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Fact 1. One billion pounds of pasta would need approximately 2,021,452,000 gallons of water to cook it. This is equivalent to 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
Fact 2. One billion seconds is about 32 years.
Fact 3. One bushel of wheat can make enough sandwiches that you could eat three sandwiches a day for over six months.
Fact 4. One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year.
Fact 5. One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds.
Fact 6. One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.
Fact 7. One grape vine produce can produce about 20 to 30 glasses of wine.
Fact 8. One in five Americans move homes every year.
Fact 9. One million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.
Fact 10. One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years.
Fact 11. One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, “For Your Eyes Only,” used to be a man.
Fact 12. One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world.
Fact 13. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers — they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
Fact 14. One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet.
Fact 15. One ounce of chocolate has about 20 mg of caffeine in it.
Fact 16. One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
Fact 17. One out of 200 women is colorblind.
Fact 18. One out of every five births in the United States are delivered by Cesarean section.
Fact 19. One out of five people that eat ice cream binge on ice cream in the middle of the night. The person is usually between 18 – 24 years old.
Fact 20. One out of four American households own a cat.
Fact 21. One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar.
Fact 22. One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day.
Fact 23. One ton of grapes can produce 720 bottles of wine.
Fact 24. One tree can filter up to sixty pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
Fact 25. One-third pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples.
Fact 26. Only 23% of New Zealand families have more than two children.
Fact 27. Only 4% of babies are born on their actual due date.
Fact 28. Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood.
Fact 29. Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
Fact 30. Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
Fact 31. Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources.
Fact 32. Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom.
Fact 33. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Fact 34. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Fact 35. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
Fact 36. Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for “Profiles in Courage”
Fact 37. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.
Fact 38. Oprah Winfrey was the first black woman to anchor a newscast in Nashville at WTVF-TV.
Fact 39. Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better.
Fact 40. Oral-B were the first toothbrushes to go to the moon when they were aboard the Apollo 11 mission.
Fact 41. Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison.
Fact 42. Orville Wright, a pilot, was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
Fact 43. Oscar Wilde and his friends came up the with the word “dude.” It came from the words “duds” and “attitude.”
Fact 44. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears. never stop growing.
Fact 45. Outside London, Liverpool is the most filmed British city, and was used to film more than 140 films in 2002.
Fact 46. Over $7 billion a year is spent on chocolates by consumers.
Fact 47. Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk).
Fact 48. Over 100 million birds die annually by crashing into glass windows in the United States.
Fact 49. Over 100,000 birds and sea animals are killed every year due to plastic garbage.
Fact 50. Over 170,000 Indians from 210 tribes live in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.
Fact 51. Over 175 million cubic yards of earth was removed for the creation of the Panama Canal.
Fact 52. Over 20 million BluBlocker sunglasses have been sold since its debut in 1986. They now come in over 100 different styles.
Fact 53. Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.S.
Fact 54. Over 250 million Slinky toys have been sold since its debut in 1946.
Fact 55. Over 4.5 billion sticks have Trident gum have been chewed. If the stick of gum were laid out end to end they could circle the globe approximately 1.8 times.
Fact 56. Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath.
Fact 57. Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war.
Fact 58. Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.
Fact 59. Over 50% of the wedding in the U.S. occur in the afternoon.
Fact 60. Over 500 million gallons of Kool-Aid drink are consumed each year.
Fact 61. Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic.
Fact 62. Over 80% of the brain is water.
Fact 63. Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
Fact 64. Over 90% of poison exposures occur in homes.
Fact 65. Over half the textile fibers that are used in the world are cotton.
Fact 66. Over one million Pet Rocks were sold in 1975, makine Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, a millionaire. He got the idea while joking with friends about his pet that was easy to take care of, which was a rock.
Fact 67. Over the course of one year, a coffee tree only produces about 1.5 pounds of coffee.
Fact 68. Owen Falls Lake is the largest man-made lake in the world.
Fact 69. Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet.
Fact 70. Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet.
Fact 71. Painting a house yellow or having a yellow trim helps in selling a house faster.
Fact 72. Pancakes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Australia.
Fact 73. Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther.
Fact 74. Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry.
Fact 75. Parma ham is only Parma ham if it is made in the Parma region of Italy. The British chain supermarket Asda, made and packaged its own “Parma ham” and was successfully sued by the real Parma ham people (Parma Ham Trade Association).
Fact 76. Parrots cannot eat chocolate because it is poisonous to their body.
Fact 77. Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls appeared for sale in the June 1, 1954 issue of the Wall Street Journal.
Fact 78. Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body.
Fact 79. Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw.
Fact 80. Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
Fact 81. Peanut butter is an effective way to to remove chewing gum from hair or clothes.
Fact 82. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Fact 83. Pearls are rarely found in North American oysters.
Fact 84. Pearls melt in vinegar.
Fact 85. Pebbles cereal was actually named after the shape of the cereal and not the Pebbles Flintstone character.
Fact 86. Peladophobia refers to the fear of bald people.
Fact 87. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
Fact 88. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
Fact 89. People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs.
Fact 90. People from North America prefer pickles with warts, where as Europeans prefer pickles with no warts.
Fact 91. People from the United States eat the most chicken per person than anywhere else in the world.
Fact 92. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.
Fact 93. People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand.
Fact 94. People in France own more pets in the world per person than any other country.
Fact 95. People in low-income homes spend 50% more time playing video games than people in high-income homes.
Fact 96. People living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while people living on the west coast prefer chunky peanut butter.
Fact 97. People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache.
Fact 98. People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States.
Fact 99. People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter.
Fact 100. People still cut the cheese shortly after death.
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