Interesting Facts


  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  • Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
  • If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
  • The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  • The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  • On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
  • All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  • "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
  • A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
  • Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world?
  • When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
  • 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 hour.
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
  • 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 day.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • You know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  • The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  • There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • Cat's urine glows under a black light.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  • One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers-they saw it as competition.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
  • 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.
  • Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  • If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.
  • Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  • The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary.
  • The longest earthworm in the world was reported to exceed 150 ft. in length.
  • The first time she signed an autograph as Marilyn Monroe, she had to ask how to spell her first name.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
  • In Rio de Janeiro there are more plastic surgeons than public health doctors.
  • In November 2001 a swiss bank lost $100,000,000 because of a typing error. oops.
  • Koalas sleep for 22 hrs a day.
  • Japan leads the world in condom use. They're sold door to door by saleswomen.
  • 15% of women change the toiletpaper before company comes over.
  • "Amen" is recognized in more languages than any other.
  • The highest rated t.v. program in Korea was "Jonie loves Chachie" because "Chachie" means penis in Korean.
  • Only 32% of Americans can snap their fingers.
  • You can't lick your elbow
  • over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  • There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
  • Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
  • Cat's urine glows under a black light.
  • Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
  • The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
  • In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  • Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  • No NFL team which plays it's home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl.
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".
  • In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
  • Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
  • One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers --they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
  • The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older
  • A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
  • A shrimp's heart is in their head.
  • People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
  • In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so - apart from Bones ).
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetti Spaghetti especially for the German market that consisted solely of little pasta swastikas.
  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  • Rats and horses can't vomit.
  • The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
  • If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  • 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
  • In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Cat's urine glows under a black-light.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different
  • Humans and Dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7months and 6 days, you would have producced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9months, 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 suirt blood 30 feet.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, your consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
  • The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.
  • The littel lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.
  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  • "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt."
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of a $5 bill.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  • Maine is the only state that is only one syllable.
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  • Al Capone's business card said that he was a used furniture dealer.
  • The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life."
  • A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • You can see Abe Lincoln sitting in the chair (the Lincoln Memorial) inside the building on a penny.
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word you can type using only the left hand.
  • "Typewriter" is the longest word you can type using only the top shelf of the keyboard.
  • "Bookkeeper" is the only word in the English language that has 3 sets of double letters all in a row.
  • Abe Lincoln's dog, Fido, was assassinated, too. (He was stabbed to death!)
  • In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off."
  • A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.
  • European women didn't wear underwear until the 1900s.
  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a phone call.
  • We shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime. We drool more than three pints a day.
  • Yo-yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines.
  • A Russian woman gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1765. (She had 16 pair of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.)
  • Prince William once flushed his dad's shoes down the toilet.
  • Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.
  • Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year.
  • Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth 1st's mother, had six fingers on her left hand.
  • Australian speak for going to the bathroom is, "Spending a penny."
  • You blink your eyes about 20,000 times a day.
  • Girls see better than boys in the dark.
  • An average person has 696 muscles; a caterpillar has more than 4,000.
  • The typical bed houses 2 million dust mites. Yuck!
  • Brains are more active while sleeping than watching TV.
  • Ancient Romans and Egyptians used crushed tadpoles mixed with oil as hair dye.
  • Blue is the favourite colour of 80% of Americans.
  • A giraffe cleans its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  • In Sri Lanka, when a person shakes his or her head from side to side, it means "yes."
  • The largest chocolate chip cookie ever made contained 2.8 tons of chocolate.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • It's against the law in Iceland to have a dog.
  • The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.
  • Everyday, 0.5% of the world visits a McDonald's.
  • Children grow faster in the spring.
  • Napoleon suffered from constipation. TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!
  • The only word in the English language with all vowels in reverse order is "subcontinental."
  • Donald Duck comics were once banned in Finland because Donald doesn't wear pants.
  • 85% of people killed by lightning are male.
  • Your body is 70% water.
  • There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.
  • The back of a sock is called a "gore."
  • Beethoven poured ice water over his head before he composed.
  • We've eaten 400 billion Oreo's since they were first introduced in 1912.
  • The Snicker's bar is the #1 selling candy sold in vending machines.
  • Add up all the numbers on a roulette wheel and the sum is 666.
  • Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real ones.
  • In Pakistan, it's rude to show your feet.
  • China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
  • Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
  • The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
  • Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
  • No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching t.v.
  • Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  • A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
  • Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  • All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  • The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  • Richard Milhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton.
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • A peanut is neither a pea nor a nut.
  • A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
  • A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.
  • 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  • 35 MPH is the average speed most cars travel on interstate highways during peak morning and afternoon rush.
  • 96% of a cucumber is water.* *A 2x4 is 1 1/2 x 3 1/2.
  • A cat uses his whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through!
  • A crocodile can't move his tongue.
  • A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.* *A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • A fifteen letter word with no letters repeated is uncopyrightable.
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  • A human fetus has fingerprints after three months.
  • A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!
  • A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
  • A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarettes in Indiana.
  • A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
  • A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not inside the houses.
  • A whale's penis is called a dork.
  • A zebra is white with black stripes.
  • According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is killed annually painting stripes on the state's highways and roads.
  • Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother. They were both deaf.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
  • 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.