Fun Facts Quotes
1. The struggle is real for the ferret – if a female ferret in heat doesn’t find a mate, she can die.
2. A sloth takes 2 weeks to digest the food he’s eaten.
3. In the USA, there are more Chinese restaurants than all the McDonald’s, KFCs, Burger Kings and Wendy’s put together.
4. If you kept yelling for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would produce enough sound energy to heat up a cup of tea.
5. There are approximately 100,000 hairs on an average human head.
6. At any given moment, about 0.7% of the people in the world are drunk.
7. In 2001, a seven foot bull shark bit off a boy’s arm. His uncle not only saved the boy, but dived in after the shark, wrestled it to shore where the shark was shot, retrieved the boy’s arm and it was sewn back on in the hospital.
8. When you say ‘a million seconds’, it means 11 and a half days. ‘A billion seconds’ would be over 31 years.
9. There are more English speakers in China than in the United States.
10. It takes an average person 7 minutes to fall asleep.
11. When you talk, you spray around 2.5 microscopic saliva droplets per word.
12. Rats cannot vomit, and neither can horses.
13. Every year, 11,000 injuries are reported in America as a result of sexual experimentation.
14. 620 million years ago, an Earth day was only 21.9 hours long. It is extending a little every year.
15. A 12-year-old girl from Ethiopia was kidnapped by four men on her way from school. A week later the whole group was accosted by three lions who chased the men away and stayed with the girl without harming her, only leaving when the police arrived, looking for her.
16. A now teenage boy called Ben Underwood lost his sight to cancer when he was 3 years old. He learned to use echolocation (orientation in space by sound that e.g. bats use) in order to sense his surroundings. Today he can play table soccer, basketball, he does karate, roller blades, enjoys pillow fights and much more.
17. Our ears and our nose never stop growing.
18. In 1994, a man was arrested because he was dressed as the Grim Reaper and just stood and stared into the windows of a home for the elderly.
19. Bulgarians nod when they want to say NO and shake their heads when they want to say YES.
20. 25% of all bottled water (in the US at least) comes from the city tap.
21. To encourage their young to train for combat, adult lions pretend to be really hurt by the cubs’ nips.
22. Every kind of milk is breast milk.
23. In 1913, a survey was carried out among US children working in tough conditions in factories. 412 of the 500 surveyed children said they would rather continue working in the sweatshops than face the ‘monotony, humiliation and cruelty’ of school.
24. The Indian village of Marottichal put a ban on alcohol. The entire population turned to chess and now boasts 100% chess literacy and the nickname of ‘Chess Village’.
25. The human heart can squirt blood to a distance of 30 feet.
26. Soviet tenor, Victor Ivanovich Nikitin, had such a captivating voice that as he sung to his Soviet comrades, the German troops on the Eastern Front during WW2 stopped their fire to listen to him.
27. Orange juice tastes bad after you’ve brushed your teeth because the toothpaste blocks the sweetness receptors on your tongue.
28. The name Australia contains three A’s and each of them is pronounced differently.
29. Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.
30. It takes 42 facial muscles to frown but only 17 muscles to smile.
31. An apple in the morning will keep you more awake than a cup of coffee.
32. Grocery stores in France are forbidden by law to throw away the food they haven’t sold. They must donate unused edible food to charities or make sure it gets processed into animal food or composted.
33. In 2005, a group of women from Kampala, Uganda who make their 1.20 USD per day by breaking rocks into gravel, sent an impressive 900 USD to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
34. The American football huddle was invented in 1892 by Paul Hubbard, a quarterback from an all-deaf Gallaudet University, to stop the opposing team from reading their signs.
35. The US Military buys copious amounts of ‘Liquid Ass’ – a terribly smelling fart spray – to train their emergency medics for the stink of the battlefield.
36. There is a village in England called Shitterton. The sign with the village name was so popular among tourists that Shitterton finally had to put up a 1.5 ton stone with the village name inscribed into it to stop the constant thieving.
37. People spend an average 22 years of their life asleep.
38. Why do men have nipples? Because until the Y-Chromosome kicks in, everybody is a female.
39. Unusual death: Aeschylus, a Greek tragedy playwright, was killed in 455 BC when an eagle, mistaking his bald head for a convenient rock, dropped a tortoise on it. According to Pliny, Aeschylus was spending a lot of time in the open to avoid a prophecy that he would be killed by a falling object.
40. In Germany, you are allowed to drive your car naked if mood takes you that way, but you may not get out of it naked.
41. In India, kissing in public is not allowed.
42. It was forbidden to buy or sell condoms in Ireland up to the 1990s.
43. A stamp that you lick gives you a 0.1 calorie.
44. Bruce Lee moved with such speed in fights they had to slow down the movie so people could see his moves.
45. If you live in Switzerland in an apartment building, you mustn’t flush your toilet after 10 pm; if you’re a man, you also may not pee standing up after 10 pm – the tinkle is just too annoying for the neighbors.
46. If you drink and drive in Italy and you reach over a certain limit of alcohol in your blood, you won’t lose just your driver’s license and freedom, you’ll say good bye to your car, too, which will be seized by the state.
47. In Mexico escapees are not charged for anything and no extra time is added to their prison sentence.
48. A rodent’s teeth grow constantly throughout their lives. They have to spend a lot of time gnawing on bark, leaves etc. so that their teeth won’t grow too long.
