Fun Facts

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 Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.
 The original story from "Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights" begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."
 Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
 Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. What about milk you say? A
cow has to eat grass to produce milk and grass is living.
 The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
 Michael Jordan makes more money from NIKE annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia
combined.
 The volume of the earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
 Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us.
 Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that
they were descendants of the devil.
 Ham radio operators got the term "ham" coined from the expression "ham fisted operators," a term used to
describe early radio users who sent Morse code (i.e., pounded their fist).
 The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is "Live Free or Die." These license plates are manufactured
by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.
 Chinese Crested dogs can get acne.
 Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988g/cc.
 Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc.
 Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man woman and child in the world.
 The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.
 The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one end point is P.
 The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth's orbit around the sun.
 Los Angeles's full name is: "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de losAngeles de Poriuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "LA."
 Only 1 in 2,000,000,000 will live to be 116 or older.
 Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
 According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than light, but it is impossible to go the speed of light. Also, there is a particle called tackyon, which is supposed to go faster than light. This means if you fire a tackyon beam, it travels before you fire it.
 When you tie a noose, the rope is wrapped twelve times around because it's the same length as a person’s
head.
 Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards.
 A cat's jaw cannot move sideways.
 If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one
cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it)
 If you passed gas consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an
atomic bomb.
 The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
 A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes. ( In your next life do you want to be a pig?)
 A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
 Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Do not try this at home ..maybe at work)
 The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates mating by ripping the male's head off.
 The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
 The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. (What can be so tasty on the bottom of the pond?)
 Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
 Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know)
 The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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