Factset 75 - Branect Consult
Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 75
  1. Spam is sold in over 99% of US grocery stores.
  2. Sweden has the least number of murders annually.
  3. The Simpsons is the longest running animated series on TV.
  4. Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.
  5. Adjusting for inflation, Cleopatra, 1963, is the most expensive movie ever made to date (mid-2002). Its budget of $44 million is equivalent to 280 million 2002 dollars.
  6. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
  7. Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film ‘Some Like It Hot’.
  8. Donald Duck comics were once banned from Finland because Donald doesn’t wear pants.
  9. If you were to guess at a number chosen between 5 and 10, you would be wrong five out of six times.
  10. There approximately 1,008 McDonald’s franchises in France.
  11. Vegetarians have 24% reduced risk of getting heart disease and Vegans a 57% reduction.
  12. The total weight of skin for an average adult human is 6 pounds.
  13. A pineapple is a berry.
  14. In 1962, the Mashed Potato, the Loco-Motion, the Frug, the Monkey, and the Funky Chicken were popular dances.
  15. Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
  16. More than 50% of spousal Abusers also abuse their children.
  17. Albert Brooks’s real name is Albert Einstein.
  18. Bette Midler, Barry Manilow and many other famous vocalists got their start in a New York City club called The Continental Baths.
  19. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls (USA) undermines the shale cliffs and as a result, the falls have receded approximately 7 miles over the last 10,000 years.
  20. In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B. Today it’s 36C.
  21. Walloons speak French.
  22. On an island in northern Wales there’s a village called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch.
  23. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  24. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
  25. The four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, all have rings.
  26. Pierre, South Dakota, is the only United States capital which doesn’t share any letters of its name with the state’s name.
  27. All gondolas in Venice, Italy must be painted black, unless they belong to a high official.
  28. The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.
  29. The global expenditure on health care and nutrition is $2.1 trillion.
  30. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  31. You have a 1/100 chance of taking home a cold sore from one of the guests. Cold sores are a form of oral herpes!
  32. In a year, your heart can beat up to 40,000,000 times!.
  33. In Ethiopia the start of the year 2000 was celebrated in September.
  34. In the Bible, the miraculous food, manna, which Israelites were provided with in the middle of desert was probably lichen scraped from rocks and mixed with water.
  35. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  36. Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  37. It is said that, in 1941 the Ford motor company produced an experimental automobile with a plastic body composed of 70% cellulose fibers from hemp. The car body could absorb blows 10 times as great as steel without denting. The car was designed to run on hemp fuel. Because of the ban on both hemp and alcohol, the car was never mass produced.
  38. It was at a concert in Minneapolis in 1954 that Al Dvorin first closed Elvis’s concerts with: “Ladies and Gentleman, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night.”
  39. The surface of hot water freezes faster than cold water but the rest of the water will remain liquid longer than in a cold sample.
  40. One golden poison-dart frog could kill up to 1500 people with its poison.
  41. The most frequently seen birds at feeders across North America last winter were the Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch and American goldfinch, along with downy woodpeckers, blue jays, mourning doves, black-capped chickadees, house sparrows, northern cardinals and european starlings.
  42. There are around 2,600 different species of frogs.
  43. Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969.
  44. Saddam Hussein’s codename while in US custody in 2004/5 was “Victor”.
  45. American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.
  46. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.
  47. During conscription for WWII, there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.
  48. McDonald’s “Big Mac” slogan, introduced in 1975, is: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun.”
  49. The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.
  50. Chewing gum while peeling onions will reduce your tear. Try it next time you chop onions!

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