List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 17

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 17
  • The Earth’s atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist
  • The elephant is one of the few mammals that can’t jump
  • The energy of a discharge of an electric eel could start 50 cars
  • The estimated number of M&M’s sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000
  • The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water
  • The famous aphrodisiac ”Spanish Fly” is made from dried beetle remains
  • The faster a kangaroo hops, the less energy it burns
  • The female pigeon cannot lay eggs if she is alone. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon
  • The filming of the movie ”Titanic” cost more than the Titanic itself!
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene
  • The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
  • The first baseball caps were made of straw
  • The first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in WW2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo
  • The first ever patent in the UK was Aaron Rathbone &Roger Burges, Map makers in 1618
  • The first Ford cars had Dodge engines
  • The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes
  • The first household refrigerators cost about $16,000, in today’s money
  • The first patented condom was meant to be reused
  • The first person to go over Niagara falls was Annie Edson-Taylor. She made the trip in a wooden barrel and survived
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum
  • The first program shown on BBC2 was Play School
  • The first song played on Virgin Radio was Born to be wild by INXS
  • The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it
  • The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds
  • The first two years of a dog’s life are equal to 24 human years
  • The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field
  • The G in ”g-string” stands for groin
  • ‘The Giant South African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet long and 1 inch in thick
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world
  • The glue on Israeli stamps is certified kosher
  • The Grateful Dead were once called ”The Warlocks”
  • The great wall of China is 1,400 miles long
  • The great warrior Genghis Khan died in bed while having sex
  • The Greek National anthem has 158 verses
  • The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking
  • The heart of a mouse beats 650 times per minute
  • The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space
  • The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime
  • The height of a bowling pin is equal to its circumference
  • The higher the income, the more likely an American man will cheat on his wife
  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado
  • The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers founded in 1744, is the world’s oldest golf club
  • The human brain is insensitive to pain
  • The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 ft
  • The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles
  • The inventor of Vaseline ate a spoonful of the stuff every morning
  • The IRS processes more than 2 billion pieces of paper each year
  • The Japanese commonly put ketchup on their rice
  • The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main ingredients
  • The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card
  • The largest diamond ever found was an astounding 3,106 carats
  • The last time American Green cards were actually green was 1964
  • The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile
  • The lens of the eye continues to grow throughout a person’s life
  • The life boat was patented in 1845
  • The lifespan of the common goldfish is over 20 years
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma
  • The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called ”mantles”) are radioactive…so much so that they will set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor
  • The longest cave in the world is the ”Mammoth Cave System” in the USA at 560,000 meters deep
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
  • The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses
  • The longest word in the English language with no vowels is Rhythms
  • The lungfish can live out of water for three years in a state of suspended animation
  • The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away
  • The male platypus has poisonous spurs on its legs
  • The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off
  • The man who created the Thighmaster was once a Buddhist Monk
  • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original ”Halloween” was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white

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