Fact 1. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
Fact 2. Humans and cows have the same gestation period, which is about nine months.
Fact 3. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
Fact 4. Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.
Fact 5. Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of
Fact 6. Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds.
Fact 7. Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.
Fact 8. Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards.
Fact 9. Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years.
Fact 10. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana.
Fact 11. Hundreds of years ago, only the wealthy people used to wear underwear.
Fact 12. Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988g/cc.
Fact 13. Hydrogen is the most common atom in the universe.
Fact 14. Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6g/cc.
Fact 15. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
Fact 16. Ian Fleming named his character “James Bond” after real-life ornithologist and author.
Fact 17. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
Fact 18. If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one.
Fact 19. If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one.
Fact 20. If a raisin is dropped into a glass of champagne it will bounce up and down in the glass.
Fact 21. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in
the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in
the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse
all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Fact 22. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Fact 23. If all the cars from the U.S. were taken and lined up from bumper to bumper, there would be enough cars to go to the moon from earth and back.
Fact 24. If all the gold sitting in the oceans and seas were mined, every person on this plant would get about 20 kilograms of gold each.
Fact 25. If all the insects in the world were put on a scale, they would out weigh all creatures.
Fact 26. If all the Oreo cookies ever sold were stacked on top of one another, they would be as high as 13.3 million Sears Towers.
Fact 27. If all the strawberries produced in California annually were put side by side, they would wrap around the Earth fifteen times.
Fact 28. If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.
Fact 29. If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London.
Fact 30. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
Fact 31. If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.
Fact 32. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create explosion that is equal to an atomic bomb.
Fact 33. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
Fact 34. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have
$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being
make change for a dollar.
Fact 35. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
Fact 36. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
Fact 37. If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
Fact 38. If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.
Fact 39. If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth.
Fact 40. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
Fact 41. Iguanas can recognize their human handlers and greet them differently, compared with strangers.
Fact 42. Iguanas can stay under water for up to thirty minutes.
Fact 43. Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states.
Fact 44. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s
nuclear weapons combined.
Fact 45. In 1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but were ravaged by a hurricane that destroyed their fleet.
Fact 46. In 1391, China began producing toliet paper for use by its Emperors.
Fact 47. In 1477, the first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Austria.
Fact 48. In 1565 In St. Augustine, Florida the first orange trees were planted.
Fact 49. In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word “not” out of the seventh commandment, which then read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” This legendary book is now known as the “Wicked Bible.”
Fact 50. In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England.
Fact 51. In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England. The cost of chocolate was about 13 shillings per pound and was a drink that only the elite enjoyed.
Fact 52. In 1681, the last dodo bird died.
Fact 53. In 1681, the last dodo bird died.
Fact 54. In 1685, New France used playing cards as currency because of the shortage of coins.
Fact 55. In 1693, the postage rate of a letter was determined by how much light went through the letter. The less the light went through the letter the more expensive the rate would be. This technique was referred to as candling.
Fact 56. In 1747, the first American mention of the Christmas tree occurred. However, it was a not a tree but instead a pyramid made out of wood and decorated with apples and evergreen boughs.
Fact 57. In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause.
Fact 58. In 1783, the hot air balloon was invented in France.
Fact 59. In 1785, the city of Paris removed bones from cemeteries to ease the overflow of dead people. They took these bones and stacked them in tunnels now known as the Catacombs. You can visit these tunnel attractions and work your way along long corridors, which are stacked with skulls and bones.
Fact 60. In 1796, Napoleon was only 26 years old when he took command of the French Army of Italy.
Fact 61. In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food.
Fact 62. In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt.
Fact 63. In 1825, the first toilet was installed in the White House.
Fact 64. In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened.
Fact 65. In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg. updated
Fact 66. In 1845, inventor Thomas Adams started the world’s first chewing gum factory.
Fact 67. In 1848, the first American pasta factory opened in Brooklyn, New York. The name of the man that opened it was Antoine Zerega.
Fact 68. In 1864, A Quebec farmer found a frog inside a hailstone.
Fact 69. In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money.
Fact 70. In 1871, horse cars were introduced. It was simply a car that was pulled over a track by a horse.
Fact 71. In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar.
Fact 72. In 1876, Maria Spelterina was the first woman to ever cross Niagara Falls on a high wire.
Fact 73. In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.
Fact 74. In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.
Fact 75. In 1886, Coca-cola was first served at a pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia for only five cents a glass. A pharmacist named John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-cola.
Fact 76. In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer.
Fact 77. In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago.
Fact 78. In 1890, Scott Paper produced the first toilet paper to be available on a roll.
Fact 79. In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
Fact 80. In 1893, the first mosque in the United States was built.
Fact 81. In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today.
Fact 82. In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America.
Fact 83. In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin.
Fact 84. In 1902, the coat hanger was invented Albert Parkhouse who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention and unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea.
Fact 85. In 1902, the game table tennis was brought to the U.S. from Europe by Parker Brothers.
Fact 86. In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers.
Fact 87. In 1903, there were originally only eight Crayola crayons in a box and they sold for five cents.
Fact 88. In 1905, Chapman and Skinner in San Francisco invented the first portable electric vacuum.
Fact 89. In 1905, the first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in New York City.
Fact 90. In 1908, the first machine to make lollipops opened for business in New Haven, Connecticut.
Fact 91. In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.
Fact 92. In 1916, Charlie Chaplin was making $10,000 a week, making him the highest paid actor of his time.
Fact 93. In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic.
Fact 94. In 1923, the first neon sign was introduced in the U.S. Two neon signs were sold to a Packard car dealership for $24,000 which read, “Packard.”
Fact 95. In 1924, Kleenex tissues were originally designed as a cold cream remover.
Fact 96. In 1926, a waiter in Budapest committed suicide. He left his suicide note in the form of a crossword and the police had to get help from the public to solve it.
Fact 97. In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was “The Pause That Refreshes.”
Fact 98. In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters.
Fact 99. In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.
Fact 100. In 1938, Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first soft drink to be canned.
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