List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 20

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 20
  • There are more than one million animal species on Earth
  • There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos
  • There are no hog lips or snouts in SPAM
  • There are no penguins in the North Pole
  • There are no rental cars in Bermuda
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and month
  • There are only 14 blimps in the world
  • There are over 58 million dogs in the US
  • There are some species of snails that are extremely venomous.
  • There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.
  • There have been 47 Charlie Chan Movies, with six actors playing the part. None were Chinese!
  • There have been over 7,200 acts of terrorism against the US over the last 15 years.
  • There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  • There is a species of clam that can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
  • There is a town called Paradise and a town called Hell in Michigan
  • There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade
  • There is no tipping at restaurants in Japan
  • There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants
  • There was no punctuation until the 15th century
  • There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses
  • ‘Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime
  • ‘Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark
  • ‘Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey
  • Three Mile Island is only 2 1/2 miles long
  • ‘Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur
  • Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult
  • To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly
  • To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe
  • To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours
  • To take an oath, ancient Romans put a hand on their testicles…that’s where the word “testimony” comes from
  • Today’s top fuel dragsters take off with more force than the space shuttle
  • Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous
  • Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000
  • Truman Capote the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s had the middle name of Stucklefuss
  • Tsunamis ( tidal waves ) travel as fast as jet planes
  • Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920
  • Turkey’s often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have been known to drown as a result
  • Turkeys can reproduce without having sex
  • Turtles can live for more than 100 years
  • ‘U.S. President Calvin Coolidge liked to eat breakfast while having his head rubbed with Vaseline
  • Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms
  • Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water
  • Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it’s known as Tennessee
  • Until 1857, any foreign coins made of precious metal were legal tender in the United States
  • Until 1990, the deadly poison mercury was used in about 30% of latex paints
  • Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn’t a federal crime to assassinate the President
  • Until the 1960”s men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland
  • Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia
  • Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this
  • Vaccines contain formaldehyde, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), phenol (disinfectant / pesticide), and aluminum
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
  • Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing
  • Vultures fly without flapping their wings
  • WAL-MART generates $3,000,000.00 in revenues every 7 minutes
  • Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day
  • alt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice
  • Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents
  • Watermelons can cost up to $100 in Japan
  • We blink 25 times a minute
  • Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller
  • Whale oil was used in automobile transmissions as late as 1973
  • What you find when you shave the striped fur off of a tiger? Striped skin
  • When a giraffe’s baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt
  • When a person dies, hearing is usually the last sense to go
  • When Britney Spears books into hotels she uses the name ”Allota Warmheart” so that nobody will recognize her
  • When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second
  • When he was only 13, Johnny Depp lost his virginity to a girl slightly older than him
  • When pitched, the average Major League baseball rotates 15 times before being hit
  • When you correct for weight differences, men are proportionately stronger than horses
  • When you walk down a steep hill, the pressure on your knees is equal to three times your body weight
  • When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings
  • When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too
  • While 7 men in 100 have some form of color blindness, only 1 woman in 1,000 suffers from it
  • Whispering is more wearing on your voice than a normal speaking tone
  • Whoopi Goldberg’s real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson
  • Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland
  • Wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles
  • With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men
  • Women buy four out of every 10 condoms sold
  • Women end up digesting most of the lipstick they apply
  • Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men
  • Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels
  • Women wishing to enter Canada to work as strippers must provide naked photos of themselves to qualify for a visa
  • Women’s’ hearts beat faster than men’s’
  • Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money
  • Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup
  • World’s heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs
  • Worms reportedly taste like bacon
  • Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote
  • X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, under the final portrait
  • Yahoo! was originally called ”Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web”
  • You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening
  • You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider
  • You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark
  • You can start a fire with ice
  • You can tape a small mirror onto a cone speaker, play music and shine a laser on to the mirror and the reflection will look like a laser light show on your wall
  • You have no sense of smell when you’re sleeping
  • You inhale about 700,000 of your own skin flakes each day
  • You mostly breathe from only one nostril at a time
  • You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world
  • you’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206
  • Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second
  • Your brain is 80% water
  • Your hair grows faster in the morning than at any other time of day
  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day
  • Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day
  • Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn
  • Your home is ten times more likely to have a fire than be burglarized
  • Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe
  • Your skeleton keeps growing until you are about 35, then you start to shrink
  • Your skin is considered to be an organ

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