Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Actually True


Regardless of whether we’re young or old, the world in which we live is full of incredible things and phenomena of which we’ve yet to learn. That’s how it is, how it’s always been, and how it always will be. One simply can’t know everything.



·         "101 Dalmatians" and "Peter Pan" are the only Disney animations in which both of a character's parents are present and don't die during the movie.

·         "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

·         "Canada" is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".

·         "Duff" is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.

·         "Lassie" was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.

·         "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

·         "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

·         $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

·         $283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.

·         “Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a mental disorder identified by Psychologists.

·         1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

·         1089 multiplied by 9 equals 9801.

·         11% of the world is left-handed.

·         111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

·         14 years before the maiden voyage of the Titanic, a novel was written about a ship of the same name sinking under similar circumstances. (Fact)

·         23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

·         25% of a human's bones are in its feet.

·         28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.

·         29th May is officially Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day.

·         30,000 websites are hacked EVERY DAY. So scary.

·         315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

·         40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

·         48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies in their homes whatsoever.

·         55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.

·         7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

·         86 percent of men include “having children” in their definition of success.  For women, that number is only 73 percent.

·         90% of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere.

·         90% OF U.S. MONEY HAS COCAINE ON IT.

·         94% of Life on Earth Is Aquatic.  We might feel like we are a majority on the planet, but that’s only because we can’t see where the majority live.  The large majority of life on earth lives in our seas and oceans, we land lovers are a very small minority. In fact, and all of us and our land loving friends account for just 6% of the earth’s population. Six percent. To put that in perspective, North America holds 6% of the world’s population. The strangest thing is that we are almost completely unaware of who the majority is, because we have yet to identify many of the organisms that are living in the oceans. Thinking about it this way, we are a strange minority on our own planet.

·         98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.

·         98% of Japanese will be incinareted after they died. Because it saves space!

·         99% of the energy used by a microwave is consumed in standby mode and not during heating. (Fact)

·         A "2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.

·         A "jiffy" is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.

·         A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.

·         A “butt” was a measurement, back in the medieval days. But it was used for wine. Yum.

·         A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

·         A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

·         A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

·         A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

·         A baby spider is called a spiderling.

·         A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.

·         A banana is a berry.

·         A bee can sting another bee. They can sting a bee from another colony if they attack. The queen bee can sting her rivals and other queens to death, even if they’re just developing.

·         A billion seconds is about 32 years.  And one trillion seconds is about 32,000 years. A trillion is a lot.

·         A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare.

·         A blue whale’s penis is 11 feet long.

·         A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

·         A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

·         A cat's urine glows under a black light.

·         A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.

·         A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

·         A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!

·         A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

·         A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.

·         A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus.

·         A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.

·         A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

·         A famous native American named Blackbird was said to have loved his horse so much that he was buried sitting on top of it.

·         A female ferret will die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

·         A flock of crows is known as a murder.

·         A French orphanage held a raffle in 1912 in Paris to raise money, the prize: Living babies

·         A full head of human hair is strong enough to support 12 tons.

·         A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

·         A goldfish has a memory span of just three seconds.

·         A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.

·         A head wound from Word War I left Hungarian soldier Paul Kern unable to sleep for the rest of his life. He lived another 40 years after his shooting.

·         A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

·         A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.

·         A horse's teeth never stop growing. This horse needs a dentist, pronto.

·         A human could swim through the arteries of a blue whale.

·         A jellyfish is 95% water.

·         A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

·         A loofa is a vegetable.

·         A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

·         A man planted 7,000 trees to make a guitar shaped forest as tribute to his wife.

·         A mantis shrimp can swing its claw so fast it boils the water around it and creates a flash of light.

·         A million seconds is about 11 days.

·         A Modern Day Wonder Years Would Cover The Late 90s.  In case you haven’t been feeling old enough lately, just let this one sink in for a minute. The hit show The Wonder Years, aired from the year 1988 to the year 1993, and depicted the life of a boy during the years 1968-1973. Seems like a really long time ago, Doesn’t it? Well in that case, let’s take a minute to think of this: If a show were made today using the same timeline to scale as The Wonder Years, it would basically cover the years 1994-1999. So, The Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys would also be popular?

·         A mongoose is not a goose but more like a meercat, which is not a cat but more like a prairie dog, which is not a dog but more like a ground squirrel.

·         A New Orleans man hired a pirate to rescue Napoleon from his prison on St. Helena.

·         A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.  If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.  If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.

·         A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes and a male lion mates up to 50 times a day.

·         A pizza with a radius of Z and the thickness A, will have the volume of Pi*Z*Z*A. He. He. He.

·         A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.

·         A pound of ants or grasshoppers provides you with more protein than beef meet. It’s also got less fat. Get crunching.

·         A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

·         A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

·         A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

·         A rather fun fact about smoking: Hitler lead the first anti-smoking campaign.

·         A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

·         A shamanic group in Mexico worships Coca-Cola as a healing drug.   Shamans in San Juan Chamula, Mexico, believe Coke heals worshipers. (Cola induces burping, which shamans believe releases evil from the soul.) Writes MexicoRetold.com, "Every group involved in ritual practice had glass bottles of Coke with them. Generally we saw people drink it in shot glasses, almost as if they were taking a medicine."

·         A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

·         A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.

·         A shrimp's heart is in its head.

·         A single space suit costs $12 million dollars.

·         A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

·         A small percentage of the static you see on "dead" tv stations is left over radiation from the Big Bang. You're seeing residual effects of the Universe's creation.

·         A snail can sleep for 3 years.

·         A speck of dust is halfway in size between a subatomic particle and the Earth.

·         A spiders blood color is “light blue”.

·         A strawberry is not a berry. In fact, it’s technically not even a fruit.

·         A strawberry isn't a berry but a banana is.

·         A study has shown that surgeons who played video games during their childhoods made 35% less mistakes. So there, mom.

·         A thousand seconds is about 16 minutes. A million seconds is about 11 days. A billion seconds is about 32 years. And one trillion seconds is about 32,000 years. A trillion is a lot.

·         A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

·         A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.

·         A tsunami can travel as fast as a jet plane.

·         A typical cough is 60 mph, a sneeze is often faster than 100 mph.

·         A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a "palindrome".

·         A can of ordinary Coke sinks in water, while a can of Diet Coke floats to the surface.

·         Abalones (a snail) have 5 assholes.

·         About 14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive.

·         About 20% of bird species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them because of human activity.

·         About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

·         About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.

·         About 55% of all movies are rated R.

·         About one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States? 

·         Abraham Lincoln's ghost is said to haunt the White House.

·         According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27% of all food production in Western nations ends up in garbage cans. Yet, 1,2 billion people are underfed - the same number of people who are overweight.

·         According to a study conducted by economist Carl Benedikt Frey and engineer Michael Osborne, 47 percent of the jobs in the United States could soon be lost to computers, robots and other forms of technology.

·         According to author Paul Osterman, about 20 percent of all U.S. adults are currently working jobs that pay poverty-level wages.

·         According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.

·         According to one recent survey, 81 percent of Russians now have a negative view of the United States.  That is much higher than at the end of the Cold War era.

·         According to security equipment specialists, security systems that utilize motion detectors won't function properly if walls and floors are too hot. When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person's body temperature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor.

·         According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

·         According to the CDC, 34.6 percent of all men in the U.S. are obese at this point.

·         According to the CDC, there are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.

·         According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, approximately 167,000 Americans have more than $200,000 of student loan debt.

·         According to the Wall Street Journal, the cockfighting market is huge: The Philippines has five million roosters used for exactly that.

·         Adams died on the same day as his staunch rival, Thomas Jefferson. They both passed away on July 4, 1826.

·         Adams was a fan of the early morning skinny dip-session during his presidency.

·         Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

·         Adults have 206 bones, born babies 270. During our development bones fuse together.

·         African-American men were not deemed equal members of the Mormon Church until 1978.

·         After 3 days of your death the enzymes that digested your food, will begin to DIGEST YOU!

·         After finding a 36,000 year old steppe bison preserved in the ice, Alaskan zoology professor R. Dale Guthrie and his team ate some of its flesh. Guthrie said “the meat was well aged but still a little tough.”

·         After Pope Gregory IX associated cats with devil worship, cats throughout Europe were exterminated in droves.

·         Airplane food isn’t very tasty since our sense of smell and taste decrease a lot during flights because of low pressure and dryness.

·         Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

·         Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.

·         Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins (Elsa Löwenthal and Emma Wedgewood respectively).

·         Albert Einstein was offered the role of Israel’s second President in 1952, but declined.

·         Alcohol kills more people than all illegal drugs combined.

·         Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were both deaf.

·         All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

·         All babies are born with blue eyes.

·         All Kentucky citizens are legally supposed to take ONE bath a year. Get to it.

·         All other vegetables must be replanted every year except two perennial vegetables; Asparagus and rhubarb that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.

·         All polar bears are left-handed.

·         All the chemicals in a human body combined are worth about 6.25 euro (if sold separately).

·         Almonds are members of the peach family.

·         Almost as many people were killed by guillotine in Nazi Germany as in the French Revolution.

·         Almost half of all Americans (47 percent) do not put a single penny out of their paychecks into savings.

·         Also, this is what Jupiter would look like if it were as close to us as the Moon is:

·         Although your hair can tell a lot about you-- what's been in your bloodstream, your nutrients, whether or not you need an alibi for a crime-- it cannot tell if you are a man or a woman.

·         Amazon holds a patent on 1-click buying; Apple pays them licensing fees.

·         American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.

·         American car horns beep in the tone of F.

·         Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world's garbage annually. On average, that's 3 pounds a day per person.

·         Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

·         An American urologist bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.

·         An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

·         An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

·         An average person eat 60,000 pounds of food in his lifetime.

·         An average person spent 24 years of his life in sleeping.

·         An average woman consume 6 lbs. of lipstick in her lifetime.

·         An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

·         An octopus has three hearts.

·         An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

·         An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.

·         An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

·         An in-depth exploration of almost any Wikipedia article’s cross-references and links sooner or later brings you to the subject of Philosophy. (Fact)

·         Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.

·         Ancient Egyptians used slabs of stones as pillows.

·         90% of the cells that make us up of aren't human but mostly fungi and bacteria.

·         At the time you were born, you were briefly the youngest person in the entire world.

·         The founder of Match.com lost his girlfriend to a guy she met on Match.com. 

·         There's enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of water.

·         And while we're at it, Mr. Clean's full name is Veritably Clean.

·         And, finally, "dog food lid" backwards is "dildo of God."

·         Andorra, a tiny country on the border between France and Spain, has the longest average lifespan: 83.49 years.

·         Animals were put on trial in medieval times and routinely sentenced to death.

·         Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year.

·         Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barbara Walters were born in the same year, 1929.

·         Antarctica Is A Desert.  When we think of the dessert, most of us are probably thinking of endless miles of golden sand, cacti and a beaming hot sun. The last thing we would probably envision when we think of a desert is a cold and white place, like Antarctica. But, in fact, Antarctica is actually much more of a desert than the Sahara is. Antarctica sees less than two inches of rain and snow every year, while the Sahara gets up to four. We bet you never thought of being stranded on the desert and not dying of thirst, but rather, freezing your butt off.

·         Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury? 

·         Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

·         Applesauce was the first food eatten in space by astronauts.

·         Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are currently either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.

·         Approximately 750,000 men died in the Civil War, which was more than 2.5% of America’s population at the time.

·         Arab women can initiate a divorce if their husbands don’t pour coffee for them.

·         Arabic numerals (the ones used in English) were not invented by the Arabs at all – they were actually invented by Indian mathematicians.

·         Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.

·         Are you terrified that a duck is watching you?  Some people are.  That is Anatidaephobia.

·         Armadillos nearly always give birth to quadruplets.

·         Around 100 billion humans have died in of all human history.

·         Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.

·         As a kid, Adolf Hitler wanted to be a priest.  Didn't quite work out that way, did it?

·         Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

·         Astronauts in orbit feel weightless because they are constantly falling, not because there is no gravity in space.

·         At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring. But its creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.

·         At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km (620mi) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.

·         At any given time there can be about thirty-five to fifty serial killers, as estimated by the FBI.

·         At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

·         At the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.

