Cool, strange and interesting facts page 2

Fact 1. Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups.

Fact 2. Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola.

Fact 3. Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice.

Fact 4. Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.

Fact 5. Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation.

Fact 6. Earthworms have 5 hearts.

Fact 7. Eating 11 pounds of apples will make you gain one pound of weight.

Fact 8. Eating a banana at night can help in falling asleep.

Fact 9. Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain.

Fact 10. Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all.

Fact 11. Eating dandelions can make you urinate more.

Fact 12. Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange.

Fact 13. Eating parsley after eating an onion can help in getting rid of onion breath.

Fact 14. Ed Cox from San Francisco invented the pot scrubbing S.O.S. pads in 1917. His wife came up with the name, which stands for “Save Our Saucepans.”

Fact 15. Edinburgh has more booksellers per head of population than any other city in Britain.

Fact 16. Edward VIII did not officially become the King of England as he abdicated the throne to marry an American divorcee.

Fact 17. Edwin Armstrong invented FM radio in 1933. The first men to use FM radio to communicate with Earth from the moon’s surface were named Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.

Fact 18. Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength.

Fact 19. Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet.

Fact 20. Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar.

Fact 21. Electronic companies sell five times as many big-screen TVs during Super Bowl Week.

Fact 22. Elephants can’t jump. Every other mammal can.

Fact 23. Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands.

Fact 24. Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else.

Fact 25. Ellen Macarthur, yachtswoman, had a total of 891 naps in 94 days that were each 36 minutes long while on her Vendee Round the Globe yacht race.

Fact 26. Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series.

Fact 27. Elvis had a twin brother named Jesse Garon, who died at birth.

Fact 28. Elvis Presley had a twin brother named Jesse Garon Presley who died at birth.

Fact 29. Elvis Presley used to be a truck driver before he started singing.

Fact 30. Elvis Presley was obsessed with brushing his teeth.

Fact 31. Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978.

Fact 32. Emus cannot walk backwards.

Fact 33. Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.

Fact 34. Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.

Fact 35. English sailors were referred to as “limeys” because sailors added lime juice to their diet to combat scurvy.

Fact 36. Enough paper is recycled in the USA every day, that a 15 mile long train of boxcars could be filled up with paper.

Fact 37. EPCOT stands for “Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow.”

Fact 38. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a fifty thousand-word novel, “Gadsby,” without any word containing the letter “e.”

Fact 39. Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family.

Fact 40. Even if you eat food standing on your head, the food will still end up in your stomach.

Fact 41. Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance.

Fact 42. Even though red roses looks the same, there are over 900 different types of red roses.

Fact 43. Even though the rose does not bear any fruit, the rose hips have more Vitamin C than most vegetables and fruits.

Fact 44. Ever year, Americans spend close to $25 billion on beer.

Fact 45. Every 238 years, the orbits of Neptune and Pluto change making Neptune at times the farthest planet from the sun.

Fact 46. Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.

Fact 47. Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size.

Fact 48. Every 40,000 children are killed by fires.

Fact 49. Every continent begins and ends in the same letter. eg AfricA, EuropE.

Fact 50. Every continent has a city called Rome.

Fact 51. Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease.

Fact 52. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury

Fact 53. Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid.

Fact 54. Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.

Fact 55. Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States.

Fact 56. Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot.

Fact 57. Every day, the Hubble telescope transmits enough data to fit 10,000 standard computer disks.

Fact 58. Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer.

Fact 59. Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

Fact 60. Every person has a unique tongue print.

Fact 61. Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.

Fact 62. Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world.

Fact 63. Every second, 630 steel cans are recycled.

Fact 64. Every second, 8000 Coca-Cola Company products are consumed in the world.

Fact 65. Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.

Fact 66. Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.

Fact 67. Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.

Fact 68. Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining.

Fact 69. Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Fact 70. Every three seconds a baby is born somewhere in the world.

Fact 71. Every three seconds, a new baby is born.

Fact 72. Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

Fact 73. Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make.

Fact 74. Every year Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes, 1,000 of which measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale.

Fact 75. Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people.

Fact 76. Every year approximately 3,000 people choke to death.

Fact 77. Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer.

Fact 78. Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people.

Fact 79. Every year, 50,000,000 automobiles are produced in the world.

Fact 80. Every year, an igloo hotel is built in Sweden that has the capacity to sleep 100 people.

Fact 81. Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers.

Fact 82. Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.

Fact 83. Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made.

Fact 84. Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Fatter patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies.

Fact 85. Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the scalp of an adult.

Fact 86. Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

Fact 87. Everyday, U.S. business use enough paper to circle the Earth over 20 times.

Fact 88. Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds.

Fact 89. False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach – they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths.

Fact 90. Families who do turn off the television during meals tend to eat healthier. This was regardless of family income, or education.

Fact 91. Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth.

Fact 92. Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth.

Fact 93. Fear of clowns is called coulrophobia.

Fact 94. Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Fact 95. February 17th, 1930, was the first flight by a cow in an airplane. The milk that was produced by the cow during the flight was put into containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis.

Fact 96. Female alligators lay about 40 eggs that hatch in 60 – 70 days.

Fact 97. Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed.

Fact 98. Fido means faithful in Latin.

Fact 99. Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpaste.

Fact 100. Finland has 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands.

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