Cool, strange and interesting facts page 1

Fact 1. Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.

Fact 2. Nintendo was first establish in 1889 and they started out making special playing cards.

Fact 3. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl.

Fact 4. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

Fact 5. No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few.

Fact 6. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Fact 7. No president of the United States was an only child.

Fact 8. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

Fact 9. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,silver or purple.

Fact 10. Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.

Fact 11. Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do.

Fact 12. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously.

Fact 13. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

Fact 14. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

Fact 15. Nylon is a man-made fibre that is made from coal and petroleum.

Fact 16. O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child.

Fact 17. Oak trees can live 200 or more years.

Fact 18. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

Fact 19. Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania.

Fact 20. Octopi change colours when they become frightened. Normally they are a brownish colour, but can change to green or blue when fear sets in.

Fact 21. Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates.

Fact 22. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

Fact 23. Of all the countries, Brazil has the most plant species, with over 56,000.

Fact 24. Of all the days of the week, the most popular day for people to eat ice cream is Sunday.

Fact 25. Of all the golfers in Canada, 71.4% golfers are male, 28.6% are female.

Fact 26. Of all the restaurants that are opened, 90% of them fail in the first year. Of the remaining ones that survive, 90% of those fail in the second year.

Fact 27. Of all the words Dr. Seuss made up in his storybooks, only one has stuck in the English vocabulary: grinch, which is refers to a killjoy — and it took more than 20 years.

Fact 28. Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse.

Fact 29. Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.

Fact 30. Olives, which grow on trees, were first cultivated 5,000 years ago in Syria.

Fact 31. On a bottle of brandy VSOP stand for “Very Special Old Pale.”

Fact 32. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Fact 33. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Fact 34. On a ship a toilet is called a head.

Fact 35. On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper right-hand corner of the “1” encased in the “shield” and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

Fact 36. On April 4, 1974, John Massis of Belgium pulled two New York Long Island railroad passenger cars totaling 80 tons with a thick rope, with a small bit attached, using only his teeth.

Fact 37. On April 6, 1925, the first in-flight movie was shown. It was a silent film and appeared on a Deutsche Luft Hansa flight.

Fact 38. On August 21st, 1911, someone stole the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, from the Louvre Museum. It was recovered two years later.

Fact 39. On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily.

Fact 40. On average a business document is copied 19 times.

Fact 41. On average a person passes gas 14 times a day.

Fact 42. On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation.

Fact 43. On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth.

Fact 44. On average men spend 51 minutes a day grooming themselves.

Fact 45. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Fact 46. On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.

Fact 47. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Fact 48. On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.

Fact 49. On average, 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the adult scalp.

Fact 50. On average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon of milk.

Fact 51. On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Fact 52. On average, 749 pounds of paper products is used by an American individual annually.

Fact 53. On average, 81% of Americans 16 years of age and older watch television at least once in a day.

Fact 54. On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.

Fact 55. On average, a baby in the United States will eat fifteen pounds of cereal in their first year of life.

Fact 56. On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.

Fact 57. On average, a Canadian girl owns seven Barbie dolls, whereas an American girl owns eight.

Fact 58. On average, a car driver will swear or blashpheme 32,025 times in their lifetime while driving.

Fact 59. On average, a hen lays 300 eggs per year.

Fact 60. On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving.

Fact 61. On average, a person has two million sweat glands.

Fact 62. On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime.

Fact 63. On average, a strawberry has 200 seeds on it.

Fact 64. On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14 times a day.

Fact 65. On average, a whole chicken from the grocery store weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces.

Fact 66. On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second.

Fact 67. On average, Americans move to a new place eleven times in their lifetime.

Fact 68. On average, Americans spend $1300 on utility bills annually.

Fact 69. On average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping.

Fact 70. On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation.

Fact 71. On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year.

Fact 72. On average, an American home has 3-10 gallons of hazardous materials.

Fact 73. On average, an American makes three pounds of garbage in a day.

Fact 74. On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life.

Fact 75. On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels.

Fact 76. On average, each American consumes approximately two hundred and sixty pounds of meat in a year.

Fact 77. On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States.

Fact 78. On average, Guinness sells 7 million glasses of beer a day.

Fact 79. On average, he ratio of yellow kernels to white kernals in a bag of popcorn is 9:1.

Fact 80. On average, it is estimated that females injure themselves ten time more than males do while playing sports.

Fact 81. On average, pigs live for about 15 years.

Fact 82. On average, the American household consumes six pounds of peanut butter annually.

Fact 83. On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months.

Fact 84. On average, the Pentagon uses 666 rolls of toilet paper in one day.

Fact 85. On average, the rainfall across the Amazon is 7 feet annually.

Fact 86. On average, there is about three molecules of ozone for every 10 million air molecules.

Fact 87. On average, you would need 12.5 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream.

Fact 88. On December 17 1991, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat 148-80, the largest margin of victory in an NBA game.

Fact 89. On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued.

Fact 90. On May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg.

Fact 91. On November 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an “Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.”

Fact 92. On October 15, 1794, the first silver dollar coins were released to be circulated to the public.

Fact 93. On September 3, 1970, a hailstone was found in Coffeyville, Kansas that was eight inches in diameter and weighed 1.67 pounds.

Fact 94. On September 7, 1997, the first flight of the F-22a occurred.

Fact 95. On September 9, 1950 dubbed laughter was used for the first time on television. It was used for the sitcom “The Hank McCune Show.”

Fact 96. On Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM, the attack on Pearl Harbor commenced.

Fact 97. Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.

Fact 98. One acre of wheat can produce enough bread to feed a family of four people for about ten years.

Fact 99. One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving.

Fact 100. One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.

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