Monday, April 17, 2006

Random and pointless facts to bore you out of your mind!

The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

There are more chickens in the world than people

Pinocchio was made of pine.

Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.

The hundred billionth Crayola crayon ever produced was Perriwinkle Blue.

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.

Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.

More people in China speak English than in the United States.

An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil.

An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.

A prune is a dried plum.

Denver was chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but later refused.

Another name for the card game "Solitaire" is "Patience".

Saturday was named for the planet Saturn.

The abbreviation a.m. stands for "ante meridiem". The abbreviation p.m. stands for "post meridiem".

The best beaches for surfing face west.

Wheat is the worlds most grown, and the world's most eaten food

Gibraltar is the only place in Europe were you can find wild monkeys.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

The first American dictionary was writen by Noah Webster.

An elephant raises it's trunk when it senses danger.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds

Pigs can run a mile in 7 ½ minutes

The shortest word in the English language to contain the letters A,B,C,D,E, and F is: ‘Feedback’

f you sleep in a cold room, you are more likely to have a bad dream.

After eating too much food, your hearing becomes less sharp.

Jack is the most common name in a fairy tale.

A grasshopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body.

The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.

The average person laughs 13 times a day.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.

The average North-American will eat 35,000 cookies in during their life span.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

Frogs do not drink water.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there, though.

In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.

The two most commonly sold items in grocery stores are breakfast cereals and soda.

"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

It was so cold that in the winter of 1932, Niagra Falls frocompletelytly solid!

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

King Kong was Adolf Hitler's favorite movie.

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

A snail can sleep for three years.

Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients.

30% of people asked to participate in an opinion poll refuse.

Most productive day of the work week: Tuesday.

The higher the income, the more likely an American man will cheat on his wife.

Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek.

1 comment:

crystalcastles said...

OMG I learnt more reading that than I did at my time at University