Saturday, November 3, 2012

Real Amazing Facts 70

Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.

For beer commercials, they add liquid detergent to the beer to make it foam more.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.

In Brazil, Christmas is celebrated with fireworks.

During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

The most popular sport as a topic for a film is boxing.

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.

Real Amazing Facts 69

Racehorses can wear out new horse shoes in one race.

Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.

Three consective strikes in bowling is called a turkey.

Spam stands for Shoulder Pork and Ham.

When intoxicated, an ant will always fall on its right side.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

The first bomb dropped by the Allies on berlin in WW2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Snails breathe through their feet.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

Real Amazing Facts 68

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The universally popular Hershey bar was used overseas during World War II as currency.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30ft .

Bananas aren’t fruit! They are a type of herb.

Albert Einstien never wore any socks.

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.

A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

Real Amazing Facts 67

Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand - an hour hand.

No one knows who designed the first American Flag.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants' was considered a dirty word.

Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Real Amazing Facts 66

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.

The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food.  

A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.

A pipe 2 feet in diameter will allow four times more fluid to pass through it than a pipe 1 foot in diameter.

Real Amazing Facts 65

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.

The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.

More than 2,500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.

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

Real Amazing Facts 64

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.

Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.

Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.

Rubberbands last longer when refrigerated.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

2/3 of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.