List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 9

List of Fun and Interesting Facts and Statistics – Page 9
  • Harrison Ford has a species of spider named after him
  • Harrods have three private wells to supply their water
  • Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree.
  • Heineken beer is designed to ”foam” for exactly five minutes.
  • Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
  • Henry Ford was Charles Lindbergh’s first passenger in the Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Henry Ford, father of the Automobile, is also father of the charcoal briquette.
  • Honey is the only food that will not spoil.
  • Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
  • Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!
  • Hong Kong has more Rolls Royce’s per person than anywhere else in the world.
  • Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!
  • Houdini was the first man to fly a plane solo in Australia.
  • Household bleach is the recommended chemical to decontaminate people exposed to the anthrax virus, by the U.S. F.D.A.
  • How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.
  • Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  • Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete
  • Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  • Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year
  • Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny
  • Hummingbirds can’t walk
  • Hyenas regularly eat the feces of other animals
  • Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego
  • Iceland has no railway system or army
  • Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints
  • Identify a fake Rolex: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn’t tick, it moves smoothly
  • About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees
  • If a car is traveling at 55 miles per hour it will travel 56 feet before the driver can shift his foot from the accelerator to the brake
  • If a Lobster loses an eye, it will grow another one.
  • If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off
  • If China imported just 10% of it’s rice needs- the price on the world market would increase by 80%
  • ‘If it isn’t moving a frog can’t see it. If the frog can’t see it, he won’t eat it.
  • If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there
  • If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode.
  • If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
  • If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world
  • If you are bitten by a poisonous snake, and fail to receive medical attention, you still have a 50% chance of survival
  • If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation
  • If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!
  • If you cut a ”V” shape into your toe nails, you can prevent ”in-grown” toe nails.
  • If you flip a coin ten times, the odds against its coming up with the same side showing each time are 1,023 to 1
  • If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously
  • If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top
  • ‘If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet
  • If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom
  • If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board
  • If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there is no air pressure
  • If you were to roll a lung from a human body and out flat it would be the size of a tennis court
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
  • If your skin is laid flat it will cover an area of 18 square feet
  • If your stomach didn’t produce a new layer of mucous every two weeks, it would digest itself.
  • If you’re over 100 years old, there’s an 80% chance you’re a woman.
  • If you’re typical, you can guess someone’s sex with 95% accuracy just by smelling their breath
  • Iguanas have two penises
  • In 1659, it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts.
  • In 1789, the total U.S. federal government debt was $190,000.
  • In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph
  • In 1910 football teams were penalized 15 yards for an incomplete forward pass.
  • In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for chugging 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds.
  • In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one
  • In 1976 an LA secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50 pound rock in a ceremony witnessed by more than 20 people.
  • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die
  • In 1980, the city of Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
  • In 1982, a high school student from Los Angeles, California unscrambled the Rubik’s Cube in 22.95 seconds
  • In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from its First Class salads
  • In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax
  • In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research

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