List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 18

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 18
  • The mile is Latin for 1,000. The number of paces it took the average Roman
  • The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins
  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off
  • The moon is actually moving away from Earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year
  • The most collect calls are made on Father’s Day
  • The most common time for a bank robbery is Friday, between 9 and 11 a.m. The least likely time is Wednesday, between 3 and 6 p.m.
  • The most popular Campbell’s Soup in Hong Kong is watercress and duck gizzard
  • The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad
  • The most popular sport as a topic for a film is boxing
  • The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts
  • The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday
  • The most pushups ever performed in one day was 46,001
  • The most used letter in the English alphabet is ”E”, and ”Q” is the least used
  • The mother of the boy Michael Jackson is accused of abusing is named ”Janet Jackson”
  • The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV because one of its stars was a pig
  • The name “Wendy” was made up for the book Peter Pan
  • The name Joshua is Hebrew for ”Jesus”
  • The Nestles haven’t run Nestle since 1875
  • The New York Stock Exchange started as a coffee shop
  • The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century
  • The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders
  • The normal static electricity shock that zaps your finger when you touch a doorknob is usually between 10,000 and 30,000 volts
  • The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia
  • The octopus” testicles are located in its head
  • The odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million
  • The odds of getting a hole-in-one in golf are estimated at about 18,000-to-1
  • The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon
  • The oldest patented company logo is the red triangle of Bass beers
  • The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”
  • The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers
  • The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven
  • The original name for the butterfly was ”flutterby”
  • The original title of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression
  • The original Toby jugs were modeled on Harry ”Toby” Elwes a Yorkshireman
  • The Pacific island of Nauru’s economy is almost entirely based on bird droppings
  • The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation
  • The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but cannot fly
  • The penis of a barnacle may reach up to 20 times its body size
  • The phrase ”rule of thumb” is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers were originally called the Pirates
  • The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times
  • The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people
  • The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950
  • The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble
  • The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929
  • The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head
  • The Queen Mary – the grandest vessel of her day – had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda
  • The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born
  • The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children
  • The right lung takes in more air than the left
  • The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet
  • The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur
  • The smallest human penis ever recorded was just 5/8 of an inch long
  • The song ”Strawberry Fields Forever”, sung by the Beatles, refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool
  • The speed of a typical raindrop is 17 miles per hour
  • The Stanley Cup originally was only seven and a half inches high
  • The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it’s stomach inside-out
  • The state of Florida is bigger than England
  • The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania
  • The state sport of Maryland is Jousting
  • The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan

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