Monday, August 30, 2010

Listed Short Facts, Top 25 for 8.30.2010

  1. In the U.S., more than 10% of lottery prizes go unclaimed!
  2. Womens' hearts beat faster than mens'.
  3. Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
  4. One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.
  5. Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.
  6. 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.
  7. President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins!
  8. Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
  9. A spider's silk is stronger than steel.
  10. The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.
  11. Parrots have 500 pounds per square inch of pressure in their beaks.
  12. No one knows how many people died during the sinking of the Titanic.
  13. The U.S. motto, 'In God We Trust', was not adopted as the national slogan until 1956.
  14. Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely.
  15. The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main ingredients.
  16. The weight of a carat (200 milligrams), standard unit of measurement for gemstones, is based on the weight of the carob seed.
  17. Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull.
  18. The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.
  19. Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
  20. Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males.
  21. Originally, Du Pont, Inc. was a tiny gun powder mill in New Jersey.
  22. According to studies, men change their minds two to three times more often than women.
  23. The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
  24. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
  25. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.

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