Sunday, January 16, 2011

Interesting Factoids

Because something on my blog should be interesting.  And yes, I did just copy-paste these from the first site I found on Google.

  1. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.
  2. Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
  3. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  4. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
  5. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  6. Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
  7. Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.
  8. Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.
  9. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  10. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
  11. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
  12. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
  13. Polar Bears trying to blend in with the ice will sometimes cover up their black nose with their paws.
  14. Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
  15. Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
  16. Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours.
  17. Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  18. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  19. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  20. Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
  21. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
  22. Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
  23. Slugs have 4 noses.
  24. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
  25. Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze.
  26. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
  27. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  28. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  29. Sylvia Miles had the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar with "Midnight Cowboy." Her entire role lasted only six minutes.
  30. Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
  31. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
  32. The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.
  33. The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
  34. The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
  35. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  36. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year. 
  37. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
  38. The average person laughs 15 times a day.
  39. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.


  1. I never knew about the playing cards thing, that's pretty cool.

  2. What Trelin said. These are pretty cool, who cares if you copied and pasted haha.

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  3. Birds sure like to slam into windows. It happened at my old job at a movie theater. This really creepy customer kept talking to me while I was cleaning it up :(

  4. I'm glad the ribbon worms eat themselves if they have to. That's really helping them survive.

  5. peanuts aren't an ingredient in dynamite when i make it.

  6. hmm... interesting... followed for anonment

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  7. 600 sodas??? HELL YEAH! U-S-A! U-S-A!