Factset 35 - Branect Consult
Fun facts / 07 May 2017
Factset 35
  1. 7-Up became popular during WWII since producing it required less sugar than other sodas and sugar was rationed at the time.
  2. In Disney’s Fantasia, the Sorcerer’s name is Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.
  3. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28.
  4. Your mouth produces 1 liter (1.8 pints) of saliva a day.
  5. A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.
  6. Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour
  7. There are 206 bones in the adult human body, but 300 in children (some of the bones fuse together as a child grows).
  8. There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess
  9. Mark Twain’s favorite cats were named Sour Mash, Sin, Apollinaris, Beelzebub, Buffalo Bill, Zoroaster, Blatherskite, and Satan.
  10. Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble’s maiden name was Betty Jean McBricker.
  11. Cranberry Jell-O is the only flavor that contains real fruit flavoring.
  12. In Mel Brooks’ ‘Silent Movie,’ mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
  13. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.
  14. Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
  15. Licorice (or liquorice) and avocado are among the foods that sets the mood for love making.
  16. Dogs can hear sounds that you can’t.
  17. Jedi’ is an official religion in Australia with over 70,000 followers.
  18. The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second.
  19. You share your birthday with at least nine million other people around the world.
  20. Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev composed an opera, The Giant, at the age of seven years old.
  21. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is its plural, neumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses.
  22. The juice is pasteurized and the cider is not.
  23. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  24. The number “four” is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as “death”.
  25. Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
  26. The Jordanian city Amman was once called Philadelphia.
  27. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
  28. Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and stuffed with feathers.
  29. A Nigerian woman was caught entering the UK with 104 kg of snails in her baggage.
  30. In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year’s greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.
  31. John Keats said, “I feel the flowers growing over me.”
  32. Gunsmoke debuted on CBS-TV in 1955, and went on to become the longest-running (20 years) series on television.
  33. Eddie Arcaro, one of the greatest jockeys in horse race history, rode 250 losers before he won his first race. Ultimately, Arcaro won 4,779 races – including five Derby winners, six in the Preakness, and six in the Belmont Stakes, on such famous horses as Whirlaway, Citation, and Kelso.
  34. Canada is an Indian word meaning Big Village.
  35. Whatever happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping. – Frank Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, on December 4, 1941
  36. US Presidents who owned slaves : George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant.
  37. The greatest snowfall ever in a single storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.
  38. The Emmy Award was named after the nickname for the image orthicon tube that was used in early television.
  39. 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
  40. In 1995, BLUE replaced TAN in the standard package of MandM candies. Blue was the overwhelming choice in a vote taken by MARS, Inc. The runner-up colors were purple and pink.
  41. Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp.
  42. Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime, “Red Vineyard at Arles”, and died extremely poor.
  43. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), the first film featuring the character Indiana Jones, was crawling with eight-legged (50 tarantulas) and no-legged (7,500 boas, cobras and pythons) creatures. The name “Indiana Jones” came from producer George Lucas’ pet malamute.
  44. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued six driver’s licenses to six different people named Jesus Christ.
  45. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
  46. Movie detective Dirty Harry’s badge number is 2211.
  47. When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit.
  48. 1lb of beef takes 1 gallon of petrol to produce.
  49. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

250 to 300 million cell phones are being used in the USA.

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