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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 83
  1. The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours. – Is there really any more to say? That’s just icky and gross.
  2. During a railway expansion in Egypt in the 19th century, construction companies unearthed so many mummies that they used them as fuel for locomotives.
  3. When swans go on a date, they’ll put their heads together. Then they stick together for life.
  4. Until the 1960’s men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.
  5. About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
  6. Historically, only Hawaiian men danced the Hula.
  7. The jaw muscle is the strongest muscle in the body.
  8. In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.
  9. The French philosopher, Voltaire, reportedly drank fifty cups of coffee a day.
  10. You’re subject to fines and/or imprisonment for making “ugly faces” at dogs in Oklahoma.
  11. Soft skin sea slugs can swallow jellyfish sting cells and use them for themselves on their outer skin. They defend themselves by taking other animal’s defenses and use them as their own.
  12. North Dakota has never had an earthquake.
  13. In a lifetime the average US resident eats more than 50 tons of food and drinks more than 13,000 gallons of liquid.
  14. Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world’s population.
  15. Charles Lindbergh still holds the record for “ticker tape,” 1,750 tons, tossed on him in his parade up New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes”.
  16. 2/3 of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey, USA.
  17. The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.
  18. The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.
  19. Vincent van Gogh committed suicide while painting “Wheat Field with Crows”.
  20. The 787 Boeing airliner was revealed on 7/8/07 or July 8th, 2007.
  21. The Vatican’s Swiss Guard still wears a uniform designed by Michelangelo in the early 16th century.
  22. According to market research firm NPD Fashionworld, fifty percent of all lingerie purchases are returned to the store.
  23. Flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome.
  24. 24 of the known 118 elements are found in your body.
  25. Babies are most likely to be born on Tuesdays.
  26. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  27. The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute, about 25 droplets Per word.
  28. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  29. A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
  30. Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
  31. Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. – probably the world.
  32. In the 17th century, the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places. Today, to 1.2411 trillion.
  33. Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
  34. Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days. The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days — the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.
  35. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
  36. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (the heart is not a muscle)
  37. The word malaria comes from the words mal and aria, which means bad air. This derives from the old days when it was thought that all diseases are caused by bad, or dirty air.
  38. There are actually countries that do not have a domestic abuse law or crime bracket, for example in Scotland there is no crime known as Domestic Abuse.
  39. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  40. If you are chased by a crocodile, run zigzag, a crocodile is not good at making sharp turns.
  41. In the United States there is one birth every 8 seconds and one death every 14 seconds.
  42. Lemon sharks grow a new set of teeth every two weeks! They grow more than 24,000 new teeth every year!
  43. Most people fart 14 times a day.
  44. One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.
  45. The Amish in America and Icelanders in Iceland eat a diet high in meat, dairy, refined sugars and calories.Yet obesity is virtually unknown among them, mainly due to manual labor.
  46. The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
  47. The Buddhist priest and mystic, Kukai, who died on 23 April 835, is believed by his followers to have become a ‘Buddha in his own body’ by mummifying himself while still alive.
  48. Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.
  49. There have been at least two children given the name “Superman” in the UK since 1984.
  50. America once issued a 5-cent bill.

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