49. Camels can hold a grudge and wait patiently for their opportunity to take revenge.
50. A woman who was blinded in an accident developed multiple personalities – and some of those personalities could see.
51. In Russia, it is forbidden to speak positively about or to defend homosexuality in front of minors.
52. Dogs are the only animals who run to their owners when they get scared, other domesticated animals simply run away.
53. If you don’t flush a public toilet after yourself in Singapore and get caught, expect a fine of at least 150 USD, and that’s only if you’re a first-time offender.
54. We use more salt to get ice off our roads (8% of the global salt production) than to eat (6% of the global salt production).
55. If you don’t stand up in a Thai cinema when the national anthem is being played, it is considered a criminal offence.
56. So many people love the statue of Liberty. If you wanted to take your admiration to the gifts stage, her shoe size is 879 (25 ft in length, or 7.6 meters). Her dress size is better kept hushed, but it is approximated that the dress she is wearing would use around 4,000 square yards (3,344 m2) of fabric.
57. President Calvin Coolidge was a great lover of animals – he kept a pet raccoon called Rebecca and numerous cats, canaries, mockingbirds and wombats in the White House.
58. Every year, Americans create around 1/5 of the world’s trash.
59. Meet Neil Harbisson – cyborg artist. He had a special antenna implanted in his head which allows him to hear colour and see sound, connect to the internet, Bluetooth and nearby electronic devices.
60. When you’re French-kissing, it’s not just you finding a soul-mate – your mouth bacteria are expanding their social circle quite dramatically, too. A 10-second French kiss spreads around 80 million bacteria between the two kissers.
61. If you stretched out all the DNA helixes in the cells of your body – there are about 10 trillion cells on average so you might need a while – you’d get a string 744 million miles long, meaning it would reach to the Moon and back nearly 1500 times – or 4 times to the Sun and back again.
62. The most successful university in the production of billionaires is the University of Pennsylvania – 25 billionaire alumni.
63. Travelling decreases risk of heart attack and depression and supports brain health.
64. Norway has a town called ‘Hell’. It freezes over quite regularly.
65. The average person spends only 10 minutes a day speaking.
66. France is proposing that all new rooftops must be covered either with solar panels or plants.
67. Sharks do not get cancer.
68. A newborn kangaroo can fit in a teaspoon. After it’s born, it crawls into the mother’s pouch.
69. A cow will let herself be led up the stairs, but it will be impossible for you to lead her down the stairs again.
70. An average raindrop falls at the speed of roughly 7 miles an hour.
71. The hashtag is really called an ‘octotroph’.
72. The Bible mentions all sorts of domesticated animals – with the exception of the cat.
73. Literature aside, the average, healthy person can differentiate between 500 shades of grey.
74. In France it is illegal to name your pig ‘Napoleon’.
75. If you were ever to take up a full scholarly study of the works and life of Marquis de Sade, you would be titled a Sadian rather than a Sadist.
76. In 2002, a Croatian diver lost in underwater caves killed himself by stabbing himself in the chest in order to avoid the horror of drowning. This is the first documented case of a suicide committed while diving.
77. Intelligent people have more traces of copper and zinc in their hair.
78. Every day, around 18 acres of pizza are eaten in America.
79. The ancient Romans used to make a toothpaste that contained urine.
80. A beheaded cockroach could keep on living for 9 days before it would finally die of hunger.
81. There is an earthworm in Australia that can grow as long as 10 feet (3.3 metres).
82. The eye of an ostrich is bigger than the brain.
83. The sunlight you see is in fact 8.5 minutes old – that’s how long it takes for light to travel to Earth from the Sun.
84. You accidentally eat around a pound (480 g) of insects every year.
85. In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, ‘They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.’ On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit is first, and only, home run while playing for the San Francisco Giants.
86. Retired basketball sensation Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
87. The Olympic flag’s colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.
88. The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
89. Dueling is legal is Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
90. All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job in case their pants split.
91. In 1920, Babe Ruth out-homered very American League team.
92. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings.
93. Every year 56,000,000 people attend major league baseball games.
94. In 18th century England, gambling dens employed someone whose job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.
95. A Costa Rican worker who makes baseballs earns about $2,750 annually. The average American pro baseball player earns $2,377,000 per year.
96. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
97. The moon is moving away from the Earth at a tiny, although measurable, rate every year. 85 million years ago it was orbiting the Earth about 35 feet from the planet’s surface.
98. The star Antares is 60,000 times larger than our sun. If our sun were the size of a softball, the star Antares would be as large as a house.
99. In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.
100. At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth’s atmosphere.
101. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede approximately seven miles over the past 10,000 years.
102. A ten-year-old mattress weighs double what it did when it was new due to debris that it absorbs over time. That debris includes dust mites (their droppings and decaying bodies), mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand, and a lot of perspiration, which the average person loses at a rate of a quart a day. Good night!
103. Every year 16 million gallons of oil runs off pavement into streams, rivers, and eventually, oceans in the United States. This is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
104. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can’t flow.
105. A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
106. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies you have $1.19. you also have the largest possible amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
107. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
108. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to operate a television for three hours.
109. The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch a year. When it was designed engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
110. A category three hurricane releases more energy in ten minutes that all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
111. There is enough fuel in full jumbo jet tank to drive an average car four times around the world.
112. An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
113. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
114. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel it burns.
115. San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that can move.
116. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
117. A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
118. Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second.
