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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 101
  1. Finely grinding coffee beans and boiling them in water is still known as “Turkish Coffee”. It is still made this way today in Turkey and Greece or anywhere else Turkish Coffee is served.
  2. William Shakespeare claimed that honorificabilitudinitatibus was the longest word used in any of his plays
  3. Shrews are the mammal with the highest metabolism. If they don’t eat every 3-4 hours, consuming several times their body weight a day, they will die.
  4. One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year.
  5. The first female guest host of “Saturday Night Live” was Candace Bergen.
  6. An average person will consume 12 pubic hairs in their fast food annually. Gross!
  7. In 1994, electromagnetic interference (EMI) from a nearby cellular telephone captivated a power wheelchair at a scenic vista in Colorado, sending the passenger over a cliff.
  8. Almost is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  9. The world’s longest snake (by reliable documentation) is the reticulated python, with a maximum length of, perhaps, 30 feet.
  10. Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of Lorne Green’s Wild Kingdom.
  11. Gerald Ford once worked as a cover model for Cosmopolitan magazine.
  12. Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes, thus their head can rotate more than ours.
  13. Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag. Was corrected about that, it is actually a Canadian flag.
  14. Elephants can’t jump. Every other mammal can.
  15. 1 in 8 Americans has worked at a McDonald’s restaurant.
  16. The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.
  17. When a victim decides to leave and gets caught is when they are in the most danger.
  18. The praying mantis only has one ear.
  19. Netherlands is the only country with a national dog.
  20. The Ilyushin-76TD is the world’s largest water-bomber.
  21. Nintendo started as a playing card maker in 1898. In the 1960’s the owners tried to diversify the business by setting up a taxi company, a “love hotel” chain, a TV network and a food company selling “instant rice”. It moved into the Japanese toy industry in 1966, and started producing video games in 1977, where it achieved international fame. Despite its success in the high-tech industry and its global market, Nintendo grew and has retained its headquarters in traditional and timeless Kyoto. The name Nintendo itself could be just as well be mistaken for a Buddhist temple’s name.
  22. The children who sang on Pink Floyd’s number one hit Another Brick in the Wall (Pt 2) couldn’t appear in the video because they didn’t hold Equity Union cards.
  23. The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.
  24. Whales die if their echo system fails.
  25. Often it is mocked, deemed foolish and comic when a man claims being a victim of domestic violence, however studies show that men lose their life to domestic violence at similar rates as women do.
  26. Themes from movies Unforgiven, A Perfect World, The Bridges of Madison County, and Absolute Power were all written by Clint Eastwood.
  27. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  28. Ed was played by a horse named Bamboo Harvester. The voice was supplied by Allan Lane, though George Burns once did a voice over.
  29. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952.
  30. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  31. If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7:00am, you will arrive in Honolulu at approximately 4:30pm the previous day.
  32. The most translated film of all time is the Jesus film, based on the Gospel of Luke. It has been dubbed in 1 112 languages and has been screened in all the countries in the world, albeit some in private viewings.
  33. You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.
  34. Vegetarians have a 40% reduced level of cancer than the general population thought to be because they have a higher intake of vitamins A, C and E.
  35. Sunday, July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Edwin Aldrin was the second. They were members of Apollo 11, and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The Lunar Excursion Module was named the “Eagle”.
  36. Though it makes up only 2 percent of our total body weight, the brain demands 20 percent of the body’s oxygen and calories.
  37. President John F Kennedy could read 4 newspapers in 20 minutes.
  38. In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.
  39. Abuser’s with Legal U.S. Citizenship many times deter their victims from gaining U.S. Citizenship/legal status to keep them isolated.
  40. Lightening, not people, starts most forest fires.
  41. An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.
  42. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.
  43. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in- law with All the mead he could drink.
  44. A British gymnast survived a fall from a fourth story window because he went into a somersault and came down on two feet.
  45. Noah Webster was the first epidemiologist in the United States.
  46. Worms can have up to ten hearts.
  47. Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de os Angeles de Porciuncula” and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: “L.A.”
  48. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper. Hemp doesn’t contain THC and won’t make you high.
  49. 1939: Nestle introduces semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
  50. Meat and dairy farming uses billions of gallons of oil to run tractors, fuel ships and lorries (to move animal feed and animals), pump billions of gallons of water to irrigate fields and run slaughterhouses, power refrigeration units to prevent the corpses from decomposing and to power sewage plants to clean up some of the pollution produced.

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