List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 2

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 2
  • The average house creates more pollution than does the average car.
  • The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
  • The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.
  • The best time for a person to buy new shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.
  • The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
  • The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.
  • The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.
  • The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie Psycho.
  • The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922
  • The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
  • The leading cause of poisoning for children under the age of six in the home is liquid dish soap.
  • The most dangerous job in the United States is that of an Alaskan Crab Fisherman.
  • The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.
  • The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.
  • The search engine Google got its name from the word ‘googol’, which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
  • The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
  • The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas
  • The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer
  • There are 365 steps on the front of the U.S. Capitol Building – one for every day of the year.
  • There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!
  • To sell your home faster, and for more money, paint it yellow.
  • U-Haul is the world’s largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages.
  • Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song ”Happy Birthday”. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
  • Warren Beatty once worked as a rat-catcher!
  • Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White holds the record for putting her hands together approximately 140,000 times to clap.
  • When Scott Paper Company first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment.
  • Women who read romance novels have sex twice as often as those who don’t.
  • ‘”Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”
  • If you buy a ticket on Monday you are a hundred times more likely to die before the draw is held on Wednesday, than win the Jackpot!
  • The plastic tips on shoelaces are called “aglets”
  • Bimbo is a brand of soft drink manufactured and marketed by Coca-Cola, Inc.
  • Formicophilia is the fetish for having small insects crawl on your genitals.
  • Jedi is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.
  • Second Street is the most common street name in the U.S.; ”First Street” is the sixth! “
  • Vodka is Russian for ”little water”.
  • -40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 1/3 of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.
  • 10 of the tributaries flowing into the Amazon river are as big as the Mississippi river.
  • 10 percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • 15 million gallons of wine were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
  • 15 percent of Americans secretly bite their toes
  • 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
  • 2 out of 3 adults in the United States have hemorrhoids.
  • 2,500 newborn babies will be dropped in the next month.
  • 20% of tuxedo rentals take place in May.
  • 20252 is Smokey the Bear’s own zip code.
  • 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  • 25% of your bones are located in your feet.
  • 35% of the people using personal ads for dating are already married!
  • 35,000 people in the U.S. will die from the flu annually.
  • 4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day.
  • 40% of all indigestion remedies sold in the world are bought by Americans.
  • 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man.
  • 41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
  • 50% of U.S. pizzas are sold with pepperoni on them.
  • 68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air!
  • 7,000 new insect species are discovered every year.
  • 7-11 sells 10,000 pots of coffee an hour, every hour, every day.
  • 75% of Honda vehicles purchased in the U.S. are manufactured in North America!
  • 76% of Americans celebrate New Year’s Eve in groups of less than 20.
  • ‘80% of 10 year old girls in the U.S. go on a diet.
  • 80% of millionaires drive used cars.
  • 80% of Publishers” Clearing House $10 million winners did not purchase any magazine subscriptions!
  • 85% of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women!
  • 85% of movie actors earn less than $5,000 a year from acting!
  • 9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive!
  • 90 percent of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right.
  • 90% of all restaurants fail during their first year of operation.
  • 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
  • 99% of people cannot lick their elbow.
  • A ”face-off” in hockey was originally called a ”puck-off”.
  • A ”jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
  • A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
  • A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
  • A baboon called Jackie became a private in the South African army in World War I

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