Intrsting facts.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by peple of the perch, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. I was doing a report and came across a bunch of facts I thought you would like to read.
    • When Play-Doh was first introduced, in 1956, the only color available was off white.
    • Unatractiphobia is a fear of ugly people.
    • In the original Halloween movie, the mask used by Michael Myers was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
    • In 1897, Bayer began selling heroin as a treatment for a variety of respiratory ailments
    • Chinese requires no punctuation
    • A diamond can only be cut by another diamond.
    • The combined wealth of the world's 250 richest people is greater than the combined wealth of the poorest 1.5 billion people.
    • The average person produces about 12,000 gallons of urine over the course of their lifetime.
    • Anthropologists know of no human society whose children do not play hide and seek.
    • Human adults breathe about 23,000 times a day
    • The U.S. produces 19 percent of the world's trash.
    • Michelangelo was considered one of the greatest poets of all time by his contemporaries.
    • Thirty-eight percent of men sleep in a room other than the bedroom at least once a month.
    • In 75 percent of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
    • No one knows where Mozart is buried.
    • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school.
    • At age 70, an impressive 73 percent of men are still potent.
    • You inhale about 700,000 of your own skin flakes each day.
    • During World War II, twice as many fighter pilots were killed during training than combat.
    • The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
    • Clocks made before 1687 had only one hand—an hour hand.
    • Eighty percent of American men say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again. Fifty percent of women say they would marry the same man.
    • There are more than 40,000 characters in Chinese script.
    • In America , 22 percent of all restaurant meals include French fries.
    • Coconuts kill more people worldwide than sharks do. About 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
    • King Louis XIV bathed three times during his lifetime.
    • When a waitress draws a happy face on a check tips rise 18 percent. When a waiter does the same thing, tips rise three percent.
    • Only 30 percent of humans can flare their nostrils.
    • The average reader can read 275 words per minute.
    • Women end up ingesting about half of the lipstick they apply.
    • The average soldier of World War II was three-quarters of an inch taller than the average soldier of World War I.
    • The average person's eyes will be closed about 30 minutes a day due to blinking.
    • Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible.
    • Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
    • Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
    • Eighty-three percent of people hit by lightning are men.
    • The number of possible ways of playing just the first four moves on each side in a chess game is 318,979,564,000.
    • The average bra size today is 36C. Ten years ago it was 34B.
    • The mouth produces a quart of saliva a day.
    • There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
    • All the planets in our solar system could be placed inside the planet Jupiter.
    • Until the 1960s, men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland
    • Crocodiles kill 2,000 people each year. By contrast, sharks kill about 25 people, elephants kill 250 and bees kill about 1,500.
    • The Earth experiences 50,000 earthquakes a year.
    • Your thumbnail grows more slowly than any of your fingernails.
    • The Romans would crush a first time rapist's gonads between two stones.
    • Every day, 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500.
    • A mere 31 percent of men claim to look at other women when they're in the company of their significant other. But a whopping 62 percent of women say their significant others do.
    • The geographic center of North America is near Rugby , North Dakota .
    • The Puritans loaded more beer than water onto the Mayflower before they departed for the New World .
    • A single edition of the Sunday New York Times contains more information than a typical adult in 1892 was exposed to in their entire life.
    • The Latin phrase below the pyramid on the U.S. one-dollar bill reads, Novus Ordo Seclorum . It means, "a new order of the ages."
    • Mormon leader Brigham Young had 56 children by 27 wives.
    • More than 25,000 people lost their lives during the construction of the Panama Canal .
    • The most extras ever used in a movie was 300,000, for the film Gandhi in 1981.
    • The penny is the only U.S. coin where the person faces right instead of left.
    • Eighty-five percent of men don't use the front opening in their underwear when they urinate
    • If you do the math, a total of 364 gifts are given during "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
    • When a giraffe's baby is born, it falls from a height of six feet—usually without being hurt.
    • Bart Simpson is left-handed.
    • About six million tourists visit California each year. About 58,000 visit Mississippi .
    • According to the Bible, there were two windows on Noah’s Ark.
    • The first victim of the electric chair took eight minutes to die.
    • The federal government owns 20 percent of the land in America .
    • The average person can live 11 days without water.
    • The first couple ever shown in bed together on TV was Fred & Wilma Flinstone.
    • Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
      • Their birthplace.
    • Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
      • One thousand
    • Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
      • Honey
    • Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
      • He was allergic to carrots
    • Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
      • Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
    • In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bedfirmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".
    • It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
    • In English pubs ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase mind your P's and Q's".

    The average speed of human sperm is 8 inches per hour.

    On average, it takes 72 seconds for a mature egg to be pushed out of the ovary.

    Fingernails grow at 0.02 inches per week, four times faster than toenails.
    This translates to .0028 inches in a day or 0.000119 inches per hour. The middle fingernail grows fastest; the thumb slowest.

    The fastest a human has run is 34.3 mph.

    A knee jerk reflex takes about 30 milliseconds, or 30 one-thousandths of a second.

    An adult human spine compresses roughly 0.59 inch from morning to night.

    Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin per hour, about 1.5 pounds a year or 105 pounds of skin by the time they are 70 years old. This translates to an entirely new outer layer of skin cells every 27 days, almost 1,000 new skins in an average lifetime.


    Particles ejected during a sneeze have been clocked at speeds of up to 103.6 mph.

    A normal swallow takes eight to 12 seconds, from mouth to stomach.

    The average yawn lasts six seconds.

    Gums are renewed every one to two weeks.

    The average life span of a human taste bud is seven to 10 days. By age 60, most people have lost half their taste buds.

    The average mouth produces 1.8 pints of saliva daily.

    The average duration of a single blink of the human eye is 0.3 seconds.
    The average person blinks 25 times per minute, or about 13,140,000 blinks per year.

    In a fetal brain, nerve cells develop at an average rate of 250,000 per minute.

    At least 100,000 chemical reactions occur in the brain every second.

    After age 30, the brain begins to lose neurons at a rate of about 50,000 per day, shrinking one-quarter of 1 percent in mass each year.

    A normal breath takes five seconds: two to inhale, three to exhale.

    In maximum ordinary breathing, the speed of air passing through the nose equals 10 feet per second, or Force 2 on the Beaufort wind scale, e.g., a light breeze.

    When you laugh, you expel short bursts of air up to 70 mph.
    Human adults breathe, on average, about 23,000 times a day.


    The human heart beats about 70 times per minute, or approximately 36,792,000 beats per year or about 3 billion (give or take a few million) over an average lifetime. A woman's heart typically beats faster than a man's.

    Blood travels at about 0.7 mph. It takes 60 seconds for a drop of blood to circulate through the body.

    The body's bone marrow produces 3 million blood cells every second – and destroys the same number.

    The stomach produces a new layer of protective mucus every two weeks.

    Nerve impulses travel at speeds up to 200 mph. A prickling pain travels at 67 mph; a burning pain at 4 mph.

    The average human on an average day secretes 2 1/2 quarts of sweat.

    The average American goes to the toilet (for one reason or another) six times a day.
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  2. Interesting, enjoyed the read. Thanks.

  3. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

    yes, interesting. but, it takes only 8 seconds to go from mouth the stomach.:) at least the way i eat:p
  4. Anybody have some romance novels for sale?
  5. Fishers of Men

    Fishers of Men Senior Member

    Anybody here read romance novels?
  6. The Romans had their act together when it came to rapists! Yeeeooowww!
  7. ezbite

    ezbite the Susan Lucci of OGF

    i heard you did.hahaha:p

    i got the chapters you sent too, thanks.
  8. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    Lasers can cut diamonds....
  9. snake69

    snake69 Equal opportunity fishing

    The average person produces 12,000 gallons of of urine, what about the average alcoholic?