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101 weird and interesting facts

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A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.
A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.
About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
All babies are color blind when they are born.
Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is ‘Crash Course’!
Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal, and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever.
Astronauts get taller when they are in space.
Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.
Babies’ eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen.
Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million.
Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors.
Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘Big Village’.
Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats!
Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
Common pesticides such as roach, termite, and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans.
Crayola is a French word that means ‘Oily chalk.'”
Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
During World War II, Uncle Ben’s was the exclusive supplier of rice to the U.S. Armed Forces.
Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.
Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.
Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpastes.
From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.
In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes.
In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans every year.
Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.
It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
King Kong was Adolf Hitler’s favorite movie.
Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.
Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
Malcolm X’s original name is Malcolm Little.
Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation.
Most dust particles in your house come from dead skin.
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle.
New York’s Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.
Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
Nylon is made from coal and petroleum.
Oil tycoon, John D. Rockefeller, was the world’s first billionaire.
On average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.
On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months.
One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.
Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry.
Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers.
Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays.
Rapper LL Cool J’s name is short for ‘Ladies Love Cool James’.
Reno, Nevada is actually west of Los Angeles, California.
Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.
Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.
Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
Teflon is the slipperiest substance in the world.
The ‘King Ranch’ in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
The ‘vintage date’ on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling!
The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
The average home creates more pollution than does the average car.
The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.
The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.
The first product that the toy company Mattel came out with was picture frames.
The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie Psycho.
The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
The leading cause of poisoning for children under the age of six in the home is liquid dish soap.
The most dangerous job in the United States is that of an Alaskan Crab Fisherman.
The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.
The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.
The search engine Google got its name from the word ‘googol’, which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
There are 365 steps on the front of the U.S. Capitol Building – one for every day of the year.
There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!
To sell your home faster, and for more money, paint it yellow.
U-Haul is the world’s largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages.
Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song ‘Happy Birthday’. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
Warren Beatty once worked as a rat-catcher!
Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White holds the record for putting her hands together approximately 140,000 times to clap.
When Scott Paper Company first started manufacturing toilet paper they did not put their name on the product because of embarrassment.

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