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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 92
  1. Some horticulturists suspect that the banana was the earth’s first fruit. Banana plants have been in cultivation since the time of recorded history. One of the first records of bananas dates back to Alexander the Great’s conquest of India where he first discovered bananas in 327 B.C.
  2. Ammonia from animal urine also pollutes the atmosphere
  3. Brazil accounts for almost 1/3 of the world’s coffee production, producing over 3-1/3 billion pounds of coffee each year.
  4. Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.
  5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  6. The Bible is the world’s best selling book, as well as the most often stolen.
  7. Most human hair stops growing at 3 ft 91 cm
  8. In 2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most involving people slipping on skins.
  9. The little bags of netting for gas lanterns, called “mantles,” are radioactive — so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
  10. He sold the patent rights for $400.
  11. Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel.
  12. There was once a town in West Virginia called “6”.
  13. Scientists have found that chocolate has a chemical that helps counteract depression.
  14. Two phone books with their pages interlaced require more than 8000 pounds of pressure to separte.
  15. Romanian firefighters could not get their trucks close enough to a burning building, so they put out the fire by throwing snowballs at it.
  16. Perfume contains ethyl alcohol and 25% fragrant oils. Cologne is cheaper to produce and to purchase because the oil content in cologne is only 3%. Cologne was named for the German city in which it was first produced. The original ormula combined alcohol, lemon spirits, orange bitters and mint oil.
  17. Former President Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin Harrison in 1892, becoming the first (and, to date, only) chief executive to win non-consecutive terms to the White House.
  18. Peanuts can be made into diamonds.
  19. This is the same nerve responsible for toothaches, sinus pain, and some types of headaches. Acetazolamide, used for alleviating air sickness, blocks the enzyme’s action.
  20. Hostess Twinkies were originally filled with banana filling. The filling was changed during World War II when the United States experienced a banana shortage.
  21. When Thomas Edison died in 1941, Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.
  22. If you look closely at a black panther, you can see the spots in its coat. They’re really leopards.
  23. More people study English in China than speak it in the United States of America (300 million).
  24. The odds are 51 out of 100 (51%) that a vigorously flipped coin is likely to land on the same side it started on.
  25. 75% of wild birds die before they are 6 months old.
  26. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  27. On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the “1”encased in the “shield” and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  28. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  29. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
  30. All polar bears are left-handed.
  31. Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger.
  32. If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.
  33. John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
  34. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day.
  35. The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book.
  36. The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the adams apple.
  37. Abuser’s target NON visible part of the body and even when bruises are visible the victim usually manages to cover up the bruise.
  38. A staggering number of victims do not know what domestic abuse is, nor do they know that they are living it. Even when they have a sense that something’s wrong, they do not see the abuse coming as it stems and grows, it is why they say love is blind.
  39. In 1978, Taito introduced the Space Invaders arcade video game in Japan. This arcade video game sold over 350,000 units world-wide throughout its lifetime.
  40. A millipede has 4 legs on each segment of it’s body.
  41. Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.
  42. Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
  43. There is no land at all at the North Pole, only ice on top of sea. The Arctic Ocean has about 12 million sq km of floating ice and has the coldest winter temperature of -34 degrees centigrade.
  44. Hypoxemia is a general term for inadequate oxygenation of the blood and cellular tissue. After the heart has stopped beating, for whatever reason, the body’s tissues are no longer supplied with life-giving oxygen. Their essential metabolic processes then cease, and death ensues. Each year man, woman, and child dies of Hypoxemia.
  45. An average woman consumes approximately 20 kg of lipstick in her life.
  46. In 2004, one in six girls in the United States enter puberty at age 8. A hundred years ago, only one in a hundred entered puberty that early.
  47. The English Romantic poet Lord Byron was so devastated upon the death of his beloved Newfoundland, whose name was Boatswain, that he had inscribed upon the dog’s gravestone the following: “Beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices”.
  48. Cannibalism, eating human flesh, is also called anthropophagy.
  49. A bdelloid rotifer is a pond-dwelling organism that has survived 80 million years without sex.
  50. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

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