Cool, strange and interesting facts page 3

Facts 1. A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.

Facts 2. A white tiger can only be born when both parents carry the gene for white colouring.

Facts 3. A woman has approximately 4.5 litres of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 litres.

Facts 4. A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder.

Facts 5. A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905. updated

Facts 6. A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.

Facts 7. ABBA got their name by taking the first letter from each of their names (Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anni-frid.)

Facts 8. Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.

Facts 9. About 1 in 5,000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

Facts 10. About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.

Facts 11. About 25 percent of all the energy consumed in the US is from natural gas.

Facts 12. About 26 per cent of all indoor water used by households in Sydney, Australia are for laundry.

Facts 13. About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away.

Facts 14. About 30% of Canadians rely on getting their water from the ground for their domestic use.

Facts 15. About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.

Facts 16. About 85% or product warning labels on household products are inadequate.

Facts 17. About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

Facts 18. About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching.

Facts 19. According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

Facts 20. According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society.

Facts 21. According to research, Los Angeles highways are so congested that the average commuter sits in traffic for 82 hours a year.

Facts 22. According to research, the most productive workday is Tuesday and the least productive is Friday.

Facts 23. According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love.

Facts 24. According to Scientists, vampire bat saliva is the best known medicine for keeping blood from clotting. .

Facts 25. According to studies, an average roll of toilet paper lasts about five days in the bathroom.

Facts 26. According to studies, men prefer to have white bedrooms and women prefer to have blue bedrooms.

Facts 27. According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year.

Facts 28. Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.

Facts 29. Actor Charlie Chaplin made 81 movies over a career that spanned 50 years.

Facts 30. Actor John Ritter was the voice of Clifford, from “Clifford The Big Red Dog.”

Facts 31. Actor John Travolta was offered the role of Billy Flynn many times for the movie “Chicago.” Richard Gere ended up playing the role.

Facts 32. Actor Richard Gere was considered to play the role of John McClane in the movie Die Hard. Bruce Willis played the part instead.

Facts 33. Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner.

Facts 34. Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner.

Facts 35. Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).”

Facts 36. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket.

Facts 37. Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations.

Facts 38. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie “Silence of the Lambs.” She turned down the role because she found it too scary.

Facts 39. Actress Sally Field was paid $4,000 a week for her role in the TV show The Flying Nun.

Facts 40. Adolf Hitler loved chocolate cake.

Facts 41. Adolf Hitler wanted to be an architect, but he failed the entrance exam at the architectural school in Vienna.

Facts 42. Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.

Facts 43. Adult earwigs can float in water for up to 24 hours.

Facts 44. African Baobab tree’s circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.

Facts 45. African heart-nosed bats can have such a keen sense of sound that they can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from six feet away.

Facts 46. After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash.

Facts 47. After being picked an orange cannot ripen.

Facts 48. After the “Popeye” comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States.

Facts 49. After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

Facts 50. After the Eiffel Tower was built, one person was killed during the installation of the lifts. No one was killed during the actual construction of the tower.

Facts 51. After the Krakatoa volcano eruption in 1883 in Indonesia, many people reported that, because of the dust, the sunset appeared green and the moon blue. The moon was said to appear blue for almost two years.

Facts 52. After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit.

Facts 53. After twenty-seven years, Betty Rubble made her debut as a Flintstones Vitamin in 1996.

Facts 54. Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes.

Facts 55. Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

Facts 56. Alaska got its name from the Aluet word “Alyeska” which means “The Great Land.”

Facts 57. Albert Einstein was cremated and his ashes were spread over a river located in New Jersey.

Facts 58. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

Facts 59. Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.

Facts 60. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.

Facts 61. Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.

Facts 62. Alexander the Great made his troops eat onions as he believed it would prove their vitality.

Facts 63. Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

Facts 64. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour.

Facts 65. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Facts 66. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5.00 bill

Facts 67. All babies are colour blind when they are born.

Facts 68. All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago.

Facts 69. All of Chrysler’s PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.

Facts 70. All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

Facts 71. All of the Peking ducks in the United States are descendents from three ducks and one drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873.

Facts 72. All penguins live south of the equator.

Facts 73. All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st.

Facts 74. All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively could make a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Building in only 2 minutes.

Facts 75. Almonds are members of the peach family.

Facts 76. Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows.

Facts 77. Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water.

Facts 78. Although white wine can be produced from both red and white grapes, red wine can only be created from red grapes.

Facts 79. Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959.

Facts 80. American actor Jack Nicholson, and American singer Bobby Darrin were raised believing their grandmothers were their mothers and their mothers were their older sisters.

Facts 81. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Facts 82. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

Facts 83. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

Facts 84. American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript.

Facts 85. American President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) used to like Vaseline being rubbed on his head while he ate breakfast in bed.

Facts 86. American President John Tyler had 15 children.

Facts 87. American women, on average, spend 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed.

Facts 88. Americans are responsible for generating roughly 20% percent of the garbage in the world.

Facts 89. Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second.

Facts 90. Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world.

Facts 91. Americans consumed more than twenty billion hot dogs in 2000.

Facts 92. Americans did not commonly use forks until after the Civil War.

Facts 93. Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year.

Facts 94. Americans on average use about 580 pounds of paper per year per person.

Facts 95. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Facts 96. Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash.

Facts 97. Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash.

Facts 98. Americans, on average, spend 18% of his or her income on transportation as compared to only 13% spent on food.

Facts 99. Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosal air fresheners.

Facts 100. Amongst pre-schoolers, Caillou is the fastest-ever-growing television show and is seen in close to 97% of U.S. households.

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