8.07.12 AMAmazing fact 34
Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
Forty percent of Americans have never visited a dentist.
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!
Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.
Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
Forensic scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.
For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier.
For every gallon of sea water, you get more than a quarter pound of salt.
For every 'normal' webpage, there are five porn pages.
For beer commercials, they add liquid detergent to the beer to make it foam more.
Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.
Florida has more tornados per square mile than any other state.
Flamingos pee on their legs to cool themselves off.
Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
First-cousin marriages are legal in Utah, so long as both parties are 65 or older!
First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Fingernails grow fastest on the hand you favor.
Fifteen people are known to have been crushed to death tilting vending machines towards them in the hope of a free can of soda.
Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males.
Female canaries cannot sing.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.
Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys!
Famous billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in large bottles.
Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!
Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
Every workday, 6.7 million people commute to Manhattan!
Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
Every three seconds, a new baby is born.
Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of mucous.
Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year!
Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States!
Everton FC used to be called St Domingo's FC!
Even Antarctica has an area code. It?s 672.
Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
Europe is the only continent without a desert.
Eskimos don't gamble.
Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!
Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, 'Gadsby', which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!
Enrico Caruso and Roy Orbison were the only tenors this century capable of hitting e over high c!
English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid!
Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
Elvis Presley got a 'C' in his eighth grade music class.
Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
Eighty percent of Americans will be the victim of violent crime at least once in their lifetime.
Eddie Cochran's last recording before he died was Three Steps to Heaven!
Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.
Eagles mate while airborne.
Each year, the average family uses about 18,000 gallons of water just to do its laundry!
Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S.
Each year, approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives.
Each year, 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment.
Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.
Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.
Each day, up to 150 species of life become extinct.
Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.
Each day is longer than the previous on by 0.00000002 seconds which is 13 seconds each century!
Each 5 m.p.h. you drive over 60 m.p.h. is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas!
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!
During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.
During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water!
During the 1600's, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.
During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.
During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
During his lifetime, Herman Melville's Moby Dick sold only 50 copies.
During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings.
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay, as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning.
Drivers kill more deer than hunters.
Drew Carey once worked at a Denny's.
Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk!
Dragonflies can travel up to 60 mph.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
Donkeys are commonly used by the Iraqi Military to launch rockets!
Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
Dolphins nap with one eye open.
Dogs can hear sounds that you cant!
Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!
Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
Dirty snow melts faster than clean.
Diet Pepsi was originally called Patio Diet Cola.
Diamonds mined in Brazil are harder than those found in Africa.
Despite the hump, a camel's spine is straight.
Deep Breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics.
Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.
Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute.
Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
Crocodile babies don't have sex chromosomes; the temperature at which the egg develops determines gender.
Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam.
Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne.
Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
Contrary to popular belief, the first ironclad warships were built by Korea in the 16th century.
Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
Contrary to popular belief, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies.
Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking.
Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.
Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the poors on their feet.
Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
Cold water weighs more than hot water.
Coffee drinkers have sex more frequently than non-coffee drinkers.
Coffee beans aren't beans - they're fruit pits.
Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
Coca-Cola's 'Super Pure' Dasani bottled water is just filtered tap water!
Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.
Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts.
Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand - an hour hand.
Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
Cleopatras real name was Auletes!
Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek.
City dwellers have longer, thicker, denser nose hairs than country folks do.
Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.
Chop Suey was invented in New York!
China has more English speakers than the United States.
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
Cheetahs were raced at Romford greyhound stadium in 1937!
Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
Check your map! The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal is farther East than the Atlantic entrance.
Che Guevara suffered from asthma!
Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged.
Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.
Cats? urine glows under a black light.
Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten.
Cats cannot taste sweet things.
Catgut comes from sheep not cats.
Cat urine glows under a black-light!
Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet!
Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
Car accidents rise 10% during the first week of daylight savings time.
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa!
Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
California has issued at least 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.
C3PO is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds.
By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.
By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with multi-colored yolks.
By 3,000 B.C. there were at least six different types of beer in Egypt.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Burt Reynolds is a Cherokee Indian.
Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!
Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.
Brad Pitt has been smoking since the sixth grade!
Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem.
Bob Hope and Billy Joel were both once boxers.
Bluebirds cannot see the color blue.
Blue Peter pet, Petra the mongrel puppy, died two days after being introduced. A replacement was found
Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
Black Whales are born white.
Black bears are not always black. They can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes white.
Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15!
Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
Beelzebub is Hebrew for 'Lord of the Flies'.
Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun.
Beavers have orange teeth!
Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream.
Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain never fouled out of a game.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
Bananas aren?t fruit! They are a type of herb.
Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
Balsa wood is classified as a hard wood!
Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.
Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour!
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!
Baby beavers are called kittens.
Babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
Babies are born without knee caps.
Babe Ruth wore No. 3 because he batted third.
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!
Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.
Avocados are poisonous to birds.
Austria was the first country to use postcards.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long!
Attics were invented in Attica.
Atilla the hun was a dwarf!
At their closest point, the Russian and U.S. borders are less than two miles apart.
At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.
At horse race tracks, the favorite wins fewer than 30% of the time!
At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
At age 70, more than 70 percent of men are still potent!
At age 18, the Queen of England was a mechanic for the British Military.
At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal
At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.
At one 'feeding', a mosquito can absorb one and a half times its own weight in blood.
Astronauts cannot burp in space.
Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession!
Arnold Schwarzenegger?s voice, in the movie 'Hercules', was dubbed.
Armadillos can get leprosy.
Approximately one-third of the population can't snap their fingers!
Approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. are both blind and deaf!
Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War.
Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
Approximately $25 million is spent each year on lap dances in Las Vegas.
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
Apples are actually part of the rose family.
Apples are 25% air.
Apple seeds are poisonous!
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Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull.
Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
Ants don't sleep
Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
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