Amazing Facts

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 The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
 You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
 Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury.
 Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten.
 Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.
 In every episode of “Seinfeld” there is a Superman picture or reference somewhere.
 If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human’s neck.
 Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
 Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
 About 55% of all movies are rated R.
 About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.
 Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.
 Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (implemented on July 16, 1969) makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles.
 The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
 The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
 There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.
 The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
 More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
 A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
 There are about 2 chickens for every human in the world.
 The word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick.
 Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
 For every memorial statue with a person on a horse, if the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died of battle wounds; if all four of the horse’s legs are on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
 On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.
 No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
 $283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.
 Almonds are members of the peach family.
 Rats and horses can’t vomit.
 The penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim.
 There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
 Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance.
 Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
 There are only four words in the English language that end in “-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
 Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
 Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
 “101 Dalmatians” and “Peter Pan” are the only Disney animations in which both of a character’s parents are present and don’t die during the movie.
 You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
 Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.
 Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
 A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
 Half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18. 80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21.
 An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
 All polar bears are left-handed.
 The catfish has over 27000 taste buds (more than any other animal)
 A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
 Butterflies taste with their feet.
 Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump.
 . An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
 Starfish have no brains.
 11% of the world is left-handed.
 John Hancock and Charles Thomson were the only people to sign the Declaration of independence on July 4th, 1776. The last signature came five years later.
 Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
 Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
 The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
 There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
 . A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
 A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
 Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
 Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”. It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
 A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
 A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.
 Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
 A “jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
 The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.
 The youngest pope ever was 11 years old.
 The first novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer.
 One out of every 43 prisoners escapes from jail. 94% are recaptured.
 The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
 A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
 Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”). He is heard about 27 million times a day. The recordings were done before Quantum changed its name to AOL and the program was known as “Q-Link.”
 A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
 Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis middle name was spelled Aron, in honor of his brother.
 Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
 Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.
 Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”
 There are a million ants for every person on Earth.
 If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
 Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
 The name Jeep comes from “GP”, the army abbreviation for General Purpose.
 Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
 There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
 Cats’ urine glows under a black light.
 A “quidnunc” is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
 The first US Patent was for manufacturing potassium carbonate (used in glass and gunpowder). It was issued to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1970.
 Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items.
 In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.
 25% of a human’s bones are in its feet.
 David Sarnoff received the Titanic’s distress signal and saved hundreds of passengers. He later became the head of the first radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

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