50 Totally Random Facts

March 20, 2008 at 12:07 am (Totally Random) (, , , )

 

1. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

2. You share your birthday with at least 9 million people.

3. The Boston University Bridge is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

4.5. Cats have over 100 vocal cord sounds. Dogs have about 10.

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

7.  David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars; he spoke all of Vader’s lines, and didn’t know he would be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the film.

8. In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.

9. Montpeiler, Vermont is the only US state capital without a McDonald’s.

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

11. The cruise line, Queen Elizabeth II, moves six inches for each gallon of diesel it burns.

12. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

13. Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until 2-6 years of age.

14. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

15. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

16. The first toilet ever seen on television was on Leave It to Beaver.

17. Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.

18. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan.

19. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories per hour.

20. Humans, chimps, and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

21. Human beings are the only animals with the ability to have sex facing each other. Creighton Smith (a primatologist) disagrees with this and he sent us proof  click here  Thanks Creighton !

22. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

23. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

24. Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza every day combined.

25. A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

26. Every time you lick a stamp, you are consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

27. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

28. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

29. Polar bears are always left handed.

30. Ants always fall over on their right side when intoxicated.

31. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

32. Butterflies taste with their feet.

33. Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump.

34. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

35. Starfish don’t have brains.

36. The average person eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

37. A rhinoceros’s horn is made of compacted hair.

38. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896… Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

39. A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

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

41. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

42. More people are killed by donkeys annually than in plane crashes.

43. Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump”.

44. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

45. If you keep a Goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

46. Women blink nearly twice as often as men.

47. Right handed people, on average, live 9 years longer than left handed people.

48. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

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

50. A snail can sleep for 3 years.

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1 Comment

  1. melaniee said,

    heyy this is pretty awesom!

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