List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 11

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 11
  • In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons
  • In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an ”Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.”
  • In Tibet it is considered good manners to stick out your tongue at someone
  • In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes
  • In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs
  • In West Virginia if you run over an animal, you can legally take it home and cook it for dinner
  • In what country will you find the most Universities? India
  • India has a Bill of Rights for cows
  • India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta
  • India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century
  • Ingrown toenails are hereditary
  • Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie
  • Iron weighs more after it rusts
  • Is bottled water worth it? ”Evian” spelled backwards is ”naive”
  • Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category
  • Israel is one quarter the size of the state of Maine
  • Israel’s Dead Sea is 1,312 feet below sea level
  • Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
  • It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world’s population are drunk
  • It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them
  • It is estimated that there is in excess of 3,000,000,000 bibles been sold throughout the world
  • It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD’s
  • It is illegal NOT to smile in Pocatello, Idaho
  • It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary
  • It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona
  • It is illegal to mispronounce ”Arkansas” while in the state of Arkansas
  • It is illegal to purchase or consume Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in the town in which it is produced
  • It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
  • It is possible for a scorpion to sting itself to death as they are not immune to their own poison!
  • It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily
  • It is possible to see a rainbow at night
  • It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • It takes 100 pounds of rain water to produce a single pound of food from the earth
  • It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.
  • It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
  • It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth!
  • It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.
  • It takes about a week to make a jelly bean
  • It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
  • It takes five minutes to execute someone in a gas chamber.
  • It takes Several hundred thousand years for newly made photons (light) to travel from the core of the sun to it’s surface.
  • It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce…and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
  • It takes the same amount of time to age a cigar as wine.
  • It takes twelve ears of corn to make a tablespoon of corn oil.
  • It takes up to four hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.
  • It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up.
  • It was illegal to sell E.T. dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
  • It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland
  • It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland
  • It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960”s car did.
  • It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska
  • It’s against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas
  • It’s illegal to own a red car in Shanghai, China
  • It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs
  • It’s a common practice in southern India for a man to marry his elder sister’s daughter
  • J. Edgar Hoover liked to fire FBI agents whose palms were sweaty when shaking hands
  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis was secretly a chain smoker
  • Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States
  • James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme learned to speak English by watching the cartoon ”The Flintstones”
  • Jennifer Aniston’s original name is Jennifer Anastassakis
  • Jericho is the oldest walled city in the world at 9,000 yrs old
  • Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died
  • Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
  • Jimmy Hoffa’s middle name is, appropriately, Riddle
  • John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy
  • John F. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President of the USA
  • Johnny Depp suffers from self-injury

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