Some More Random Facts

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (24 km) per hour.

Each of us generates about 3.5 pounds of trash a day. Most of it is paper.

The only 2 days there are absolutely no professional sports being played is before and after the Major League All-Star game.

Roger Wrenn was the photographer who took the famous picture of General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore in the Philippines in October 1944.

The father of the Pink Flamingo (the plastic lawn ornament) is Don Featherstone of Massachusetts.

The surface of the human skin is 6.5 square feet (2m).

1960 was the last model year for Edsel and Desoto.

It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.

The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."

There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

If China imported just 10% of it's rice needs- the price on the world market would increase by 80%.

The use of telephone answering machines became popular in 1974.

More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.

A man named John Bellavia has entered over 5000 contests, and has never won a thing.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The longest word in the English language is 1,913 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

A standard 747 Jumbo Jet has 420 seats.

The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object that can be seen without a telescope.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

Strawberries have more vitamin C in them than oranges.

The most sensitive cluster of nerves is at the base of the spine.

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead".

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

The letters of the alphabet in order of frequency of use are:ETAISONHRDLUCMFWYPGVBKJQXZ

The core of the sun is made of plasma, and is 15 million degrees C.

A novel with 50,000 words, none of which contained the letter ‘E’ was written by Ernest Wright.

Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space.

Charles Moncke invented the monkey wrench.

After the Mayflower was no longer needed, it was dismantled, and rebuilt as a barn.

The average speed of Heinz™ ketchup leaving the bottle is 25 miles per year.

France is the world's third greatest military power. (Behind the US, and Russia respectively)

Catherine de Medici was the first woman in Europe to use tobacco. She took it in a mixture of snuff.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

Every queen named Jane has either been murdered, imprisoned, gone mad, died young, or been dethroned.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The Paramount™ logo contains 22 stars.

The most extras ever used in a movie were 300,000, for the film Gandhi in 1981.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.

Out of all of the postage stamps in the United States with people's faces on them, there is not one that has the picture of someone alive.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

The diameter of the wire in a standard paper clip is 1 millimeter - or about 0.04 inch.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Dr. Seuss in “If I Ran the Zoo” first coined the word “nerd”.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

More people speak English in China than the United States.
Harry Truman was the first president to pardon a Turkey before Thanksgiving.

The earth weighs about 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

A quasicrystal is the only crystal to not have a repeating structure
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