·         At the start of World War I, the US Airforce (then a component of the US army) had only 18 pilots and 5 – 12 airplanes.

·         At the time the current oldest person on Earth was born, there was a completely different set of human beings on the planet.

·         At least 20 banks are being robbed every day. $2,500 USD is the average take.

·         Attila the Hun (invader of Europe; 406-453), Felix Faure (French President; 1841-1899), Pope Leo VII (936-939), Pope John VII (955-964), Pope Leo VIII (963-965), Pope John XIII (965-72), Pope Paul II (1467-1471), Lord Palmerston (British Prime Minister, 1784-1865), Nelson Rockefeller (US Vice President, 1908-1979), and John Entwistle (The Who's bassist, 1944-2002) all died while having sex.

·         Australia once lost its prime minister. As in, no one could find him.  Harold Holt became prime minister of Australia in 1966. In 1967, he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach. His body was never found, something officials suspect resulted from "an attack by marine life, the body being carried out to sea by tides or becoming wedged in rock crevices." But by law, no official inquest into his death could be made without a body.

·         Baby carrots weren't invented until 1986.

·         Baby koalas are fed poo by their parents after they are born, this helps them digest Eucalyptus leaves later in life.

·         Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

·         Back in the mid to late '80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

·         Banana Slug penises. First off, a banana slug can be 6-8 inches. The slug’s erect penis be just as long. Also, their penises emerge from their heads. After sex, banana slugs eat each other’s penises. They’re also the mascot of UC Santa Cruz.

·         Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.

·         Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

·         Bangladesh has a larger population than Russia.

·         Banquet of Chestnuts – October 1501. Basically Pope Alexander VI had a orgy with over 50 prostitutes. The only major sexual event we learned about.

·         Basically anything that melts can be made into glass. You just have to cool off a molten material before its molecules have time to realign into what they were before being melted.

·         Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

·         Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.

·         Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

·         Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

·         Before 1913 parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

·         Before becoming a serial killer, Rodney Alcala appeared in a TV Show called “The Dating Game”. He was arrested 1 year after appearing on the show for killing several women.

·         Before becoming pope, Pius II wrote a popular erotic book, The Tale of Two Lovers.

·         Before dentures were invented, teeth were pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers for use as prosthetics.

·         Before the mid-19th century dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.

·         Before there were alarm clocks, there were “knockers-up”, who were hired to shoot dried peas from a blow gun at people’s windows in order to wake them up in the morning.

·         Before they became a fashion accessory, high heels were originally for cavalrymen.

·         Beginning in 1909 (and continuing into the 1970s), the Australian government instituted a policy of removing Aboriginal children from their parents and teaching them to reject their Aboriginality.

·         Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.

·         Betsy Ross has girls sleep with enemies during the revolutionary war to gain intel. (Pretty much ran a brothel) TC mark

·         Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.  Bread had long since been around, mind you, but it wasn’t until 1928 that Otto Frederick Rohwedder from Davenport, Iowa was able to successfully create the very first bread slicing machine. So does that mean that sliced bread is the best thing since our lovable Betty White?

·         Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnapped and sold into slavery in the United States, Caribbean, and South America.

·         Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.

·         Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.

·         Birds can not live in space – they need gravity or they can not swallow.

·         Birds don’t urinate.

·         Bob Marley's father was white.  Marley's father Norval Marley, born in the U.K. in 1885, was a European-Jamaican of British heritage. At the age of 50, Norval married an 18-year old gospel singer of African descent named Cedella Malcolm, who gave birth to their son Robert Nesta Marley. Bob Marley was only 10 when his father died.

·         Boston Corbett, the man who found and shot John Wilkes Booth, was completely insane from handling mercury as a hatter. Years before shooting Booth he had calmly castrated himself with a pair of scissors.

·         Boxing is the only sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the winner until the contest ends.

·         Brad Pitt was banned from entering China for his role in the movie Seven Years in Tibet (1997).

·         Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.

·         Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

·         Buchanan was the only president never to marry.

·         Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all were invented by women.

·         Bush was the head cheerleader during his senior year at boarding school.

·         But the good news is: Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.

·         Butterflies taste with their feet.

·         Butterflies were originally called flutterflies.

·         By law, every child in Belgium must take harmonica lessons in Primary school.

·         By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

·         By the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television?

·         California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.

·         Camels are called "ships of the desert" because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities. A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump.

·         Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

·         Can openers weren't invented until 48 years after the invention of cans.

·         Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

·         Carrots were originally purple.

·         Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel "high." Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task.

·         Cats can hear ultrasound.

·         Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten.

·         Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.

·         Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.  Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.

·         Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.

·         Cats' urine glows under a black light.

·         Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

·         Chairman Mao Zedong killed 45 million people during China’s “Great Leap Forward” from 1958–1962.

·         Chameleons can change their color in as little as 20 seconds. They do it not only to defend themselves from predators, but to blend in for better hunting and to communicate with other chameleons.

·         Charles Darwin ate almost every animal he discovered.

·         Charles II on the wedding night of his nephew and future King, William of Orange, watched the entire consummation whilst shouting encouragement from the sidelines.

·         Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

·         Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

·         Cherophobia is the fear of fun.

·         Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

·         Child killer and rapist Pedro Lopez, known as “The Monster of the Andes,” was convicted in 1983 of killing 110 young girls (though he confessed to killing 300).

·         Children grow faster in the springtime.

·         China has more English speakers than the United States.

·         Chinese women used to painfully bind their feet to make them appear smaller and more feminine.

·         Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.

·         Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"

·         Cleopatra lived closer in time to the Moon landing than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

·         Grover Cleveland was named Fitness Magazine's least-healthiest President due to the fact that he loved drinking beer, cigar smoking and weighed 250 pounds.

·         Cleveland's real first name was Stephen but he switched to Grover as an adult. Grover does have a certain edge to it.

·         Clinton's facial symmetry is ranked alongside male models.

·         Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.

·         Coca-Cola was originally green because of fresh cocoa leaves.

·         Cockroaches can live for weeks without their heads before they starve to death.

·         Cockroaches were there 120 million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth.

·         Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That's more than sharks.

·         Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.

·         Contrary to popular belief and legend, Daniel Boone not only did not wear a coonskin cap, he detested them. Instead, Boone wore a felt cap.

·         Corpses can have orgasms.

·         Cows can walk up stairs, but not down them.

·         David Sarnoff received the Titanic's distress signal and saved hundreds of passengers. He later became the head of the first radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

·         Dead people can get goosebumps.

·         Deer can't eat hay.

·         Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

·         Despite the fact that he didn't learn to read until he was 10 years old, Wilson is America's most educated president. He is the only president to have earned a Ph.D., which he earned from John Hopkins University in political science and history.

·         Despite the terrible nature of and damage caused by the 1666 Great Fire of London, only 8 people were killed. This is despite the fire destroying at least 13,500 houses.

·         Detroit Gave Saddam Hussein A Key To The City.  If you didn’t already think that U.S. politics are a strange phenomenon of WTF and How On Earth? Then you might want to stop and rethink everything all over again. In the year 1980, Saddam Hussein donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a church in the city of Detroit, around the same period of time that he became the president of Iraq. To show their gratitude for the act of generosity, the city awarded him with something quite prestigious and thoughtful; his very own key to the city.

·         Did you know that spiders are not able to chew? They insert their poison fluid into their victims body until it dissolves the innards, then they just suck it.

·         Did you know that we have something called a "tongue print", just like finger print? This, too, is unique.

·         Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.

·         Dolphins can look in different directions with each eye.

·         Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

·         Don Mac Lean's song "American Pie" was written about Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), who all died in the same plane crash.

·         Don’t like mosquitos?  Get a bat.  They eat 3,000 insects a night.

·         Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.

·         Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

·         Dr. Seuss pronounced his name "soyce".

·         Dragonflies have shovel shaped penises so they can scoop out their rival’s sperm.

·         Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters "MT".

·         Duck Hunt is a two-player game. Player two controls the ducks.

·         Duck Hunt is a two-player game. Player two controls the ducks.

·         Duck vaginas have developed “dead ends” over time to protect them from being raped by other ducks.

·         Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

·         Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

·         During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, "Red Vineyard at Arles".

·         During his presidency, Coolidge woke up in a hotel room to find a burglar going through his things. Coolidge struck up a conversation with the man and found out he was a student who needed money to pay for college. Coolidge asked the man to hand him his wallet and gave him the $32 that was in in there and told the student it was a loan. He then instructed the student to leave the way he came to avoid being caught by the Secret Service.

·         During the California gold rush of 1849, miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during these boom years, it was deemed more feasible to send their shirts to Hawaii for servicing.

·         During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seenin the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

·         During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.

·         During the Great Depression, people often made clothes out of potato sacks. Seeing this, distributors made their sacks more colorful to help people remain at least somewhat fashionable.

·         During WWII, American soldiers got given 22 sheets of toilet paper each day. Fair enough. And British soldiers? They got 3.

·         During WWII, the propaganda aimed at dehumanizing the Japanese was so successful that American marines in the pacific were keeping the body parts of Japanese soldiers as Souvenirs.

·         During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

·         During your lifetime, you will spend around thirty-eight days brushing your teeth.

·         Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliaments – This has been voted as the most ridiculous law by the British citizens.

·         Each human being generally creates and swallows more than 4 cups of snot every DAY.

·         Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs -Alexander the Great, Diamonds - Julius Caesar

·         Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades = David ; Clubs = Alexander the Great ; Hearts = Charlemagne ; Diamonds = Caesar

·         Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

·         Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

·         Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.

·         Each year, according to the stats, two and half thousand lefties are killed due to using right handed equipment. They are also over-represented in the genius category of intelligence.

·         Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.

·         Eagles mate while airborne.

·         Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

·         Earthworms have five hearts. (Fact)

·         Eisenhower painted over 250 known pieces of art.

·         Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

·         Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump.

·         Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

·         Elephants only sleep for two hours each day.

·         Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis middle name was spelled Aron, in honor of his brother.

·         Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. "You've got Mail!"). He is heard about 27 million times a day. The recordings were done before Quantum changed its name to AOL and the program was known as "Q-Link."

·         England’s King George I was actually German.

·         Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.

·         Even though babies have over 60 bones more than adults they are born without kneecaps, they develop between the years of two and five.

·         Ever drift off when listening to boring people speak? Well, the brain tries to prevent that by “rewriting” monotonous speeches given by boring people. I just doodle when I get bored.

·         Ever the underdog, Polk was America's first dark horse presidential candidate.

·         Every 40 seconds someone in the world commits suicide.

·         Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald's.

·         Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

·         Every person has a unique tongue print as well as fingerprints.

·         Every person, including identical twins, has a unique eye and tongue print along with their finger print.

·         Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

·         Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity in the 19th century.

·         Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity in the 19th century.

·         Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did throughout the entire 19th century. (Fact)

·         Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).

·         Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.

·         Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.

·         Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

·         Every year more than 2500 left-handed people are killed from using right-handed products.

·         Every year, thousands of people send letters to Jerusalem addressed to “God.” There is even a “Letters to God” department of the Israeli postal service.

·         Everyday, 20 banks are robbed. The average amount stolen is ?1,72,100.

·         Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury.

·         Exposure to second-hand smoke or passive smoking causes almost 600000 deaths per year (50000 in the United States alone). source

·         Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the “Like“ button the ”Awesome" button.

·         Falling coconuts kill far more people per year than sharks.

·         Family time can wear out the best of us, but next time, just think of Ziona Chana of northeastern India. He is the head of the world's biggest family. 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren all live with him in his four-story mansion.

·         February is Black History Month.

·         Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn's LETters.

·         fills it with cookies and cakes.

·         Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

·         Finland and North Korea are separated by just one country.

·         Finnish folklore says that when Santa comes to Finland to deliver gifts, he leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko instead. According to French tradition, Santa Claus has a brother named Bells Nichols, who visits homes on New Year's Eve after everyone is asleep, and if a plate is set out for him, he

·         Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

·         For every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.

·         For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.

·         For every human on Earth there are approximately 1.6 million ants. The total weight of all those ants is approximately the same as the total weight of all the humans on Earth.

·         For every human, there are 1.6 million ants in the world.

·         For every memorial statue with a person on a horse, if the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died of battle wounds; if all four of the horse's legs are on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

·         For many years it was the other way around, but today a majority of all Americans (including Pat Robertson) actually support the legalization of marijuana.

