Cool, strange and interesting facts page 2

Fact 1. The worlds tallest free fall rollercoaster is The Giant Drop located in Australia. The drops is 120 meters which is equivalent to a 39 storey building.

Fact 2. The Xerox company was initially called the Haloid Company.

Fact 3. The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer.

Fact 4. The YKK that you see on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha which is the name of the founder of the zipper manufacturing company in Japan.

Fact 5. The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old.

Fact 6. The youngest pope was 11 years old.

Fact 7. There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk.

Fact 8. There are 122 pebbles per square inch on a Spalding basketball.

Fact 9. There are 158 verses in the Greek National Anthem.

Fact 10. There are 293 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Fact 11. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

Fact 12. There are 315 species of parrot in the world.

Fact 13. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Fact 14. There are 40 official jelly belly flavours.

Fact 15. There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon.

Fact 16. There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females.

Fact 17. There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year.

Fact 18. There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.

Fact 19. There are 691 drinking fountains in the Pentagon.

Fact 20. There are about 125 million multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) worldwide.

Fact 21. There are about 34,000 species of spiders.

Fact 22. There are about 6,800 languages in the world.

Fact 23. There are about 61,300 pizza restaurants in the United States of America.

Fact 24. There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac bun.

Fact 25. There are an equivalent number of cows and people in Friesland, Netherlands.

Fact 26. There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US.

Fact 27. There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

Fact 28. There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

Fact 29. There are approximately 1300 species of scorpion but only 25 of them are deadly.

Fact 30. There are approximately 2,700 different species of mosquitoes.

Fact 31. There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.

Fact 32. There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult.

Fact 33. There are approximately 60 muscles in the face.

Fact 34. There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.

Fact 35. There are approximately 75,000,000 horses in the world.

Fact 36. There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.

Fact 37. There are approximately 90 people that have been frozen after their death.

Fact 38. There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world.

Fact 39. There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness.

Fact 40. There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA.

Fact 41. There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise.

Fact 42. There are bananas called “Red banana” that are maroon to dark purple when ripe.

Fact 43. There are coffee flavored PEZ

Fact 44. There are dolphins that live in the Amazon River that are the colour pink.

Fact 45. There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose.

Fact 46. There are five years in a quinquennium.

Fact 47. There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.

Fact 48. There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada.

Fact 49. There are more chickens than people in the world.

Fact 50. There are more pigs than humans in Denmark.

Fact 51. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.

Fact 52. There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world.

Fact 53. There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants.

Fact 54. There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half-caused cancer in rats.

Fact 55. There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world.

Fact 56. There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world.

Fact 57. There are more than 250,000 rivers in the United States, which amounts to 3.5 million miles of rivers.

Fact 58. There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee.

Fact 59. There are more than 40 million Americans that have “chronic halitosis,” which is bad breath that never goes away.

Fact 60. There are more than 50 different types of pumpkins. Some of them have names such as Munchkin, Funny Face, and Spooktacular.

Fact 61. There are more than 640 muscles in the human body.

Fact 62. There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland.

Fact 63. There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit.

Fact 64. There are no snakes in New Zealand.

Fact 65. There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same.

Fact 66. There are only four words in the English language which end in

Fact 67. There are only four words in the English language which end in”-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Fact 68. There are over 1,000,000 swimming pools in Florida, eventhough the ocean is no farther than 80 miles away.

Fact 69. There are over 1,800 known species of fleas.

Fact 70. There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market.

Fact 71. There are over 2,000 different species of cactuses.

Fact 72. There are over 2,000 different types of cheese in the world.

Fact 73. There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America.

Fact 74. There are over 200 parts in a typical telephone.

Fact 75. There are over 500 different types of bananas.

Fact 76. There are over 600 different pasta shapes.

Fact 77. There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand.

Fact 78. There are over one billion people that are actively involved in rice growth.

Fact 79. There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars.

Fact 80. There are over three trillion craters on the moon, with some being having a diameter over three feet.

Fact 81. There are places in Saskatchewan called Elbow, Eyebrow, and Drinkwater.

Fact 82. There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.

Fact 83. There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow.

Fact 84. There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty.

Fact 85. There are some ice creams that are 75% air.

Fact 86. There are some species of snails that are venomous. Their venom can be fatal to humans.

Fact 87. There are some types of chocolates that are actually good for the arteries and heart.

Fact 88. There are species of fish that can walk on land in search of water when its water source dries up. Some can survive as long as three days on land such as the snakehead fish.

Fact 89. There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.

Fact 90. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Fact 91. There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.

Fact 92. There have been 191 coops in Bolivia since it became a sovereign country in 1825.

Fact 93. There have been close to 200 coups and counter-coups in the country of Bolivia.

Fact 94. There have been over fifty million Mr. Potato Heads sold since it came out in 1952.

Fact 95. There is a “cemetery town” in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1.

Fact 96. There is a certain species of kangaroo that is only 2.5 centimetres long when it is born.

Fact 97. There is a certain type of Hawk Moth caterpillar from Brazil that inflates its thorax, which makes its head look like a head of a snake when it feels it is in danger or alarmed.

Fact 98. There is a city called Smackover located in Arkansas.

Fact 99. There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fact 100. There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.

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