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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 95
  1. Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.
  2. Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.
  3. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  4. An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
  5. A typical Mayfly only lives one day.
  6. The world’s smallest independent state is the Vatican City, with a population of about 1,000 – and a zero birthrate.
  7. In the USA in 1979 145,000,000 tons of crops were fed to cattle resulting in only 21million tons of animal bodies – the cost of the wasted crops was $20,000,000, 000
  8. The “dog days” of summer are known as such because the ancient Romans saw the Dog Star, Sirius, rise with the sun in July and early August.
  9. During the 2,475,576,000 seconds of the average length life, we speak 123,205,750 words, have sex 4,239 times, shed 121 pints of tears.
  10. Cojo, the 1st gorilla born in captivity, was born at the Columbus Zoo, in Ohio, in 1956 and weighed 3 1/4 pounds.
  11. Only 10% of graduates from clown college are offered jobs.
  12. The first Academy Awards ceremony to be telecast was the 25th, in 1953.
  13. The honeybee kills more people world-wide than all the poisonous snakes combined.
  14. Benjamin Franklin wanted the TURKEY as the national symbol of the United States.
  15. Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” for 1938 was Adolf Hitler.
  16. A group of whales is called a pod.
  17. Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).
  18. Brewed coffee and espresso begins to lose flavor within minutes. Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Army, remains the only person, to date, to have graduated from the West Point military academy without a single demerit.
  19. After publishing his famous dictionary, Noah Webster rewrote the bible, replacing all the words he considered were “naughty”.
  20. Only 939 of the 1,400,000 high school seniors who took the SAT in 2004 got a perfect score of 1600. Two of them are twin brothers Dillon and Jesse Smith from Long Island, NY.
  21. The Romans had roadmaps.
  22. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  23. There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard.
  24. In an authentic Chinese meal, the last course is soup because it allows the roast duck entree to “swim” toward digestion.
  25. Until 1967 it wasn’t illegal for Olympic athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance during competition.
  26. The parachute was invented by Leonardo daVinci in 1515. The modern parachute was invented in the late 18th century by Louis-Sébastien Lenormand in France, who made the first recorded public jump in 1783.
  27. The “save” icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
  28. The claimed fact that women lose $8 Million days of paid work is actually reversed, this is the total amount of lost days in monies Men lose each year not women, do the math.
  29. The average person releases nearly a pint of intestinal gas by flatulence every day. Most is due to swallowed air.
  30. Alexander Graham Bell never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.
  31. It is impossible to sneeze and keep one’s eyes open at the same time.
  32. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  33. The country code for Russia is “007”.
  34. The behaviour of the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on how hares act in the springtime. They jump up and down and bang their hind feet on the ground.
  35. 90% of bird species are monogamous.3% of mammal species are.
  36. The state of Florida is bigger than England.
  37. King Louis XIV of France owned about 1,000 wigs.
  38. Over your lifetime you will produce enough spit to fill a swimming pool.
  39. Jimi Hendrix was the opening act for the Monkees on their first tour.
  40. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  41. Every 15 seconds a woman is assaulted by a boyfriend her husband or a lover, every 14 seconds the same happens to a man ( FOX 2 NEWS )
  42. The White Sea, in Russia, has the lowest temperature, only -2 degrees centigrade. The Persian Gulf is the warmest sea. In the summer its temperature reaches 35.6 degrees centigrade.
  43. Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist and a bricklayer before becoming an actress.
  44. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it.
  45. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  46. The Earth experiences 50,000 Earth quakes per year and is hit by Lightning 100 times a second.
  47. About 14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive.
  48. California consumes more bottled water than any other product.
  49. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Go on, try it then
  50. Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.

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