119. La Paz, Bolivia has an average annual temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it has never recorded a zero-degree temperature. Same for Stanley, the Falkland Islands, and Punta Arenas, Chile.
120. There are over 87,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants.
121. Catsup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.
122. Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals do.
123. You are more likely to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than you are to be struck by lightning.
124. According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.
125. It is physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
126. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
127. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
128. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
129. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
130. Women blink nearly twice as often as men.
131. Most of the dust particles in your house are dead skin.
132. There is a company that will (for $14,000) take your ashes and compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set in jewelry for a loved one.
133. There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
134. The longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years.
135. Babies is born without kneecaps. They appear between the ages of 2 and 6.
136. Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better.
137. 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.
138. A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals that cause relaxation. Women seem to like light and frequent kisses while men like them more strenuous.
139. Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.
140. According to Chinese acupuncture, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.
141. In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell.
142. When opossums are ‘playing ‘possum,’ they are not playing. They actually pass out from sheer terror.
143. The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.
144. Snakes are true carnivores as they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
145. The Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.
146. According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed—that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
147. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
148. Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile, so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You’ll lose him or her every time.
149. Horses can’t vomit.
150. Butterflies taste with their feet.
151. Penguins can jump as high as six feet in the air.
152. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly carrying it.
153. It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog vomits its entire stomach out so the organ is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach’s contents and swallows the stomach back down again.
154. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
155. The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.
156. Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
157. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years there were no reported cases of an ostrich burying its head in the sand.
158. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
159. A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
160. The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it’s born and after it’s dead.
161. Some dogs can predict when a child will have an epileptic seizure and even protect the child from injury. They’re not trained to do this, they simply learn to respond after observing at least one attack.
162. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
163. There are only three types of snakes on the island of Tasmania and all three are deadly poisonous.
164. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
165. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
166. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
167. The jellyfish is 95% water.
168. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
169. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
170. The world’s youngest parents were age 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910.
171. Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI.
172. In the 16th and 17th centuries in the country of Turkey, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
173. Abraham Lincoln’s dog, Fido, was also assassinated.
174. About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
175. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
176. 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.
177. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
178. Richard Versalle, a tenor performing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, suffered a heart attack and fell 10 feet from a ladder to the stage just after singing the line, ‘You can only live so long.’
179. 7 percent of eligible voters participated in the 2004 presidential election, the highest percentage in 36 years. However, more than 78 million did not vote. This means President Bush was re-elected by less than 31% of all eligible voters in the United States.
180. David Bowie used to think he was being stalked by someone who is dressed like a giant pink rabbit. Bowie noticed the fan at several recent concerts, but became alarmed when he got on a plane and the bunny was also on board.
181. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and whose shame created the expression for ignominy: ‘His name is Mudd.’
182. Wayne’s World was filmed in two weeks.
183. The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.
184. In Ancient Egypt , priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
185. More than 8,100 US troops are still listed as missing in action from the Korean War.
186. As of January 1, 2004, the population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds. There is a birth every eight seconds, an immigrant is added every 25 seconds, and a death every 13 seconds.
187. Inn the great fire of 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured.
188. Toto was paid $125 per week while filming The Wizard of Oz.
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189. The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
190. In Egypt around 1500 B.C., a shaved head was considered the ultimate in feminine beauty. Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.
191. George Lumley, aged 104, married Mary Dunning, aged 10, in Nortallerton, England on August 25, 1783. She was the great-great granddaughter of the woman who’d broken her engagement to Lumley, eighty years before.
192. In Elizabethan England, the spoon was so novel and prized that people carried their own folding spoons to banquets.
193. It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
194. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
195. Millie the White House dog earned more than four times as President Bush in 1991.
196. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and the chocolate bar in his pocket melted.
197. 23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
198. Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed using only the left hand.
199. 71% of office workers stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar.
200. A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts.
201. The first FAX machine was patented in 1843, 33 years before Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone.
202. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
203. Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the keys on only one row of the keyboard.
204. In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones: Bhutan.
205. The ‘sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick’ is said to be the
206. toughest tongue twister in the English language.
207. Go, is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
208. 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.
209. The term ‘the whole 9 yards’ came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got ‘the whole 9 yards.’
210. There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘-dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
211. The word ‘testify’ is based on the Ancient Roman practice of making men swear on their testicles when making a statement in court.
212. In England in the 1880s, ‘pants’ was considered a dirty word.
213. The dot that appears over the letter i is called a ‘tittle.’
214. If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter A.
215. Montpelier, VT is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
216. There is a bar in London that sells vaporized vodka, which is inhaled instead of sipped.
217. In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks, and spoons.
218. Coca-cola was originally green.
219. The only food that does not spoil: honey.
220. The Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
221. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
222. Cranberry is the only Jell-O flavor that contains real fruit flavoring.
223. The drive-through line on opening day at the McDonald’s restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was seven miles long at its peak.
224. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class.
225. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
226. The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.
227. Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50.
228. One in every four Americans has appeared on television.
229. In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.
230. There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
231. 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.
232. There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India.
233. Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36.
234. Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
235. Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3.
236. In 21 states, Wal-Mart is the single largest employer.
237. It’s against the law in Kansas to catch fish with your bare hands.
238. Maine is the only state a one-syllable name.
239. There are 2,000,000 millionaires in the United States.
240. The United States has five percent of the world’s population, but twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population.
