Trivia and Stuff you really Don't need to know!!!
SOME FACTS TO GET US STARTED...
-By a 1893 Supreme Court Decision, the tomato was declared a vegetable not a fruit.
-In a lifetime, Americans spend an average of 49 hours seeing doctors and an average of 64 hours waiting to see them.
-The USA flag on the moon was made of metal to withstand the debris in space.
-Dogs bite an average of 28 mail carriers a day in the US.
-You can draw a 35 mile line with the lead in an average pencil.
-38% of Americans sing in the shower!
-Bottled beer is colder then canned beer.
-The average American spends 6 months of their life waiting for red lights to change.
-The abreviation "Xmas" for "Christmas" does not take Christ out of Christmas as ussually believed. The 'X' is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, 'Xristos'. Xmas actually means "Christ's mass".
-By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
-The human brain is 80% water
-Everyone's tongue print is different
-From the age of about thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
-When you blush, your stomach lining also turns red.
-Nearly a quarter of all human bones are found in the feet
-Most people blink about 25,000 times a day
-It requires 30 muscles to raise your eyebrows.
-The sound a duck make ("Quack") does not echo!
-What is unique about the following sentence? "Bores are people that say that people are bores"
Answer: It is a pseudodrome, the same forward and backwards
-What state is Pittsburg in?
Answer: Colorado, Kansas, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Texas. If you spell it with an "h" on the end (Pittsburgh), it is also in Pennsylvania!
-What do London, Athens, Egypt, Paris, Jerusalem, Moscow, Palestine, and Scotland all have in common?
Answer: They are all places found in the state of Arkansas.
-When does the number 14 fall between the numbers 9 and 11?
Answer: On a dart board.
-What is pandiculating?
Answer: The medical term for yawning.
-What is strange about the black box on an airplane?
Answer: It is orange!
YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE IT...
-In 1977, Napolean's penis was sold in Paris to an American urologist for about $3,800 ($US).
-An American aircraft in Vietnam shot itself down with one of its own missles
-King Solomon of Isreal had about 700 wives and hundreds of mistresses
-Due to staggering inflation in the 1920's, 4,000,000,000,000,000,000 German marks were worth 1 US dollar.
-The longest Hollywood kiss was from the 1941 film 'You're in the Army now', it lasted 3 minutes and 3 seconds.
-Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during WWII were made of wood.
-A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during WWI
-More money is spent each year on tobacco and alcohol then on Life insurance.
WHAT ARE YOU SCARED OF???(Hopefully not one of these)
Anemophobia-Fear of Air drafts or wind.
Brontophobia-Fear of Thunder and Lightning
Chaetophobia-Fear of Hair
Chorophobia-Fear of Dancing
Graphophobia-Fear of Writing or Handwriting
Koinoniphobia-Fear of Rooms
Kymophobia-Fear of Waves
Lachanophobia-Fear of Vegtables
Peladophobia-Fear of Bald People
Pluviophobia-Fear of being Rained on
Thaasophobia-Fear of sitting
Verbophobia-Fear of Words
BET YOU NEEDED TO KNOW...
-The Atlantic Ocean is Saltier then the Pacific Ocean
-In medieval England, beer was often served with breakfast
-The right lung takes in more air then the left
-At 90 degrees (F) below zero your breath will freeze in midair and fall to the ground.
-Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated
-Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
-There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world
-Coca-cola was orginally green
-Everyday more money is printed for monopoly than for the US Treasury
-Men get hiccups more often than women
-Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men
-Percentage of American men who say they would wed the same woman if they had to do it all over again: 80%
-Percentage of women you say they would wed the same man if they had to do it all over again: 50%
-Percentage of men who say the are happier after a divorce or separation: 58%
-Percentage of women who say they are happier after a divorce or separation: 85%
-Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
-7% of Americans will eat McDonalds today
-Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7
-Only food that does not spoil: honey
-Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
-Only species (besides humans) that can get sunburn: Pigs
-Polar bears are left handed
-The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China
-The youngest pope was 11 years old
-Pilgrams ate popcorn at the first Thangsgiving
-Your nose and ears never stop growing
-Scientists say the average person eats about 2 pounds of bugs a year. That's mostly because insects accidently get ground up in foods like peanut butter, strawberry jelly, and spaghetti sauce. They won't hurt you, they're actually full of protein.
-If an insect flies in your ear, shine a light in you ear...chances are it will crawl or fly back out.
There are 240 white dots on a Pacman video game
-According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg
-The collecting of Beer mats is called Tegestology
-Grabatology is the collecting of ties
-In 1982, Englishman William Hall committed suicide by drilling holes into his head with a power drill...it took 8 holes!
-Human hair and finger nails continue to grow after death
-There is no single word given to describe the back of the knee
-Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton
-There are two credits cards for every one person in the United States
-"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language
-The international telephone area code for Antarctica is 672
-The glue on postage stamps in Isreal is certified kosher
-The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin zoo.
-A 'Jiffy' is actually a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
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