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Fun facts / 08 May 2017
Factset 98
  1. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  2. The shape of plant collenchyma’s cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same – they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.
  3. A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
  4. Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.
  5. Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word of ‘Snow’
  6. In 1998, US states spent $30 billion in funds on correctional services and $24 billion on social welfare.
  7. Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight. This would be like an adult person lifting two heavy cars full of people.
  8. Sharkskin has tiny tooth-like scales all over.
  9. Dragonflies have the largest eyes and sharpest eyesight of any insect. Each eye is made up of more than 30 000 separate rod-like units.
  10. Astronauts wear nappies during launch and re-entry because they can’t stop what they’re doing should they need to urinate.
  11. A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.
  12. The blood of insects is yellow.
  13. Sailfish can leap out of the water and into the air at a speed of 50 miles (81 km) per hour.
  14. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses.
  15. A noisy resturant is 100,000 times as lound as a watch ticking. Rock Consert 1,000,000,000 times as loud. Loud headphones 10,000,000,000. Shotgun blast 1,000,000,000,000
  16. Each day, there are over 120 million sexual intercourse taking place all over the world.
  17. Fortune cookies are not a Chinese invention, but a Japanese one going back to 19th-century Kyōto and linked to the tradition of omikuji. Fortune cookies have since become very popular in the USA, especially in Chinese restaurants, hence its false association with China. The first American version of the cookie was introduced around 1900 by Makoto Hagiwara of Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco.
  18. An abuser will assault a women in the stomach while she is pregnant as it manipulates the woman drastically as she does not want her baby hurt. This is what I call the 2 in 1, abusing 2 people with one stone.
  19. No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black, and so far, none has been developed artificially.
  20. Richard Nixon was the only President to have his name inscribed on a plaque that was left on the moon.
  21. If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact.
  22. Elvis Presley made his first appearance on national television in 1956. He sang Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotel on “The Dorsey Brothers Show”.
  23. L’Oreal introduced the first hair spray in 1960 called ELNETT.
  24. There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
  25. About 20 to 30 volcanoes erupt each year, mostly under the sea.
  26. Bubble gum contains rubber.
  27. A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.
  28. Hummingbirds are the smallest birds – so tiny that one of their enemies is an insect, the praying mantis.
  29. Nitrates and pesticides used on crops grown to feed livestock end up in our rivers
  30. The expression “three dog night” originated with the Eskimos and means a very cold night – so cold that you have to bed down with three dogs to keep warm.
  31. Cats are the only domestic animals that walk directly on their claws, not on their paws. This method of walking is called “digitigrade”.
  32. It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world’s population are drunk.
  33. The saying “It’s so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey” came from the time of the Civil War.
  34. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs.  But not downstairs.
  35. Hawaii is the only state of the United States in which coffee is commercially grown.
  36. The oldest actress to win an Oscar is Jessica Tandy – at 81 she won the Best Actress Oscar in 1990 for her performance in Driving Miss Daisy.
  37. The first US coins were made of silver from Martha Washington’s silver service. Mrs. Washington was very proud to help out the new country, but refused to invite anyone from the Treasury Department to future dinner parties at her house.
  38. A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is believed to be an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.
  39. I is the most spoken word in the English language
  40. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe remarked-“Please close the window.” before his death.
  41. Worldwide, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day
  42. The Chameleon will most often change between green, brown and gray, which coincidently, often matches the background colors of their habitat.
  43. The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
  44. An egg laden goldfish is called a twit
  45. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  46. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $119, the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  47. Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
  48. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  49. 98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
  50. Annual global spending on military is more than $1.3 trillion (45% by USA).

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