*Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
*85 per cent of all life on earth is plankton.
*The oldest known vegetable is the pea.
*To see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.
*Men of the Walibri tribe of cenral
*Carniverous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
*Iguanas can and do commit suicide.
*An eyelash lives for about 5 months.
*There is cyanide in apple pips.
*The water we drink is 3 billion years old.
*Everything weighs one per cent less at the equator.
*Only two female mammals possess hymens;humans and horses.
*Ants dont sleep.
*Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
*Sheep buried in snowdrifts can survive for up to 2 weeks.
*Strawberries are members of the rose family.
*More redheads are born in
*Nobody knows where Mozart is buried.
*Eskimos use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
*Birmingham(UK) has 22 more miles of canals than
*If an Amish man has a beard,hes married.
*The Coca-Cola company is the largest consumer of vanilla in the world.
*Millions of trees are accidentaly planted by squirrels that bury their nuts and then forget where they left them.
*9 out of every 10 living thing lives in the ocean.
*Lipstick contains fish scales.
*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
*Cows give more milk when they listen to music.
*'Puffs' tissues didnt sell well in
*Parsley is the most widely used herb in the world.
*There is 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has ever been mined.
*The Wright brother's first flight was shorter than the wingspan of a 747.
*The Sanskrit word for 'War' means 'Desire for more cows'.
*About 70 per cent of all living organisms in the world are bacteria.
*The Zambian authorities dont allow tourists to take pictures of Pygmies.
*Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
*The largest toy distributor in the world is Mcdonalds.
*The cashew nut is a member of the poison ivy family.
*Beleif in ther existence of vacuums used to be punishable by death under church law.
*M&Ms were developed so that soldiers could eat chocolate without getting sticky fingers.
*The only wild camels in the world are in
*Half the world's population has seen a James Bond movie.
*Numbering houses in
*Only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date.
*Anthropologists know of no known human society whose children dont play hide and seek.
*A snail's reproductive organs are in it's head.
*90% of women who walk into a department store turn to the right.Noone knows why.
*The average 4 year old child asks over 400 questions a day.
*More people are killed annually by donkeys than in aeroplane crashes.
*Schizophrenics hardly ever yawn.
*Every year there are more births in
*Sex between snakes lasts from 6 to 12 hours.
*A Dalmation is the only dog that can get gout.
*A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
*In Chinese the words for 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.
*Horses,rabbits and rats can't vomit.
*The first time women and men used separate toilets was in 1739 at a
*Ocean waves can travel as fast as a jet plane.
*The creature with the largest brain in relation to it's body is the ant.
*Camel milk does not curdle.
*John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
*The religion of the Todas people of southern
*Every year in the
*Cows can hear lower and higher freqencies than we can.
*15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in th human body every second.
*Mitsubishi launched it's 'Pajero' four wheel drive without realizing that 'Pajero' is spanish for 'W*nker'.
*Geese often mate for life,and can pine to death at the loss of their mate.
*The sound made by Victoria falls in
*The word 'Sunday' is not in the bible.
*More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.
*Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
*Before 1800 there was no such thing as separate shoes for left and right feet.
*10 tons of space dust falls on the earth every day.
*Unlike humans,canaries can regenerate their brain cells.
*Vincent Van Gogh's brain was destroyed by the mercury he took to counteract syphilis.
*Most of the villans in the bible have red hair.
*A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror but a monkey cannot.
*Ben and Jerrys send their waste to local pig farmers to use as feed.Pigs love all flavours except 'Mint oreo'.
*The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
*Men with a certain rare medical condition can breastfeed babies.
*On average 12 newborn babies will be given to wrong parents every day.
*Squirrels cannot contract rabies.
*50% of female polar bears also have a penis.
*An adult giraffe´s kick is so powerfull it can decapitate a lion.
*There are more pigs than humans in
*A female donkey´s milk is closest to human milk.
*Chocolate can kill dogs-it directly effects their brain and nervous system.
*Porcupines float in water.
*Turtles can breathe through their anus.
*Camels have three eyelids.
*A bee can smell with it´s knees.
*There have been 2,036 known nuclear bomb explosions since World War two.
*All human beings have four nostrils.
*The steam engine was invented in ancient
*Coffee is not made from beans.
*Strawberries are not berries.
