Factset 123 - Branect Consult
Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 123
  1. The catfish has the most taste buds of all animals, having over 27,000 of them.
  2. Coffee drinkers have more sex than non-coffee drinkers. They also enjoy it more.
  3. In fact, Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
  4. Relocating crocodiles doesn’t work – they come back.
  5. Santa’s reindeer are: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
  6. Frogs use their eyes to help them eat their food: frogs can pull their eyes inward toward the mouth to help push the food down their throat
  7. The bee hummingbird of Cuba is the smallest bird in the world.
  8. The number of US college students studying Latin is three times the number studying Arabic.
  9. Hoover Dam is 726 feet tall and 660 feet thick at its base. Enough rock was excavated in its construction to build the Great Wall of China. Contrary to old wives’ tales, no workers were buried in the dam’s concrete.
  10. There is a new television show on a British cable called “Watching Paint Dry”. Viewers watch in real-time. Gloss, semi-gloss, matte, satin, you name it. Then viewers vote out their least favorite.
  11. The Slavonic Orthodox Church has twice as many adherents as the Baptist Church.
  12. Americans collectively spend $86,849 on Plain chocolate MandMs daily.
  13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened.
  14. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
  15. Americans spent an estimated $267 billion dining out in 1993.
  16. Fertilizer used to grow crops to feed to animals releases nitrous oxide – thought to account for 6% of the greenhouse effect
  17. Ants can remember how they got through a maze if there was food at the end.
  18. By the time you’re 70 you will have lost half your taste buds.
  19. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with.
  20. A man’s testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day – enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months!
  21. The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  22. Internationally, Baywatch is the most popular TV show in history.
  23. The original Atari Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Edwin Irrizary.
  24. The highest price coffee in the world comes from civet droppings. – Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet poop. The animals indulge on only the most exquisitely ripe berries, and excrete the partly eaten beans, which are then cultivated to be sold. Kopi Luwak sells anywhere from $120 and $600 per pound. It is primarily sold in the U.S. and Japan.
  25. About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
  26. The Beatles song “Dear Prudence” was written about Mia Farrow’s sister, Prudence, when she wouldn’t come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.
  27. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
  28. The water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah is more than four times as salty as any ocean.
  29. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
  30. Washington State has the longest single beach in the United States. Long Beach, WA
  31. The states with the most presidential burial sites: Ohio and Virginia (tie).
  32. The first modern Olympiad was held in Athens in 1896. 484 contestants from 13 nations participated.
  33. George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.
  34. The soldiers of World War I were the first people to use the modern flushing toilet. The inventor: Thomas Crapper. This sounds feasible, but isn’t true. Crapper actually invented the automatic shut-off mechanism used in the modern toilet.
  35. Napoleon suffered from a fear of cats.
  36. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent.
  37. Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
  38. Sony PlayStation was launched in 1994. It was introduced to compete with Nintendo’s Super Famicon, which had debuted only weeks before. The irony is that Sony developed the game console after Nintendo pulled out of a joint venture where Sony was to manufacture a CD drive for the SNES/Super Famicon..
  39. Martha Washington in the only woman whose portrait has ever appeared on a US currency note. Her portrait was on the face of the $1 silver certificate issues of 1886 and 1891, and on the back of the $1 silver certificate of 1896. Sacagewea and Susan B. Anthony are the only women pictured on a US coin. Both were honored on a dollar coin.
  40. There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.
  41. Snakes can see through their eyelids.
  42. It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write “War and Peace”.
  43. The city of Portland in Oregon was named after a coin toss in 1844. Heads for Portland and tails for Boston.
  44. 84% of a raw apple is water.
  45. More than 20,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing in action in the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. This was the bloodiest one-day fight during the Civil War.
  46. Less than 3% of Nestlé’s sales are for chocolate.
  47. Every year 11,000 Americans injure themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.
  48. ‘Obsession’ is the most popular boat name.
  49. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched”.
  50. You spend 7 years of your life in the bathroom.

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