241. In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
242. Mailmen in Russia now carry revolvers after a recent decision by the government.
243. One out of five people in the world (1.1 billion people) live on less than $1 per day.
244. Quebec City, Canada, has about as much street crime as Disney World.
245. The largest ocean liners pay a $250,000 toll for each trip through the Panama Canal. The canal generates fully one-third of Panama’s entire economy.
246. The Spanish word esposa means ‘wife.’ The plural, esposas, means ‘wives,’ but also ‘handcuffs.’
247. City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong.
248. Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp).
249. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand 7 feet, 2 inches tall.
250. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
251. In Tokyo you can buy a toupee for your dog.
252. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
253. 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.
254. McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food ‘heavy users.’
255. The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
256. The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, MT during year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.
257. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
258. There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.
259. Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.
260. In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
261. One in every five adults believe that aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans.
262. If you believe that you’re truly one in a million, there are still approximately 7,184 more people out there just like you.
263. A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.
264. A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
265. James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them.
266. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
267. The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
268. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
269. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
270. You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
271. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old!
272. A coyote can hear a mouse moving underneath a foot of snow.
273. Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.
274. New York drifts about one inch farther away from London each year.
275. A U.S. dollar bill can be folded approximately 4,000 times in the same place before it will tear.
276. A sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour.
277. Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.
278. It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.
279. 10% of the World’s population is left handed.
280. A broken clock is right two times every day.
281. According to Amazon, the most highlighted books on Kindle are the Bible, the Steve Jobs biography, and The Hunger Games.
282. Bob Marley’s last words to his son before he died were ‘Money can’t buy life.’
283. A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.
284. A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.
285. Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.
286. If you were to stretch a Slinky out until it’s flat, it would measure 87 feet long.
287. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer
288. There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.
289. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
290. 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
291. A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.
292. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
293. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
294. Drying fruit depletes it of 30-80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content
295. A 2010 study found that 48% of soda fountain contained fecal bacteria, and 11% contained E. Coli.
296. 9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in Potassium.
297. Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.
298. About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.
299. Ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930’s.
300. Honey never spoils.
301. About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
302. A hardboiled egg will spin, but a soft-boiled egg will not.
303. Avocados are poisonous to birds.
304. Chewing gum burns about 11 calories per hour.
305. The number of animals killed for meat every hour in the U.S. is 500,000.
306. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
307. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!
308. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
309. Only 8% of dieters will follow a restrictive weight loss plan (such as hCG Drops diet, garcinia cambogia diet, etc.)
310. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
311. The word ‘gorilla’ is derived from a Greek word meaning, ‘A tribe of hairy women.’
312. Prisoners in Canadian war camps during WWII were treated so well, that a lot of them didn’t’ want to leave when the war was over.
313. Gorillas burp when they are happy
314. In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.
315. In 2006 someone tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price got up to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.
316. It is considered good luck in Japan when a sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.
317. A man from Britain changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
318. A woman from California once tried to sue the makers of Cap’n Crunch, because the Crunch Berries contained ‘no berries of any kind.’
319. Apple launched a clothing line in 1986. It was described as a ‘train wreck’ by others.
320. In Japan, crooked teeth are considered cute and attractive.
321. A Swedish woman lost her wedding ring, and found it 16 years later- growing on a carrot in her garden.
322. Donald duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
323. The chance of you dying on the way to get lottery tickets is actually greater than your chance of winning.
324. Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
325. The toothpaste ‘Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’
326. Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.
327. Cockroaches can live for several weeks with their heads cut off, because their brains are located inside their body. They would eventually die from being unable to eat.
328. Scientists have tracked butterflies that travel over 3,000 miles.
329. To produce a single pound of honey, a single bee would have to visit 2 million flowers.
330. The population is expected to rise to 10.8 billion by the year 2080.
331. You breathe on average about 8,409,600 times a year
332. More than 60,000 people are flying over the United States in an airplane right now.
333. Hamsters run up to 8 miles at night on a wheel.
334. A waterfall in Hawaii goes up sometimes instead of down.
335. A church in the Czech Republic has a chandelier made entirely of human bones.
336. Under the Code of Hammurabi, bartenders who watered down beer were punished by execution.
337. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
338. You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning
339. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
340. If 33 million people held hands, they could make it all the way around the equator.
341. Earth is the only planet that is not named after a god.
342. The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in court.
343. You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you are an adult you only have 206.
344. A ten-gallon hat will only hold ¾ of a gallon.
345. Just like fingerprints, everyone has different tongue prints.
346. ATM’s were originally thought to be failures, because the only users were prostitutes and gamblers who didn’t want to deal with tellers face to face.
347. Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions. The word ‘run’ comes in close second.
348. One fourth of the bones in your body are located in your feet
349. 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
350. Blue-eyed people tend to have the highest tolerance of alcohol.
351. A traffic jam lasted for more than 10 days, with cars only moving 0.6 miles a day.
352. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body.
353. Every year more than 2500 left-handed people are killed from using right-handed products.
354. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
355. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so that they do not drift apart.
356. The Golden Poison Dart Frog’s skin has enough toxins to kill 100 people.
357. The male ostrich can roar just like a lion.
358. Mountain lions can whistle.
359. The giraffe’s tongue is so long that they can lick the inside of their own ear.
360. Cows kill more people than sharks do.
361. Cats have 32 muscles in each of their ears.
362. Butterflies taste their food with their feet.
363. A tarantula can live without food for more than two years.
364. The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants!
365. Ever wonder where the phrase ‘It’s raining cats and dogs’ comes from? In the 17th century many homeless cats and dogs would drown and float down the streets of England, making it look like it literally rained cats and dogs.
