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RANDOM FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

140 FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
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Scott Herman

on 16 September 2012

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RANDOM FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND AN EARTH QUAKE IN CHILE SHORTENED THE LENGTH OF AN DAY BY 1.26 MICROSECONDS APPLES FLOAT BUT PEARS SINK A BEAVER HAS A SET OF LIPS BEHIND ITS FRONT TEETH EVERY ZEBRAS STRIPES DIFFER FROM ALL THE OTHERS A SAILFISH CAN LEAP THROUGH THE AIR AT 68MPH SOME ARTISTS USE CHEWING GUM IN THEIR ART NEEDLE FISH HAVE BEEN KNOW TO JUMP FROM THE WATER AND STICK INTO PEOPLE THAT ARE WALKING NEARBY HAMMERHEAD SHARKS CAN GIVE BIRTH TO 40 BABIES AT ONCE A MOUSE'S HEART BEATS SO FAST THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE HUMMING THERE IS A PORTRAIT OF RONALD REAGAN MADE FROM ABOUT 10,000 JELLYBEANS AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL ASKED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO GROW HIS FAMOUS BEARD CHOCOLATE COVERED ANTS ARE A TREAT IN MEXICO A FIVE SEAT BICYCLE IS CALLED A QUINDEM A TRAFFIC JAM IN CHINA LASTED FOR MORE THAN A WEEK ANCIENT GREEKS USED HULA HOOPS ROTTEN EGGS FLOAT IN WATER KIDS' FINGERPRINTS DISAPPEAR FROM SURFACES FASTER THAN ADULTS' DO RAW TERMITES TAST LIKE PINEAPPLES MOSQUITO TEND TO BITE PEOPLE WITH SMELLY FEET MORE OFTEN A HOUSEFLY CAN TURN SOMERSAULTS IN THE AIR YOU CAN SHINE YOUR SHOES WITH BANANA PEELS A CAT NAMED LUCKY WAS STUCK IN A TREE FOR 6 WEEKS AND SURVIVED THERE ARE ONLY 13 LETTERS IN THE HAWAIIAN ALPHABET (YES I SPELLED THAT RIGHT I LOOKED IT UP :) SOME GIANT DINOSAURS HAD BRAINS THE SIZE OF PING PONG BALLS THERE WAS A POLAR BEAR FOUND MORE THAN 100 MILES AWAY FROM LAND (THAT ALSO INCLUDES ICE ) A SPIDER WEB I TEXAS STRECHES ABOUT 600 FEET THE AVERAGE HUMAN HAS ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER OF HAIRS ON ITS BODY AS A CHIMPANZEE (IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME FEEL FREE TO COUNT) THERE IS NO ROAD THAT LEADS TO JUNEA,ALASKA IF YOU NEVER CUT OR BROKE YOUR NAILS THEY WOULD GROW TO BE MORE THAN 6 FEET LONG BY THE TIME YOU WERE 75 TEARS OLD EUROPE'S 6 SMALLEST COUNTRIES COULD FIT IN SIDE RHODE ISLAND WITH ROOM TO SPARE MORE THAN 1,000 LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN IN AFRICA THERE IS ACTUALLY A CAT THAT CAN PLAY THE PIANO YOUR FUNNY BONE IS ACTUALLY A NERVE NOT A BONE IT WOULD TAKE A STACK OF 2,200 CUPCAKES TO REACH THE TOP OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT THERE IS ACTUALLY WIND ON SATURN AND THEY CAN REACH UP TO 1,118MPH WARNING: THIS IS A PREZI CONTAINING RANDOM FACTS THAT ARE USELESS SOME MORE THAN OTHERS. THE PREZI YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE WAS MADE BY ETHAN GENTRY AND SCOTT HERMAN OF THE CLASS OF 2012. THE LAST GRADUATING CLASS OF MATER DEI IF YOU BELIEVE THE MYAN calenders... ENJOY THERE IS A PLACE CALLED ROACH MISSOURI EXTREME