Friday, June 22, 2007

I bet you didn't know......

.....these weird, funny, strange, entertaining, and sometimes gross things. :)

  1. 40% of McDonald's profits come from Happy Meals.
  2. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
  3. On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily (scary!)
  4. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine.
  5. There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
  6. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  7. It took Leonardo da Vinci 10 years to paint the Mona Lisa's lips.
  8. The original name for the butterfly was the flutterby!
  9. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  10. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  11. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion, but was talked out of it by her doctor. Thanks, Doc!
  12. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  13. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  14. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  15. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  16. "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt."
  17. In Chinese, the KFC slogan 'finger lickin' good' comes out as "eat your fingers off."
  18. A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.
  19. Every person sheds 40 pounds of skin in his lifetime. (yuck!)
  20. Mexico City sinks about 10 inches every year.
  21. Your brain is more active when you are sleeping than when you are watching TV.
  22. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  23. The average 4-year-old child asks 400 questions a day.
  24. The first owner of the Marlboro cigarette company died of lung cancer.
  25. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9, and lived in China in 1910.
  26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  27. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.
  28. Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries, because Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself." LOL!
  29. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. As a lefty, I definitely take offense to this!
  30. If the population of China walked past you in a single file line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  31. China has more people who speak English than the United States does.
  32. Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels -- cool!
  33. Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.
  34. More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a French kiss.......ewwwwww!
  35. Coca-Cola was originally green.
  36. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  37. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  38. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  39. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  40. If a statue of a person on a horse in a park has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died of a wound sustained in battle. If all four feet are on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  41. Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
  42. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  43. A snail can sleep for three years.
  44. All polar bears are left-handed.
  45. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  46. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  47. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  48. On average, people fear spiders more than they fear death.
  49. Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
  50. The electric chair was invented by a dentist -- makes sense!
  51. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt 30 feet!
  52. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.....that just makes my skin crawl.
  53. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  54. Most lipstick contains fish scales.......yuck!

Well, there, now if you've read this, you can say you definitely learned something today. :)

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