·         Ford worked as a fashion model during college and appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan. He also could have played for the NFL.

·         Former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il was said to be a great lover of music and composed six operas while he was in office.

·         Four different people played the part of Darth Vader (body, face, voice, and breathing).

·         France last used a guillotine to execute someone after Star Wars premiered.

·         France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars: A New Hope hit theatres.

·         France was still executing people with a guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out.

·         France was still executing people with a guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out.

·         Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a horny SOB who kept multiple mistresses

·         French was the official language of England for over 600 years. (Fact)

·         From space, you can still see the border between East and West Germany due to the different types of light bulbs used in the regions. (Fact)

·         From the time it was discovered to the time it was stripped of its status as a planet, Pluto hadn't made a full trip around the Sun.

·         Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.

·         Garfield was ambidextrous and could write Latin with one hand and Greek with other at the same time.

·         Genghis Khan killed 40 million people across Asia and Europe.

·         George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.

·         Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.

·         Giraffes can go without water for longer than camels.

·         Glass balls can bounce higher than rubber ones.

·         Global Warming helped settle a land dispute between India and Bangladesh. The area in question was New Moore, or South Talpatti. But the island drowned because of global warming in 2010.  No land left, no dispute left.

·         Goats have rectangular pupils in their eyes.

·         God is not mentioned once in the book of Esther.

·         Good old Abe apparently knew had to handle himself in the ring. As a young wrestler, Lincoln was defeated only once out of approximately 300 matches.

·         Goodbye came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

·         Google’s Page rank algorithm is named after Larry Page, not Web pages.

·         Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.

·         Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.

·         Grant could whip up quite the prose. His autobiography is considered to be the best-written presidential autobiography.

·         Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.

·         Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

·         Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

·         Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.

·         Half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18. 80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21.

·         Half of All the Oxygen We Breathe Is Produced in the Ocean.  When you breathe fresh air in the morning, thank the ocean.  Oxygen – from the oceans? Yes. Ocean forests? Not quite. The ocean does have forests of kelp and they do create our most necessary O2, but that is not how most oxygen comes from water. Ocean water, though salty, is very high in tiny microorganisms. Most of these tiny, single-celled animals live in the top layer of water and are a popular food source for larger aquatic life. One example of these would be krill which ironically enough, are the diet of the largest animals on earth. Most importantly for us though, the majority of these single-celled creatures rely on photosynthesis. They take the carbon dioxide from ocean water, use the carbon and expel the oxygen – so there really is something to be said for fresh ocean air, it is very high in oxygen.

·         Half the people in the world have neither made nor received a call.

·         Halloween is being celebrated every year and dedicated to remembering the dead.

·         Harrison had a pet billy goat at the White House.

·         Harrison was the first president to have electricity in the White House but was so terrified of getting electrocuted that he would never turn on the switches himself.

·         Harvard University was founded before Calculus existed.

·         He also suffered from Ailurophobia, which is a fear of cats. Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Mussolini had the same phobia.

·         he strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

·         Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.

·         Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.

·         Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

·         Heroin was once a perfectly acceptable medicine prescribed by doctors for everything from coughs to headaches.

·         High fives weren't invented until 1977. 

·         Hippo milk is pink.

·         Hitler’s mother considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby.

·         Home Alone was released closer to the moon landing than it was to today.

·         Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.

·         Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

·         Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil

·         Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

·         Honey is the only food that never goes bad. And by that we don’t mean that you can safely keep it for a year or two. What we mean is you can keep it forever! (Fact)

·         Honey never goes bad.

·         Honey never goes bad. Archaeologists have found 2000-year-old jars of honey in Egyptian tombs, which still tasted delicious.

·         Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.

·         Hoover's son had two pet alligators that were permitted to run around throughout the White House.

·         Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

·         Horses cannot breathe through their mouths.

·         Horses can't vomit.

·         Hot water is heavier than cold.

·         However, the weight of all ants combined is almost equal to the weight of all humans combined.

·         Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

·         Human DNA is 50% similar to the DNA of a banana. (Fact)

·         Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.

·         Human teeth are as hard as rocks

·         Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

·         Humanity Has Explored Less Than 5% of the Earth’s Oceans.  We know more about outer space than we do about our oceans.  The great space race, pictures of faraway exploding stars, footsteps on the moon – all of these great steps forward in our knowledge of the worlds beyond our own. We have better maps of the surface of Mars than we do of the ocean’s floor. But it turns out it is much more difficult to learn about the deeper aspects of our own planet than about others. No diver had ever explored the most expansive mountain range on earth – the Mid-Oceanic Ridge – because of its great depth. It wasn’t until 1973 (4 years AFTER Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon), when a French-American team braved the 9000 ft depth of the Great Rift.

·         Humans and dolphins are the only animals known to have sex for pleasure.

·         Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

·         Humans have the genetic capability to hibernate.   All mammals are equipped with the genetic mechanisms for hibernation, which can be used as an extreme survival tactic. Read more about the actual science here.

·         Humans in peak condition can outrun any animal on earth in a marathon.

·         Humans Only Make Up .004% Of Earth’s History.  Does it sometimes feel like the older you get, the more life seems to be on the fast forward setting? It might be something a little more than a feeling. You see, the Earth has existed for over 4.5 billion years. Homo sapiens are thought to have surfaced around only 100,000 years ago. When put to scale, consider the history of Earth a clock. If Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, then modern humans only enter in the equation around 11:59:59 – that’s one second. And if human history were to be put to a 24 hour clock, then only the last 14 minutes of the cycle would represent the time since Christ, or the past 2014 years. In other words, perspective is everything. It may often feel like pressing issues are of the utmost urgency, but in the grand scheme, they’re really all trivial. There was much more that came before and still so much more to come. So, relax.

·         Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

·         Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

·         Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.

·         Hummingbirds can't walk.

·         Hydra – an aquatic creature is the only living creature that never die. It regenerates, replacing its cells with fresh ones.

·         I guess you thought that sweat smell right? Wrong the smell comes from the bacterias in your body, sweat itself does not smell.

·         IBM's motto is "Think". Apple later made their motto "Think different".

·         Ice age Britons used skulls of the dead as cups.

·         Icebergs Store Huge Amounts of Water.  One large Antarctic iceberg could supply Los Angeles with water for 5 years.

·         If a Donkey and a Zebra have a baby, it is called a Zonkey.

·         If a piece of paper were folded 42 times, it would reach to the moon.

·         If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

·         If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

·         If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.

·         If Bill Gates gave every single penny of his fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover the U.S. budget deficit for about 15 days.

·         If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)

·         If Pinnochio says “My Nose Will Grow Now”, it would cause a paradox. Details here.

·         If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

·         If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

·         If the population of China walked past you in a single file line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

·         If the room is too hot, the motion detector won't register a change in the radiated heat of that person's body when it enters the room and breaks the infrared beam. Your home's safety might be compromised if you turn your air conditioning off or set the thermostat too high while on summer vacation.

·         If the sun were the size of a white blood cell then the Milky Way Galaxy would be the size of the United States.

·         If the timeline of earth was compressed into one year, humans wouldn't show up until December 31 at 11:58 p.m.

·         If you are an average American, you will spend an average of 6 months of your life waiting at red lights.

·         If you consistently fart for 6 years & 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!

·         If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, the combined thickness would reach the moon.

·         If you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a book down, it would take 42 minutes to reach the bottom.

·         If you eat a polar bear liver, you will die. Humans can’t handle that much vitamin A.

·         If you ever doubted that English was a global language, how does it feel to know that 80% of the world’s information is stored on computers in English. And if that doesn’t do it for you, half of the world’s scientific and technical papers are also in English. Damn.

·         If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

·         If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

·         If you fly directly south from Detroit, you'll hit the Canadian border.  If you fly out of Coleman A. Young International Airport, you'll cross over the town of Windsor, Ontario, before re-entering U.S. airspace.

·         If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

·         If you have 23 people in a room, there is a 50% chance that 2 of them have the same birthday.

·         If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

·         If you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet that you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans? 

·         If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

·         If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

·         If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.

·         If you leave everything to the last minute… it will only take a minute.

·         If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.

·         If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.

·         If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

·         If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.

·         If you shuffle a deck of cards and deal all 52 it’s 100% certain that that permutation of cards has never ever been dealt before.

·         If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

·         If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out. (DON'T TRY IT, DUMBASS)

·         If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our lovely little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.

·         If you stretched out all the DNA in your body and put them end-to-end, it would be about six times the distance that Pluto is from the Sun.

·         If you take all the molecules in a teaspoon of water and lined them up end to end in a single file line, they would stretch ~30 billion miles.

·         If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

·         If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.

·         If you were able to dig a hole to the center of the earth, and drop something down it, it would take 42 minutes for the object to get there.

·         If you were to remove all of the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple

·         If you were to remove all of the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple.

·         If you were to remove all the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on Earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple.

·         If you were to spell out numbers, you would have to go to One Thousand until you would find the letter "A".

·         If you yelled for 8 years 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

·         If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

·         If you shrunk the sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the Milky Way Galaxy down using the same scale, it would be the size of the continental United States.

·         If You’re Over The Age Of 45, The Population Has Doubled In Your Lifetime.  In 1968, the world population was approximately 3,554,000,000. Today, the world population is approximately 7.125 billion as of 2013, which means that there are almost twice as many people on this planet today, than there were if you were born in the 60s. Everyday, the population continues to grow by an estimated 200,000 people. But with the population increase slowing down in recent decades, the population estimate won’t increase by even half. By 2100, the UN estimates the world will be populated by approximately 10.9 billion people.

·         If we were capable of hearing noises lower than 20Hz, we would be able to hear our own muscles contracting. (Fact)

·         If you imagine that the Sun is a human cell, then, by size comparison, the Milky Way galaxy would be like the United States. (Fact)

·         Immortality Does Exist.  You’ve probably gone your whole life thinking that immortality is only the stuff you read about in books or the legends you watch in movies. But, that’s not exactly the case. There actually exists a real species of jellyfish called the Turritopsis dohrnii, that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the waters of Japan, which displays characteristics of immortality. If the jellyfish becomes sick or injured, it is able to revert to its original polyp form, creating a new polyp colony, almost like regenerating itself. Talk about mind-blown.

·         In "Silence of the Lambs", Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.

·         In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

·         In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

·         In 16th-century Canada, women drank a potion with beaver testicles ground into it as a form of contraception.

·         In 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men.

·         In 1838, General Antonio López de Santa Anna (President of Mexico) had his leg amputated after his ankle was destroyed by canon-fire. He ordered a full military burial for it.

·         In 1863, Paul Hubert of Bordeaux, France, was sentenced to life in jail for murder. After 21 years, it was discovered that he was convicted of murdering himself.

·         In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph!

·         In 1903 the Wright Brothers flew for the first time. 66 years later, man landed on the Moon in 1969.

·         In 1912, a Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money—the prizes were live babies.

·         In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic.

·         In 1920´s a dollmaker wanted to make her dolls look as real as possible, she would cut off hair of her elementary students and even skinned off some of her own daughters skin (for one particular doll). After she was caught, she was found NOT guilty, because of insanity.

·         In 1929, researchers at Princeton University claimed that they had turned a living cat into a telephone.

·         In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios. In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton. In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.

·         In 1940, 68.0% of all women in the 20 to 34 year old age group in the United States were married.  In 2010, only 39.2% of women in that age group were married.

·         In 1948, before Pakistan had the facilities, The Reserve Bank of India issued provisional notes for the Pakistani Rupee.  It put the stamp of Government of Pakistan. They started printing it later in 1948.

·         In 1950, less than 5 percent of all babies in America were born to unmarried parents.  Today, that number is over 40 percent.

·         In 1954, due to his acting career taking a turn for the worst, Regan did a stand-up gig in Las Vegas for a few weeks.

·         In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. Queen Elizabeth of Britain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands count under the 10 wealthiest women in the world.

·         In 1957, Kennedy was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in biography.

·         In 1973, Carter filed a report for a UFO sighting.

·         In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes. These cameras had special lenses that use infrared light, which allowed you to see through some types of clothing.

·         In 2006, a woman lit matches in a flight to cover her fart smell. That forced an emergency landing.  She claimed she had 'a medical condition' that apparently involved flatulence

·         In 2009, a married Bosnian couple started sneaking around each others backs online using fake names. The only thing was, that although they didn’t know it, they were talking to each other. They met up and the mistake was realized. They got bitterly divorced.

