Factset 111 - Branect Consult
Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 111
  1. 85% of men who die of heart attacks during intercourse, are found to have been cheating on their wives.
  2. Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
  3. The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
  4. Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? – H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927
  5. One square mile of ragweed produces 16 tons of pollen a year.
  6. Jimmy Carter once reported a UFO in Georgia.
  7. Brabara Cartland is the world’s top-selling author with over 500 million copies sold.
  8. 4/5 of Harvard students graduate with honors.
  9. The 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV was in 1955. Eisenhower was the president.
  10. There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
  11. Cloudy apple juice is healthier than clear, containing almost double the antioxidants which protect against heart disease and cancer.
  12. All of David Letterman’s suits are custom made – there are no creases in his suit trousers.
  13. I am. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  14. Orchids have the smallest seeds. It takes more than 1.25 million seeds to weigh 1 gram.
  15. Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
  16. Baseball’s home plate is 17 inches wide.
  17. You may know it as the “pound key” or as the “number sign”. It’s the “#” symbol on the telephone dial, also known as the octothorp (sometimes spelled octothorpe). Apparently, the word was coined in the 1960s by a telephone company employee who wanted a single word for the symbol. All of our sources agree that octo- refers to the eight points on the symbol, but there are many stories about the origin of -thorp. According to one story, the person who invented the word was involved in an effort to have the gold medals of the athlete Jim Thorpe returned from Sweden, so he added -thorpe to the word. Another possibility is that -thorp is related to Old Norse thorpe (village, farm, hamlet), maybe because the symbol looks something like eight fields around a village.
  18. Air pollution may contribute to two percent of all deaths in the US, some 50,000 cases per year.
  19. Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
  20. Leeches are used as treatment for cauliflower ears.
  21. Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  22. Research show that only 43% of homemade dinners served in the US include vegetables.
  23. The largest birds that ever lived were the giant, flightless elephant birds (Aepyornis maximus) which lived on the island of Madagascar until c.600 AD. Their eggs had a liquid capacity of about 2 gallons, 180 times that of a chicken egg, and may have been the largest single cell organism of all time.
  24. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
  25. As a twelve-year-old contestant, star PATTY DUKE won over $8,000 on the TV game show “THE $64,000 CHALLENGE”.
  26. The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments does not come from cats.
  27. Nowhere in the Bible does it say there were three wise men – Matthew 2:1 only says: “Magi from the east came to Jerusalem” and later they present three gifts.
  28. The average age of Forbes’s 400 wealthiest individuals is over 60.
  29. The sailfish is the fastest swimmer, reaching 68 mph (109 km/h), although a black marlin has been clocked at 80 mph (128 km/h).
  30. A study on dating couples determined that 70 percent of all physical abuse was inflicted by both parties.
  31. In 1998, Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle for the Sony PlayStation, featured the voice of Bruce Campbell as Pitfall Harry.
  32. A group of ravens is called a murder.
  33. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  34. A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.
  35. it takes more than 500 peanuts to make one 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.
  36. King Kong in the only movie to have its sequel (Son of Kong) relaced the same year (1933)
  37. We don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet. – Hewlett-Packard’s rejection of Steve Jobs, who went on to found Apple Computers
  38. America puts many more of its citizens in prison than any other nation.
  39. The 1st nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, commissioned by the United States Navy in 1954, made her maiden voyage on January 17, 1955.
  40. The chameleon has several cell layers beneath its transparent skin. These layers are the source of the chameleon’s color change. Some of the layers contain pigments, while others just reflect light to create new colors. Several factors contribute to the color change. A popular misconception is that chameleons change color to match their environment. This isn’t true. Light, temperature, and emotional state commonly bring about a chameleon’s change in color.
  41. CFCs are released into the air from refrigeration units used to store decomposing flesh (meat), milk and butter – CFCs are destroy the ozone layer
  42. The first professional football team to sport an insignia on their helmets was the Los Angeles Rams in 1950, who hand painted yellow horns on their blue leather helmets.
  43. Mailmen in Russia now carry revolvers after a recent decision by the government.
  44. California’s Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle in 1905 when he was 11-years-old.
  45. A blue whale weighs as much as 40 rhinos.
  46. The last note of a keyboard is C.
  47. The thin line of cloud that forms behind an aircraft at high altitudes is called a contrail.
  48. Many assaults are planned, premeditated and can last for hours.
  49. Domestic Violence is the leading cause of death of women in the United States of America, According to the US Surgeon General.
  50. It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls with out human faces.

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