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100 Random Facts

100 Useless Facts

Josh J-Cheng

on 19 December 2012

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100 Random Facts Facts that you obviously don't know. Coca-cola was originally green. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury. Smartest dogs in order: border
collie, poodle, golden retriever. Dumbest--afghan. Majel Barret is the only person to be on all four Star Trek series. Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better. Chances are 1 in 2 that an American
lives within 50 miles of where they grew up.
This is known as propinquity. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating
one olive from each salad served first class. Alaska has the highest percentage of people in the States who walk to work. A white Christmas in New York only has a
snowball's chance, 1 in 4. 1/12 of the US annual
rainfall falls in April. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28. Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38. The hieroglyph for 100,000 is a tadpole. About 44% of American adults go on a diet each year. People photocopying their butts are the cause of 23% of all photocopier errors worldwide. A cockroach can live nine days without its
head before it starves to death. Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% A whip makes a cracking sound because
its tip moves faster than the speed of sound. About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it. Alexander Graham Bell's
wife and mother
were both deaf . The "O" when used as a prefix in Irish
surnames means "descendant of." Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button.
It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery. All porcupines float in water. Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every
two weeks otherwise it will digest itself. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. If NASA sent birds into space they
would soon die, they need gravity to swallow. Studies show that if a cat falls
off the 7th floor of a building,
it has about 30% less chance of surviving than
a cat that falls off the 20th floor. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had. In the early days of the telephone, operators would
pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?".
It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering
the phone with the phrase "number please?" The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared. Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. The pupil of the eye expands as much
as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing. 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. Dalmatians are born without spots. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day! A British bus company uses sheep urine to reduce city smog. A chemical in the urine converts part of the fuel exhaust into nonpolluting nitrogen and steam. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. Mosquitoes have teeth. "Facebook Addiction Disorder" is a new
mental disorder identified by Psychologists. Nearly three percent of the ice in
Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine. If you dug a well to the centre of the Earth,
and dropped a brick in it, it would take 45 minutes
to get to the bottom – 4,000 miles down. Albert Einstein never wore any socks. In Canada, the most productive day
of the working week is Tuesday. The typical lead pencil can draw
a line that is thirty-five miles long. The hair on a polar bear is not white, but clear.
They reflect light, so they appear white. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar (euro, pound). Chicken liver can be used to change A type blood to O type blood. You cannot snore and dream at the same time. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones. A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person. Giraffes have no vocal cords. Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star. An average person laughs about 15 times a day. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day. Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump. Diet Coke was only invented in 1982. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV. The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum. Cats can hear ultrasound. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday. Giraffes can not swim. Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world. A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. A jellyfish is 95 percent water. A jumbo jet uses 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off. Bird Feeding: Do not feed avocado as it is toxic to birds! Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards. An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night. Bubble gum contains rubber. Dolphins sleep with one eye open. Every person has a unique tongue print. In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs. Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time. 250 people have fallen off
the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours. Sharks can live up to 100 years. An average person uses the bathroom
6 times per day. The SWAN has over 25,000
feathers in its body. The compound carotene gives
the carrot its color. 4% people drink cold drink daily. Russia is the largest country in area. Camels have three eyelids to protect
themselves from blowing sand. You Forget 90% of Your Dreams Blind People also Dream Dreams are Symbolic A shrimp's heart is in it's head. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Slugs have 4 noses. THE END
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