Random Facts #6

Posted on 2012/11/01

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  1. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  2. There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo.
  3. There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.
  4. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
  5. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  6. To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs — it will let you go instantly.
  7. Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  8. Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee.
  9. Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that this was the day of the changeover.
  10. When opossums are playing ‘possum, they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.
  11. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  12. When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.
  13. White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (formerly of the Monkees).
  14. Who’s that playing the piano on the “Mad About You” theme? Paul Reiser himself.
  15. Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble’s Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
  16. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
  17. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  18. Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
  19. You blink over 20,000,000 times a year.
  20. You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
  21. You’ll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
  22. You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
  23. You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
  24. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  25. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe.
  26. Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
  27. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
  28. John Madden is an accomplished ballroom dancer.
  29. One out of three employees who received a promotion use a coffee mug with the company logo on it.
  30. About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they’re still sitting on it.
  31. According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.
  32. Soldiers from every country salute with their right hand.
  33. The microwave oven was invented by mistake when an engineer testing a magnetron tube noticed that the radiation from it melted the chocolate bar he had in his pocket.
  34. Moisture, not air, causes super glue to dry.
  35. Only 14% of Americans say they’ve skinny dipped with the opposite sex.
  36. “60 Minutes” on CBS is the only TV show to not have a theme song or music.
  37. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
  38. Most boat owners name their boats. The most popular boat name requested is Obsession.
  39. 100% of all lottery winners gain weight.
  40. An average American will spend an average of 6 months during his lifetime waiting at red lights.
  41. The Olympic flag’s colors are always red, black, blue, green and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.
  42. Cats can hear ultrasound.
  43. In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell.
  44. In all three Godfather films, when you see oranges, there is a death (or a very close call) coming up soon.
  45. If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter “A”.
  46. 23% of employees say they have had sex in the office.
  47. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
  48. Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men.
  49. There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
  50. Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  51. 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.
  52. 3.9% of all women surveyed say they never wear underwear.
  53. Superman is featured on every episode of “Seinfeld”, either by name or pictures on Jerry’s refrigerator.
  54. 85% of the men who cheat on their wives die while having sex.
  55. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.
  56. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class.
  57. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
  58. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
  59. Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80
  60. Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
  61. Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
  62. Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
  63. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
  64. Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
  65. Percentage of mammal species that are monogamous: 3
  66. Chances that a burglary in the United States will be solved: 1 in 7
  67. One third of the land in the United States is owned by the government.
  68. The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
  69. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
  70. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

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