Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Listed Short Facts, Top 25 for 8.31.2010

  1. Second Street' is the most common street name in the U.S.; 'First Street' is the sixth! "
  2. 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.
  3. 20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
  4. 68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air!
  5. 80% of millionaires drive used cars.
  6. 85% of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased by women!
  7. 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
  8. A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years!
  9. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
  10. A million dollars' worth of $100 bills weighs only 22 pounds!
  11. A pipe 2 feet in diameter will allow four times more fluid to pass through it than a pipe 1 foot in diameter.
  12. A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!
  13. A real estate agent's rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.
  14. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!
  15. A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
  16. All the gold ever mined could be molded into a cube 60 feet high and 60 feet wide.
  17. Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.
  18. An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
  19. An olive tree can live up to 1,500 years!
  20. An ounce of platinum can be stretched 10,000 feet.
  21. Babies are born without knee caps.
  22. Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
  23. Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.
  24. Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
  25. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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