List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 10

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 10
  • In 2004, The Japanese Ice Cream Association promoted “raw horse flesh” ice cream in hopes that it would boost the popularity of ice cream!
  • In 21 U.S. states, WAL-MART is the single largest employer.
  • In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!
  • In 39 of the 50 U.S. states, the travel industry is the largest single employer.
  • In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
  • In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed
  • In Albania, nodding your head means ”no” and shaking your head means ”yes”.
  • In an average hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States
  • In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.
  • In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
  • In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King.
  • In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
  • In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest
  • In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
  • In Athens, Greece, a driver’s license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.
  • In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack’s.
  • In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals
  • In Brazil, Christmas is celebrated with fireworks
  • In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license
  • In England, in the 1880”s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak
  • In Florida, It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit
  • In France, it is legal to marry a dead person
  • In Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more that a hundred years before either moon was discovered
  • In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car
  • In high school, Robin Williams was voted ”Least Likely to Succeed.
  • In Holland, you can be fined for not using a shopping basket at a grocery store
  • In Idaho, You may not fish on a camel’s back.
  • In India, Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.
  • In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog
  • In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton, and a cottage cheese like substance are popular pizza toppings.
  • In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
  • In Japan, condoms are commonly sold ”door to door”
  • In Japan, it is completely acceptable to name your child “Buttocks” or “Prostitute”
  • In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male
  • In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
  • In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.
  • In Kentucky, It’s illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License.
  • In many countries, urine was used as a detergent for washing.
  • In Massachusetts, It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
  • In Mel Brooks” ”Silent Movie,” mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
  • In Mexico, the Tooth Fairy is known as the ”Tooth Mouse”.
  • In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
  • In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits
  • In Nebraska, It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
  • In Nepal, cow dung is used for medicinal purposes.
  • In older people, memory is best early in the morning and then declines during the late afternoon.
  • In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.
  • In one day, a full grown redwood tree expels more than 2 tons of water through its leaves.
  • In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the stock market.
  • In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
  • In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
  • In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby’s head for good luck.
  • In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow down their faces!
  • In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk on cereal for breakfast.
  • In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined!
  • In the 1930”s, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.
  • In the average lifetime a person will breath in about 44 pounds of dust.
  • In the early 1960”s, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
  • In the great fire of London, in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured
  • In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  • In the movie ”The Wizard Of Oz”, Toto the dog’s salary was $125 a week, while Judy Garland was $500 a week
  • In the next seven days, 800 Americans will be injured by their jewelry.
  • In the original version of Cinderella the slipper was made out of fur, not glass
  • In the U.S., for every dollar you spend on gasoline 27 cents of it is in taxes.
  • In the U.S., more than 10% of lottery prizes go unclaimed
  • In the United States, deaf people have safer driving records than hearing people

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