·         In 2011, a woman named Aimee Davison purchased a 'non visible' piece of art for $10,000.  She was promised an entire wing of the museum named in her honour & a title card with a description of the piece. The artwork in question was "Fresh Air".

·         In 2011, our trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times larger than it was back in 1985.

·         In 2013, women earned 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees that were awarded that year in the United States.

·         In 2014, police in the United States killed 1,100 people.  During that same year, police in Canada killed 14 people, police in

·         in 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.

·         In 755 A.D. the An Lushan rebellion against the Chinese Tang Dynasty resulted in 36 million deaths, or one-sixth of the entire world population.

·         In a poker game gone wrong, Harding lost the White House's china collection.

·         In a room with 23 other people, there is a 50% chance that two of the people in the room will share a birthday.

·         In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

·         In a survey of 200000 ostriches over 80 years, not one tried to bury its head in the sand.

·         In a town called Dorset in Minnesota, the townsfolk elected a 3-year-old boy called Robert Tufts to be the mayor.

·         In addition to the many, many reasons history books give us to explain why Napoleon lost the battle, what they leave out is the fact that during the battle Napoleon had a terrible case of diarrhea. You’d think this would get mentioned, as I imagine it’s hard to command an army when you are constantly shitting all over the place and becoming dehydrated as a result.

·         In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.

·         In America, someone is diagnosed with AIDS every 10 minutes. In South Africa, someone dies due to HIV or AIDS every 10 minutes.

·         In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey in order to attract flies away from the pharaoh.

·         In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

·         In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.

·         In around five billion years the Sun will run out of fuel and turn into a Red Giant.

·         In Australia, there was a war called the emu war. The emus won.

·         In colonial America pregnant women didn’t receive painkillers during delivery because pain was considered God’s punishment for Eve’s eating the forbidden fruit.

·         In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid (Disney spelled backward).

·         In early Rome a father could legally kill anyone in his family.

·         In Eastern Kentucky, some people have the medical condition methemoglobinemia. In normal language, this means they have blue skin. Smurf.

·         In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."  It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

·         In every episode of "Seinfeld" there is a Superman picture or reference somewhere.

·         In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

·         In golf, a 'Bo Derek' is a score of 10.

·         In high school Bush was captain of his varsity baseball and soccer team and also played basketball.

·         In Iceland, a Big Mac costs $5.50.

·         In Inuit, the term “Areodjarekput” means “to exchange wives, but only for a few days.”

·         In Japan, Ronald McDonald is known as “Donald McDonald” because the Japanese language is not familiar with the “r” sound.

·         In June 2017, the Facebook community reached 2 billion active users. That’s more than a quarter of the world’s population uses Facebook each month.

·         In medieval times people were put to death for being witches. One anthropologist conjectures as many as 600,000 “witches” lost their lives.

·         In Medieval times the accused often faced a “trial by ordeal,” where they were forced to stick their arm into a vat of boiling water. If their arm emerged unscathed, it was believed God protected them, thus proving their innocence.

·         In more than half of all U.S. states, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.

·         In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

·         In norway and sweden they eat fried reindeers.

·         In Russia, you can get fined for driving a car that’s too dirty.

·         In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."

·         In Taiwan, there is a restaurant that serves food on miniature toilets.

·         In Texas, it is illegal to shoot a buffalo from a hotel room.

·         In the 13th century 30,000 children went on what is known as the Children’s Crusade. They were convinced God would allow them to take back the Holy Land without incident, but most died on the journey or were sold into slavery.

·         In the 15th century Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler impaled 20,000 Ottoman Turks on long, sharp poles on the banks of the Danube.

·         In the 16th and 17th century wealthy Europeans ate corpses thinking they’d cure them of ailments.

·         In the 17th century, the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places. Today, to 1.2411 trillion.

·         In the 1830s, ketchup was a medicine.

·         In the 1960s the CIA tried to make “spy cats” a thing by using cats equipped with a batter, microphone and antenna to record the links between the Kremlin and Soviet embassies. The project cost $25 million dollars.

·         In the 1970s Pol Pot’s communist regime brainwashed thousands of Cambodian children into becoming soldiers who committed mass murders and other atrocities.

·         In the 19th century a popular medicine for kids, “Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup,” included morphine.

·         In the African country of Lesotho, the people are known as Basotho and speak Sesotho.

·         In the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, if a man was not married by age 30, he would not be allowed to vote or watch athletic events involving nude young men.

·         In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

·         In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.

·         In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

·         In the Durango desert, in Mexico, there's a creepy spot called the "Zone of Silence." You can't pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.

·         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?"

·         In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.

·         In the middle of the last century, the United States was #1 in the world in GDP per capita.  Today, the United States is #13 in GDP per capita.

·         In the U.S, Frisbees outsell footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined.

·         In the UK, an average of about $3,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.  In the United States, an average of about $8,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.

·         In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!

·         In the United States as a whole, one out of every four children is on food stamps.

·         In the US 300.000 deaths per year can be associated with obesity (source)

·         In the US, about 127 million adults are overweight or obese; worldwide, 750 million are overweight and 300 million more are obese. In the US, 15% of children in elementary school are overweight; 20% are worldwide.

·         In total, there are 205 bones in the skeleton of a horse.

·         In Uganda, 50% of the population is under 15 years of age.

·         In Venice during the Renaissance there was a case where a rapist was given the choice of going to jail for six months, paying a fine, or marrying his victim. He chose marriage.

·         India has a Bill of Rights for cows.

·         Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

·         Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

·         It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to earth.

·         It costs the U.S. government 1.8 cents to mint a penny and 9.4 cents to mint a nickel.

·         It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

·         It is celebrated differently in several countries such as  in poland they walk through the forest praying.

·         It is impossible to lick your elbow (busted)

·         It is impossible to lick your elbow.

·         It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

·         It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

·         It is possible to lead a cow upstairs… but, not downstairs.

·         It looks like at the time of his death, Tyler was quite unpopular. His 1862 New York Time's obituary stated Tyler was "the most unpopular public man that had ever held any office in the United States."

·         It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.

·         It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.   Diamond "hailstones" form on Saturn and Jupiter when "lightning storms turn methane into soot (carbon) which as it falls hardens into chunks of graphite and then diamond," according to the BBC. The largest diamonds are purportedly about one centimeter in diameter. In one interesting theory laid out in a book called Alien Seas, robotic "mining ships" could be sent to these planets to retrieve the diamonds and bring them back to earth.

·         It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.

·         It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

·         It took from the founding of the nation until 1981 for the U.S. national debt to cross the one trillion dollar mark.  Today, our national debt is well over 15 trillion dollars and we add more than a trillion dollars to our debt every single year.

·         It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".

·         It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.

·         It turns out that spending money on yourself doesn’t make you happy. Spending it on unique, one-of-a-kind experiences does.

·         It was one of the truly epic moments human history – when man landed on the moon and planted the US flag in its soil. Accordingly, you’d assume the flag was some limited edition worth megabucks. Nope. $5.50 from Sears.

·         It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the "honeymoon".

·         It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

·         It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

·         It literally rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter. (Fact)

·         It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

·         It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.

·         It’s believed that the disappearance of those cats cats helped rats spread the bubonic plague, or Black Death, that killed hundreds of millions of people in the 1300s.

·         It’s illegal to tickle a woman in Virginia

·         It’s never said that Humpty Dumpty was an egg in the nursery rhyme.

·         It's estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.

·         It's likely that proto-hipster beardo Henry David Thoreau was one of America's first regular yoga practitioners.

·         Jackson taught his parrot how to curse to the extent that the parrot had to be removed from the president's funeral because it was cursing too much. That's one way to leave a legacy.

·         Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

·         Japanese samurais disemboweled themselves with their sword (an act known as seppuko) when in danger of being captured.

·         Jefferson did a lot for our great nation, including inventing the swivel chair.

·         Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.

·         Jim Henson first coined the word "Muppet". It is a combination of "marionette" and "puppet."

·         Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital.

·         Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.

·         John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson died in the same year. Supposedly, Adams last words were "Thomas Jefferson survives."

·         John F. Kennedy, Anthony Burgess, Aldous Huxley, and C.S. Lewis all died on the same day.

·         John F. Kennedy, Anthony Burgess, Aldous Huxley, and C.S. Lewis have one thing in common, all died on the same day, November 22nd (but not the same year)

·         John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley all died on the same day: Nov. 22, 1963.

·         John Hancock and Charles Thomson were the only people to sign the Declaration of independence on July 4th, 1776. The last signature came five years later.

·         John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

·         John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, has a grandson who's alive today.

·         John Tyler, the 10th president of the US, was born in 1790. He has a grandson that is alive today.

·         John Tyler, the 10th president of the US, who was born in 1790, has not one, but two grandchildren who are still alive.

·         John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.

·         Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.

·         Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” Was Written By Shel Silverstein.  Johnny Cash has a reputation for being one dark and mysterious guy. Perhaps one of the most surprising things you’ll learn about him is that one of his biggest hits was written by a children’s poet. Famed author Shel Silverstein is best known for his poetry books like, Where The Sidewalk Ends, but he was also a pretty accomplished songwriter. It’s hard to imagine anyone but Johnny Cash tied to one of his biggest hits, but with lyrics like “Some gal would giggle and I’d get red /And some guy’d laugh and I’d bust his head / I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named “Sue,” it actually fits just right with Silverstein.

·         Johnson had so many extramarital affairs during his presidency that his aides referred to the girls he had affairs with as his harem.

·         Johnson was noticeably drunk during the inauguration ceremony after drinking too much whiskey beforehand.

·         Joseph Niepce developed the world's first photographic image in 1827. Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894. But the first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.

·         Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the USSR from 1929–1953, is believed to have killed between 20-60 million people.

·         Judy Scheindlin ("Judge Judy") has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.

·         Julius Caesar's autograph is worth about $2,000,000.

·         Kangaroos can not walk backwards.

·         Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

·         Karl Marx was once a correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune.

·         Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

·         Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” sold more copies than any single by The Beatles.

·         Keds claim that their shoes were the first to earn the name "sneakers." In 1917, an ad campaign boasted that the rubber soles would make it easier to sneak up and scare someone than the leather soles of the day. Mean, Keds, mean.

·         Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

·         Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

·         Kim Jong Il wrote six operas.

·         King Goujian of Yue placed a row of convicted criminals at the front of his army. Before the battle the criminals would cut off their own heads to scare his enemy’s army by how motherfucking crazy Goujian’s army was.

·         King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.

·         Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.

·         Klerksdorp spheres are strange objects that have been dug up near Ottosdal in South Africa. The spherical objects are billions of years old and no one has been able to fully explain the markings on their sides.

·         Kuwait is about 60% male (highest in the world). Latvia is about 54% female (highest in the world).

·         Lake Hillier is a bubble gum pink lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. No one knows why its pink.

·         Las Vegas casinos have no clocks.

·         Legendary ballers the Harlem Globetrotters gave Pope John Paul II an honorary membership.

·         Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

·         Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.

·         Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items.

·         Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

·         Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.

·         Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day.

·         Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

·         Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

·         Like many ancient royalty, King Tut’s parents were related. They were actually brother and sister, according to DNA taken from his mummified body. He was also disabled and probably had malaria.

·         Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.

·         Llamas are born with an extra pair of fighting teeth that they use to bite off other llamas’ testicles making them the only fertile male in the group.

·         Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll llantysiliogogogoch is the hardest to pronounce town – you can visit it in Wales.

·         Lobsters don´t die because of age, they die only because of external causes.

·         Looks like teenage dreams really do come true. Fillmore's first wife was actually his teacher when he was a 19-year-old schoolboy at New Home Academy.

·         Lopez was released in 1998 after serving Ecuador’s maximum sentence of 20 years. His whereabouts are presently unknown.

·         Lord Byron kept a pet bear in his college dorm room.

·         Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

·         Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."

·         Love carrots?  Don’t eat too many or you will turn orange.

·         Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown's baseball team, [when he could find it!]).

·         Madonna suffers from garophobia which is the fear of thunder.

·         Maine is the closest US state to Africa.

·         Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

·         Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa.

·         male elephants sometimes use their penis as a 5th limb.

