List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 12

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  • Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off
  • Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, is larger than the planet Mercury
  • Just one in three consumers pays off his or her credit card bill every month.
  • Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten French toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay
  • Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China
  • Keanu Reeves is afraid of the dark
  • ‘Kermit the frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College located in the state of New York in 1996
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830”s as medicine
  • Kilts are not native to Scotland. They originated in France.
  • King George I could not speak English
  • Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand
  • Kittens are born both blind and deaf
  • Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks
  • Koala Bears are not bears
  • Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks
  • Large kangaroos can cover more than 30 feet with each jump!
    ‘Last 2 European countries to let women vote: Switzerland (1971) and Leichtenstein (1984)
  • Lenny Crivitz’s mother played the part of ”Helen” on ”The Jefferson’s”.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio got his first ‘onscreen kiss’ from a man
  • Less than 10% of criminals commit about 67% of all crime
  • Less than 3% of the water produced at a large municipal water treatment plant is used for drinking purposes
  • Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different
  • Lima beans contain cyanide
  • Linen can absorb up to 20 times its weight in moisture before it feels damp
  • Linen is actually stronger when wet
  • Liquid TIDE laundry detergent glows under a black light
  • London’s Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight in 1807
  • Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”
  • Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year (Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River)
  • Maggots will only eat flesh if it is dead. For this reason, they are often used to remove the burnt skin from severe burn patients
  • Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
  • Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer
  • Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients
  • Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same way men do.
  • Males sweat 40% more than females
  • Manhattan Island of New York City was purchased for $24 from the Algonquian Indians in 1624
  • Many people in parts of China eat insects. Some common insects are bean worms, scorpions, and locusts
  • Mark Twain didn’t even make it through elementary school
  • Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states
  • Martha Stewart became a billionaire while in prison
  • McDonald’s is the world’s largest distributor of toys
  • McDonald’s salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers
  • Medical studies show that intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair
  • ‘Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots
  • Mel Gibson has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one)
  • Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women
  • Men laugh longer, louder, and more often than women
  • Mexican Jumping Beans jump because of moth larvae inside them
  • Mexico City is built on top of an underground reservoir
  • Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year
  • Mexico has more American residents than any other country except the United States
  • Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team his sophomore year
  • Michael Keaton’s original name is Michael Douglas
  • Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal sized children
  • Milk is heavier than cream
  • Minnows have teeth in their throat
  • Moist air holds heat better than dry air
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ”Friday the 13th”
  • More Americans have died in car accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States
  • More boys than girls are born during the day; more girls are born at night
  • More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world
  • More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes
  • More people have a phobia of frogs than rats
  • More people have seen David Copperfield perform live than any other performer in the world
  • More people in China speak English than in the United States
  • More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones
  • More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world
  • More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies
  • More than 10% of the world’s salt is used to de-ice American roads
  • More than 100 pizza box-related patents have been issued since 1976


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