HEAT AND COLD CAN FEEL THE SAME BULLS DONT ACTUALLY GET MAD WHEN THEY SEE RED THE TALLEST DOG IN THE WORLD IS 43 INCHES HIS NAME IS GEORGE A SHORT FIN MAKO SHARK CAN LEAP HIGHER THAN A GIRAFFE'S HEAD YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO WIN AMERICAN IDOL THAN TO BE KILLED BY A SHARK COLD WATER WIEGHS MORE THAN HOT WATER WHEN A RIVER OTTER DIVES ITS EARS CLOSE TO KEEP WATER OUT A quarter has 119 grooves around it and a dime has one less When you lick a stamp you consume one tenth of a calorie Honeybees have hair on their eyes A HIPPO CAN WALK ON THE BOTTOMS OF LAKES AND RIVERS In Bangladesh you can be jailed for cheating on your finals BALD EAGLES CAN USE THIER WINGS TO PADDLE THROUGH WATER A CUTTLEFISHES PUPLES ARE SHAPED LIKE W'S IN AUSTRILIA BOUQUTES WITH AN EVEN NUMBER OF FLOWERS IS CONSIDERED BAD LUCK THE FIRST MICROWAVES WIEGHED MORE THAN 750 POUNDS THE STAR NOSED MOLE HAS 22 TENTICLES ON ITS SNOUT A NARWHAL HAS AN 8 FOOT LONG TOOTH THAT LOOKS LIKE A HORN THE FLAP OF SKIN UNDER A MOOSES THROAT IS CALLED A BELL IN 2011 CANADA PRODUCED ENOUGH MAPLE SYRUP TO FILL 13 OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOLS MCAWS OFTEN EAT CLAY A SLOTH CAN TAKE ONE WEEK TO DIGEST FOOD MALE AND FEMALE EMPEROR TAMERAN MONKEYS HAVE LONG WHITE MUSTACHES NO COUNTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA HAS EVER HOSTED THE OLYMPIC GAMES (THAT WILL CHANGE IN 2016 WHEN BRAZIL WILL HOST) THE ANTARTIC ICEFISH HAS CLEAR BLOOD THE SOUTH POLE GETS ONLY ABOUT 1 INCH OF SNOW A YEAR IT BUILDS UP OVER TIME AND MELTS SLOWLY BECAUSE OF THE TEMPRATURE IN TANZANIAN LEGENDS WITCHES RODE HYENAS INSTEAD OF BROOMS AN OSTRICH'S EYE IS LARGER THAN ITS BRAIN SOME BAOBAB TREES ARE MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS OLD THE RUBIK'S CUBE WAS INVENTED IN HUNGARY IT TAKES 65 TONS OF PAINT TO COVER THE EIFEL TOWER IN PARIS IN PORTUGAL IT IS CONSIDERED RUDE TO WRITE IN RED INK A REINDEERS NOSE HEATS UP THE AIR IT BREETHS A KOMODO DRAGON CAN SWALLOW A GOAT WHOLE TULIPS WERE FIRST GROWN IN TURKEY ONE TYPE OF CRABS PINCHERS ARE SO STRONG THEY CAN CRACK COCONUTS WHITE CHOCOLATE IS NOT ACTUALLY CHOCOLATE A SWISS COMPANY INVENTED A KIND OF CHOCOLATE THAT WONT MELT UNTIL TEMPRATURES REACH 131 DEGREES FARENHIEGHT IN ANCIENT GREECE IT WAS CONSIDERED A MARRAGE PROPOSAL TO THROW AN APPLE TO A WOMAN CATCHING IT MENT SHE ACCEPTED THE LETTER J DOES NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS EVERYTHING WEIGHS 1% LESS AT THE EQUATOR IF YOU GO TO THE BOTTOM OF A WELL OR A CHIMNEY YOU CAN SEE THE STARS EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY GO ON ALBERT EISNSTIEN WAS OFFERED THE PRESIDENCY OF ISREAL IN 1952 BUT HE DECLINED IF YOU LOOK AT THE PAINTING MONA LISA YOU WILL RELIZE THAT SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANY EYEBROWS

