50 Odd Facts

1 – Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

2 – Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

3 – There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

4 – The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

5 – A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

6 – There are more chickens than people in the world.

7 – The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”

8 – On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over then Parliament building is an American flag.

9 – All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.

10 – No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

11 – “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

12 – Almonds are a member of the peach family.

13 – There are only 4 words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

14 – A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

15 – An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

16 – Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

17 – In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

18 – Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

19 – The characters Bert & Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

20 – A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

21 – A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

22 – It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

23 – The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

24 – In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

25 – The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

26 – The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

27 – There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

28 – The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

29 – A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

30 – A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

31 – Elvis had a twin brother named Aaron, who died at birth, which is why Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron: in honor of his brother. It is also misspelled on his tomb stone.

32 – Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

33 – More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
34 – Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

35 – Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”

36 – Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot.

37 – If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

38 – Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

39 – Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

40 – The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language.

41 – The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

42 – TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

43 – The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

44 – A snail can sleep for 3 years.

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

46 – The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

47 – Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with a population of 1,000 and a size of 108.7 acres.

48 – “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

49 – No president of the United states was an only child.
And last and definitely most important:

50 – The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.

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