*Over a billion people have been killed by marmots.
*The largest thing a blue whale can swallow is a grapefruit.
*George Washington's teeth previously belonged to a hippopotamus.
*Reigndeer were the first animals ever to be domesticated.
*Balsa is the world's strongest wood.
*Loofahs come from trees (not the sea).
*Carrots were purple in the middle ages.
*Shrimps are the loudest thing in the ocean.
*Hitler was not a vegetarian.
*The fruit fly was the first animal in space.
*Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.
*The largest man made structure on earth is Fresh kills ,the rubbish dump on Staten Island
*European earwigs have two penises.
*The moon smells like gunpowder.
*The guillotine was invented in
*Kilts,bagpipes,haggis,porridge,whiskey and tartan are not of Scottish origin.
*Chameleons do not change colour to match their backgrounds.
*The mosquito is the most dangerous animal that has ever lived.
*Goldfish have 3 month memories(not 3 second).
*Your body creates and kills 15 million blood cells every second.
*The north pole of Uranus is dark for 42 years at a time.
*No part of
*On average ten people a year are kiled by vending machines.
*Humans are responsible for the deaths of around 70 million sharks each year.
*A lightning bolt strikes so fast it could circle the globe eight times in a second.
*If you walk outside George Orwell's old house in
* "To be or not to be :that is the question,whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of ourageous fortune"
Is an anagram of
"In one of the bard's best thought-of-tragedies,our insistent hero,Hamlet,queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten"
*Stephen Speilberg directed the first ever episode of Columbo.
*Harry Houdini as the first man to fly a plane in Australia-in 1910.
*The world's first traffic island was installed at his own expense by Colonel Pierrepoint outside his
*Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
*Sir JM Barrie,Sir Isaac Newton and Hans Christian Anderson all died virgins.
*John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from it's owner in a poker game.
*Eric Clapton and Jack Nicholson each grew up beleiving their mothers to be their sisters.
*Chuck Berry invented the duck walk initally to hide the creases in his suit.
*Pope John XII and Attilla the hun both died whilst having sex.
*Mongolians put salt in their tea instead of sugar.
*Jennifer Anniston's godfather was Telly Savalas.
*The shortest war in history was between
*Mountain goats are in fact small antelopes.
*Gerard Depardieu and Bill Gates both have photographic memories.
*The first Englishman to be killed in an aviation accident was Mr Royce of Rolls Royce fame.
*The whip was the first invention to break the sound barrier.
*Until the late 1990s,the RAF's nuclear bombs could be activated by using a bicycle lock key.
*There is an average of 90 suicides a day in
*All the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666.
*Crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to reptiles.
*Non dairy creamer is flammable.
*At any one time there are 100 million phone conversations going on in the
*Coca-Cola was originally green.
*The city with the most Rolls Royces per capita is
*The main library at
*Each king in a pack of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades-King David ,Clubs-Alexander the Great ,Hearts-Charlamagne and Diamonds-Julius Caeser.
*It has been recommeded by dentists that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
*Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
*Butterflies taste with their feet.
*The strongest muscle in the body is the tounge.
*Starfish have no brains.
*Pearls melt in vinegar.
*Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
*Charlie Chaplin once won third place in Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.
*Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it.
*Venus is the only planet in the solar system that rotates clockwise.
*Footprints of the astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere.
*Earthworms have five hearts.
*Fingerprints of Koala bears and humans are virtually indistinguishable.
*Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MSRA infection.
*Ghandi didn´t allow his wife to take pennicilin to save her life from pneumonia but took quinnine to save himself from malaria.
*Prostitutes in Roman times charged the equivalent price of 8 glasses of red wine.
*More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.
*The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon´s bedroom.
*Eating a packet of crisps a day is the equivalent to drinking five litres of cooking oil a year.
*Every drop of seawater contains approximately one billion gold atoms.
*During World War 2, IBM the built counting machines the Nazis used to manage their concentrtion camps.
*The total combined weight of the world´s ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.
*Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian Pharoahs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
*The population of the world can live within the state boundaries of
*Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button as it was eliminated during surgery.
*The Roman emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
*´Jaws´ is the most common name for a goldfish.
*Napoleon was terrified of cats.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
FACTS Man, it is stranger than fiction
*Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.