List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 6

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  • Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts
  • Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game
  • Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  • Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.
  • Beavers have orange teeth!
  • Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun.
  • Beelzebub is Hebrew for ”Lord of the Flies”
  • Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth
  • Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15!
  • Bill Gates” house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
  • Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females
  • Black bears are not always black. They can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes white.
  • Black Whales are born white
  • Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive
  • Blue Peter pet, Petra the mongrel puppy, died two days after being introduced. A replacement was found
  • Bluebirds cannot see the color blue
  • Bob Hope and Billy Joel were both once boxers
  • Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don’t seem to have this problem.
  • Brad Pitt has been smoking since the sixth grade!
  • Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia
  • Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador’s waving cape no matter what color it is — be it red or neon yellow!
  • Burt Reynolds is a Cherokee Indian.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • By 3,000 B.C. there were at least six different types of beer in Egypt.
  • By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with multi-colored yolks.
  • By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
  • By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.
  • By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds.
  • C3PO is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
  • California has issued at least 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
  • Canada’s new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa!
  • Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
  • Car accidents rise 10% during the first week of daylight savings time.
  • Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save
  • Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
  • Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet!
  • Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
  • Cat urine glows under a black-light!
  • Catgut comes from sheep not cats.
  • Cats cannot taste sweet things
  • Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten
  • Cats’ urine glows under a black light
  • Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards
  • Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged
  • Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs
  • Che Guevara suffered from asthma!
  • Check your map! The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal is farther East than the Atlantic entrance
  • Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia
  • Cheetahs were raced at Romford greyhound stadium in 1937!
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
  • Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
  • Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
  • Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day
  • China has more English speakers than the United States
  • Chrysler built B-29”s that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
  • City dwellers have longer, thicker, denser nose hairs than country folks do.
  • Cleopatra wasn’t Egyptian; she was Greek.
  • Cleopatras real name was Auletes
  • Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
  • Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand – an hour hand.
  • Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts
  • Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space
  • Coca-Cola’s ”Super Pure” Dasani bottled water is just filtered tap water
  • Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.

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