1000 Interesting Facts

Michelle Druggar holds the record for largest human family, having given birth to 17 children.

The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth’s orbit around the sun. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.

Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.

98% of Japanese are cremated.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag. Its venom is more potent than a rattlesnake’s.

In “Silence of the Lambs”, Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.. It is a combination of “marionette” and “puppet.”

The ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan.

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash.

The name Jeep comes from “GP”, the army abbreviation for General Purpose.

The penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim.

About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

Dr. Amazingly, few people are afraid of Champagne corks even though you are more likely to be killed by one than by a spider.

Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.

People eat insects – called “Entomophagy”(people eating bugs) – it has been practiced for centuries throughout Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and North, Central and South America. (the heart is not a muscle)

The catfish has the most taste buds of all animals, having over 27,000 of them.

“Ithyphallophobia” is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.

Greenland is the largest island in the world.

Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America.

There were 240 pedestrian fatalities in New York City in 1994.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

There is a city in Norway called “Hell”

The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins, “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

The catfish has over 27000 taste buds (more than any other animal)

There are about 2 chickens for every human in the world.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.

A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.

In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.

There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.

One in eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.

The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (96.5 km) per hour.

You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

1 in 5 of the world’s doctors are Russian.

The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.

The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef

Present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

In the U.S, Frisbees outsell footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined.

The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100,000 square miles (160,900 km) without a tree.

The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Yo-yos were used as weapons by warriors in the Philippines in the 16th century.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator.

Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out. 240 come from France.

There are about a million ants per person.

“You” is the second most spoken English word

Paraskevidekatriaphobia means fear of Friday the 13th, which occurs one to three times a year.

A spider’s web is not a home, but rather a trap for its food. President to be born in a hospital.

Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Butte County, South Dakota is the geographical center of the U.S.

The youngest pope ever was 11 years old.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart.

Proportional to their size, cats have the largest eyes of all mammals.

Dragonflies are capable of flying sixty miles per hour, making them one of the fastest insects.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.

If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

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When we think of Big Ben in London, we think of the clock. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).

Dolphins can look in different directions with each eye. The NY phone book had 0 Hitlers after WWII.

Scotland has more redheads than any other part of the world.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet (91 m) long in just one night.

Elephants only sleep for two hours each day.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.

Laredo, Texas is the U.S.’s farthest inland port.

The average human head weighs about 8 pounds.

Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr.

The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965.

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).

Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.

People say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.

No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times

About 55% of all movies are rated R.

The human body is comprised of 80% water.

California consumes more bottled water than any other product.

Slugs have four noses.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

There are more beetles than any other animal. Rogers was an ordained minister.

The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis middle name was Aron.

The Beetham Tower cost over £150 million to build.

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.

About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.

A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.

If you were to take a taxicab from New York City to Los Angeles, it would cost you $8,325.

When sharks take a bite, their eyes roll back and their teeth jut out.

Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.

In ancient Greece “idiot” meant a private citizen or layman.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It to Beaver.”

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.

There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.

Tasmania, Australia has the cleanest air in the inhabited world.

An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

It is believed that Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Kuwait is about 60% male (highest in the world). Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.

A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.

It takes the stomach an hour to break down cows’ milk.

The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.

During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance.

You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

The Beetham Tower has 47 floors.

Babies are born without knee caps. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.

Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman.

If you go blind in one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but all your sense of depth.

All polar bears are left-handed.

Salt Lake City, Utah has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.

When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. – probably the world.

Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. Actually, it’s the bell.

California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named “Jesus Christ.”

Cats’ urine glows under a black light.

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.

A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year.

Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The human brain is about 75% water.

It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. It is also asymmetrical.

There are more than 40,000 characters in the Chinese script.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

The venom of the Australian Brown Snake is so powerful only 1/14,000th of an ounce is enough to kill a human.

In every episode of “Seinfeld” there is a Superman picture or reference somewhere.

Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. They can sleep with one eye open.

Children grow faster in the springtime.

A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.

Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.

Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer per male in the world.

There are more types of insects in one tropical rain forest tree than there are in the entire state of Vermont.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

750ml of blood pumps through your brain every minute which is 15-20% of blood flow from the heart.

14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.

The only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross.

Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.

Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.

Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.

In France, a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar

There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.

In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.

Camels chew in a figure 8 pattern.

In a survey of 200000 ostriches over 80 years, not one tried to bury its head in the sand.

In Raiders of the Lost Ark there is a wall carving of R2-D2 and C-3P0 behind the ark

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Libraries.

US gold coins used to say “In Gold We Trust”.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Andorra, a tiny country between France & Spain, has the longest average lifespan: 83.49 years.

An Olympic gold medal must contain 92.5 percent silver

Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. “You’ve got Mail!”).

Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.

The most poisonous spider is the black widow.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.

Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.

Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.

Rats and horses can’t vomit.

Neurons multiply at a rate 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.

John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.

The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

In the 17th century, the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places.

