List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 14

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 14
  • On average, it takes 660 days from conception for an elephant to give birth
  • On some Caribbean islands, the oysters can climb trees
  • One 75-watt bulb gives more light than three 25-watt bulbs
  • One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons
  • One cubic foot of gold weighs more than 1,200 pounds
  • One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold
  • One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water
  • One in 500 humans has one blue eye and one brown eye
  • One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television
  • One in three male motorists picks their nose while driving
  • One in three snake bite victims is drunk. One in five is tattooed
  • One million people each year are bitten by animals in the United States
  • One of the many Tarzans, Karmuela Searlel, was mauled to death on the set by a raging elephant
  • One out of 20 people have an extra rib
  • One out of every 11 workers in North Carolina depends on tobacco for their livelihood
  • One percent of Greenland’s population lives in a single apartment building
  • One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked
  • One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet
  • One quarter of the human brain is used to control the eyes
  • One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen
  • One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs
  • Onions have no flavor, only a smell
  • Only 1 out of 700 identity thieves gets caught
  • Only 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116
  • Only 1% of bacteria cause disease in humans
  • Only 51% of South Carolina high school students will graduate, the lowest of any state
  • Only 55% of Americans know that the sun is a star
  • Only eight men were killed in the battle of Lexington
  • Only female bees work
  • Only female mosquitoes bite and drink blood
  • Only male fireflies can fly
  • Only two in one thousand diamonds are considered truly colorless
  • Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States” national income
  • Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer
  • Originally, Du Pont, Inc. was a tiny gun powder mill in New Jersey
  • Originally, Jack-O-Lanterns were made from turnips
  • Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer
  • Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory
  • Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows
  • Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows
  • Over 4.6 million Whopper sandwiches are sold at Burger King every day
  • Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot
  • Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere
  • Over 98 percent of Japanese people are cremated after they die
  • Over one million stray dogs live in the New York City metropolitan area
  • Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue
  • Pageant Models often smear Vaseline on their teeth so their lips won’t stick when smiling
  • Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second
  • Pancakes are commonly served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Australia
  • Panophobia is the fear of everything
  • Parrots have 500 pounds per square inch of pressure in their beaks
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite
  • Pearls melt in vinegar
  • Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water
  • People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport
  • People in parts of Western China put salt in their tea instead of sugar
  • People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack
  • People who are lying to you tend to look up and to the left (their left)
  • People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain
  • People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark
  • Pepsi-Cola was originally called ”Brad’s drink”
  • Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935
  • Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor
  • Phobatrivaphobia is fear of trivia about phobias
  • Pierce Brosnan once worked with the circus as a fire eater
  • Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eye”
  • Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.
  • Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875
  • Polar bear fur is not white, it’s clear
  • Polar Bears can eat more than 50 lbs. of meat in one setting
  • Pollen can travel up to 500 miles in a day
  • Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely
  • Porcupines float in water
  • Pound for Pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars
  • President Bush and Saddam Hussein both have their shoes made by the same Italian shoemaker
  • President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins
  • President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents
  • President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader
  • Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent
  • Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution

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