List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 7

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 7
  • Coffee beans aren’t beans – they’re fruit pits
  • Coffee drinkers have sex more frequently than non-coffee drinkers
  • Cold water weighs more than hot water
  • Colgate’s first toothpaste came in a jar
  • Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition)
  • Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the pores on their feet
  • Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved
  • Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards
  • Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking
  • Contrary to popular belief, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies
  • Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car’s gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the first ironclad warships were built by Korea in the 16th century.
  • Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
  • Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne
  • Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam
  • Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball
  • Crocodile babies don’t have sex chromosomes; the temperature at which the egg develops determines gender
  • Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper
  • Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain
  • Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute
  • Dating back to the 1600”s, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.
  • Deep Breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics.
  • Despite the hump, a camel’s spine is straight.
  • Diamonds mined in Brazil are harder than those found in Africa.
  • Diet Pepsi was originally called Patio Diet Cola.
  • Dirty snow melts faster than clean.
  • Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year
  • Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed
  • Dogs can hear sounds that you cant
  • Dolphins nap with one eye open
  • Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents
  • Donkeys are commonly used by the Iraqi Military to launch rockets
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes
  • Dragonflies can travel up to 60 mph.
  • Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk
  • Drew Carey once worked at a Denny’s
  • Drivers kill more deer than hunters
  • Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning
  • Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead
  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay, as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  • During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times
  • During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings.
  • During his lifetime, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick sold only 50 copies.
  • During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
  • During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman’s middle finger is reduced.
  • During the 1600”s, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old
  • During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water
  • During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles
  • During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants
  • Each 5 m.p.h. you drive over 60 m.p.h. is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas
  • Each day is longer than the previous on by 0.00000002 seconds which is 13 seconds each century
  • Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide
  • Each day, up to 150 species of life become extinct
  • Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left
  • Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.
  • Each year, 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment
  • Each year, approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives
  • Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S.
  • Each year, the average family uses about 18,000 gallons of water just to do its laundry
  • Eagles mate while airborne
  • Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels
  • Eddie Cochran’s last recording before he died was Three Steps to Heaven
  • Eighty percent of Americans will be the victim of violent crime at least once in their lifetime
  • Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump

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