·         Males horses have 40 teeth and females have 36. Interesting way to determine sex?

·         Mammoths went extinct 1,000 years after the Egyptians finished building the Great Pyramid.

·         Mammoths were alive when the Great Pyramid was being built.

·         Many mental illnesses are associated with sleep problems. When your sleep gets shorter than 7 hours per night, there is evidence that there is an increased risk for many diseases like diabetes and obesity.

·         Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents. Young hammerheads are usually born headfirst, with the tip of their hammer-shaped head folded backward to make them more streamlined for birth.

·         Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

·         Mao Zedong of China never brush his teeth in his lifetime.

·         Marco Hort has the world record for fitting 264 straws in his mouth at once!

·         Mario hits blocks with his hand, not his head.

·         Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

·         Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

·         McKinley wore a red carnation on his lapel almost all the time for good luck. One time in 1901, he gave his carnation to a little girl and was instantly shot by an assassin immediately after. He died eight days later.

·         Meanwhile, the “inactivity rate” for men in their prime working years in the United States is hovering near record high levels.

·         Mel Blanc – the voice of Bugs Bunny – was allergic to carrots.

·         Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.

·         Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate opposite to the direction of their orbit.

·         Mewtwo is a clone of the Pokémon Mew, yet it comes before Mew in the Pokédex.

·         Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.

·         Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than every Nike factory worker in Malaysia combined.

·         Microsoft has a patent, for opening a new window when you click a hyperlink. It expires in 2021.

·         Millions of crabs migrate on the Christmas Islands towards the shore to mate and populate.  There are around 43.2 million crabs on the island in the Indian Ocean.

·         Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

·         Money is made from cotton and not paper!

·         Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.

·         Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.

·         Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

·         Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

·         More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).

·         More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

·         More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

·         More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the United States than in any other nation on earth.

·         More than 200 would-be climbers found their final resting place on the mountain itself.

·         More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

·         More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

·         Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on Earth.

·         Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

·         Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

·         Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.

·         Most humans alive today have never made a phone call.

·         Most lipstick contains fish scales.

·         Most lipstick contains fish scales.

·         Most people cringe when they think of Hemorrhoid cream. Then there are fashionistos who rub it under their eyes to get rid of dark circles and bags. Different tubes, you’d hope!

·         Mount Everest Would Be Submerged By The Deepest Part Of The Ocean.  You know that scary feeling when you get in the ocean and can’t see your feet anymore? Well, as you might assume, the ocean is infinitely more terrifying than that. In fact, we have better maps of the surface of Mars than we do of the bottom of the deepest parts of the sea. Til this very day, no one has been able to venture that far due to the immense pressure. It is so deep down there, that if Mount Everest were placed at the very bottom, the peak would still be submerged by more than a mile of water.

·         Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they were called “trailers”.

·         Mozart was surprisingly filthy, and was obsessed with feces and bathroom humor. He wrote two songs about anilingus.

·         Mozart wrote a canon entitled “Leck mich im Arsch,” which translates as “Lick me in the arse.”

·         Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.

·         Muhammad Ali's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the only star to be mounted on a wall rather than the famous sidewalk itself.

·         Napoleon losing the battle of Waterloo. Not really R rated so much as PG-13.

·         Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits.

·         National animal of Scotland is a Unicorn.

·         Nauru (or “Pleasant Island”, as it used to be known) is a tiny pacific island that is actually the third smallest state in the world. And what does it’s economy rely on? Bird droppings.

·         Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.

·         Neil Armstrong had to fill out an immigration form when he returned to United States soil from the Moon. (Fact)

·         Nepal is the only country that doesn't have a rectangular flag. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.

·         New research suggests that 15–20 million people were murdered or imprisoned by the Nazis during the Holocaust, much more than previously believed.

·         New York City is farther south than Rome, Italy

·         New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.

·         Newborn babies have about 350 bones. They gradually merge and disappear until there are about 206 by age 5.

·         Nintendo was founded all the way back in 1889.

·         Nintendo was founded as a trading card company back in 1889.

·         Nintendo was founded in 1889.

·         Nintendo Was Founded In 1889.  The company that brought the world hours and hours of entertainment, with everything from the Gameboy to the Nintendo DS, to the WiiU, is officially 115 years old today. Nintendo started off as something completely different; a playing card company, and later dabbled in various other small ventures, before finally finding its niche market in electronics and gaming systems. It was actually the success of the popular Donkey Kong game that launched them into the gaming world and also introduced the world to Mario, then known only as Jumpman.

·         Nintendo was originally a trading card company.

·         No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

·         Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.

·         North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.

·         North Korea and Finland are separated by just one country: Russia

·         North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.

·         North Korea and Finland both border the same country; Russia.

·         Not once in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme does it mention that he's an egg.

·         Not really scary but a strange and unkown fact: Honey (in its natural form)  never spoils no matter how old it is you can eat honey. It does not contain much water making it a low-moisture environmont bacterias have no chance to breed.

·         Now kids you think twice whether to start smoking right?

·         Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme does it say that Humpty Dumpty is an egg.

·         Obama is a huge collector of comics, particularly Spider-Man.

·         Ocean Sizes Are Changing.  The Atlantic Ocean is getting bigger and the Pacific Ocean is getting smaller.  It is hard to imagine a time on earth without the Atlantic Ocean, but scientists theorize that twenty million years ago that’s exactly the way it was. And yes, it means we could have driven to Europe as a long vacation. Today, the Atlantic Ocean is growing by 5 centimeters a year, which, granted, isn’t a whole lot, but it gave credence to the whole idea that the continents were all one giant continent at some point. The Pacific Ocean is thought to be much older and is shrinking by a few centimeters a year because of plate tectonics. The “Ring of Fire,” a region that is responsible for 90% of earthquakes is actually the place where the tectonic plate of the Pacific Ocean slips beneath other plates, making it shrink. Apparently oceans have growth spurts too.  There is so much left to be discovered in our own oceans, so much that is lying, waiting to be discovered beneath the surface of the sea. There are huge creatures that we don’t understand, there is life that still baffles us as to how it is…alive. We are beginning to understand the ocean currents and the way that water travels between oceans and the effect that it has on us. They even grow and shrink with time! These 19 facts are only the beginning of all there is to know about our fascinating oceans.

·         Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

·         Of all the oxygen you breathe 20% of it is used by your brain.

·         Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.

·         Of all the words in the English language, the word ’set’ has the most definitions!

·         Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties.

·         Oh, and Cookie Monster's real name is Sid.

·         Oh, you think you got it bad with traffic? Try being in the Highway 110 traffic jam in China in 2010. The epic jam lasted 10 days.

·         On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.

·         On an American one-dollar bill there is a tiny owl in the upper-left-hand corner of the upper-right-hand "1" and a spider hidden in the front upper-right-hand corner.

·         On an average, right-handed people live longer than left-handed people.

·         On August 7th, 1994, gelatinous blobs fell from the sky in Oakville, Washington. The next day, many people in the town came down with flu-like symptoms. The residents of Oakville got better, but the gross blobs have never been identified.

·         On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.

·         On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

·         On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

·         On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!   (That explains a few mysteries....)

·         On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

·         On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents each day.

·         On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day.

·         On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.

·         On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.

·         On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.

·         On both Saturn and Jupiter, it rains diamonds.

·         On December 23, 1947, Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., held a secret demonstration of the transistor which marked the foundation of modern electronics.

·         On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.

·         On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

·         On the U.S- Canada border, there is an opera house/ library that is half in one nation, half in the other. There is a black line down the middle that separates the two and each side has different addresses and country calling codes. Created at the beginning of the 20th C, the location was intentional.

·         On Venus, the planet, it rains metal.

·         On Saturn’s moon Titan, the gravity is so low and the atmosphere is so dense that if you had small wings in place of hands you could fly. (Fact)

·         Once while delivering a speech in Milwaukee, Roosevelt was shot in an assassination attempt. "I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot," he told the stunned audience. "I give you my word, I do not care a rap about being shot; not a rap." He went on to finish the hour and a half speech with a bullet lodged in his chest.

·         Once, carrots were purple.  Until late in the 16th century Dutch growers took mutant strains of the purple carrot and gradually developed them into the sweet, plump, orange variety we have today.

·         One 18-inch pizza is more pizza than two 12-inch pizzas.

·         One in about eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.

·         One in every 5,000 babies is born with a condition known as “imperforate anus.” This means the baby is born without an anus and has to have one created manually in the hospital.

·         One in every 5,000 babies is born with a condition known as "imperforate anus." This means the baby is born without an anus and has to have one created manually in the hospital.

·         One in every 9000 people is an albino.

·         One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.

·         One in ten people live on an island.

·         One more fact about the Cubs: The last time they won the world series, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, and New Mexico were not yet states.

·         One of the ingredients needed to make dynamite is peanuts.

·         One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the '30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition).

·         One of 10 Icelanders will author and publish a book at least once in his or her lifetime. (Fact)

·         One out of every 43 prisoners escapes from jail. 94% are recaptured.

·         One out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.

·         One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

·         One recent survey discovered that “a steady job” is the number one thing that American women are looking for in a husband, and another survey discovered that 75 percent of women would have a serious problem dating an unemployed man.

·         One species of jellyfish, Turritopsis nutricula, are immortal.

·         One survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in the United States visit pornography websites while they are at work.

·         One survey of 50-year-old men in the U.S. found that only 12 percent of them said that they were “very happy”.

·         Only Asian people have black hair. Every other supposedly ‘black’ hair colour is actually really dark brown.

·         Only female mosquitoes bite.

·         Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.

·         Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.

·         Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

·         Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

·         Oreo has been proved to be as addictive as cocaine or other drugs – (source)

·         Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.

·         Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.

·         Our feet have about one fourth of the bones in our body.

·         Our first president was also the wealthiest. Research from Wall Street 24/7 listed Washington as the wealthiest president of all time, with assets worth more than $500 million.

·         Out Of 57 People In A Room, At Least 2 Probably Share A Birthday.  There are 365 days in a year, with an added day thrown in the loop every four years, just to mix it up a bit. With that finite number of possible birthdays, you can calculate the probability of sharing a birthday with someone. If you fill an entire room with 57 people, there is a 99 percent chance that at least two people in there share the same birthday. And if you increase that number to 70 people in the room, the probability increases to a close 99.999 percent, which, as we all know, is higher than the effectiveness of birth control.

·         Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.

·         Over 1,450 species of bacteria living in your belly button.

·         Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

·         Over 2/3rds of healthy adult Americans carry a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV), which is essentially a sexually transmitted disease.

·         Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

·         Over a course of about eleven years, the sun's magnetic poles switch places. This cycle is called "Solarmax".

·         Over a quarter of Americans thinks that a “gigabyte” is an insect.

·         Over half of the world’s population has never used a phone before!

·         Over Ten Percent Of Photos Ever Taken Have Been Taken In The Past Year.  The art of picture-taking has skyrocketed with the advent of digital cameras and camera phones. The first camera, a Kodak Brownie, was created over 100 years ago, in 1901. Since then, the 1000 Memories blog estimates that an approximate 3.5 trillion photos have been taken. Digital photos have increased the number of photos taken so much, that just since its inception in 2004, Facebook’s servers have collected and stored an astonishing 140 billion photos. For anyone keeping track, that’s over 10,000 times larger than the Library of Congress.

·         Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in

·         Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

·         Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

·         Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

·         Pac-Man, Namco's 1979 arcade game, was originally called "Puck Man". The name was changed when they realized that vandals could easily scratch out part of the letter "P".

·         Pamela Lee-Anderson was the first to be born in Canada on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence (7/1/1967).

·         Panphobia is the fear of everything… which is a pretty unlucky phobia to have.

·         Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th!

·         Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.

·         Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground, so they are legumes.

·         Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

·         Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

·         Pearls melt in vinegar.

·         Pearls melt in vinegar.

·         People in Spain used to employ a form of torture called the Spanish Donkey. Victims had to sit high up, straddling a board while torturers tied increasingly heavy weights to their legs. Ouch!

·         People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.

·         People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.

·         People say "bless you" when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.

·         People spend more time sitting on the toilet each week than exercising. Moreover, we end up with 1.4 years on the toilet during a lifetime.

·         People were buried alive so often in the 19th century that inventors patented safety coffins that would give the “dead” the ability to alert those above ground if they were still alive.

