Cool, strange and interesting facts page 2

Fact 1. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

Fact 2. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Fact 3. It is said that grapefruit got its name because it grows like grapes in clusters. One cluster can have up to 25 grapefruits.

Fact 4. It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.

Fact 5. It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate.

Fact 6. It requires 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky toy.

Fact 7. It takes 12 honeybees to make one teaspoon of honey.

Fact 8. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s
supply of footballs.

Fact 9. It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution.

Fact 10. It takes a sloth up to six days to digest the food it eats.

Fact 11. It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.

Fact 12. It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

Fact 13. It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach.

Fact 14. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun.

Fact 15. It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.

Fact 16. It takes seven to ten days to make a jelly belly jellybean.

Fact 17. It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.

Fact 18. It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household lightbulbs to complete an orbit.

Fact 19. It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.

Fact 20. It took eleven years to built the Taj Mahal, (1632-1643).

Fact 21. It was believed by Ancient Hindus that the world was a sphere and rested on the back of four elephants, which stood on a turtle.

Fact 22. It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war.

Fact 23. It would take 29 million years for a car travelling 100 miles per hour to reach the nearest star.

Fact 24. It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack.

Fact 25. It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times.

Fact 26. It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960’s car did.

Fact 27. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Fact 28. Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since.

Fact 29. Ivory soap slogan “99-44/100% Pure” was cleverly invented by Harley Proctor who with the help of chemists determined that Ivory soap was only 56/100 pure. Proctor simply subtracted 56 from 100 and came up with “99-44/100% Pure”.

Fact 30. Jackrabbits can reach a speed of fifty miles per hour and can leap as far as twenty feet.

Fact 31. James Bond is also known as Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang.

Fact 32. James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States.

Fact 33. January is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time.

Fact 34. Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world.

Fact 35. Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.

Fact 36. Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels.

Fact 37. JELL-O was declared The “Official State Snack” of Utah in January 2001.

Fact 38. Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years. This is before sharks and dinosaurs.

Fact 39. Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy.

Fact 40. Jim Bristoe, an American, invented a 30-foot-long, 2-ton pumpkin cannon that can fire pumpkins up to five miles.

Fact 41. John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.

Fact 42. Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later.

Fact 43. Julie Nixon, daughter of Richard Nixon married David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight Eisenhower.

Fact 44. Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet, which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours.

Fact 45. Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.

Fact 46. Just like fingerprints, every cats nose pad is different.

Fact 47. Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.

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Fact 49. Keeping your car tuned up is a good way to save on gas. A car that is tuned up is 9% more efficient on gasoline.

Fact 50. Kellogg?s started selling their most famous product, Corn Flakes, in 1906.

Fact 51. Kermit the frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College located in the state of New York in 1996.

Fact 52. Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of creator Jim Henson, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University.

Fact 53. Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.

Fact 54. Kissing can aid in reducing tooth decay. This is because the extra saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean.

Fact 55. Kit Kat chocolate bar was introduced to the market in 1935.

Fact 56. Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

Fact 57. Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak.

Fact 58. Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day.

Fact 59. Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I.

Fact 60. Krispy Kreme make five million doughnut a day.

Fact 61. Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables.

Fact 62. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections.

Fact 63. Lady Bugs really are not bugs. They are actually beetles and their correct name is The Ladybird Beetle.

Fact 64. Lake Baikal is the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, having formed between 20 and 25 million years ago

Fact 65. Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest lake in the world.

Fact 66. Lake Malawi has the largest number of fish species in the world.

Fact 67. Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world.

Fact 68. Lake Ontario was originally named Lake St. Louis.

Fact 69. Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.

Fact 70. Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute.

Fact 71. Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.

Fact 72. Lemon juice can aid in reducing the swelling caused by insect bites.

Fact 73. Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

Fact 74. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Fact 75. Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa.

Fact 76. Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.

Fact 77. Less than 1% of the women in the world will ever be able to wear a diamond that is the size of a carat or more.

Fact 78. Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from “navel” which is levan spelt backwards. It was named this because it is in the center of Utah.

Fact 79. Lighthouse keepers were nicknamed “wickies” because they tended the lamps wick.

Fact 80. Lightning strikes the Empire States Building about seven times a year.

Fact 81. Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.

Fact 82. Lipogram refers to writing that does not have certain letter or letters.

Fact 83. Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience.

Fact 84. Los Angeles is the most polluted city in the USA.

Fact 85. LSD is made from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a type of fungus.

Fact 86. Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell.

Fact 87. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

Fact 88. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

Fact 89. Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

Fact 90. Majority of brides plan their wedding for approximately 7 to 12 months.

Fact 91. Male goats will pee on each other in order to attract mates.

Fact 92. Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest.

Fact 93. Male owls weigh less and are smaller than female owls.

Fact 94. Male rabbits are called “bucks,” females are “does.”

Fact 95. Male sea horses are the ones that get impregnated rather than the females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female?s eggs and they can have up to 1500 babies at one time.

Fact 96. Males account for 60% of toy injuries that occur in the U.S.

Fact 97. Mangos are known throughout the world as the “King of Fruits.”

Fact 98. Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India.

Fact 99. Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years.

Fact 100. Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior.

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