Strange Factoids

We have some of the emails circulating around that give us strange facts. Here are stranger “facts.” (Some references are for immature minds only.)

60% of the potatoes in the United States come from Idaho.

– Which are then peeled in Kansas, before being salted in Utah.

40% of McDonald’s products come from selling happy meals.

– 30% are not so glad.

20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions are written each year.

– more than half is for glaucoma.

3000 people under the age of 18 start smoking every day.

– sustains roughly the same amount of workers in the tobacco industry.

17% of all teenagers smoke.

– 6% set themselves on fire by farting on lighters.

Every day 12 newborns are given to the wrong parents in the hospital.

– and about 6 new soap oepras get their material.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.

– and no testicles.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

– evidently, river-bottom mud is worth it.

If you screamed continuously for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days you would produce enough energy to heat coffee.

– it is more efficient to set yourself on fire.

Earth has about 5,000,000,000 years of sunlight left.

– wait, Earth doesn’t create sunlight!

It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.

– on the 30th.

Sliced bread was patented in 1954.

– until then, the best thing was the vibrator.

The tongue is the strongest part of the body.

– <insert cheap sex-related joke here>

100% of lottery winners gain weight.

– apparently they are paid in coins.

If you bang your head against a wall for an hour you burn 150 calories.

– drinking gin to numb the wonderful headache gives you about 350 kJ.

China has more English speakers than England.

– They love the alphabet.

Typewriter is the longest word that can be made only using one row on
the keyboard.

– but if you make one up, like qpoerywqrutuiwqeriqwryqiwpryqioryquyrqrqp, it is longer.

‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word that can be made using only your
left hand when typed.

– what about left-hand amputees?

20% of women look at a man’s butt before his face.

– 20% of women are actually men.

Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.

– why don’t we use it? It is cheaper.

In the English language ‘four’ is the only number spelled with the same
number of characters as its value.

– good for us!

There are more chickens in the world than people.

– see, the world is not overpopulated.

A person has 696 muscles while a caterpillar has over 4000.

– Super Saiyan Son Gokou has over 10,000!

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

– People who almost do it inexplicably die of weird circumstances.

25% of the people in the USA have appeared on tv at least once.

– including homemade porn and CCTV.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching tv.

– except when watching porn.

Apples are more efficient at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

– A whole apple stuffed in a sleeping person’s mouth is equally likely to send that person to eternal rest.

The plastic things at the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

– the piece of gum you step on is called, “@!&^))*#.”

The original owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

– the fake owner is an extraterrestrial.

Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

– <insert sexist joke here.>

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood

– vegetarian vampires, anyone?

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel
on the same airplane as a precaution!

– ain’t life grand knowing you’re a contingency plan?

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

– the body is a wonderland!

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

– cuckoos are busy on the floor.

Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

– too small a reason for superheroes.

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

– the least popular is Satan.

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

– unless you pay the bill too.

The names of Popeye’s four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and

– Poopeye was eventually blind due to a persistent infection.

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other’s shoulders!

– <insert cheap gay joke here.>

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

– why?

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

– then who’s got room for passengers?

The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!

– <insert dick joke here.>

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

– races are held in Japan annually with the goal of reaching Mt. Fuji.

During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants!

– you create more than 50,000 pounds of crap.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

– they grip their pillow tight too for the Sandman.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

– imagine the stress on your ribs you save by not breathing at all!

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!

– what will they do at night with blue?

Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!

– kinky?

The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it’s stomach inside-out!

– The village drunk is another.

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!

– they use the next best thing for milk!

A jellyfish is 95 percent water!

– and 5% other things.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!

– but cheating on midterms is encouraged.

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

– That’s why it is worthless.

The elephant is one of the few mammals that can’t jump!

– Hooray!

One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!

– because of gravity.

America once issued a 5-cent bill!

– the toilet paper was derived from its common use.

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