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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 104
  1. Of all known forms of animals life ever to inhabit the Earth, only about 10 percent still exist today.
  2. The treasury department has more than twenty people assigned to catching people who violate the trade and tourism embargo with Cuba. In contrast, it has only four employees assigned to track the assets of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
  3. Every person has a unique tongue print.
  4. There were four consecutive full moons making two blue moons in 1999 (January 2 and 31, March 2 and 31). The only other time it happened in the 20th century was in 1915 (January 1 and 31, March 1 and 31).
  5. Murphy’s Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
  6. The Tsetse fly kills around 66,000 people annually.
  7. Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of its surface tension.
  8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  9. It has NEVER rained in Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
  10. It’s against the law to doze off under a hair dryer in Florida/against the law to slap an old friend on the back in Georgia/against the law to Play hopscotch on a Sunday in Missouri.
  11. The average North American will eat 35,000 cookies during their life span.
  12. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  13. The world’s record for keeping a Lifesaver in the mouth with the hole intact is 7 hrs 10 min.
  14. There are more psychoanalysts per capita in Buenos Aires than any other place in the world.
  15. A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef
  16. A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
  17. Between 1998 and 2005, two thirds of U.S. corporations and 68% of foreign corporations operating in the U.S. paid no taxes at all.
  18. Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
  19. For 3000 years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fabric, soap, paper, medicines, and oils were produced.
  20. Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
  21. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  22. In the 1400s, global income rose only 0,1% per year; in the 20th Century and early 21st Century it often topped 5% – until the Great Recession of 2008/2009.
  23. More people speak English in China than the United States.
  24. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  25. House flies go to the bathroom roughly every 4.5 minutes. Think about that next time you see one fly on your delicious dinner.
  26. In one pound of peanut butter, it typically can contain up to 150 bug fragments and 5 rodent hairs.
  27. 7% of Americans are currently in prison. Wow!
  28. Worker ants are given the responsibility of taking the rubbish from the nest and putting it into the rubbish dump.
  29. Approximately 100,000,000,000 people (that’s 100 billion!) have died since humans began.
  30. When opossums are playing ‘possum, they are not “playing”. They actually pass out from sheer terror.
  31. Between 1942 and 1944, Academy Awards were made of plaster.
  32. In 1968, Steve McPeak traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles on a unicycle. The trip took him six weeks.
  33. A 50 pound bag of popcorn kernels costs the theater approximately $7.50. One pound of popcorn makes a whopping 64 cups of popped popcorn.
  34. Cats, not dogs, are the most common pets in America. There are approximately 66 million cats to 58 million dogs, with Parakeets a distant third at 14 million.
  35. Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tectonic destruction. 2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided. Each year 15,000,000,000 land animals are slaughtered for food and an unknown but much larger number of sea creatures (including 1000’s of dolphins caught accidentally)
  36. The fizzy taste of sodas has nothing to do with the bubbles breaking on the tongue. What happens is that carbonic dioxide in the soda reacts with carbonic anhydrase in saliva to produce carbonic acid, and a low intensity pain stimulus in the tongue’s branch of the trigeminal nerve.
  37. There are four main Blood types: A, B, AB and O and each Blood type is either positive or negative. Blood types in the US – Type O positive 38.4%, O negative 7.7%, A positive 32.3%, A negative 6.5%, B positive 9.4%, B negative 1.7%, AB positive 3.2%, AB negative 0.7%
  38. The 1st annual Grammy Awards were awarded in 1959.
  39. The scales of a crocodile are made of ceratin, the same substance that hooves and fingernails are made of.
  40. Betty Boop is a red head. She appeared in her only color cartoon, Cinderella, with red hair
  41. Space Invaders Extreme is an updated version of the classic arcade game and was released on the DS and PSP for the 30th anniversary of Space Invaders, last appearing in arcades in 1978.
  42. Kathleen Turner was the voice of Jessica Rabbit, and Amy Irving was her singing voice.
  43. In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.
  44. There are more than one million animal species on Earth.
  45. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
  46. Chicks are debeaked without anesthetic to prevent them injuring each other in the unnaturally confined conditions they are kept in – this is equivalent to having your fingernails pulled out without anesthetic
  47. The expletive, “Holy Toledo,” refers to Toledo, Spain, which became an outstanding Christian cultural center in 1085.
  48. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings.
  49. It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.
  50. Obsessed with “Space War”, Bushnell released it as “Computer Space” with Nutting Assoc. – it failed.

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