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Amazing President Facts

August 18, 2007

These are incredibly amazing.

Useless Facts

August 18, 2007

These are hilarious

  • For every human being on earth, there are about 200 million insects.
  • The harmonica is the world’s most popular instrument.
  • By the time they are 65 years old, most Americans have watched more than nine years worth of television.
  • The puck in ice hockey can travel at up to 118 mph (190 km/h).
  • If you stretched all the nerves in the body from end to end, they would be about 47 miles long.
  • Humans have more than 600 muscles in their bodies.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • The largest cabbage weighed 144 lbs.
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in “-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula” – and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: “L.A.”
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just stripped 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 “Its A Wonderful Life.”
  • A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON’T try this at home!)
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • Many hamsters blink one eye at a time.
  • The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.
  • The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
  • Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
  • Whitby, Ontario has more donut stores per capita than any other place in the world.
  • Starfish have no brain.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter “E”.
  • Bulls are color blind.
  • A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.
  • “Babe” was played by over 48 pigs.
  • Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
  • Lip stick contains fish scales.
  • The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison to kill 2200 people.
  • The largest known kidney stone weighed 1.36 kilograms.
  • Kidney stones come in any color from yellow to brown.
  • Women blink twice as many times as men do.
  • The McDonalds at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario is the only one in the world that sells hot dogs.
  • A bowling pin only has to tilt 7.5 degrees in order to fall down.
  • The first episode of Leave It To Beaver aired on October 4, 1957.
  • Beaver Cleaver’s locker number is 9.
  • The first flushing toilet seen on TV was on Leave It To Beaver.
  • Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment number (on the show) is 5A. In the old episodes it was 3A.