Factset 100 - Branect Consult
Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 100
  1. Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
  2. For every ton of fish that is caught in all the oceans on our planet, there are three tons of garbage dumped into the oceans.
  3. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi: 1.98 m (6 feet 6 inches) tall.
  4. The largest item on any menu in the world is the roast camel. The camel is stuffed with a sheep’s carcass, which is then stuffed with chickens, which are then stuffed with fish, which are finally stuffed with eggs. This is a rare delicacy and is mostly served at Bedouin wedding feasts.
  5. A bibliophile is a collector of rare books.
  6. In the 1920s and ’30s people would have their teeth removed and replaced with false teeth as a status symbol.
  7. When ants find food, they lay down a chemical trail, called a pheromone, so that other ants can find their way from the nest to the food source.
  8. Atari released the 400 and 800 computers in 1978.
  9. 2,000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth every day.
  10. 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).
  11. One-fourth of the world’s population lives on less than $200 a year. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
  12. The most common name in world is Mohammed.
  13. ”Judge Judy” has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.
  14. An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000.
  15. Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.
  16. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
  17. King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes.
  18. Human fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails
  19. Crickets don’t chirp by rubbing their legs together, they make the noise by rubbing their wings together.
  20. Hard Bean means the coffee was grown at an altitude above 5000 feet.
  21. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  22. The smallest unit of time is the yoctosecond.
  23. Linda Wolfe is the most known married woman in the world. She legally married 23 men one after the other; each marriage ending in the divorce of death of the husband.
  24. In 1810 US population was 7,239,881. Black population at 1,377,808 was 19%.
  25. The British, the highest per capita spenders on music, buy 7,2% of the world music market.
  26. The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.
  27. Captain Kirk never said “Beam me up, Scotty,” but he did say, “Beam me up, Mr.Scott.”
  28. Coffee as a medicine reached its highest and lowest point in the 1600’s in England. Wild medical contraptions to administer a mixture of coffee and an assortment of heated butter, honey, and oil, became treatments for the sick. Soon tea replaced coffee as the national beverage.
  29. In the US, Americans eat about 18 acres of pizza a day
  30. The Hundred Year War actually lasted 116 years (1337 to 1453).
  31. The call “Fore” in golf is a shortened form of the old military call “ware before”, used to signal the front line to kneel to allow the back line to fire.
  32. DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleicacid.
  33. If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
  34. Large areas of land are under monoculture to grow crops to feed to animals – these areas are wildlife deserts supporting fewer and fewer species.
  35. If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
  36. Poland’s Stella Walsh (Stanislawa Walasiewicz)-won the women’s 100-meter race at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, becoming the first woman to break the 12-second barrier. When she was killed in 1980 as an innocent victim in a robbery attempt, an autopsy declared her to be a male.
  37. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
  38. In the Great Seal of the US the eagle grasps 13 arrows and an olive branch.
  39. The condom – made originally of linen – was invented in the early 1500’s.
  40. Through its life it will change from male to female and back again numerous times.
  41. The bones in your body are not white – they range in color from beige to light brown.
  42. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
  43. The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908.
  44. For organs to form during embryonic development, some cells must commit suicide. Without such programmed cell death, we would all be born with webbed feet, like ducks.
  45. Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England – but only in tropical fish stores. (But of course!)
  46. The typical coffee drinker has 3.4 cups of coffee per day. That translates into more than 450,000,000 cups of coffee daily.
  47. The desert baobab tree can store up to 1000 liters of water in its trunk.
  48. Tokyo was once known as Edo.
  49. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  50. Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.

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