·         Pet lovers cannot move to Iceland because it is against their law to keep pets.

·         Peter the Great executed his wife’s lover, then forced her to keep her lover’s head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom.

·         Pierce was taken in for running over an old woman with his horse. The charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence.

·         Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

·         Pluto never made a full orbit around the sun, from the time it was discovered to when it was declassified as a planet.

·         Pluto never made a full orbit around the sun from the time it was discovered to when it was declassified as a planet.

·         Plutonium - first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues - was the first man-made element.

·         Polar bears are left-handed.

·         Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. (If they lived in the same place)

·         Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.

·         Popeye has four identical quadruplet nephews named Pipeye, Pupeye, Poopeye and Peepeye.

·         Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in Oakland named Frank Epperson. Frank left soda mix, water and a wooden stick in a glass and forgot it outside on a cold night. And thus, the sweetest summer treat was invented.

·         Potatoes contain more chromosomes in their genes than we do as humans.

·         President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

·         President Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car and used to drive guests into the lake to scare them, screaming about brake failure.  Germany's Amphicar was an amphibious car mass-produced for sale to the public starting in 1961. One of LBJ's aides recalled: "We reached a steep incline at the edge of the lake and the car started rolling rapidly toward the water. The president shouted, ‘The brakes don’t work! The brakes won’t hold! We’re going in! We’re going under!’”

·         Prince Charles & Prince William always travel in separate planes in case there is a crash, one needs to survive.

·         Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash.

·         Princeton researchers successfully turned a live cat into a functioning telephone in 1929.

·         Prior to the 1960s tobacco companies ran physician-endorsed ads that suggested smoking had health benefits.

·         Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!

·         Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

·         Rachel Ray, John D. Rockfeller, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Halle Berry, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg didn’t graduate from college.

·         Ralph Lauren’s real name is Ralph Lifshitz.

·         Randy Gardner of San Diego is the longest person who has gone without sleep for 11 days in 1965. He broke the record of Peter Tripp of New York, who settled a record of 8.5 days without a wink.

·         Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.

·         Rats and horses can't vomit.

·         Rats and horses can't vomit.

·         Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

·         Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

·         Real fact: Most lipsticks contain fish scales – (source)

·         Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.

·         Remember how annoying people were about the Mayan Apocalypse nonsense in 2012? The Chinese government thought so too and arrested people who spread rumors about it.

·         Remember when the New York Times told us to put peas on our guacamole and all of us, including Barack Obama, gave a resounding "nope"? Apparently this is a thing in Brazil. Peas on pizza. Major side-eye, Brazil.

·         Reno, Nevada, is farther west than Los Angeles.

·         Researchers believe that the famous Guanajuato Mummies’ terrible expressions are the result of the victims being buried alive.

·         Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.

·         Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

·         Richard Nixon’s VP – Spiro Agnew’s name is an anagram for “grow a penis

·         Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

·         Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

·         Right now, more than 200 million people around the planet are officially considered to be unemployed.  Meanwhile, approximately 20 percent of the garbage that goes into our landfills is food.

·         Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's oldest son) was in Washington DC during his father's assassination as well as during President Garfield's assassination, and he was in Buffalo NY when President McKinley was assassinated.

·         Rogers was an ordained minister.

·         Roman Emperor Gaius made his beloved horse a senator.

·         Roman Emperor Gaius, also known as Caligula, made one of his favorite horses a senator.

·         Ronald McDonald is “Donald McDonald” in Japan because it makes pronunciation easier for the Japanese. In Singapore he’s known as “Uncle McDonald”.

·         Ronald Reagan is best known for being President and acting in numerous films, but he was also a prolific lifeguard, who saved 77 people from drowning.

·         Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard during high school and saved 77 people’s lives.

·         Roosevelt probably wore dresses until the age of six or seven.

·         Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

·         Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

·         Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.

·         Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.  However, it has less population than the small country of Bangladesh.

·         Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.

·         Russian dictator Joseph Stalin often had photos retouched to remove people who had died or been removed from office.

·         Russian mystic Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin reportedly survived being poisoned, shot, and stabbed numerous times before he was finally drowned in the Volga river.

·         Saddam Hussein was given the key to the city of Detroit.

·         Saddam Hussein was the author of a romantic novel called Zabiba and the King.  It was originally published anonymously in Iraq in 2000.

·         Sadly, more than 52 percent of all children that live in Cleveland, Ohio are living in poverty.

·         Salvadore Dali designed the Chupa Chups logo.

·         Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween, it comes from the Irish word “All Saints Day” – (source)

·         Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley's Comet can be seen. During his life he predicted that he would die when it could be seen.

·         Samuel L. Jackson requested to have a purple light saber in Star Wars in order for him to accept the part as Mace Windu.

·         Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia and Africa.   Many of these end up on dinner tables, as camel meat is a popular foodstuff there. Lately, camel exports from Somalia have resulted in the spread of the harmful MERS 12.

·         Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.

·         Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.

·         Scotland has more redheads than any other part of the world.

·         Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

·         Sea Lions have rythmn.  They are the only animal known to be able to clap in beat.

·         Sea Serpents Exist, and They Are Called Oarfish.  Sailors’ stories have always been colored by huge creatures of fantasy – but some of them might be more real than you think.  Oarfish are the longest fish in the world. They are characterized as bony fish, like a swordfish or tuna, and are distinct from whales and sharks. These serpentine fish could have jumped out of an old sea legend. Their thin, snakelike frames can grow up to 56ft long, and have a long, bright red fin going down their spine that reminds anyone with even a bit of imagination of a dragon. The blue gills and blue scales make a mesmerizing pattern to anyone who can get close enough to take a good look. They are so long that it can take 4 to 6 people to hold one from head to tail. These are fish worthy of some awesome fish stories.

·         Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.

·         Search “askew” on Google. Google, being nearly as funny as Siri, displays all of the content slightly askance, or tilted. Kind of like a dad joke.

·         Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same day, April 23, 1616.

·         Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."

·         Shakespeare made up the name “Jessica” for his play Merchant of Venice.

·         Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.

·         Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.

·         Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson", Humphrey Bogart NEVER said "Play it again, Sam" in Casablanca, and they NEVER said "Beam me up, Scotty" on Star Trek.

·         Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

·         Since the Earth is also several million miles closer to the sun at that time of the year than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon was about 7% stronger making it brighter. Also, this was the closest perigee of the Moon of the year since the moon's orbit is constantly deforming. In places where the weather was clear and there was a snow cover, even car headlights were superfluous.

·         Since the moment Pluto was discovered and until the moment when it lost its status of a planet, this celestial body has not completed a single full revolution around the Sun. (Fact)

·         Sir Isaac Newton at the age of 19, threatened to burn his parents alive.

·         Sitting while talking on the phone for eight hours will burn 914 calories. Driving a car for eight hours will knock off around 1,219 calories. And standing in a casino for eight hours will burn about 1,402 calories.

·         Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.

·         Sloths leave their homes once a week to poop.   In what sounds like a kind of great life, three-toed sloths descend from their leafy canopies anywhere from once a week to once every three weeks, cross the street, dig a hole, poop in it, cover it with leaves and return home. (Two-toed sloths, however, tend to poop at home.)

·         Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.

·         Slugs have 4 noses.

·         Slugs have four noses.

·         Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.

·         Smokers die on average 13 years earlier compared to non-smokers

·         Snails take the longest naps, some lasting as long as three years.

·         So are avocados and watermelon.

·         Some fish cough.

·         Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

·         Some mammoths were still around when the Egyptian pyramids were being built.

·         Some perfumes actually have whale poo in them.

·         Some rhubarb grows so fast you can hear it "pop" as it grows.

·         Some sea lions can (and do) sex it up around 50 times A DAY.

·         Some tumors can grow hair, teeth, bones, even fingernails.

·         Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

·         Soon after building started in 1173, the foundation of the Pisa tower settled unevenly. Construction was stopped, and was continued only a 100 years later. Therefore, the leaning tower was never straight.

·         Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

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·         South Africans gave gay and lesbian soldiers sex changes in an attempt to root out homosexuality in their army.

·         Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm, but failed in his quest to make a “humanzee.”

·         Speaking of bacteria, Urine does not contain bacteria and another bacteria fact: You have more bacteria in your mouth than anus

·         Speaking of patents, Halliburton Company once tried to patent patenting.

·         Speaking of torture, the Mayans used to sacrifice people by pulling their still-beating hearts out of their chests.

·         Speaking of Alaska — it's simultaneously the most northern, the most western, and the most eastern state in the U.S.

·         Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.

·         Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.

·         Starfish have no brains.

·         Starfish have no brains.

·         Statistics say that 12 newborns are handed over to wrong parents everyday.

·         Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.

·         Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

·         Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.

·         Steven Spielberg dropped out of college in 1968. He only renewed his studies (and graduated) in 2002, as a way of expressing gratitude to his parents for providing him the opportunity to pursue higher education. (Fact)

·         Strawberries aren't berries, but bananas, pumpkins, and watermelons are.

·         Strawberries can also be yellow, green or white. This also affects the taste and some have a similar taste to pineapples.

·         Strawberry is the only fruit with its seeds on the outside.

·         Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

·         Students at a Chicago High School played Justin Beiber's "Baby" over the school intercom for three days. They raised $1,000 from their classmates to put a stop to the Beiber fever. The money benefitted a local art center.

·         Studies have shown that when married people watch romantic comedies together, there is a beneficial response in their marriages.

·         sually right handed people utilize left side of brain for all their conscious, voluntary activities.

·         Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

·         Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.

·         Ten percent of all the photos ever taken were taken in the last 12 months.

·         Tens of thousands of baby girls were abandoned each year in China because of the country’s one-child policy.

·         That completely blind people don’t see blackness, they see nothing.

·         That the first American past time was incredibly violent wrestling. There were only two chances to ever lose as the victor would take the loser’s eye as a trophy.

·         That the Russians would have “barrier troops” that would be set up behind Russian army forces and shoot those soldiers that were trying to desert from the front line.

·         The "57" on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.

·         The "countdown" (counting down from 10 for an event such as New-Years Day) was first used in a 1929 German silent film called "Die Frau Im Monde" (The Girl in the Moon).

·         The "if" and "then" parts of conditional ("if P then Q") statement are called the protasis (P) and apodosis (Q).

·         The "middle finger" gesture originates back to 423 BC in Aristophanes play "The Clouds".

·         The "S" in Truman's name did not stand for anything because his parents couldn't agree on a middle name for over a month.

·         The "save" icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.

·         The "spot" on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

·         The “D” in D-Day stands for “Day”, in other words, “Day-Day”

·         The 110-acre 'Snake Island' in Sao Paulo has 4,000 snakes. Which is one snake for every 6 square yards. It is one of the world's deadliest islands.  It is home to Golden Lancehead. Its venom is capable of melting human flesh.

·         The 20th of March is known as Snowman Burning Day!

·         The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.

·         The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

·         The actual trajectories of spacecraft represent complex ellipses. (Fact)

·         The American accent is more deeply rooted in England than the current British accent.

·         The amount of cement that China used from 2011 to 2013 was greater than the total amount of cement that the United States used during the entire 20th century.

·         The Anglo-Zanzibar war of 1896 is the shortest war on record lasting an exhausting 38 minutes.

·         The animal that kills the most people every year isn't snakes, sharks, or even other humans — it's the mosquito.

·         The area of Russia is larger than the entire surface area of Pluto. (Fact)

·         The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

·         The average 4-year-old child asks almost 400 questions a day.

·         The average American spends more than 10 hours a day using an electronic device.

·         The average blue whale produces over 400 gallons of sperm when it ejaculates, but only 10% of that actually makes it into his mate. Happy Swimming!!! :-)

·         The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.

·         The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs melted into it.

·         The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

·         The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

·         The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

·         The average person laughs 10 times a day!

·         The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

·         The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.

·         The average person spends two weeks of their life waiting at traffic lights.

·         The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.

·         The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year.

·         The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodas each year.

·         The average woman spends 17 years of her life on a diet.

·         The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.

·         The Aztecs made human sacrifices to the gods. In 1487, at the dedication of the temple in Tenochtitlan, 20,000 people were put to death.

·         The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

·         The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth, not Babe Ruth the baseball player.

