Random Stuffs

Strange But True!

  • The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales!
  • Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!
  • No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!
  • A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!
  • Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
  • There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!
  • If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!
  • Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!
  • A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
  • The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
  • Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
  • A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!
  • Porcupines float in water!
  • Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eye”!
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet!
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”!
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!
  • The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!
  • Cat urine glows under a black-light!
  • The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1!
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
  • Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
  • A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average!
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
  • The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!
  • Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!
  • A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
  • Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!
  • A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
  • The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!
  • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off – it dies from starvation!
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
  • The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
  • One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!
  • you’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!
  • Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!
  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
  • Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!
  • During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants!
  • Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  • The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!
  • In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow down their faces!
  • There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
  • About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!
  • More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!
  • A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!
  • Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!
  • Slugs have 4 noses!
  • Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!
  • Owls are one of the only birds who can see the colour blue!
  • It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!
  • Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!
  • Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!
  • A jellyfish is 95 percent water!
  • In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!
  • The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!
  • A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!
  • More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world!
  • The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it’s stomach inside-out!
  • The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
  • The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!
  • One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and month!
  • Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!
  • A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
  • The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!
  • In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs!
  • There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!
  • Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  • You blink over 10,000,000 times a year! That’s ten million!
  • Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!
  • In England, in the 1880’s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word!
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  • The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!
  • An average person laughs 13 times a day!
  • Dogs can hear sounds that you can’t!
  • Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!
  • It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!
  • Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, “Gadsby”, which contains over 50,000 words — none of them with the letter E!
  • Of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions!
  • The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
  • The most used letter in the English alphabet is E, and Q is the least used!
  • There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!
  • The original name for the butterfly was “flutterby”!

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