List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 19

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 19
  • The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terabytes
  • The streets of Victor, Colorado, once a gold rush town, are paved with low-grade gold
  • The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth
  • The symbol on the ”pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe
  • The Taj Mahal took 20 years and 20 thousand men to finish
  • The temperature of the earth’s interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down
  • The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations
  • The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body
  • The typical spec of dust that you see floating in the air is half way in size between the Earth and a subatomic particle
  • The U.S. Army accidentally ordered an 82 year supply of freeze-dried tuna salad mix for troops in Europe
  • The U.S. eastern seaboard consumes almost 50% of all ice cream sandwiches
  • The U.S. founding fathers” name for the American Revolution was ”The War with Britain”
  • The U.S. Government spent $277,000 on pickle research in 1993
  • The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps
  • The U.S. has more bagpipe bands than Scotland does
  • The U.S. military’s dried food rations can be re-hydrated with urine
  • The U.S. motto, ”In God We Trust”, was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956
  • The United kingdom eats more cans of baked beans than the rest of the world combined
  • The United States has never lost a war when donkeys were used
  • The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world
  • The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world’s mail volume
  • The United States produces more tobacco than it does wheat
  • The universally popular Hershey bar was used overseas during World War II as currency
  • The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones
  • The venom of a small scorpion is much more toxic than the venom of a large scorpion
  • The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that just one gram of it can kill 150 people
  • The volume of the Earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean
  • The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F
  • The weight of a carat (200 milligrams), standard unit of measurement for gemstones, is based on the weight of the carob seed
  • The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet
  • The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard
  • The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid
  • The word ”gymnasium” comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means ”to exercise naked
  • The word ”Indiana” is Native American for ”Land of the Indians”, yet less than 16,000 Native Americans live there
  • The word ”News” is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points – North, East, West, and South
  • The word ”set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language
  • The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish and Portuguese
  • The word Tips is actually an acronym standing for ”To Insure Prompt Service”
  • The World Trade Center towers used to have two zip codes, 10047-10048, one for each building
  • The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny
  • The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1
  • The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910
  • The Yo-Yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands during the sixteenth century
  • The Zip Code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York
  • The ‘Big Dipper’ is known as ‘The Casserole’ in France
  • There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States
  • There are 206 bones in the human body
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar
  • There are 53 Lego bricks manufactured for each person in the world
  • There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in a game of bridge
  • There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea
  • There are approximately 3,500 astronomers in the U.S. – but over 15,000 astrologers
  • There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world
  • There are more fatal car accidents in July than any other month
  • There are more female than male millionaires in the United States
  • There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world
  • There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes
  • There are more plastic flamingos in the US, than real ones
  • There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
  • There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats
  • There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building
  • There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year

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