·         The bacteria living in your body outnumber the cells of which they are composed by 10 times. (Fact)

·         The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

·         The best things come in small packages, right? Madison was only 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed under 100 pounds.

·         The bestselling books of all time are The Bible (6billion+), Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung (900million+), and The Lord of the Rings (100million+)

·         The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.

·         The Biggest River in the World Is in the Ocean.  The Amazon is the biggest river in the world – on land anyway, and true largest river is the Kuroshio Current off the coast of Japan.  Currents can be described as rivers in the ocean. The current’s waters can travel an astonishing 40 – 121 kilometers per day, which is almost 3 miles per hour. That might not sound like a whole lot, but for water in the ocean it is significant. For a bit of perspective,  the Gulf Stream, (only slightly smaller than the Kuroshio current) moves more than 100 times the water that is in all the rivers on earth combined, and moves many times faster than the Amazon.

·         The blood from a human erection has enough blood to keep 3 gerbals alive.

·         The Bottom of the Ocean Has More Biodiversity Than Any Rainforest.  You might have wanted to go to a jungle to see many rare species of animals – but you ought to consider diving instead.  The best jungles are underwater – if you’re looking for biodiversity. Reefs hold some of the biggest and most diverse populations of fish that we know of, but some deep sea research has found 898 different species in an area about half as big as a tennis court. That’s a whole lot of stuff packed into a space usually taken by one or two people. These 898 species were highly diverse as well, coming from more than 100 different families and 12 phyla. So little research has been done of the deep sea that many of these species found were previously unknown. There is still so much exploration to be done.

·         The brain named itself.

·         The bulletproof vest was actually invented by a pizza delivery guy from Detroit USA, after he was shot twice on the job.

·         The capital of Liberia, Monrovia, was named after Monroe after he worked with the American Colonization Society to help create a state where freed slaves could live.                        

·         The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

·         The catfish has over 27000 taste buds (more than any other animal)

·         The CEO of Food For The Poor is named Robin Mahfood.

·         The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life".

·         The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

·         The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

·         The city of Juneau, Alaska is about 3,000 square miles in size.  It is actually larger than the entire state of Delaware.

·         The city of Juneau, Alaska is about 3,000 square miles large.  It is actually bigger than the entire state of Delaware.

·         The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands.

·         The coldest place in the universe that we know of is right here on Earth.

·         The Constitution of the Confederate States of America banned the slave trade.

·         The critically endangered Kakapo bird has a strong, pleasant, musty odour which allows predators to easily locate it. Hence, it is critically endangered.

·         The critically endangered Kakapo bird has a strong, pleasant, musty odour which allows predators to easily locate it. Hence, it is critically endangered.

·         The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

·         The Cuban Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. It weighs less than a penny.

·         The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

·         The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

·         The Deepest Point Is Super Pressurized.  The deepest recorded point in the ocean is 36,200 ft and is highly pressurized at more than 11,318 tons per square meter.  To put this all in perspective, that would be equivalent to one person holding up 50 jumbo jets while trying to just focus on breathing. It is amazing to think that creatures with no exoskeleton, or no bones at all, can survive these pressures. Squid and even tube worms call these great depths home.

·         The Diary of Anne Frank was edited by her father because of some of the thing she talked about: such as her period, discovering herself, learning about hear clitoris/labia and learning some about boys from a younger guy that was staying with them too, and also he father’s infatuation with fart jokes and such (which he didn’t want published.)

·         The difference in time between when the tyrannosaurus rex and the stegosaurus lived is greater than the difference in time between the T. rex and us.

·         The difference in time between when Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus lived is greater than the difference in time between Tyrannosaurus Rex and now.

·         The dot over an "i" is called a "tittle."

·         The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

·         The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

·         The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.

·         The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

·         The Earth is being shaked by Earth quakes over 1 million times per Year.

·         The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball, if both were of the same size.

·         The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

·         The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

·         The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

·         The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!

·         The entire state of Wyoming only has two escalators.

·         The Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).

·         The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

·         The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.

·         The filling in between the wafers in a Kit Kat is...other Kit Kats.

·         The final resting-place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker - the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer, trained the Apollo astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Mr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the probe into a crater on the moon in an attempt to learn if there is water on the moon.

·         The fingerprints of a koala bear are indistinguishable from the fingerprints of a human, even when studied under an electron microscope. (Fact)

·         The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am.

·         The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

·         The first CD ever pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."

·         The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".

·         The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

·         The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

·         The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

·         The first fossilized specimen of Australopithecus afarenisis was named Lucy after the paleontologists' favorite song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," by the Beatles.

·         The first full moon to occur on the winter solstice, Dec. 22, commonly called the first day of winter, happened in 1999. Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurred in conjunction with a lunar perigee (point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth), the moon appeared about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point in it's elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth).

·         The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

·         The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

·         The first novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer.

·         The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

·         The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

·         The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

·         The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, which Motorola got their name from.

·         The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

·         The first US Patent was for manufacturing potassium carbonate (used in glass and gunpowder). It was issued to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1970.

·         The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.

·         The flag of Norway incorporates the flags of six other countries: Indonesia, Finland, the Netherlands, Thailand, Poland, and France.





·         The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

·         The flu or also known as “influenza” caused over 21 million deaths in 1918.

·         The following can be read forward and backwards: Do geese see God?

·         The front paws of a cat are different from the back paws. They have five toes on the front but only four on the back.

·         The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

·         The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

·         The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

·         The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to "quality" music.

·         The Great Barrier Reef Covers More Area Than the Country of England.  If the Great Barrier Reef were a country, it would be bigger than most countries in Western Europe and have a population density higher than anywhere on earth.  The Great Barrier Reef is famous for being the largest living structure on earth, capable of being seen from space and about 2300 km long. But not many people can really grasp what the Great Barrier Reef is from these facts. The fact that the reef covers more area than Great Britain, and that it is actually a collection of reefs – almost 3000 individual reefs and 1000 islands make up this colossal structure. Reefs account for only one fiftieth of the ocean floor, but are home to one quarter of known ocean life. They are some of the most biodiverse areas in the world and still very few studies have been done to understand and protect them.

·         The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California.  But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

·         The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

·         The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

·         The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

·         The Hayes family spent every night at the White House singing gospel hymns.

·         The heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries.

·         The heart of a blue whale is so huge that a human child could easily swim through its arteries. (Fact)

·         The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

·         The highest point in the state of Florida is only 345 feet (115 yards) above sea level.

·         The human heart creates enough pressure in the bloodstream to squirt blood 30 feet.

·         The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).

·         The human heart! creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

·         The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backward. (Fact)

·         The Indonesian Mimic Octopus can not only change colours, but will mimic the shapes of other animals, like the flounder, poisonous lion fish, and sea snakes.

·         The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

·         The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

·         The introduction of Europeans to the New World saw the Native American population drop from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900.

·         The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.

·         The Ivanov experiments- basically some Russian scientist in the 1920s conducted experiments where he tried to make a “humanzee”. I think there were other secret soviet experiments as well where they tried with gorillas in a (failed) attempt to make a super solider hybrid thing.

·         The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

·         The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.

·         The largest amount of money you can have without having change for a dollar is $1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies cannot be divided into a dollar).

·         The largest bird ever to exist had a wingspan of almost 20 feet. It lived 60 million years ago.

·         The largest living organism in the world is a fungus, it is in Oregon, covering 2,200 acres and is still growing.

·         The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

·         The largest president in American history, Taft got himself stuck in the White House bathtub and had to call help to get himself out.

·         The last time the Chicago Cubs won the baseball World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed.

·         The Leaning Tower of Pisa was actually never straight to begin with. The foundation began to sink when they started on the second floor.

·         The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.

·         The lighter the roast of coffee, the more caffeine it has.

·         The lighter was invented before the match. 

·         The lines dividing roads and highways into lanes are actually 10 feet long.

·         The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

·         The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

·         The mad Roman emperor Caligula once decided to declare war on the god of the seas, Poseidon, and he ordered his soldiers to randomly throw their spears into the water. (Fact)

·         The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

·         The male giraffe will continuously headbutt the female in the bladder until she urinates. The male then tastes the pee and that helps it determine whether the female is ovulating. If she is, it’s business time.

·         The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

·         The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.

·         The man who voiced Fry on Futurama, Billy West, also voiced Doug on Doug.

·         The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

·         The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white, due to low budget.

·         The Mayans also made sacrifices. The most common involved pulling a still-beating heart out of a victim’s chest.

·         The median price of a home in the city of Detroit is now about $6000.

·         The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company's first ads in 1896.

·         The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

·         The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

·         The Milky Way supposedly got it’s name because it was formed when the Greek goddess Hera sprayed her breast milk into the sky.

·         The Mongolian Navy at one point consisted of a tugboat and seven men.  As the main ship of the world's largest landlocked country, the tugboat was "hauled in parts across the steppes, assembled on a beach and launched in 1938." Only one of the men reportedly knew how to swim.

·         The moon is moving farther and farther away from the Earth all the time.   Just as the moon's gravity pulls on the Earth, the Earth's gravity pulls on the moon, making it slightly egg-shaped. (Freaky.) It's also causing the moon to recede farther away from the Earth. We won't feel any tidal effects from this for millions of years.

·         The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

·         The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

·         The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad. The most common name (of any type) in the world is Mohammed.

·         The most recent moonwalker, Gene Cernan in 1972, used his precious little moon time to draw his daughters initials, "TDC", in the lunar dust.

·         The Most Remote Point in the Oceans Is Called Point Nemo.  Want to give new meaning to the phrase middle of nowhere? Turns out, you can call it Nemo.  Ever wonder how far you could be from land in the hypothetical shipwreck that we have all thought through in our heads? The answer is  – a long, long way – 2,688 miles, to be exact. Point Nemo is the name affectionally given to the geographical spot in the worlds oceans that is farthest from land. It is also called, more mysteriously, the “Point of Inaccessibility”. Now you know the worst spot on earth to be shipwrecked, because 2,688 miles is an awful long way to swim, and even if you did get to the nearest land, you would still be relatively in  the middle of nowhere, in the Pitcairn Islands, the Easter Islands, or Antarctic – you take your pick.

·         The most stolen book from libraries is the Guinness Book of World Records.

·         The most venomous jellyfish in the world is named the Irukandji and is smaller than your fingernail.

·         The name Canada comes from the native American word Kanata meaning ‘Big Village’.

·         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.

·         The name Jeep comes from "GP", the army abbreviation for General Purpose.

·         The name Jessica was created by Shakespeare in the play Merchant of Venice.

·         The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.

·         The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!

·         The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.

·         The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There were no records of anyone named Wendy before the book was published.

·         The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with (not counting the words "North" and "South).

·         The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

·         The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

·         The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses…

·         The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

·         The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ages the equivalent of five human years for every day they live, so they usually die after about fourteen days. When stressed, though, the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months. The human equivalent would be to sleep for about two hundred years.

·         The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.

·         The nose and ears never stop growing.

·         The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

·         The numbers "172" can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill

·         The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

·         The Ocean Has Its Own Lakes, Rivers, Even Waterfalls – All Underwater.  Turns out that oceans aren’t just massive pools. They can have lakes, rivers, even waterfalls.  Salt density, temperature, and the topography of the ocean floor can work together to create lakes with shorelines, waterfalls form between pressure points, and some lakes even have their own waves!

·         The Ocean’s Surface Isn’t Always at Sea Level.  As flat as the ocean may seem when you look out over the horizon, it can actually have dips and hills in it.  The topography of the ocean floor can do some interesting things to the way the ocean surface works. The surface of the sea can actually dip down if it is above a deep ocean canyon. If that wasn’t strange enough, the reason for this intriguing behavior is even more unexpected. Where the water is very deep, the local gravity changes enough to cause “valleys” in the sea’s surface that are as deep as 65 ft and 100 miles wide. Though it seems flat from eye view, the ocean surface actually has valleys and plateaus similar to land.

·         The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.

·         The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.

·         The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.

·         The only animals that don't get cancer are sharks and rays.

·         The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.

·         The only planet not named after a god is Earth.

·         The only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross.

·         The original IBM-PCs, that had hard drives, referred to the hard drives as Winchester drives. This is due to the fact that the original Winchester drive had a model number of 3030. This is, of course, a Winchester firearm.