The penguin is the only bird that can swim but can’t fly.

In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

Cats have over 100 vocal sounds; dogs only have 10.

Bulgarians are known to be the biggest yogurt eaters in the world.

More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).

Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Camel’s have three eyelids.

The human feet perspire half a pint of fluid a day

The human heart creates enough pressure in the bloodstream to squirt blood 30 feet.

President John F Kennedy could read 4 newspapers in 20 minutes.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. Seuss pronounced his name “soyce”.

The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.

A Czech man, Jan Honza Zampa, holds the record for drinking one liter of beer in 4.11 seconds.

Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.

A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.

55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.

God is not mentioned once in the book of Esther.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.

40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet

The angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.

More people are afraid of spiders than death. This is good since they are in a big hurry, as they only live about twenty-four hours.

Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

A “jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.

It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Common Cobra venom is not on the list of top 10 venoms yet it is still 40 times more toxic than cyanide.

Emus and kangaroos can’t walk backwards.

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in it’s’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

$283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.

$203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.

In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays)

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The Amazon is the world’s largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long.

The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.

Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”

About 14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive.

Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word of ‘Snow’

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

The Philippines has about 7,100 islands, of which only about 460 are more than 1 square mile in area.

India has a Bill of Rights for cows.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Residents of Houston, Texas lead the U.S. He was an albino.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.

Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.

The US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.

Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year

The people of France eat more cheese than any other country in the world.

Most insects are beneficial to people because they eat other insects, pollinate crops, are food for other animals, make products we use (like honey and silk) or have medical uses.

The “pound” key on your keyboard () is called an octotroph. Apple later made their motto “Think different”.

At the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.

Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables.

The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the adams apple.

A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”

The state of Florida is bigger than England.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

A “2 by 4″ is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.

Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name. In fact, one out of every four animals is a beetle.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.

The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are: Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: 9, and Bee: 4.

Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is said to haunt the White House.

The shortest British monarch was Charles I, who was 4 feet 9 inches.

The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.

The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908.

Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. They are as individual as snowflakes, with no two ever being the same.

Rodent’s teeth never stop growing.

Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don’t have mouths. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!

On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.

The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

The Michelin man is known as Mr. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s son invented Lincoln Logs.

Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.

Netherlands is the only country with a national dog.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

In golf, a ‘Bo Derek’ is a score of 10.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.

It’s illegal to spit on the sidewalk in Norfolk, Virginia.

The first streetlights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

The cheetah is the only cat that can’t retract its claws.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.

Sailfish can leap out of the water and into the air at a speed of 50 miles (81 km) per hour.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.”

Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate opposite to the direction of their orbit.

Greece’s national anthem has 158 verses.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

The U.S. Bruce published a list of Arthropod references in the Bible. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.

“Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.

Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

There are over a million described species of insects.

1,800 cigarettes are smoked per person each year in China.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day

15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second.

Mr. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Flies jump backwards during takeoff.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

For every ‘normal’ webpage, there are five porn pages.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

Hannibal had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome.

One in ten people live on an island.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.

Starfish have no brains.

Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film ‘Some Like It Hot’.

One in every 9000 people is an albino.

Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state.

Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.

The most sensitive cluster of nerves is at the base of the spine.

Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

The average American works 24,000 hours in their lifetime just to pay their taxes

Your brain consumes 25 watts of power while you’re awake.

“Venus observa” is the technical term for the “missionary position.”

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt.”

Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth, not the baseball player.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

One in seven workers in Boston, Massachusetts walks to work.

The largest NFL stadium is the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan.

Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.

Chinese Crested dogs can get acne. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

The “Dull Men’s Hall of Fame” is located in Carroll, Wisconsin.

Georgia’s state motto is “Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.”

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

The average human blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year.

The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.

Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. In the UK its 330.

Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).

Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

Maine is the only state that has borders with only one other state.

Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.

In New York State, it is illegal to but any alcohol on Sundays before noon.

Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald’s.

A polar bears skin is black. His name was Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896.

Only female mosquitoes bite.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing. Post Office handles 43 percent of the world’s mail.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days — the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.

China has more English speakers than the United States.

Sharkskin has tiny tooth-like scales all over.

Spain leads the world in cork production

The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th.

There is an average of 61,000 people airborne over the US at any given moment.

Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight. In Japan, 4 is considered an unlucky number.

Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. It grows back after a few months.

If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.

It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan.

The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat. Bib. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump.

The mother of Michael Nesmith of “The Monkees” invented whiteout.

The people of Israel consume more turkeys per capita than any other country.

Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.

0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a Moose.

Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.

A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.

In Italy, 17 is considered an unlucky number. Go on, try it then

11% of the world is left-handed.

A shrimp’s heart is in its head.

Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.

There are more donut shops in Canada per capita than any other country.

In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year

Triskaidekaphobia means fear of the number 13.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

Jim Morrison, of the 60’s rock group The Doors, was the first rock star to be arrested on stage.

Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I’s mother, had six fingers on one hand.

In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, silver and month.

Termites outweigh humans by almost ten to one.

No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.

The number “four” is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as “death”.

Every person, including identical twins, has a unique eye & tongue print along with their fingerprint.

The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.

Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.

In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.

The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. bought Alaska for 2 cents an acre from Russia.

28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. This would be like an adult person lifting two heavy cars full of people.

Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.

Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.

The Morgan’s Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.

Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day.

Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

There are 1,792 steps in the Eiffel Tower

Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don’t have eyes.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten.

Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.

The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.

In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world.

There are 240 dots on an arcade Pac-Man game

There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. Treasury.

Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life.

The sound of E.T. Only 706 survived.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer.

They NEVER said “Beam me up, Scotty” on Star Trek.

Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. The longest human pregnancy on record is 17 months, 11 days.

An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000.

Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.

A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

Sweden has the least number of murders annually.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle.

Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself.

Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the summer Olympic games while hosting.

Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us. A quarter has 119.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.

Paper was invented early in the second century by Chinese eunuch.

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.

During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, “Red Vineyard at Arles”.

Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days. in eating out – approximately 4.6 times per week.

If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day.

The “spot” on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes.

In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

A jellyfish is 95% water.

The volume of the earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The Falkland Isles (pop. Why? Because many bugs are both protein-rich and good sources of vitamins, minerals and fats.

The world’s longest snake (by reliable documentation) is the reticulated python, with a maximum length of, perhaps, 30 feet.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

“Go.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic.

13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese.

Insects outnumber humans 100,000,000 to one.

The U.S. Latvia is about 54% female (highest in the world).

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest animal and is capable of lifting 850 times its own weight.

The “save” icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.

Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869 by a dentist, William Semple.

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate 85.

There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.

Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “MT”.

US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.

Barbie’s full name is “Babara Millicent Roberts.”

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.

Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.

Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad.

Humphrey Bogart NEVER said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world. This amount of energy is enough to illuminate a lightbulb.

Louisiana’s capital building is the tallest one of any U.S.

Shakespeare invented the word “assassination” and “bump.”

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

The country code for Russia is “007”.

Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

The first McDonald’s restaurant in Canada was in Richmond, British Columbia.

In Quebec, there is an old law that states margarine must be a different color than butter.

The first female guest host of “Saturday Night Live” was Candace Bergen.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people do.

Australian soldiers used the song “We’re Off to See the Wizard” as a marching song in WWII.

Respiratory Disease is China’s leading cause of death.

Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars’ food or not.

Tina Turner’s real name is Annie Mae Bullock.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.

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

“Duff” is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.

A “quidnunc” is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.

A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

More people speak English in China than the United States.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. Some people estimate there are actually between 15 and 30 million species.

Until 1997, there were more pigs than people in Denmark.

A female oyster produces 100 million young in her lifetime, the typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year, and it is possible for one female cat to be responsible for the birth of 20,736 kittens in four years. Some tropical spiders have built webs over eighteen feet across.

Koalas never drink water.

The town of Calma, Chile in the Atacama Desert has never had rain.

There are over 58 million dogs in the US

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

IBM’s motto is “Think”. are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

In Iceland, a Big Mac costs $5.50.

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

The U.S. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Russians generally answer the phone by saying, “I’m listening”.

The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. Today, to 1.2411 trillion.

Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins

Almonds are members of the peach family.

No word in the English language rhymes with “MONTH”.

An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.

The pancreas produces Insulin.

The average Japanese household watches more than 10 hours of television a day.

Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man woman and child in the world. It’s easier to stack them that way.

The past-tense of the English word “dare” is “durst”

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.

It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.

There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Icelanders consume more Coca-Cola per Capita than any other nation.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a “palindrome”.

In Japan, watermelons are squared.

Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes.

Coconuts kill about 150 people each year.

The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book.

A 2″ X 4″ is really 1-1/2″ by 3-1/2″.

For every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and just 108.7 acres.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Pinocchio is Italian for “pine head.”

Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards. Ants are very social animals and will live in colonies that can contain almost 500,000 ants.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869.

Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

Jim Henson first coined the word “Muppet”. That’s more than sharks.

“Judge Judy” has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.

“The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

“Lassie” was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.

Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. In North America, its 38%.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

In 1958 Entomologist W.G.

King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.

Mr. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Peter Falk, who played “Columbo,” has a glass eye.

Babies are born without knee caps. state.

25% of a human’s bones are in its feet.

The toothbrush was invented in China in 1498.

A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

The Simpsons is the longest running animated series on TV.

There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually.

You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.

“Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.

Cher’s last name was “Sarkissian.” She changed it because no one could pronounce it.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

“I” is the most spoken word in the English language

The six official languages of the U.N. Only one in sixteen men is.

98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.

Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps.

The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m).

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one end point is P.

Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”.

Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.

More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

Julius Caesar’s autograph is worth about $2,000,000.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

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