Thursday, September 13, 2012

Most Popular Interesting Facts


I found the following facts very interesting and fun.  What is your favorite?  I think mine is between It's impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath. and It is impossible to hum if your nose is plugged. Hope you have fun reading these facts.  :)  A fun break for your mind.

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1. Cash machines are as dirty as public toilets.
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2. Daft Punk named their band after a negative reviewer called their act "a bunch of daft punk."
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3. A typical lead pencil can draw a line that is 35 miles long.
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4. If you had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would require 317 years for you to go broke.
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5. The hands of the clock on the back of the $100 bill are set at approximately 4:10.
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6. Coins usually survive in circulation for about 30 years.
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7. American car horns beep in the tone of F.
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8. No one knows Albert Eistein's last words. Just before he passed, he spoke several words in German, but his nurse only knew English.
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9. In Monopoly, the character locked behind the bars is called Jake the Jailbird. Officer Edgar Mallory sent him to jail.
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10. The longest Monopoly game in history lasted 70 straight days.
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11. Play-Doh was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner.
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12. Tae Kwon Do is only around 60 years old.
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13. The 409 escalators in the London subway cover a distance every week which is approximately equivalent to several trips around the globe!
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14. It is impossible to hum if your nose is plugged.
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15. One in five long-term love relationships began with one or both partners being involved with others.
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16. When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.
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17. Couples' personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.
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18. When withdrawing money from an ATM, the 'whirring' sound before your money pops out is actually a recording. The actual mechanism is so far back that you can't hear it.
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19. Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
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20. 'X' became symbolic for a kiss because in the middle ages when alot of people were illiterate and they used to sign documents with an X and then kiss it for sincerity.
21. When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
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22. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
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taking place all over the world.
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24. A new baby usually deprives each of its parents around 350-400 hours of sleep in the first year. That is one entire nights sleep per week, per parent.
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25. 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.
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26. If you mouth the word "colorful" to someone, it looks like you are saying "I love you".
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27. You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.
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28. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
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29. If left alone, 70% of birthmarks gradually fade away.
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30. Blue light fends off drowsiness in the middle of the night, which could be useful to people who work at night.
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31. Caffeine boosts memory.
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32. If you get water flowing fast enough, it can cut metal.
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33. About two hundred babies are born worldwide every minute.
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34. You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
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35. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
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36. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
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37. It's impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath.
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38. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
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39. One human hair can support 3 ounces.Fact Comments
·         40. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
41. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
42. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
43. The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.
44. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
45. Your fingernails grow faster in winter.


1 comment:

Ginger Simpson said...

Great post. Thanks to you I've been holding my nose and trying to hum and now I'm lightheaded. lol

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