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. THE MOON MOVES ABOUT 2 INCHES AWAY FROM THE EARTH EACH YEAR COCA-COLA WOULD BE GREEN IF IT WASNT COLORED THE ELEPHANT IS THE ONLY MAMMAL THAT CANT JUMP SLUGS HAVE 4 NOSES ADOLF HITLER WAS A VEGETARIAN A NEANDERTHALS' BRAIN IS BIGGER THAN THE AVERAGE HUMANS' MARIO'S ORIGINAL NAME WAS JUMPMAN WHEN A SNAKE IS BORN WITH 2 HEADS THEY FIGHT EACH OTHER FOR FOOD AMERICAN CAR HORNS BEEP IN THE TONE OF F CHILDREN GROW FASTER IN THE SPRING TIME KANSAS LAW requires PEDESTRIANS CROSSING THE HIGHWAY AT NIGHT TO WEAR TAIL LIGHTS DONALD DUCKS' MIDDLE NAME IS FAUNTLEROY (PLEASE TAKE THE LIBERTY TO ASK MRS. PALUBINSKI IF SHE KNEW THAT) A DUCKS' QUACK DOESNT ECHO AND SCIENTISTS DONT KNOW WHY ITS IS POSSIBLE TO LEAD A COW UPSTAIRS BUT NOT DOWN WHEN YOU SNEEZE ALL OF YOUR BODILY FUNCTIONS STOP EVEN YOUR HEART ON AVERAGE 100 PEOPLE CHOKE TO DEATH ON PENS EVERY YEAR THE FIRST WORD SPOKEN ON THE MOON WAS OKAY 2,500 LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE DIE USING PRODUCTS DESIGNED FOR RIGHT-HANDED PEOPLE The longest place-name still in use is:
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupoka-wenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill IN FINLAND, DONALD DUCK COMIC STRIPS WERE BANNED BECAUSE HE DOES NOT WEAR PANTS A TEN GALLON HAT BARELY HOLDS 6 PINTS A MAN NAMED CHARLES OSBORNE HAD THE HICCUPS FOR 6 YEARS The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz." THE FIRST BOMB DROPPED BY ALLIES IN WWII KILLED THE ONLY ELEPHANT IN THE BERLIN ZOO WATER ITSELF DOESNT CONDUCT ELECTRICITY THE IMPURITIES IN IT DO IF YOU PLACE A SMALL AMOUNT OF alcohol ON A SCORPION IT WILL GO CRAZY AND STING ITSELF TO DEATH THE SECOND MOST SELLING GAME IS JENGA In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia IF YOU MADE A TOWER MADE OF 40,000,000 LEGO BRICKS IT WOULD BE TALL ENOUGH TO REACH THE MOON THE HONEY BADGER IS ABLE TO WITHSTAND HUNDREDS OF BEE STINGS AT ONE TIME THAT WOULD KILL ANY OTHER ANIMAL THE LABELS FOR CRAYOLA CRAYON PACKAGES COME IN 18 COLORS PEANUT BUTTER CAN BE CONVERTED INTO DIAMONDS TRAFFIC LIGHTSWERE INVENTED BEFORE CARS WERE WHEN THE WEATHER IS COLD THERE CAN BE AN UPSIDE DOWN RAINBOW THERE IS A MUSEUM IN CALIFORNIA THAT DISPLAYS ONE OF EVERY PEZ DISPENSER EVER MADE THERE IS A JEWELRY IN MICHIGAN THAT EMPLOYS VENEMOUS SCORPIANS AS A SECURETY SYSTEM BY PUTTING THEM IN THE CASES THAT HOLD THE JEWELRY A TWO INCH LONG PISTOL SHRIMP IS LOUDER THAN A BLUE WHALE SCIENTISTS FOUND A STONE TIPPED HARPOON FROM THE 1800s IN A BOWHEAD WHALE LEADING THEM TO BELIVE THAT THEY CAN LIVE TO BE OVER 200 YEARS OLD IT HAS RAINED FROGS,WORMS,FISH,TOADS AND BIRS BUT AS FAR AS I KNOW IT HAS NEVER RAINED CATS AND DOGS SOME MOTHS DROP TO THE GROUND WHEN THEY HEAR A BAT NEARBY CHEETAHS CAN CHANGE DIRECTION IN MIDAIR WHEN CHASING PREY ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO WHISTLE ON THE MOON THE MOST EXPENSIVE BASEBALL CARD EVER WAS A HONUS WAGNER CARD ONLY 60 OF THEM WERE MADE IT SOLD FOR 2.8 MILLION DOLLARS THE BIGGEST SWARM OF BATS KNOWN registered ON A RADAR AT A NEARBY AIRPORT THE EARTH TRAVELS 5,OOO MILES EVERY FIVE MINUTES A T-REX COULD EAT UP TO 500 LBS OF MEAT IN ONE BITE
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