366. It takes about 3,000 cows to supply enough leather for the NFL for only one year.
367. Male dogs lift their legs when they are urinating for a reason. They are trying to leave their mark higher so that it gives off the message that they are tall and intimidating.
368. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
369. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
370. Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures and have demonstrated the ability to do simple mathematical calculations.
371. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
372. Birds don’t urinate.
373. A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. That is the equivalent of a human jumping the Empire State Building.
374. There are 5 temples in Kyoto, Japan that have blood stained ceilings. The ceilings are made from the floorboards of a castle where warriors killed themselves after a long hold-off against an army. To this day, you can still see the outlines and footprints.
375. There is a snake, called the boomslang, whose venom causes you to bleed out from every orifice on your body. You may even turn blue from internal bleeding, and it can take up to 5 days to die from the bleeding.
376. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.
377. Saturn’s density is low enough that the planet would float in water.
378. 68% of the universe is dark energy, and 27% is dark matter; both are invisible, even with our powerful telescopes. This means we have only seen 5% of the universe from earth.
379. The founders of Google were willing to sell Google for $1 million to Excite in 1999, but Excite turned them down. Google is now worth $527 Billion.
380. In the past 20 years, scientists have found over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system.
381. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
382. If a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby in her womb sends stem cells to help repair the organ.
383. If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.
384. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
385. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
386. If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
387. If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die.
388. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
389. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
390. What is called a ‘French kiss’ in the English-speaking world is known as an ‘English kiss’ in France.
391. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
392. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
393. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
394. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
395. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
396. Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.
397. There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.
398. The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the less likely to fall asleep.
399. You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
400. Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men. But a much higher pain tolerance.
401. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.
402. For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.
403. The total weight of all those ants, however, is about the same as all the humans.
404. On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.
405. Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
406. Neurons multiply at a rate 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.
407. Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months. The longest human pregnancy on record is 17 months, 11 days.
408. A female oyster produces 100 million young in her lifetime, the typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year, and it is possible for one female cat to be responsible for the birth of 20,736 kittens in four years. Michelle Druggar holds the record for largest human family, having given birth to 17 children.
409. 750ml of blood pumps through your brain every minute which is 15-20% of blood flow from the heart.
410. The human brain is about 75% water.
411. Dragonflies are capable of flying sixty miles per hour, making them one of the fastest insects. This is good since they are in a big hurry, as they only live about twenty-four hours.
412. Flies jump backwards during takeoff.
413. A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.
414. Termites outweigh humans by almost ten to one.
415. A spider’s web is not a home, but rather a trap for its food. They are as individual as snowflakes, with no two ever being the same. Some tropical spiders have built webs over eighteen feet across.
416. More people are afraid of spiders than death. Amazingly, few people are afraid of Champagne corks even though you are more likely to be killed by one than by a spider.
417. Your brain consumes 25 watts of power while you’re awake. This amount of energy is enough to illuminate a lightbulb.
418. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
419. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
420. Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days. The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days — the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.
421. The most poisonous spider is the black widow. Its venom is more potent than a rattlesnake’s.
422. 13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese.
423. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
424. Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don’t have eyes.
425. Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
426. Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
427. Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
428. One in eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.
429. The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
430. Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
431. Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.
432. Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator.
433. The Morgan’s Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
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434. Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don’t have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
435. In 1958 Entomologist W.G. Bruce published a list of Arthropod references in the Bible. The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are: Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: 9, and Bee: 4.
436. People eat insects – called ‘Entomophagy'(people eating bugs) – it has been practiced for centuries throughout Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and North, Central and South America. Why? Because many bugs are both protein-rich and good sources of vitamins, minerals and fats.
437. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Go on, try it then
438. Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
439. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
440. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.
441. In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays)
442. No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
443. The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
444. The Beetham Tower cost over £150 million to build.
445. The Beetham Tower has 47 floors.
446. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
447. An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
448. Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year
449. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
450. In France, a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar
451. During the chariot scene in ‘Ben Hur,’ a small red car can be seen in the distance.
452. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
453. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
454. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
455. The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
456. The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
457. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
458. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
459. Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
460. 14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.
461. Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
462. Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word of ‘Snow’
463. Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
464. Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
465. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
466. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
467. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
468. Ithyphallophobia’ is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
469. The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.
470. 14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
471. Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
472. A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
473. A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.
474. Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.
475. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
476. For every ‘normal’ webpage, there are five porn pages.
477. Venus observa is the technical term for the ‘missionary position.’
478. Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.
479. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.
480. US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
481. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
482. Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually.
483. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.
484. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.
485. 98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
486. A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
487. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
488. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
489. Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.
490. Triskaidekaphobia means fear of the number 13.
491. Paraskevidekatriaphobia means fear of Friday the 13th, which occurs one to three times a year.
492. In Italy, 17 is considered an unlucky number. In Japan, 4 is considered an unlucky number.
493. In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
494. The ZIP in ‘ZIP code’ means Zoning Improvement Plan.
495. Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.
496. A ‘2 by 4’ is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.
497. It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
498. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
499. Every person, including identical twins, has a unique eye & tongue print along with their fingerprint.
500. The ‘spot’ on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
501. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
502. The ‘save’ icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
503. Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins
504. Camel’s have three eyelids.
505. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day.
