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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 114
  1. Roasted coffee beans start to lose small amounts of flavor within two weeks. Ground coffee begins to lose its flavor in one hour.
  2. Most Zambians don’t live to see their 40th birthday.
  3. In the first century AD, Roman doctors endorsed the brushing of teeth with urine
  4. The Republic of Israel was established April 23, 1948.
  5. James Garfield, 20th President of the United States, lived in the White House with his mother.
  6. The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
  7. The word “samba” means “to rub navels together”.
  8. Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.
  9. The comic book character WONDER WOMAN was created by William Moulton Marston who also invented the LIE DETECTOR.
  10. The coffee tree produces its first full crop when it is about 5 years old. Thereafter it produces consistently for 15 or 20 years.
  11. Tickets for the first Super Bowl were $12 each. The game was not a sellout.
  12. In Bhutan government policy is based on Gross National Happiness; thus most street advertising is banned, as are tobacco and plastic bags.
  13. Babies’ eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
  14. Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58.  Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
  15. The study of insects is called entomology.
  16. Beaver teeth are so sharp that Native Americans once used them as knife blades.
  17. The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it’s stomach inside-out.
  18. In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
  19. Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.
  20. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
  21. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  22. The ‘Golden Arches’ of fast food chain McDonald’s is more recognized worldwide than the religious cross of Christianity.
  23. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  24. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
  25. China has the most TV sets (500 million).
  26. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
  27. Japanese company JVC introduced the VHS system in 1976.
  28. Cartoon character “Pebbles” Flintstone was born on February 22, 1963. To help celebrate the event, the Mattel toy company manufactured over 250,000 “Pebbles” dolls, which were among the company’s hottest-selling toys that year.
  29. Before Prohibition, Schlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except the Catholic church.
  30. Donald Rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary in US history.
  31. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  32. The average adult male ostrich, the world’s largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.
  33. About 13% of people are left-handed. Up from 11% in the past.
  34. The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.
  35. 2 billion videos are watched per day on YouTube.
  36. Cat scratch disease, a benign but sometimes painful disease of short duration, is caused by a bacillus. Despite its name, the disease can be transmitted by many kinds of scratches besides those of cats.
  37. A group of jellyfish is a smack.
  38. The Himalayas cover one-tenth of the Earth’s surface.
  39. The greatest figure skaters can make up to six revolutions per second.
  40. The disease-carrying mosquito, delivering encephalitis, the West Nile virus, malaria, and Dengue fever, is by far the deadliest beast in the animal world.
  41. A ‘jiffy’ is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  42. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  43. Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.
  44. The pupils of a goat’s eyes are square.
  45. A “2 by 4″ is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.
  46. Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.
  47. Elephants only sleep for two hours each day.
  48. In 1963, the French launched a cat called Feliette into space.
  49. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  50. A house in Baghdad worth $15,000 before the Iraq war now sells for $120,000 to $150,000.

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