that you would never want to know...
Each time you laugh you burn up, on average, 3.5 calories.
Rats can not vomit. I know, it's weird stuff, but I'll
be willing to bet most of you will remember this fact
for the rest of your life.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
When asked to name a color, 60% of any sample will name
the color "red."
In 1915, a telephone call from San Francisco to
New York cost $20.70 for the first three minutes.
Now you can get rates as low as 7.9 *cents* per
minute for a call from San Francisco to London!
At 90 degrees Fahrenheit below zero - assuming you could
stand it - your breath will freeze in mid air and fall
to the ground.
An ostrich's intestinal track is up to 45 feet long.
Pigs can become alcoholics, according to the US
government. Why would they ever want to know that
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear
Coca-cola was originally green.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for
the US Treas.
Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating
one olive from each salad served first class: $40,000
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-
Percentage of American men who say they would marry
the same woman if they had it to do all over again:
Percentage of American women who say they would marry
the same man: 50
Percentage of men who say they are happier after their
divorce or separation: 58
Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
Average number of people airborne over the US any given
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
Percentage of mammal species (including humans!!) that
Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1
Portion of land in the US owned by the government:
Only food that does not spoil: honey
Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
Polar bears are left-handed.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived
in China in 1910.
he youngest pope was 11 years old.
Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than
Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
Your nose and ears never stop growing.
Hot water is heavier than cold.
They have square watermelons in Japan...they stack better.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any
There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any
other day of the year.
Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
Men get hiccups more often than woman.
Armadillos can be housebroken.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
silver, and purple.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United
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.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English
The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter
pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes
on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts
measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the
fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target,
it got "the whole 9 yards."
The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights
begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.
The 'y' in signs reading "Ye Olde ..." is properly
pronounced with a 'th' sound, not 'y'. The "th" sound
does not exist in Latin, so ancient Roman occupied (present
day) England used the rune "thorn" to represent "th"
sounds. With the advent of the printing press the character
from the Roman alphabet which closest resembled thorn
was the lower case "y".
The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called
'mantles') are radioactive -- so much so that they will
set of an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to
Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power
factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful
than a 5! Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be
the point of total tetonic destruction (2 is the smallest
that can be felt unaided.)
Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur.
The story was changed in the 1600s by a translator.
It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella)
lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow
Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on
roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done
on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people
switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent
accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the
morning and been too sleepy to realize *this* was the
day of the changeover.
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin
during World War II killed the only elephant in the
Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again,
Sam." Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear
Watson." Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty,"
but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott".
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties
are registered blood donors.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die
in air crashes.
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."
The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag
that is flown differently during times of peace or war.
A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red.
The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and
the red portion is flown in war time.
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves
when they rode past their king. This custom has become
the modern military salute.
The "huddle" in football was formed due a deaf football
player who used sign language to communicate and his
team didn't want the opposition to see the signals he
used and in turn huddled around him.
Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and
could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer
of his desk.
If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will
die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will
die of oxygen deprivation.
Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that
has been hit by a lightning strike.
The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses
an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during
wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything
else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified
is to poke someone's eye out.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister. Sir Isaac Newton
was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover
Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine
that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor
Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is
the great-great-grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you
would have produced enough sound energy to heat one
cup of coffee.
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough
gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps
out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of
Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by
a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer
than left-handed people do.
In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their
bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30
times its own weight and always falls over on its right
side when intoxicated.
Polar bears are left handed.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the
catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is
like a human jumping the length of a football field.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head
is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by
ripping the males head off.
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. (thankfully)
A cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
Starfishes haven`t got brains.
It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States
than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake
three voyages to and from the New World.
One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than
$200 a year.
Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
According to tests made at the Institute for the Study
of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats,
like people, are either right-handed or left-handed
--- that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
Blue whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as
long as 3 Greyhound buses.
Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land.
Although they are rapid, they are not agile; so if you
ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line.
You'll lose him or her every time.
Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally
nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue
Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
Only female mosquitoes bite.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as
much as to any other color.
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion,
it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock
their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at
right angles to the stem, and, with legs dangling, fall
Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to
yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks
of the day.
Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top
of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
The outdoor temperature can be estimated to within several
degrees by timing the chirps of a cricket. It is done
this way: count the number of chirps in a 15-second
period, and add 37 to the total. The result will be
very close to the actual Fahrenheit temperature. This
formula, however, only works in warm weather. (Try it!)
In the United States, a pound of potato chips cost two
hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars.
It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico,
in the 1920's.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will
bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the
glass to the top.
Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories
to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to