506. John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
507. Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.
508. Chocolate can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.
509. Daniel Boone hated coonskin caps.
510. 55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.
511. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
512. Dr. Seuss pronounced his name ‘soyce’.
513. Slugs have four noses.
514. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
515. India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
516. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.
517. About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
518. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
519. There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.
520. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
521. Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks.
522. Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
523. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.
524. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
525. The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
526. The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.
527. If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
528. Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.
529. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’.
530. IBM’s motto is ‘Think’. Apple later made their motto ‘Think different’.
531. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
532. One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.
533. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.
534. When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.
535. Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald’s.
536. During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, ‘Red Vineyard at Arles’.
537. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
538. One in ten people live on an island.
539. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
540. 28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.
541. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
542. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’
543. Humphrey Bogart NEVER said ‘Play it again, Sam’ in Casablanca
544. They NEVER said ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ on Star Trek.
545. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
546. More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).
547. There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas.
548. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Libraries.
549. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
550. $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
551. Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).
552. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
553. Jim Henson first coined the word ‘Muppet’. It is a combination of ‘marionette’ and ‘puppet.’
554. The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896.
555. The word ‘lethologica’ describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
556. About 14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive.
557. A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a ‘palindrome’.
558. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
559. People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.
560. China has more English speakers than the United States.
561. One in every 9000 people is an albino.
562. There are about a million ants per person. Ants are very social animals and will live in colonies that can contain almost 500,000 ants.
563. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
564. You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
565. Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury.
566. Every year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.
567. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten.
568. Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.
569. In every episode of ‘Seinfeld’ there is a Superman picture or reference somewhere.
570. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
571. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
572. Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
573. Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars’ food or not.
574. There are more types of insects in one tropical rain forest tree than there are in the entire state of Vermont.
575. About 55% of all movies are rated R.
576. About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.
577. Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.
578. The February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
579. There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.
580. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
581. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
582. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
583. There are about 2 chickens for every human in the world.
584. The word ‘maverick’ came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle.
585. Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
586. Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.
587. There are more beetles than any other animal. In fact, one out of every four animals is a beetle.
588. The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest animal and is capable of lifting 850 times its own weight.
589. On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.
590. An American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for $40,000.
591. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
592. Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘MT’.
593. $283,200 is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.
594. Almonds are members of the peach family.
595. Rats and horses can’t vomit.
596. The penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim.
597. There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
598. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance.
599. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
600. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
601. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
602. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
603. Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
604. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
605. Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.
606. Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
607. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
608. An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
609. All polar bears are left-handed.
610. The catfish has over 27000 taste buds (more than any other animal)
611. A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
612. Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight. This would be like an adult person lifting two heavy cars full of people.
613. There are over a million described species of insects. Some people estimate there are actually between 15 and 30 million species.
614. Most insects are beneficial to people because they eat other insects, pollinate crops, are food for other animals, make products we use (like honey and silk) or have medical uses.
615. Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out.
616. Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump.
617. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
618. Starfish have no brains.
619. 11% of the world is left-handed.
620. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
621. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
622. A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
623. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
624. Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
625. Los Angeles’ full name is ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula’.
626. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
627. A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.
628. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
629. A ‘jiffy’ is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
630. The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.
631. The youngest pope ever was 11 years old.
632. The first novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer.
633. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
634. Elwood Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. ‘You’ve got Mail!’).
635. A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
636. Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis middle name was Aron.
637. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
638. Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.
639. Shakespeare invented the words ‘assassination’ and ‘bump.’
640. If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
641. The name Jeep comes from ‘GP’, the army abbreviation for General Purpose.
642. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
643. Cats’ urine glows under a black light.
644. A ‘quidnunc’ is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
645. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items.
646. In the last 4000 years no new animals have been domesticated.
647. 25% of a human’s bones are in its feet.
648. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
649. Canada’ is an Indian word meaning ‘Big Village’.
650. Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.
651. Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.
652. The human heart creates enough pressure in the bloodstream to squirt blood 30 feet.
653. A jellyfish is 95% water.
654. The world’s longest snake (by reliable documentation) is the reticulated python, with a maximum length of, perhaps, 30 feet.
655. Common Cobra venom is not on the list of top 10 venoms yet it is still 40 times more toxic than cyanide.
656. The venom of the Australian Brown Snake is so powerful only 1/14,000th of an ounce is enough to kill a human.
657. Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).
658. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
659. Elephants only sleep for two hours each day.
660. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
661. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (the heart is not a muscle)
662. In golf, a ‘Bo Derek’ is a score of 10.
663. In the U.S, Frisbees outsell footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined.
664. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
665. If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.
666. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
667. The only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross.
668. There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France.
669. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
670. In Iceland, a Big Mac costs $5.50.
671. Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
672. There is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.
673. In a survey of 200000 ostriches over 80 years, not one tried to bury its head in the sand.
674. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.
675. Judge Judy’ has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.
676. Andorra, a tiny country between France & Spain, has the longest average lifespan: 83.49 years.
677. Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.
678. In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
679. John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
680. You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
681. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
682. The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick’ is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.
