List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 15

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 15
  • Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds
  • Pumpkin rule of thumb: 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 3 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 6 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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