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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 74
  1. The only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross.
  2. Richard Nixon’s mother revealed that he has a talent for mashing potatoes.
  3. In Raiders of the Lost Ark there is a wall carving of R2-D2 and C-3P0 behind the ark
  4. Virginia, in America, extends farther west than West Virginia.
  5. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  6. It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver – 15; fox – 15 to 25; chinchilla – 60 to 100.
  7. New York’s first St. Patrick’s day parade was held on March 17, 1762.
  8. In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year.
  9. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
  10. The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means “Food of the Gods”.
  11. The the bromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups. A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.
  12. Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.
  13. Christmas became a National Holiday in the USA in 1890.
  14. To survive, every bird must eat at least half its own weight in food each day.
  15. Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented in 1889, was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially.
  16. Marion County officials had no choice but to let that group into the adopt-a-road program. The $500 per sign was picked up by Oregon taxpayers. The Ku Klux Klan is also involved in the adopt-a-road program in the state of Arkansas.
  17. Unlike most fish, electric eels cannot get enough oxygen from water. Approximately every five minutes, they must surface to breathe, or they will drown. Unlike most fish, eels can swim both backwards and forwards.
  18. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  19. A swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts flew over Nebraska on July 20-30, 1874 covering an area estimated at 198,600 square miles. The swarm must have contained at least 12.5 trillion insects, weighing about 27.5 million tons.
  20. Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.
  21. When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.
  22. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
  23. Earthworms have five hearts
  24. Smart as he was, Freud couldn’t read a railway timetable.
  25. 160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam.
  26. To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly.
  27. A rodents teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal’s constant gnawing on bark, leaves, and other vegetables.
  28. Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp).
  29. Almost 50 percent of all penis injuries occur during intercourse.
  30. Sliced bread was introduced under the Wonder Bread label in 1930.
  31. A baby is born without kneecaps. They appear between age 2 and 6.
  32. Paul McCartney was the last bachelor Beatle when he married Linda Eastman in a civil ceremony in London, 1969. Paul’s brother Mike was his best man. No other Beatle attended the wedding.
  33. In Hardford, Connecut, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands.
  34. Diarrhea induced E.Coli was found on 10% of coffee mugs in the U.S.
  35. Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.
  36. Each year, more people are killed by teddy bears than by grizzly bears.
  37. The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland’s baby daughter, Ruth.
  38. Rice paper isn’t made from rice but from a small tree which grows in Taiwan.
  39. More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products
  40. One California law states that sunshine is guaranteed to all people
  41. A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
  42. 18% of all agricultural land in the world is irrigated and as global warming increases (partly due to animal farming) it will cost $200,000,000 to keep these systems going.
  43. Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6,400.
  44. Television stations hung banners at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, including Al-Jazeera, until it was noticed and taken down.
  45. There are an average of 18,000,000 items for sale at any time on EBay.
  46. Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
  47. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
  48. Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.
  49. Clinophobia is the fear of beds.
  50. Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.

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