683. There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330.
684. Duff’ is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.
685. The US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
686. Kuwait is about 60% male (highest in the world). Latvia is about 54% female (highest in the world).
687. The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
688. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
689. At the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.
690. Julius Caesar’s autograph is worth about $2,000,000.
691. People say ‘bless you’ when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.
692. US gold coins used to say ‘In Gold We Trust’.
693. In ‘Silence of the Lambs’, Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
694. A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
695. In the 17th century, the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places. Today, to 1.2411 trillion.
696. Pearls melt in vinegar.
697. Lassie’ was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
698. Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag.
699. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.
700. Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
701. There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
702. Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
703. Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.
704. Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is said to haunt the White House.
705. God is not mentioned once in the book of Esther.
706. The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.
707. Scotland has more redheads than any other part of the world.
708. There is an average of 61,000 people airborne over the US at any given moment.
709. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash.
710. The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.
711. The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.
712. For every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.
713. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital.
714. Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day.
715. Humans use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.
716. If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
717. Only female mosquitoes bite.
718. The U.S. Post Office handles 43 percent of the world’s mail.
719. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate opposite to the direction of their orbit.
720. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th.
721. Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth, not the baseball player.
722. Dolphins can look in different directions with each eye. They can sleep with one eye open.
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723. The Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).
724. There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.
725. The city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands.
726. The past-tense of the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst’
727. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
728. Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!
729. What is called a ‘French kiss’ in the English speaking world is known as an ‘English kiss’ in France.
730. Almost is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
731. Rhythm is the longest English word without a vowel.
732. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
733. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!
734. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
735. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
736. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
737. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
738. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
739. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
740. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!
741. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
742. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!
743. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
744. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
745. Present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
746. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
747. Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
748. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ‘Friday the 13th.’
749. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.
750. On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
751. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
752. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
753. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
754. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
755. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in it’s’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
756. The six official languages of the U.N. are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
757. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
758. It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
759. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
760. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
761. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
762. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
763. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
764. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
765. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
766. The average person laughs 10 times a day!
767. The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book.
768. Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film ‘Some Like It Hot’.
769. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
770. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
771. Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms.
772. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
773. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
774. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.
775. A snail can sleep for three years.
776. No word in the English language rhymes with ‘MONTH’.
777. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
778. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
779. Go. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
780. The ‘pound’ key on your keyboard () is called an octotroph.
781. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
782. Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr.
783. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.
784. The original story from ‘Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights’ begins, ‘Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.’
785. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
786. Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life.
787. The volume of the earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
788. Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us.
789. Chinese Crested dogs can get acne.
790. Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man woman and child in the world.
791. The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.
792. The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one end point is P.
793. The giant red star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth’s orbit around the sun.
794. Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards.
795. A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
796. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
797. The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
798. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
799. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
800. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
801. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched.’
802. All of the clocks in the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ are stuck on 4:20.
803. Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt.’
804. Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable.
805. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
806. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
807. Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
808. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
809. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
810. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
811. A 2′ X 4′ is really 1-1/2′ by 3-1/2′.
812. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
813. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, silver and month.
814. The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.
815. The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
816. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
817. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA.’
818. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, ‘Elementary, my dear Watson.’
819. California consumes more bottled water than any other product.
820. California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named ‘Jesus Christ.’
821. In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
822. Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain.
823. In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
824. Salt Lake City, Utah has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.
825. Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.
826. It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
827. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869.
828. Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger.
829. The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908.
830. The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes.
831. Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state.
832. Residents of Houston, Texas lead the U.S. in eating out – approximately 4.6 times per week.
833. Laredo, Texas is the U.S.’s farthest inland port.
834. Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America.
835. Butte County, South Dakota is the geographical center of the U.S.
836. Louisiana’s capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state.
837. Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.
838. One in seven workers in Boston, Massachusetts walks to work.
839. The ‘Dull Men’s Hall of Fame’ is located in Carroll, Wisconsin.
840. Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. – probably the world.
841. Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.
842. The largest NFL stadium is the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan.
843. Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables.
844. No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.
845. The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.
846. Georgia’s state motto is ‘Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.’
847. The U.S. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida.
848. It’s illegal to spit on the sidewalk in Norfolk, Virginia.
849. The first streetlights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757.
850. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
851. If you were to take a taxicab from New York City to Los Angeles, it would cost you $8,325.
852. The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. The NY phone book had 0 Hitlers after WWII.
853. In New York State, it is illegal to but any alcohol on Sundays before noon.
854. There were 240 pedestrian fatalities in New York City in 1994.
855. Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
856. Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.
857. Maine is the only state that has borders with only one other state.
858. The first McDonald’s restaurant in Canada was in Richmond, British Columbia.
859. In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.
860. There are more donut shops in Canada per capita than any other country.
861. 0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a Moose.
862. In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
863. In Quebec, there is an old law that states margarine must be a different color than butter.
864. The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.
865. More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic.
866. Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad.
867. Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world.
868. The angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.
869. Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the summer Olympic games while hosting.
870. The Amazon is the world’s largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long.
871. The town of Calma, Chile in the Atacama Desert has never had rain.
872. The people of France eat more cheese than any other country in the world.
873. King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes.
874. The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.
875. Greece’s national anthem has 158 verses.
876. In ancient Greece ‘idiot’ meant a private citizen or layman.
877. Bulgarians are known to be the biggest yogurt eaters in the world.
878. Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer per male in the world.
879. A Czech man, Jan Honza Zampa, holds the record for drinking one liter of beer in 4.11 seconds.
880. Netherlands is the only country with a national dog.
881. When we think of Big Ben in London, we think of the clock. Actually, it’s the bell.
882. The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965.
883. Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.
