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Amazing facts

19 Jan

Where I work, we produce a small coffee perks type publication. It’s free to pick up and filled with classified ads and jokes. Often, we’ll find the most bizarre things to put into each week’s publication. Here’s some interesting factoids that I found, and just had to share them.

No word in the English language rhymes with month.

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

There are 2 credit cards for every person in the United States.

The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

Cat’s urine glows under a black light.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

It takes about a 1/2 gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. Who would try?

If you have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount in coins, without having change for a dollar.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave it to Beaver”.

In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt out but only 6 people were injured.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s son invented Lincoln Logs.

Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.

The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan”.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

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

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death!!!

The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

 
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