Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Random Facts

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

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a bellybutton.

-A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.

-People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

-When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop ... even your heart!

-Only 7% of the population are lefties.

-40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

-Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

-The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years
waiting in lines.

-The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

-The average housefly lives for one month.

-40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

-A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

-The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

-Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

-Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

-The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

-The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and the parrot. ( Don't forget Moms )

-Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.

-In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

-Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

-The first
Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

-Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

-Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were seventh cousins.

-If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green

-Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

-Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

-There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

-The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

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

-There are more chickens than people in the world.

-Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

-The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

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

-All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

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

-"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

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

-Almonds are a member of the peach family.

-Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

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

-There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

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

-A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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

-Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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

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

-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."

-A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

-A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

-It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

-The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

-In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar
tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

-The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

-There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

-"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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