884. Icelanders consume more Coca-Cola per Capita than any other nation.
885. Until 1997, there were more pigs than people in Denmark.
886. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.
887. Sweden has the least number of murders annually.
888. Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world.
889. The country code for Russia is ‘007’.
890. Russians generally answer the phone by saying, ‘I’m listening’.
891. The U.S. bought Alaska for 2 cents an acre from Russia.
892. 1 in 5 of the world’s doctors are Russian.
893. Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.
894. The people of Israel consume more turkeys per capita than any other country.
895. Nepal is the only country that has a non-rectangular flag. It is also asymmetrical.
896. 1,800 cigarettes are smoked per person each year in China.
897. Respiratory Disease is China’s leading cause of death.
898. There are more than 40,000 characters in the Chinese script.
899. More people speak English in China than the United States.
900. The toothbrush was invented in China in 1498.
901. Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.
902. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and just 108.7 acres.
903. In Japan, watermelons are squared. It’s easier to stack them that way.
904. 98% of Japanese are cremated.
905. The number ‘four’ is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as ‘death’.
906. The average Japanese household watches more than 10 hours of television a day.
907. The Philippines has about 7,100 islands, of which only about 460 are more than 1 square mile in area.
908. Yo-yos were used as weapons by warriors in the Philippines in the 16th century.
909. Australian soldiers used the song ‘We’re Off to See the Wizard’ as a marching song in WWII.
910. The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.
911. The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100,000 square miles (160,900 km) without a tree.
912. Tasmania, Australia has the cleanest air in the inhabited world.
913. Greenland is the largest island in the world.
914. The first female guest host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ was Candace Bergen.
915. In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.
916. The Simpsons is the longest running animated series on TV.
917. The first toilet ever seen on television was on ‘Leave It to Beaver.’
918. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
919. The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.
920. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
921. The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the adams apple.
922. Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself.
923. The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
924. The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (96.5 km) per hour.
925. Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
926. When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart.
927. Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
928. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
929. Children grow faster in the springtime.
930. It takes the stomach an hour to break down cows’ milk.
931. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
932. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people do.
933. There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).
934. If you go blind in one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but all your sense of depth.
935. The average human head weighs about 8 pounds.
936. In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
937. An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
938. The average human blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year.
939. Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.
940. Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
941. Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.
942. The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m).
943. 15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second.
944. The pancreas produces Insulin.
945. The most sensitive cluster of nerves is at the base of the spine.
946. The human body is comprised of 80% water.
947. The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
948. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
949. There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
950. Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.
951. While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate 85.
952. Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.
953. Jim Morrison, of the 60’s rock group The Doors, was the first rock star to be arrested on stage.
954. Frank Lloyd Wright’s son invented Lincoln Logs.
955. Peter Falk, who played ‘Columbo,’ has a glass eye.
956. Barbie’s full name is ‘Babara Millicent Roberts.’
957. The mother of Michael Nesmith of ‘The Monkees’ invented whiteout.
958. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
959. Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump.’
960. It is believed that Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
961. Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
962. The shortest British monarch was Charles I, who was 4 feet 9 inches.
963. Tina Turner’s real name is Annie Mae Bullock.
964. Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.
965. President John F Kennedy could read 4 newspapers in 20 minutes.
966. Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman.
967. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
968. Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I’s mother, had six fingers on one hand.
969. Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
970. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
971. Cher’s last name was ‘Sarkissian.’ She changed it because no one could pronounce it.
972. Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869 by a dentist, William Semple.
973. Paper was invented early in the second century by Chinese eunuch.
974. Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
975. Hannibal had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome.
976. A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.
977. A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
978. A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
979. A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
980. Rodent’s teeth never stop growing.
981. A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
982. The penguin is the only bird that can swim but can’t fly.
983. The cheetah is the only cat that can’t retract its claws.
984. A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.
985. Emus and kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
986. Cats have over 100 vocal sounds; dogs only have 10.
987. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet (91 m) long in just one night.
988. Insects outnumber humans 100,000,000 to one.
989. Sharkskin has tiny tooth-like scales all over.
990. Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.
991. Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat.
992. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
993. When sharks take a bite, their eyes roll back and their teeth jut out.
994. Camels chew in a figure 8 pattern.
995. Proportional to their size, cats have the largest eyes of all mammals.
996. Sailfish can leap out of the water and into the air at a speed of 50 miles (81 km) per hour.
997. The catfish has the most taste buds of all animals, having over 27,000 of them.
998. A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
999. A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year.
1000. In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.
1001. The state of Florida is bigger than England.
1002. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
1003. The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!
1004. There are over 58 million dogs in the US
1005. Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year
1006. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day
1007. In Raiders of the Lost Ark there is a wall carving of R2-D2 and C-3P0 behind the ark
1008. I is the most spoken word in the English language
1009. You is the second most spoken English word
1010. Spain leads the world in cork production
1011. There are 1,792 steps in the Eiffel Tower
1012. There is a city in Norway called ‘Hell’
1013. The human feet perspire half a pint of fluid a day
1014. An Olympic gold medal must contain 92.5 percent silver
1015. There are 240 dots on an arcade Pac-Man game
1016. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
1017. Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
1018. A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef
1019. The average American works 24,000 hours in their lifetime just to pay their taxes
1020. 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet
1021. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
1022. Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
1023. Pinocchio is Italian for ‘pine head.’
1024. There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.