List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 16

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 16
  • The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds
  • The Australian $5,$10,$20,$50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic
  • The average 1 1/4 lb. lobster is 7 to 9 years old
  • The average American consumes 9 pounds of food additives every year
  • The average American eats at McDonald’s more than 1,800 times in their life
  • The average American uses eight times as much fuel energy as an average person anywhere else in the world
  • The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year
  • The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year
  • The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles
  • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the he/she graduates from high school
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects” legs in it
  • The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog
  • The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00. The average first class meal: $50
  • The average company saves over $7,000 for each employee suggestion that is enacted
  • The average female will have 3.3 pregnancies in her life
  • The average French citizen eats 500 snails per year
  • ‘The average housefly lives only two weeks
  • The average housefly weighs 10 to 15 millionths of a pound
  • ‘The average housewife walks 10 miles a day around the house doing her chores
  • The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap
  • The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail
  • The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons
  • The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years
  • The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.
  • The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years.
  • The average office worker spends 50 minutes a day looking for lost files and other items.
  • The average person can live for eleven days without water, assuming an average temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year
  • The average person laughs 13 times a day
  • The average person spends three years of his or her life on a toilet
  • The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime
  • The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man
  • The average taste bud lives only 10 days before it dies and is replaced by a new one
  • The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F
  • The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres
  • The bagpipe was first made from the liver of a sheep
  • The ball on top of a flagpole is called a ”truck”
  • The banana tree cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man
  • The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy
  • The best diamonds are colored blue-white
  • The longest recorded distance for projectile vomiting is 27 feet
  • The Bible is the most-shoplifted book in the world
  • The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grape juic
  • The Blue Whale’s tongue weighs more than an adult elephant
  • The can opener was invented 48 years after the can
  • The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs
  • The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million
  • The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning
  • The chemicals indole and skatole, which help to account for the particular smell of human feces, are used as ingredients in perfume
  • The Chinese ideogram for trouble depicts two women living under one roof
  • The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues
  • The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match
  • The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking
  • The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
  • The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut
  • The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design
  • The cruise liner, ”Queen Elizabeth 2”, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
  • The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City”s Manhattan Island
  • The distress code ”Mayday” comes from the French for help me, M”Aide
  • The dot over the letter ”i” is called a tittle
  • The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust
  • The earth is .02 degrees hotter during a full moon
  • The earth rotates more slowly on its axis in March than in September
  • The earth travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour
  • The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)

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