O was declared The "Official State Snack" of Utah in January 2001
·         Elvis Presley was obsessed with brushing his teeth
·         When the Statue of Liberty was moved from France to the United States, 214 crates were used to transport it. The Statue was also reduced to 350 pieces
·         There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.
·         In-vitro babies are born in Australia more than any other country in the world
·         Uranus? winter and summer seasons last the equivalent of 21 Earth years
·         More people die from eating sharks then from being eaten by them. This is due to a poison in shark meat
·         The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally
·         The rarest chocolate bar in the world is the Porcelana bar. There are only 20,000 of these bars produced a year, and they sell for $90 per pound
·         The reason why locusts swarm are because when they are in groups, a "hot-spot" behind their hind legs is stimulated, which in turn causes their destructive nature. A large swarm of locusts can eat eighty thousand tons of corn in a day
·         There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands
·         Centipedes always have an uneven pairs of walking legs
·         A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless
·         The largest diamond found in the United States was a 40.23 carat white diamond. It was found in 1924 and nicknamed the "Uncle Sam."
·         Following directions off the Internet and chemicals obtained from a mail order company, a team of U.S. scientists created an identical copy of the polio virus.
·         Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks
·         The average number of people that go to a party for the Super Bowl is 17
·         The amount of Kit Kat chocolate bars that are made at the York factory every 15 minutes are enough to outstack the Eiffel Tower
·         The skin of a shark is made up of "tiny teeth" which are called dermal denticles
·         The strongest gust of wind was recorded at the Mount Washington Observatory on April 12th, 1934, and measured 231 miles per hour.
·         The company Chanel claims that every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a bottle of Chanel No 5 is sold
·         In their lifetime, house cats spend approximately 10,950 hours purring
·         The reason why bubbles are round is because this is the most efficient shape that the soap film can take for the amount of air trapped inside
·         It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat
·         From 1526 to 1707, the first six Mogul emperors of India ruled in unbroken succession from father to son
·         A one kilogram packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar
·         Bats emit ultrasonic sounds to communicate with each other
·         Rats can survive up to 14 days without any food
·         Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons

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