posted by Delilah_Scruggs
NOTE: These "facts" have not necessarily been verified. They are just for fun.
1.If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.
2.San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that move.
3.Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores.
4.A Wisconsin forklift operator for a Miller beer distributor was fired when a picture was published in a newspaper showing him drinking a Bud Light.
5.More people study English in China than speak it in the United States of America (300 million).
6.For every person on earth, there are an estimated 200 million insects.
7.A car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
8.In Cleveland, Ohio, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
9.Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
10.George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
11.There are 86,400 seconds in day.
12.A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.
13.Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
14.Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
15.Most lipstick is partially made of fish scales.
16.Singapore has only one train station.
17.There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.
18.Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
19.Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.
20.If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.
21.With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light.
22.Lima beans contain cyanide!
23.Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
24.There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.
25.There are 53 Lego bricks manufactured for each person in the world.
26.The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
27.Hair grows faster in the morning than at any other time of day.
28.''Vodka'' is Russian for ''little water''.
29.There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!
30.The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.
31.The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
32.During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
33.If a statue in the park of a person on a horse 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 as a result of wounds received in battle. If the Horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
34.The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
35.Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
36.If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.
37.7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.
38.Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
39.The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
40.The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
41.The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
42.President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.
43.In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
44.Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
45.A Crocodile cannot move its tongue. It is a fixed part of the lower jaw.
46.You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.
47.You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.
48.Golf the only sport played on the moon - on 6 February 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.
49.George Washington was deathly afraid of being buried alive. After he died, he wanted to be laid out for three days just to make sure he was dead.
50.The exact geographic center of the United States is near Lebanon, Kansas.
51.Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
52.Caligynephobia is a fear of beautiful women.
53.Hot water is heavier than cold.
54.A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
55.The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not even be fully cured for another 500 years.
56.20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
57.The Statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 feet wide.
58.How valuable is the penny you found laying on the ground? If it takes just a second to pick it up, a person could make $36.00 per hour just picking up pennies.
59.The number 4 is the only number that has the same number of letters in its name as its meaning.
60.A standard 747 Jumbo Jet has 420 seats.
61.If you lace your shoes from the inside to the outside, the fit will be snugger around your big toe.
62.The official soft drink of the state of Nebraska - Kool-Aid.
63.Did you know that Beetle from the comic strip 'Beetle Bailey' and Lois from the comic strip 'Hi and Lois' are brother and sister?
64.A lead pencil is good for about 50,000 words.
65.It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a breathalyzer to read 0.
66.In the game Monopoly, the most money you can lose in one travel around the board (normal game rules, going to jail only once) is $26,040. The most money you can lose in one turn is $5070.
67.The "black box" that houses an airplane's voice recorder is orange so it can be more easily detected amid the debris of a plane crash.
68.Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
69.By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
70.There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
71.The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
72.Buckingham Palace consists of 600 rooms.
73.A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.
74.There are 6,272,640 square inches in an acre.
75.There are 63,360 inches in a mile.
(Credit: Random Web Sites include: angelfire.com; factsmonk.com; hookedonfacts.com; oddfacts.com; randomfacts.com)