·         The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

·         The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

·         The original name of the city of Atlanta was “Terminus“.

·         The Ottoman Empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

·         The Ottoman Empire’s Sultan Ibrahim I had 280 of his concubines drowned in the ocean after one of them slept with another man.

·         The pancreas produces Insulin.

·         The Parliament of Iceland is the oldest still acting parliament in the world. It was established in 930.

·         The past-tense of the English word "dare" is "durst".

·         The penguin is the only bird that can't fly but can swim.

·         The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

·         The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into a frisbee after he died!

·         The pet food company Ralston Purina recently introduced, from its subsidiary Purina Philippines, power chicken feed designed to help roosters build muscles for cockfighting, which is popular in many areas of the world.

·         The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

·         The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

·         The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

·         The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

·         The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.

·         The poverty rate for households that are led by a married couple is 6.8 percent.  For households that are led by a female single parent, the poverty rate is 37.1 percent.

·         The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

·         The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.

·         The pyramids were as old to the Romans as the Romans are to us.

·         The radioactive substance, Americanium - 241 is used in many smoke detectors.

·         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. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.

·         The Roman Emperor Commodus collected all the disabled and little people he could find and ordered them to fight each other to the death with meat cleavers in the Colosseum.

·         The Romans used human urine as mouthwash.

·         The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

·         The shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes.

·         The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

·         The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War. It lasted just 38 minutes.

·         The show the The Wonder Years aired from 1988–1993 and covered the years 1968–1973. Today, in 2014, if one were to make a similar show, it would cover the years 1994–1999.

·         The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

·         The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

·         The smallest country in the world takes up .2 square miles, it is the Vatican City.

·         The smallest dog on record was a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier. It was 2.5" tall at the shoulder, 3.5" from nose tip to tail, and weighed only 4 ounces.  Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8' 3" from his nose to his tail.

·         The song Coconut (“She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ‘em both up…”) has only one chord in the entire song. It is the only song without any chord changes to reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It reached #8 in 1972.

·         The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

·         The sound you here when you put a seashell next to your ear is not the ocean, but blood flowing through your head.

·         The Spanish national anthem has no words.

·         The speed of sound is 15 times faster in steel when compared to air.

·         The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island is.  But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.

·         The state sport of Maryland is jousting.

·         The state that is closest to Africa is Maine.  The closest point in the U.S. to Africa is Quoddy Head State Park in Maine, which is 3,153 miles away from Safi Province, Morocco.

·         The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

·         The state with the most millionaires per capita is Maryland.

·         The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

·         The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter.

·         The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (the heart is not a muscle)

·         The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

·         The surface of Mars is covered in rust, making the planet appear red.

·         The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.

·         The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece. The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.

·         The tallest woman in history was Zeng Jinlian, pictured. She was over 8 feet tall. That’s a lot of lady.

·         The Tardigrade (also known as the Moss Piglet or Water Bear) is the most tenacious creature on Earth. It can survive such extreme conditions as permafrost, boiling temperatures, radiation, and even the vacuum of space. (Fact)

·         The term “mortgage” originated from a French term that meant “death pledge.” It sure seems like that’s the truth sometimes.

·         The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

·         The Three Wise Monkeys have names: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

·         The time difference between when Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus lived is greater than the time difference between Tyrannosaurus and us. (Fact)

·         The Toltecs (a 7th century tribe) used wooden swords so they wouldn't kill their enemies.

·         The tool doctors wrap around a patient's arm to measure blood pressure is called a sphygmomanometer.

·         The top richest 1% of Americans own 42% of the nation’s wealth while the bottom 80% own just 7%.

·         The top six foods that make your fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk!

·         The total weight of all the ants on Earth is comparable to the total weight of all the humans on the planet.

·         The total weight of all those ants, however, is about the same as all the humans.

·         The toy Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

·         The U.S. national debt is now more than 22 times larger than it was when Jimmy Carter became president.

·         The U.S. Post Office handles 43 percent of the world's mail.

·         The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people.  Japan only has 593 for every 1,000 people and Germany only has 540 for every 1,000 people.

·         The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people.  Japan only has 593 for every 1,000 people, and Germany only has 540 for every 1,000 people.

·         The United States has a teen pregnancy rate of 22 percent – the highest in the world.  New Zealand is number two at 14 percent.

·         The United States has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain.

·         The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

·         The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.  Puerto Rico is number two.  Perhaps Puerto Rico really would fit in as the 51st state.

·         The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does.

·         The University of Nebraska Lincoln's 87,000-seat Cornhusker stadium on game day has a population large enough to be considered Nebraska's third largest city.

·         The US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.

·         The use of the word “hooker” as a term for a prostitute actually originated with Civil War General Joseph Hooker, who brought prostitutes along on campaigns for his men.

·         The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

·         The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

·         The vibrator was created to treat Hysteria because doctors were taking too long to manually masterbate women. The vibrator became the largest selling household appliance.

·         The water in Lake Superior could cover all of North and South America in a foot of water.

·         The weight of hot water is more than cold water.

·         The Western Lowland Gorilla’s scientific name is Gorilla gorilla gorilla.

·         The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.

·         The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

·         The woolly mammoth was still around when the pyramids were being built.

·         The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

·         The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

·         The word "maverick" came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick.

·         The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

·         The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

·         The word “facetiously” contains all 5 vowels and “y” in alphabetical order.

·         the world, averaging 1,71m (5'6"). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5'7"), compared to 1,77 (5'8") for Swedes, and 1,78 (5'8.5") for the Dutch. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.

·         The World’s Favorite Fish Populations Are Down 90%.  Dangerous overfishing and a general unwillingness to give up tuna sandwiches might be causing huge problems.  Certain species of fish have the unlucky attribute of being tasty to human beings. In the past 100 years, the fishing industry has grown immensely as fishing methods become much more advanced in their technology and ability to handle large quantities of catch. Unfortunately few people have stopped to think about what we are catching, or how much we catch. In fact, global by-catch (wildlife that unintentionally gets caught in nets and is thrown away as waste) mounts up to 20 million tons. Studies that are trying to better understand the affect of human consumption on fish populations estimate that our favorite fish populations (tuna, cod, swordfish, marlin etc…) have declined by 90%.

·         The world's largest family stays in India. The husband has 39 wives and 94 children.

·         The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

·         The YKK on your zipper stands for "Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha."

·         The youngest known mother was 5 years old.

·         The youngest mother on record was a Peruvian girl named Lina Medina. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section on May 14, 1939 (which happened to be Mother's Day), at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days.

·         The youngest pope ever was 11 years old.

·         The ZIP in "ZIP code" means Zoning Improvement Plan.

·         The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

·         Theoretically, if you drill a shaft through the Earth and plunge into it, you will emerge on the other side in 42 minutes. That is if you complete your journey in one piece, which is unlikely. (Fact)

·         There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).

·         There are 10 times more bacteria in your body than actual body cells.

·         There are 152 people in the United States named LOL. Most of them are in Wyoming, another reason to never go there.

·         There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

·         There are 31,556,926 seconds in a year.

·         There are 313 million people living in the United States.  46 million of them are on food stamps.

·         There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.

·         There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play first four moves, per side, in chess.

·         There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330.

·         There are 366 dimples on a golf ball.

·         There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.

·         There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body.  If they were stretched out in a single line, they could go around the planet more than twice.

·         There are a million ants for every person on Earth.

·         There are about 2 chickens for every human in the world.

·         There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France.

·         There are about 7.7 million millionaires in the world (more than 1/1000th of the population).

·         There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

·         There are around 200 people ACTUALLY called “Lol” in the US. Lol.

·         There are more atoms in a grain of sand than there are grains of sand in the whole world.

·         There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones.

·         There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

·         There are more molecules in one glass of water than there are glasses of water in all of the Earth’s oceans put together. (Fact)

·         There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

·         There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe. It’s called The Shannon Number, here’s a wikipedia article about it

·         There are more public libraries than McDonald's locations in the US.

·         There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.

·         There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth.

·         There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

·         There are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.

·         There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.

·         There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.

·         There are more atoms in a glass of water than glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.

·         There are more public libraries than McDonald's in the U.S.

·         There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth.

·         There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

·         There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

·         There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

·         There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

·         There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

·         There are seven suicides in the Bible: Abimelech. Samson, Saul, Saul's armor-bearer, Ahithophel, Zimri, Judas.

·         There are three towns in the United States that have the name “Santa Claus“.

·         There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

·         There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

·         There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

·         There have been over 600 lawsuits against Alexander Grahm Bell over rights to the patent of the telephone, the most valuable patent in U.S. history.

·         There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas

·         There is a Christmas tradition in Catalonia, Spain that is beyond weird. That guy below is the “shitting log”, which is painted with a smiley face and ejects the presents out it’s butt. Lovely.

·         There is a city called Rome on every continent.

·         There is a city in Bangladesh called Dhaka where workers are paid just one dollar for every 1,000 bricks that they carry. 

·         There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.

·         There is about 200 times more gold in the oceans than has been mined throughout history.

·         There is actually a town in Michigan called “Hell“.

·         There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.

·         There is almost enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.

·         There is an average of 61,000 people airborne over the US at any given moment.

·         There is an immortal jellyfish.

·         There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.

·         There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.

·         There is no way pigs can look up to the sky!

·         There is no way you can lick your elbow.

·         There is only one country between North Korea and Norway (that is, you can walk from North Korea to Norway passing ONLY through Russia).

·         There is only one country between North Korea and Norway.

·         There is only one country between North Korea and Norway; Russia.

·         There is only one species of Spiders that are Vegan, the rest will eat you alive (just kidding).

·         There is 10 times more bacteria in your body than actual body cells.

·         There was a 6-month sentence for North Koreans charged with not being sad enough after the death of Kim Jong Il in 2011.

·         There was a chicken that lived for 18 months with its head cut off.  After a farmer failed to properly behead a chicken because he missed the jugular vein, the bird lived for 18 months. Christened Mike the Headless Chicken, it survived on a mixture of milk and water, fed into his exposed esophagus via an eyedropper. The farmer turned Mike into a sideshow attraction, charging 25 cents admission. For a while, Mike earned $4,500 per month, or $47,500 today.

·         There was a ten foot tall ape called Gigantopithecus that is now thought to be extinct. The fossil record also indicates that they most likely buried their dead, which indicates a cognitive level that only one other ape possesses.

·         There’re more stars in the universe than grains of sand on earth.

·         There’s a company you can pay to kidnap you. When life gets dull, pay some people to kidnap you, I guess!

·         There’s a giant mushroom in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest with a root system that covers over 2,200 acres, making it the largest living organism in the world.

·         There’s a gold bar worth $10 million dollars. Oh, and it also weighs 551 pounds.

·         There’s a political party in Australia called the Sex Party, and among other things they want to tax Churches, tax and regulate weed, and depersonalize personal drug use!

·         There’s an amoeba called “Naegleria fowleri” that sneaks into you when you drink, or swim in, water. And guess what it does then. Eats your brain.

·         There’s an almost 100% probability that the glass from which you drink contains at least one molecule of water that once passed through the body of a dinosaur. (Fact)

·         There’s mobile connection on the summit of Mount Everest. (Fact)

·         There's a Danish tradition of covering friends with cinnamon if they reach their 25th birthday without marrying.

·         These 25 Weird Facts Will Sound Totally False, But They’re Not.

·         They even ate the remains of Egyptian mummies, which tomb raiders risked their lives to steal.

·         They licensed 1-click ordering to Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) in 2000 for use on its online store.

·         Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

·         Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

·         This is what sand looks like under a microscope:

·         This mysterious ancient monument bears the inscription “DOUOSVAVVM.” Some believe it was left by the Knights Templar as a means of finding the Holy Grail.

·         This one is true and really scary: Crucifixion is still an official death penalty in the country Sudan

·         This sudden lack of cats led to the spread of disease because infected rats ran free. The most devastating of these diseases, the Bubonic Plague, killed 100 million people.

·         Tiger shark embryos begin attacking eachother before they are even born, in their mother’s womb.

·         Tiger Woods' real first name is Eldrick. His father gave him the nickname "Tiger" in honor of a South Vietnamese soldier his father had fought alongside with during the Vietnam War.

·         Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

·         Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (implemented on July 16, 1969) makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles.