Facts, just the facts

Discussion in 'The Playground' started by Bruce Bell, May 20, 2012.

  1. Bruce Bell

    Bruce Bell Registered

    Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

    In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

    There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

    Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

    Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

    The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

    There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

    There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!

    Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!

    The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!

    When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!

    A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!

    A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!

    A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

    A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!

    It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!

    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

    Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!

    It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

    No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

    A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!

    Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

    There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

    If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!

    Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

    A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!

    The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

    Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

    A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

    Porcupines float in water!

    Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"!

    The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!

    The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!

    The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!

    The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!

    The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!
  2. dadofthree

    dadofthree Seasoned Beef Donating Member

    I could not have posted this here bc facts get me in trouble :laugh: oh crap, I just did it :rofl:
  3. twotonevert

    twotonevert Member of P.E.A. Moderator

    Those are cool facts, thanks for sharing.

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  4. lil charlie

    lil charlie Registered

    A Gold Fish has the attention span of 3 seconds

    The longest word in the English language that you can type while staying on one row of the keyboard is typewriter

    There are 189 registered Super Hero’s in the United States

    Dammit im mad spelled backwards is dammit im mad

    The Vagina and eye are the only two self cleaning systems in the body

    Humans and Dolphins and the only mammals that have sex for pleasure
  5. lil charlie

    lil charlie Registered

    The word "Verb" is really a noun
  6. lil charlie

    lil charlie Registered

    Sea otters hold hands in thier sleep to keep from drifting apart
  7. twotonevert

    twotonevert Member of P.E.A. Moderator

    Those are fictitious super heros right?
  8. mracer29

    mracer29 Registered

    I just want to know how I can register!
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  10. BlondeOnaBusa

    BlondeOnaBusa Just call me B.O.B Moderator

    Where do I sign up? :laugh:
  11. mracer29

    mracer29 Registered

    I use to say I felt like a super hero when I put on my gear and racing leathers. It was my super hero suit :)
  12. BlondeOnaBusa

    BlondeOnaBusa Just call me B.O.B Moderator

    Mattel's Barbie last name is Roberts and Ken's is Carson.
  13. lil charlie

    lil charlie Registered

    By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back…you cannot sink in quicksand

    Mel Blac, the voice of Porky Pig, has “that’s all folks” on his head stone.

    The average human will eat 8 spiders in their lifetime while sleeping
  14. lil charlie

    lil charlie Registered

    And my personal favorite.......

    It’s illegal to sell a haunted house in NY without disclosing it to the buyer.
  15. card16969

    card16969 Registered

    ok this is awesome
  16. The Big Red One

    The Big Red One Registered

    Very cool thread :thumbsup:

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