50 Crazy Fun Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

50 Crazy Fun Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Crazy Fun Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

 

1. Slugs have four noses.

2. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

3. India has a Bill of Rights for cows.

4. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.

5. About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

6. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

7. There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.

8. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

9. Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That is more than sharks.

10. Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.

11. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.

12. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

13. The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

14. The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.

15. If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

16. Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.

17. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.

18. IBM’s motto is “Think”. Apple later made its motto “Think different”.

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

20. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.

21. When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.

22. Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald’s.

23. During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, “Red Vineyard at Arles”.

24. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

25. One in ten people lives on an island.

26. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it, to begin with.

27. 28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, it’s 38%.

28. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

29. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

30. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”.

31. Humphrey Bogart NEVER said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca.

32. They NEVER said “Beam me up, Scotty” on Star Trek.

33. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.

34. More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).

35. There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas.

36. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Libraries.

37. $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

38. Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).

39. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

40. Jim Henson first coined the word “Muppet”. It is a combination of “marionette” and “puppet.”

41. The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896.

42. The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

43. About 14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive.

44. A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a “palindrome”.

45. A snail can sleep for 3 years.

46. China has more English speakers than the United States.

47. One in every 9000 people is an albino.

48. There are about a million ants per person. Ants are very social animals and will live in colonies that can contain almost 500,000 ants.

49. Every day, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury

50. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten.

 

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