Factset 76 - Branect Consult
Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 76
  1. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt are the four US presidents whose faces are carved on Mt. Rushmore.
  2. Your thumb is the same length as your noseyou’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
  3. Alaska could hold the 21 smallest States.
  4. Geller and Huchra have made three-dimensional maps of the distribution of galaxies. In each layer of the map some galaxies are grouped together in such a way that they resemble a human being.
  5. In E.T: The Extra Terrestrial, there was a matte painting which showed all the fast food restaurant chains in the world along one street, and a drive in movie theater showing Star Wars
  6. The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
  7. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  8. Tobacco is a $200 billion industry, producing six trillion cigarettes a year – about 1,000 cigarettes for each person on earth.
  9. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
  10. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  11. Kemo Sabe, the name Tonto called The Lone Ranger means Soggy Shrub in Navajo Indian.
  12. About 40% of the world’s varieties of freshwater fish and more than half of the 8,600 species of birds in the world are in the Amazon River basin area.
  13. The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
  14. Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.
  15. Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.
  16. Swans are the only birds with penises.
  17. The only one of his sculptures that Michelangelo signed was the “The Pieta,” completed in 1500.
  18. Rosebud was a sled he had as a child and the frame of the story of the movie was searching for the meaning his last word.
  19. Deep-voiced men have more children.
  20. US president Harry S Truman’s middle name was “S”.
  21. In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.
  22. Ben Franklin first came up with the concept of Daylight Savings. He was also the the youngest son of a youngest son of a youngest son of a youngest son.
  23. A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
  24. Coffee trees are self-pollinating
  25. George Clooney and Pierce Brosnan have had Bell’s Palsy – a nerve condition that can result in paralysis on one side of the face.
  26. The Mars Rover “Spirit” is powered by six small motors the size of “C” batteries. It has a top speed of 0.1 mph.
  27. Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time. Indeed convenient!
  28. City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong.
  29. If you hook Jell-O up to an EEG, it registers movements almost identical to a human adult’s brain waves.
  30. The anti-malarial drug quinine is taken from the bark of the Andean cinchona tree.
  31. A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997.
  32. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
  33. Original name of character Luke Skywalker was Luke Skykiller.
  34. At an ocean depth of 36,000 feet (about 7,000 feet deeper than Mt. Everest’s height above sea level) pressure rises to around 16,000 pounds per square inch.
  35. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew food on your right side.
  36. The term “throw one’s hat in the ring” comes from boxing, where throwing a hat into the ring once signified a challenge. Today it nearly always signifies political candidacy.
  37. 1/12 of the US annual rainfall falls in April.
  38. Americans spend more than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber shops.
  39. More babies are born in September than any other year.
  40. Jaguars are frightened by dogs
  41. Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.
  42. If all Americans became vegetarian, it would free enough grain to feed 600,000,000 people (the population of India)
  43. Nick Clegg, the Lib Dems’ new leader, once took a road trip across the US with his friend Louis Theroux.
  44. The peace symbol was created in 1958 as a nuclear disarmament symbol by the Direct Action Committee, and was first shown that year at peace marches in England.
  45. The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD, and was adopted by Great Britain and the English colonies in 1752.
  46. Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to bring the back teeth together for chewing.
  47. The RIAA sued an 83 year old woman for downloading music illegally, even though a copy of her death certificate was sent to the RIAA a week before it filed the suit.
  48. The 1st US zoo was built in Philadelphia, PA, in 1876.
  49. The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.
  50. Since 1949, the LEGO company, based in Denmark, has produced more than 200,000,000,000 of the plastic elements that make up the Lego System.

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