Factset 86 - Branect Consult
Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 86
  1. Klezmer music is derived from two Hebrew words, clay and zimmer, meaning “vessel of music.”
  2. Men and women commit domestic violence at similar rates according to Professor Linda Kelly of The Indiana State University School of Law.
  3. It only takes 15 pounds per square inch of pressure to crush a human skull.
  4. A whale’s penis is called a dork, but is generally applied to all males.
  5. The harmless Whale Shark, holds the title of largest fish, with the record being a 59 footer captured in Thailand in 1919.
  6. It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term ‘drowning’ refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.
  7. Potato chips are American’s favorite snack food. They are devoured at a rate of 1.2 billion pounds a year.
  8. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
  9. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  10. The monastic hours are matins, lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers and compline.
  11. Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman.
  12. Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag.
  13. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash.
  14. Atari released the 5200 console in 1982 to compete with the Colecovision.
  15. A monkey was once tride and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend,Indiana.
  16. In Toy Story, the carpet designs in Sid’s hallway is the same as the carpet designs in The Shining.
  17. A poem written to celebrate a wedding is called an epithalamium.
  18. Louis XIV (1638-1715), was recorded to eat “four soups, a pheasant, a partridge, a plate of salad, sliced mutton with garlic, two lumps of ham, a plate of pastries, fruits and preserves” at one sitting.
  19. The first commercial vaccuum cleaner was so large it was mounted on a vaccuum. People threw parties in their homes so guests could watch the new machine do its job.
  20. It’s illegal in Alabama to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
  21. Only 14% of Americans say they’ve gone skinny dipping with the opposite sex.
  22. The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, opened in December, 1932. It originally had 5,945 seats
  23. Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar in “Midnight Cowboy”.  Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
  24. The Germans tried to copy Coca-Cola and came up with the drink Fanta.
  25. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
  26. The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae.It covers 3.4 square miles of land in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, and it’s still growing
  27. Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.
  28. The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.
  29. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
  30. G-rated family films earn more money than any other rating. Yet only 3% of Hollywood’s output is G-rated.
  31. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  32. The bones you see in museums are white because they have been boiled and cleaned.
  33. The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter.
  34. South Dakota is the only U.S state which shares no letters with the name of it’s capital, Pierre
  35. Blondes have more hair than dark haired people.  Ginger or red hair has the least number of hairs.
  36. In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.
  37. US Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the US Senate on August 19, 1957. He spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
  38. People view 15 billion videos online every month.
  39. The “Dull Men’s Hall of Fame” is located in Carroll, Wisconsin.
  40. The 1967 Russian movie War and Peace had 120,000 extras. The South Korean movie Monster Wang-magwi from the same year featured 157,000 extras. The 1945 German movie Kolberg had 187,000 and the movie with the most extras, the 1982 British movie Gandhi, featured 300,000 extras.
  41. Certain types of Abusers can be very well liked socially, can seem very nice out of the home debunking any claims the victim may have and making them feel NON-Credible.
  42. Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
  43. A group of rhinos is called a crash.
  44. In the country of Turkey, in the 16th and 17th centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
  45. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.
  46. Cats are the most popular pets in the United States
  47. Insects shiver when they are cold.
  48. The 1st kiss in a movie was between May Irwin and John Rice in “The Widow Jones,” in 1896.
  49. A duck’s quack does echo. (As proven on USA TV show “Mythbusters”.)
  50. Modern coffee brewing methods use approximately 200° water.

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