List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 4

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 4
  • A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove
  • A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee
  • A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon
  • A rat can fall from a five story building without injury
  • A rat can go without water longer than a camel can
  • A real estate agent’s rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%
  • A recent study at Harvard has shown that eating chocolate can actually help you live longer
  • A roach can live up to nine days without its head
  • A rodent’s teeth never stop growing
  • A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax
  • A shrimp’s heart is in its head
  • A single cup of gasoline, when ignited, has the same explosive power as five sticks of dynamite
  • A small airplane can fly backwards
  • A snail can sleep for three years
  • A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour
  • A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
  • A spider’s silk is stronger than steel
  • A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife
  • A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing
  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
  • A tuna fish can swim 100 miles in a single day!
  • A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!
  • A woman’s sense of smell is most sensitive during ovulation.
  • A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.
  • About 1 in 30 people in the U.S. are in jail, on probation, or on parole.
  • About 10% of U.S. households pay their bills in cash
  • About 2/3 of American men prefer boxers to briefs
  • About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30
  • About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car
  • About 400 different kinds of microbes live on and in the human body
  • About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day
  • According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism
  • According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the ”floor”
  • According to legend, there’s a Superman in every episode of Seinfeld
  • According to scientific studies, a rat’s performance in a maze can be improved by playing music written by Mozart
  • According to studies, men change their minds two to three times more often than women.
  • According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots.
  • According to U.S. laws, a beer commercial can never show a person actually drinking beer.
  • Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.
  • Actor John Wayne made more than 200 movies.
  • Actor Mark Wahlberg has a third nipple
  • Actor Val Kilmer grew up on Roy Rogers” ranch
  • Adult movie star, Ron Jeremy, has a master’s degree in Special Education.
  • After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!
  • Al Capone died in prison from syphilis – despite being the first sufferer to be treated with antibiotics
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer
  • Albert Einstein never wore any socks.
  • Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button.
  • All bonobo chimpanzees are bisexual
  • All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
  • All coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator.
  • All Humans Are 99.9% Genetically Identical and 98.4% of human genes are the same as the genes of a chimpanzee.
  • All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job!
  • All of the Earth’s continents are wider at the north than in the south – and nobody knows why.
  • All polar bears are left handed
  • All species of beetles are edible.
  • All the gold ever mined could be molded into a cube 60 feet high and 60 feet wide
  • All the pet hamsters in the world are descended from a single wild golden Hamster found in Syria in 1930
  • All the platinum ever mined would fit into an average-sized living-room
  • All the swans in England are property of the Queen
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family
  • Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made of grass
  • Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold
  • America once issued a 5-cent bill
  • Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world
  • Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second
  • Americans eat nearly 100 acres of pizza every day – that’s approximately 350 slices per second
  • Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year
  • Americans will spend more on cat food this year than baby food
  • Among older men, vanilla is the most erotic smell

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