Weird Stuff

This has got to be the weirdest fact I have ever read, well.. some actually is true, aik.. wait a minute all of them are FACTS, hhmm.. i wonder how do they count the size of the sun? or weigh the earth? who can conccur that fact?
 

  • The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales!
  • Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!
  • One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
  • It’s illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you’re sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!
  • No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!
  • A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!
  • Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
  • There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!
  • If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!
  • Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!
  • A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
  • The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
  • Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
  • A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!
  • Porcupines float in water!
  • Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!
  • The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
  • The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!
  • The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!
  • The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!
  • Cat urine glows under a black-light!
  • The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1!
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
  • Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
  • A hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute on average!
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!

  • The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

  • Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

  • A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

  • Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

  • A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

  • A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!
  • Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny!!

  • Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it’s known as Tennessee!

  • The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)!

  • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off – it dies from starvation!

  • Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

  • The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

  • It’s against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas!

  • One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!

  • The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

  • It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!

  • you’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

  • Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

  • The state of Florida is bigger than England!

  • There are more than one million animal species on Earth!

  • In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits

  • It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!

  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

  • Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!
  • Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!
  • In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

  • There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

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

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

  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

  • There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!

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

  • The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!

  • Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

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

  • One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

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

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

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

  • 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!

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

  • A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile
  • The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!

  • A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun’s surface!

  • A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

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  • t is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!

  • It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

  • Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

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