Friday, September 5, 2008

Silly Facts You Don't Need to Know

Compiled from all over the web.
These may or may not be true. I have no idea. Some of them are verifiable, others are not.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

All the chemicals in a human body combined are worth about 6.25 euro (if sold separately).

It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps.

Dr. Seuss pronounced his name “soyce”.

India has a Bill of Rights for cows.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

The “57″ on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Camel’s have three eyelids.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

There are about 2 chickens for every human in the world.

Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

Rats and horses can’t vomit.

There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

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.

The penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim.

$283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.

An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z; hence the name "OZ".

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.

John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, or purple.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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 which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and it can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: "LA"

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

The sound you here when you put a seashell next to your ear is not the ocean, but blood flowing through your head.

More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

The “spot” on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

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