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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 78
  1. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  2. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
  3. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
  4. Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
  5. The earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  6. The HyperMart outside of Garland Texas has 58 check-outs.
  7. You can be fined up to $1,000 for whistling on Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  8. About 20% of the videos on YouTube are music related.
  9. Air-filled tires were used on bicycles before they were used on motorcars.
  10. California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named “Jesus Christ.”
  11. Common Cobra venom is not on the list of top 10 venoms yet it is still 40 times more toxic than cyanide.
  12. Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps, on 1 May 1840. Hence, UK stamps are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin.
  13. Iceland has no military and no military expenditure.
  14. Job is the oldest book written in the Bible – it was written by an unknown Israelite around 1500 BC.
  15. Well, yeah, there’s a slight chance this could backfire: English philosopher Francis Bacon, a founder of the scientific method, died in 1626 of pneumonia after stuffing a chicken with snow to see if cold would preserve it.
  16. The word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means “to exercise naked.”
  17. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.
  18. The British anthem was performed the most times in a single performance. In 1909, while waiting for King Edward VII who was getting dressed a German band played the anthem 17 times.
  19. About 300 million cells die in your body every minute.
  20. Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customer wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.
  21. Mickey Mouse is known as ‘Topolino’ in Italy.
  22. In her later years, Florence Nightingale kept a pet owl in her pocket.
  23. Reno, Nevada has the highest rate of alcoholism in the US; Provo, Utah, has the lowest. Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
  24. The world’s largest mammal, the blue whale, when fully grown, weighs as much as 150 tons.
  25. Triskaidekaphobia is the unnatural fear of the number “13”.
  26. The people in Bali only have one of four names: Wayan, Made, Nyoman, and Ketut
  27. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  28. An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
  29. It takes 16lbs of high protein soya to produce 1 lb of beef
  30. The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage, if the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards”.
  31. Farmed animals contain upto 50% saturated fat in their bodies
  32. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  33. While embryos are developing, some cells must die. This programmed cell death, keeps us from being born with webbed duck-like feet.
  34. Your thumb is the same length of your nose.
  35. 1 acre yields 165 lbs of beef or 20,000 lbs of potatoes.
  36. During World War II, IBM built counting machines the Nazis used to manage their death/concentration camps.
  37. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  38. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
  39. Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter.
  40. Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain.
  41. The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.
  42. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee
  43. The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen.
  44. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
  45. There are four cars and ten lightposts on the back of a ten-dollar bill.
  46. People displaced from their lands into cities succumb to dietary deficiency, diseases, parasites and opportunistic diseases
  47. Toto, Dorothy’s pet dog, was paid $125 per week while filming the “Wizard of Oz”.
  48. On April 12, 1938, the state of New York passed a law requiring medical tests for marriage license applicants, the first state to do so.
  49. The most used letter in the English alphabet is ‘E’, and ‘Q’ is the least used.
  50. There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.

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