List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 15

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Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.

The darker the shell, the longer the pumpkin lasts

Queen Elizabeth II has a rubber duck in her private bath with an inflatable crown.

Racehorses can wear out new horse shoes in one race.

Radio code Wilco (as in Roger Wilco) is short for Will Comply.

Rain contains vitamin B12.

Ralph Lauren’s original name is Ralph Lifshitz.

Rats can tell the difference between two human languages.

Rats can’t vomit, that’s why rat poison works.

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

Real diamonds can be made from peanut butter.

Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.

Redheads require more anesthesia to go under than other hair colors.

Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.

Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked.

Rice is the chief food for half the people of the world.

Rice paper does not contain any rice.

Richard Nixon liked ketchup on his cottage cheese.

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

Roosters can’t crow if they can’t fully extend their necks.

Roughly a quarter of the world’s people live in China.

Rubber is one of the ingredients in bubble gum.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Rudyard Kipling refused to write with anything other than black ink.

Sales of Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer, and Tums jump 20% in December.

Salmon can jump as high as six feet.

Sandra Bullock is allergic to horses.

Saturn’s rings are about 500,000 miles in circumference but only about a foot thick.

Scientists are now able to grow beating heart tissue in a lab.

Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches per day

Senegalese women spend an average of 17.5 hours a week just collecting water

Sharon Stone is allergic to caffeine

Sheep can recognize other sheep from pictures

Sheep outnumber humans in New Zealand 15 to 1

Sheryl Crow’s two front teeth are fake

Slugs have 4 noses

Smelling bananas and/or green apples can help you lose weight

Smokers eat more sugar than non-smokers

Snails breathe through their feet

Snowiest city in the U.S.: Blue canyon, California

A microwave baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball

Some breeds of chickens lay colored eggs

Some lions mate over 50 times a day

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

Some species of fish have voices

Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes

SONY was originally called Totsuken

Sound at the correct vibration can bore holes through a solid object

Sound travels fifteen times faster through steel than through air

Spiders have transparent blood

Spinach consumption in the U.S. rose 33% after the Popeye comic strip became a hit in 1931

Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray

St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye

Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin

Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes

Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges

Streets in Japan do not have names

Surgeons who listen to music during operations perform better than those who don’t

Sweden has more telephones per capita than any country on earth

Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating

Take your height and divide by eight. That’s how tall your head is

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive

Technically speaking, crystal glass is actually a liquid that flows very slowly

Ted Turner owns about 2% of New Mexico

Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music

The’L.L. in L.L. Bean stands for ”Leon Leonwood

The 7-Eleven Extreme Gulp is 50% bigger than the volume of the human stomach

The Amazon rain forest produces more than 20% the world’s oxygen supply

The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps

The ancient Egyptians bought jewelry for their pet crocodiles

The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight

The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose

The are six fictional characters that have stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States


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