Sunday, January 02, 2011

Odd facts




* Barbie's measurements (if she were life-size): 39-23-33
* Coca-cola was originally green
* Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury
* Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever. Dumbest dog: 1) afghan
* The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
* First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer"
* There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year
* Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles PER YEAR
* It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
* Men get hiccups more often than women
* Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better
* Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up: 1 in 2.
* Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $440,000
* City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong
* State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
* Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
* Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
* Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
* Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
* Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44
* Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36
* Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 43
* City with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists: Washington DC
* Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80
* Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
* Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
* Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
* Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
* Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
* Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70
* Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
* Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
* Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried: 1/3
* Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day: 7
* Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
* Percentage of mammal species that are: 3
* Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
* Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
* Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7
* Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
* Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan
* Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
* Only president to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy, for "Profiles in Courage"
* Only president awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
* President who discovered a new proof for The Pythagorean Theorem: Jimmy Carter
* Only food that does not spoil: honey
* Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
* Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
* Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig
* Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water
* An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it
* In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees
* Polar bears are left-handed
* Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
* Eskimos never gamble
* The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910
* The youngest pope was 11 years old
* Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school
* Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses
* Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner
* Your nose and ears never stop growing
* Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined
* The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515
* They have square watermelons in Japan ... they stack better
* Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation

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