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!
➢One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
➢It’s illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you’re sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
➢The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys Gum!
➢No piece of square dry paper can be folded more that 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 the lazy dog.” Uses every letter of the alphabet!
➢The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!
➢The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!
➢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 dentists!
➢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!
➢There are more than one million animal species on Earth!
➢In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits!
➢It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city of Iceland!
➢Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
➢Thomas Edison, light bulb 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 can’t find any food!
➢Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
➢The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!
➢In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so 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 of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!
➢Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!
➢In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!
➢Slugs have 4 noses!
➢Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!
➢Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!
➢Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!
➢The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!
➢It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!
➢There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!
➢Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!
➢Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!
➢A jellyfish is 95% water!
➢In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!
➢A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat so you can eat your plate!
➢More Monopoly money is printed a year, than real money printed throughout the world!
➢The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn their stomach inside out!
➢The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
➢The penguin is the only bird who can swim but can’t fly!
➢Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States!
➢One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!
➢America once issued a five cent bill!
➢You’ll eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime!
➢Everybody’s tongue print is different!
➢There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and month!
➢Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat to keep himself cool!
➢A man name Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
➢Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
➢166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered every year in the US!
➢123 billion cars are being driven down the US highways!
➢85 billion tons of paper are used each year in the US (hint hint, recycle!!!)
➢56 billion people go to major league baseball games each year!
➢Bats always turn left when exiting a cave! (how difficult would our lives be if we did that?)
➢In Tokyo they sell toupees for dogs!
➢There are over 58 million dogs in the US!
➢Dogs and cats consume over 11 billion dollars worth of pet food every year!
➢Finger nails grow nearly four times faster than toenails!
➢You blink over 10 billion times a year!
➢Baby robins eat 14 feet of earth worms everyday!
➢In the 1880’s in England “pants” was considered a dirty word! (how would they react to our language today?!)
➢The average person laughs 13 times a day!
➢Men are six 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 forget where they hid them!
➢Earnest Vincent Wright wrote the novel Gadsby which contains over 50,000 words, none of them with the letter ‘E’!
➢The word ‘set’ has the most definitions of all the words in the English language!
➢The object most often choked on by Americans is the toothpick!
➢Every 45 seconds a house catches on fire in the US (so remember to exit when the fire alarms go off, it may not be a drill or prank!)
➢Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!
➢Smelling bananas and/or green apples can help you lose weight!
➢A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons of sweat per day! Most of the sweat does evaporate before you notice it’s there.
➢A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!
➢The most used letter in the English alphabet is the letter ‘E’!
➢The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!
➢Dogs and cats are either left handed or right handed (does anyone know how to test this?)
➢Nose prints are used to identify dogs rather than finger prints!