10.57.50 AMAmazing fact 10
Although the Pony Express was one of the most famous chapters in U.S. history, it only lasted one year, from 1860-61.
Amazon ants (red ants found in the western U.S.) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. The slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who cannot do anything but fight. They depend completely on their slaves for survival.
Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.
American car horns beep in the tone of F.
American chocolate manufacturers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk -only surpassed by the cheese and ice cream industries.
Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world's garbage annually. On average, that's 3 pounds a day per person.
Americans consume 42 tons of aspirin per day.
Americans consumed over 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate in 2001, which is almost half of the total world's production.
Americans drink about five billion bottles and cans of soda, and about a billion and a half pounds of coffee every year.
Americans drink over a billion pounds of coffee every year and around five million bottles of soda.
Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Americans spend approximately $25 billion each year on beer.
Americans spend more than $5 billion a year on cosmetics, toiletries, beauty parlors and barber shops.
Americans spent an estimated $267 billion dining out in 1993.
Americans spent over $360 million in 1982 to avoid having bad breath.
Americans use about 100 million pounds of tea leaves every year.
Americans use over 16, 000 tons of aspirin a year.
Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza in one day.
America's first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men.
America's first stock exchange was the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, established in 1791.
Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
Among transsexuals who choose sex-change operations, females who elect to become males are reportedly happier and better adjusted after the procedures than males who elect to become female.
Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" words in English are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).
An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.
An adult male ostrich, the world's largest bird, can weigh up to 345 pounds.
An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.
An African American chef in Albany, NY is thought to have been the inventor of potato chips sometime in 1865. Unfortunately, nobody knows his name.
An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.
An American cow called Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and lived to the ripe old age of 25.
An American urologist bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
An ant can survive for up to two days underwater.
An ant's sense of smell is as good as a Dog's.
An apple tree is at its prime when its about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100 million barrels of apples a year. That's a lot of old trees.
An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.
An arabica coffee tree can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.
An area of the Sun's surface the size of a postage stamp shines with the power of 1,500,000 candles.
An artificial hand , with fingers moved by cogwheels and levers, was designed in 1551 by Frenchman Ambroise Paré. It worked so well that a handless cavalryman was able to grasp the reins of his horse.
An Athens legislator named Solon passed a law in the 6th century that let fathers sell their fornicating daughters into slavery.
An average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows.
An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
An average human scalp has 100,00 hairs.
An average person drinks about 16,000 gallons of wate during his life time.
An average person laughs about 5 times a day.
An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.
An average pig squeals at a range from 100 to 115 decibels.
An average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
An ear of corn always has an even number of rows because of the genetic formula which divides the cells.
An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.
An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.
An elephant can smell water 3 miles away.
An elephant could carry up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
An elephant has 4 knees
An elephant may consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.
An elephant's trunk contains more than 50,000 muscles.
An Estee Lauder perfume called "Country Mist" had disappointing sales in Germany where the word "Mist" was slang for manure!
An estimated $1 million is lost at race tracks each year by people who lose or carelessly throw away winning tickets.
An etiquette writer of the 1840's advised, "Ladies may wipe their lips on the tablecloth, but not blow their noses on it."
An eyelash lives about 5 months.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
An insect exerts so much energy in one hour of flying that it may lose as much as a third of its total body weight.
An Octopus has 3 hearts!
An old law in Bellingham, Washington made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in-meat freezer!
An ostrich egg can make approx. eleven and a half omelets.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
An ounce of gold can be beaten up into a sheet covering 9.3 sq. meters, or drawn into 80.5 kms(50 miles) of wire.
An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.
An owl cannot move it's eyeballs in its eye sockets.
An oyster can change it's sex a number of times during its life.
An oyster can change its sex once every seven days.
Anagrams amused the ancient Greeks, Romans and Hebrews, and were popular during the Middle Ages.
Ancient Chinese artists freely painted scenes of nakedness and sex. However, they would absolutely never depict a bare female foot.
Ancient Chinese artists would never paint pictures of women's feet.
Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
Ancient Egyptians believed that "Bast" was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed that cats were sacred animals.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
Andorra, a tiny country on the border between France and Spain, has the longest average lifespan: 83.49 years.
Andrew Jackson spent most of his adult life with a bullet no more than two inches away from his heart as a result of a duel he fought before becoming President.
Andrew Johnson, was the only self-educated tailor. He is the only President to make his own clothes as well as his cabinet's.
Andy Warhol based his 1964 series of silk portraits of Marilyn Monroe on a still photo from the 1952 movie Niagra.
Andy Warhol created the Rolling Stone's emblem depicting the big tongue. It first appeared on the cover of the 'Sticky Fingers' album.
Animal gestation periods: the shortest is the American opossum, which bears its young 12 to 13 days after conception; the longest is the Asiatic elephant, taking 608 days, or just over 20 months.
Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.
Anne Boleyn had three breasts.
Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I's mother, had six fingers on one hand.
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, had an extra finger on her left hand.
Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of French fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort.
Another law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.
Another name for your pinky finger is Wanus
Antarctica has only one ATM machine.
Antarctica is the only continent without any reptiles or snakes.
Antarctica is visited by over 10,000 tourists a year.
Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
Anthropologists use a standard height of 4 feet 11 inches to determine if a group of people are pygmies. The average adult male must be less than 59 inches in height.
Ants are social insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
Ants can live completely submerged underwater for up to 2 days.
Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue
Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of it's surface tension.
Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.
Anyone could come to Andrew Jackson's public parties at the White House. At his last one, a wheel of cheese weighing 1,400 lbs. was eaten in two hours. The White House smelled of cheese for weeks.
Aphids are born pregnant without the benefit of sex. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves.
Apparently 1/3 of people with alarm clocks hit the 'snooze' button every morning, and from 25-34 age group, it is over 1/2. (r u 1 of them?)
Apparently there's a law stating that if a Kurtatchi woman of the Soloman Islands unintentionally reveals her genitals, it can be expected and will be understood if any nearby man sexually assaults her.
Apparently, according to Playtex, the best selling bra sizes these days are 34B and 36B.
Apparently, I misspelled it...it's "Sinterklaas." Thanks to the unnamed person from Holland who corrected me.
Apple pie was brought to England from France sometime around 1066 by William the Conqueror. It made it to America when the Pilgrims arrived.
Apple pits contain cyanide.
Apples are more effecient than caffeine for waking you up in the morning.
Approximate number of facial expressions dogs can make: 100.
Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year.
Approximately 20% of Americans have a passport.
Approximately 200 pets are buried in a pet cemetery out of the thousands of pets that die each day.
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