List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 5

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 5
  • An ”aglet” is the plastic or metal tip of a shoelace.
  • An adult giraffe’s tongue is 17 inches long.
  • An albatross can sleep while it flies
  • An American urologist once bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000
  • An average adult produces about half a liter of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day.
  • An eagle can attack, kill, and carry away an animal as large as a small deer
  • An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards
  • An egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.
  • An elephant trunk has no bone but 40,000 muscles.
  • An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as 12 pounds.
  • An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
  • An olive tree can live up to 1,500 years!
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • An ounce of platinum can be stretched 10,000 feet.
  • Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!
  • Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste. and the viewers were never told!
  • Animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike!
  • Annually, the amount of garbage that is dumped in the world’s oceans is three times the weight of fish that is caught from the oceans.
  • Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
  • Ants don’t sleep
  • Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
  • Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth’s gravitational pull.
  • Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter
  • Apple seeds are poisonous!
  • Apples are 25% air.
  • Apples are actually part of the rose family.
  • Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
  • Approximately $25 million is spent each year on lap dances in Las Vegas.
  • Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth’s atmosphere each second.
  • Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War.
  • Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
  • Approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. are both blind and deaf
  • Approximately one-third of the population can’t snap their fingers!
  • Armadillos can get leprosy.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s voice, in the movie ”Hercules”, was dubbed.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession!
  • Astronauts cannot burp in space.
  • At one ”feeding”, a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.
  • At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much down force that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.
  • At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal
  • At age 18, the Queen of England was a mechanic for the British Military.
  • At age 70, more than 70 percent of men are still potent!
  • ‘At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
  • At horse race tracks, the favorite wins fewer than 30% of the time
  • At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.
  • At their closest point, the Russian and U.S. borders are less than two miles apart.
  • Atilla the Hun was a dwarf
  • Attics were invented in Attica
  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long
  • Austria was the first country to use postcards
  • Avocados are poisonous to birds
  • Avocados have more protein than any other fruit
  • Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!
  • Babe Ruth wore No. 3 because he batted third
  • Babies are born without knee caps
  • Babies start dreaming even before they’re born
  • Babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed
  • Baby beavers are called kittens
  • Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day
  • Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour
  • Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews
  • Balsa wood is classified as a hard wood
  • Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day
  • Bananas aren’t fruit. They are a type of herb.
  • Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour

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