Here are some interesting little factoids. They’re great for…

  • Breaking the ice in conversation
  • Providing interesting subject material that one might want to follow up on
  • Taking a bit of a break from the grind of daily life
  • Simply being fun and intriguing
  • Learning
  • And more!

-Russian mailmen carry pistols

-The biggest verified dog weighed 343 pounds over eight feet and three inches

-In Bangladesh, teenagers who are caught cheating on tests can face jail time

-The most expensive city on Earth: Tehran, the capitol of Iran

-Most of the dust in your house is dead skin

-The classic game “Pac Man” was originally called “Puck Man” – then the creators realized how easy it was for vandals to alter the P

-Cracking your bones (like your fingers) doesn’t cause arthritis, it’s just popping some air bubbles

-In space, astronauts grow two to three inches taller

-Purchasing a valid autograph of Julius Caesar will set you back $2,000,000 or so

-There are oysters in the Caribbean that can climb trees

-A star exists that has a diameter exceeding that of the Earth’s orbit around the sun

-There was a gymnast who survived a fall from four stories by going into a somersault…he landed on two feet

-A Starbucks store exists in South Korea that’s five stories tall

-If you’re healthy, you’ll fart just about 16 times a day

-Cats sleep 16 hours a day, the most of any mammal

-A cough travels at 60 miles per hour

-Average people have a vocabulary of 5,000-6,000 words

-in the North Atlantic, bright blue lobsters are born, though only one per 5,000

-Think elephants are big? The average elephant weighs less than the average tongue of the blue whale

-Bears and horses match each other’s maximum running speed

-See a “57” on a Heinz ketchup bottle? That’s a reference to the number of pickle varieties they once marketed

-Tablecloths were originally meant to function as napkins for the face and hands

-The famous movie Pulp Fiction, cost $8,000,000 to produce in its entirety, with $5,000,000 going towards the actors and actresses

-Five pornography pages for every non-pornographic page exists on the internet

-For every ton of fish caught in the oceans, three tons of garbage are thrown in them

-Cats can produce more than 100 vocal sounds, dogs, 10

-At any given moment, 61,000 people are flying over the United States

-Death by champagne cork is more likely than death by spider

-The french fry originated in Belgium

-In 1992, emergency rooms in the United States dealt with 5,840 injuries related to pillows

-80% of people over the age of 100 are female

-Three of the founding fathers of the US, John Adams, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson, died on July 4th

-It could take as few as 18 months for two rats to have 1,000,000 descendants

-Porcupines can float in water

-Pope John Paul II was the Scrabble Champion of the world in the over 70 years of age category

-Over the course of 24 ours, our hearts beat over 100,000 times

-Abraham Lincoln’s dog was also assassinated

-Over the course of one’s life, one sheds 40,000 pounds of skin

-Winston Churchill was born in a bathroom for females

-Babies have no kneecaps – they appear between the ages of two and six

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-By first grade, so six or seven years old, children recognize the logos of over 200 separate companies

-It’s been fairly established that relatively intelligent people tend to have more zinc and copper in their hair

-The state of Tennessee was known as “Franklin” until 1796

-Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered gravitational laws

-Honey, and just honey, is the one food that will not spoil

-The correct name of a pound sign, #, is “octotroph”

-Abraham Lincoln’s son’s life was saved by the brother of his assassin: John Wilkes Booth

-For every two men who seek psychiatric treatment, three women do the same

-The Declaration of Independence was signed by only two men (John Hancock and Charles Thomson) on the 4th of July. Many others did so on August 2nd. But the last signature was added five whole years later

-Expect the total amount of distance you walk in your lifetime to add up to five times around the equator of the Earth

-It costs almost $6,500 to raise a medium-sized canine to age 11

-The weight of the Earth in tons: 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

-An estimated 40% of people look for drugs in medicine cabinets while attending home parties

-In the United States, at the same weight, potato chips cost 200 times as much as potatoes

-Jimmy Carter, former US president, discovered a new mathematical proof for the Pythagorean theory 

-On average, a bit more than one in every ten people are left-handed

-1/100th of a second is a “jiffy”

-Cows cannot be lead downstairs, though they can upstairs

-The name “Wendy” was created by the author of Peter Pan

-The shortest war, between England and Zanzibar in 1896, was 38 minutes long

-Macadamia nuts poison dogs

-Peanuts are an ingredient in dynamite

-On average, the lead pencil lasts for about 50,000 words

-Dogs have been living with humans for almost a millennium and a half

-Women blink almost twice as often as men

-Scientists have discovered a star that is 60,000 times larger than our sun

-On average, people fall asleep seven minutes after going to bed

-In the 1930’s, the lobbying of cotton plantation owners had a hand to play in the illegal status of marijuana

-During the Medieval times, in France, adulterous wives were made to chase a chicken around without clothes on

-A “blessing” is a group of unicorns

-jellyfish are composed of 95% water

-super low gravity prevents crying while in space

-Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one of her feet

-Presently, more people have never taken part in a phone call, than have

-one in 2,000,000,000 people will live at least 116 years

-There is only one animal that can fly backwards: the hummingbird

-The Pacific Ocean has a volume roughly the same as that of Earth’s moon

-The scissors and the helicopter were first conceptualized by Leonardo Da Vinci

-regularly brushing one’s teeth reduces their risk of heart disease

-negative emotions (such as anxiety and depression) can weaken one’s immune system

-drinking coffee in the 1500’s and 1600’s in Turkey was met with capital punishment

Sources: Facts