Weird Facts (Mostly Useless)

In Lighter Sides, Trivias on October 31, 2008 at 7:36 am

  1. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
  2. Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter.
  3. If Texas were a country, its GNP would be the fifth largest of any country in the world.
  4. There are 1 million ants for every human in the world.
  5. Half the foods eaten throughout the world today were developed by farmers in the Andes Mountains (including potatoes, maize, sweet potatoes, squash, all varieties of beans, peanuts,manioc, papayas, strawberries, mulberries and many others).
  6. The ‘Golden Arches’ of fast food chain McDonalds is more recognized worldwide than the religious cross of Christianity.
  7. Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan is the most recognized face in the world, more than the pope himself.
  8. The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute, about 2.5 droplets per word.
  9. The Earth experiences 50,000 Earth quakes per year and is hit by Lightning 100 times a second.
  10. Every year 11,000 Americans injure themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.
  11. If we had the same mortality rate now as in 1900, more than half the people in the world today would not be alive.
  12. On average, Americans eat 18 acres of pizza everyday.
  13. Researchers at the Texas Department of Highways in Fort Worth determined the cow population of the U.S. burps some 50 million tons of valuable hydrocarbons into the atmosphere each year. The accumulated burps of ten average cows could keep a small house adequately heated and its stove operating for a year.
  14. During a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building sways several feet to either side.
  15. In the last 3,500 years, there have been approximately 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.
  16. The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.
  17. The average person spends about two years on the phone in a lifetime.
  18. Length of beard an average man would grow if he never shaved 27.5 feet
  19. Over 60% of all those who marry get divorced.
  20. A full-loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes at least 20 minutes to stop.
  21. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
  22. Hong Kong holds the most Rolls Royce’s per capita.
  23. Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7
  24. WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific armed their airplanes while stationed with .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measuring 27 feet before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, he went through “the whole 9 yards”, hence the term.
  25. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
  26. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  27. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
  28. In the early 1940s, the FCC assigned television’s Channel 1 to mobile services (like two-way radios in taxis) but did not re-number the other channel assignments.
  29. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
  30. Firehouses have circular stairways originating from the old days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  31. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  32. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  33. Statues in parks: 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 as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  34. The expression ‘to get fired’ comes from long ago Clans that wanted to get rid of unwanted people, so they would burn their houses instead of killing them, creating the term ‘Got fired’.
  35. “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  36. 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.
  37. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  38. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight in case of war or emergency, they could be used as airstrips.
  39. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
  40. The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan.”
  41. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  42. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  43. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  44. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ‘7’ was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and ‘UP’ for the direction of the bubbles.
  45. 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don’t die throughout the movie. .
  46. A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  47. ‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  48. To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly.
  49. Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  50. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.
  51. The word “samba” means “to rub navels together.”
  52. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  53. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  54. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  55. More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.
  56. A ‘jiffy’ is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  57. A whale’s penis is called a dork.
  58. Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
  59. The average person spends 6 months of their life sitting at red lights.
  60. Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920’s.
  61. One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  62. Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her.
  63. Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
  64. Right-handed people live, on average; nine years longer than left handed people.
  65. Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  66. In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  67. A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel.
  68. A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.
  69. Nearly 80% of all animals on earth have six legs.
  70. In the marriage ceremony of the ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.
  71. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds.
  72. There is approximately one chicken for every human being in the world.
  73. Most collect calls are made on father’s day.
  74. The first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The track ran from Chicago to Evanston, Illinois. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose average speed was 71/2 miles per hour.
  75. Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of rubbish a day, most of it paper.
  76. Women manage the money and pay the bills in 75% of all Americans households.
  77. A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
  78. It has NEVER rained in Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
  79. It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
  80. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  81. An eighteenth-century German named Matthew Birchinger, known as “the little man of Nuremberg,” played four musical instruments including the bagpipes, was an expert calligrapher, and was the most famous stage magician of his day. He performed tricks with the cup and balls that have never been explained. Yet Birchinger had no hands, legs, or thighs, and was less than 29 inches tall.
  82. Ants closely resemble human manners: When they wake, they stretch & appear to yawn in a human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
  83. Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee’s head and 2 larger ones in front.
  84. Count the number of cricket chirps in a 15-second period, add 37 to the total, and your result will be very close to the actual outdoor Fahrenheit temperature.
  85. One-fourth of the world’s population lives on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
  86. Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
  87. Only female mosquito’s’ bite and most are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
  88. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  89. It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
  90. In eighteenth-century English gambling dens, there was an employee whose only job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.
  1. Ada yang penting kok…
    4. Ants need to go on family planning
    6. Soon there will be a religion called Mcdonaldogist
    8. Adults need bip more than babies
    10.Thank GOD we ain’t Americans LOL
    26.Now I understand why I got more Iron and Carbon in My hair.. Idiots!!!
    50. I would never write poems with words stated..

    Thanks Ky

  2. Ky, I found some

    Yesterday, as I was walking on the street i saw an orange
    in my head i started to think how, strange

    what even funnier is, it has a color of silver
    this could belong to an evil but i aint no believer

    so i picked it up and the thing turned purple
    so i dropped it ran and ran till the distance multiple(s)

    ahahaha… maksa. what I am trying to say is maybe there is some rhyme to the words stated

  3. My Goodness, finally, you made it. There are finally words that rhyme with month, orange, silver and purple. You’re a genius, were you one of the inventors of English language? šŸ™‚

  4. One word for number 8: Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Number 19: Hopefully not me
    Number 23: More eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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