Randomocity

– Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars
– When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year
– If you’re an average American, you’ll spend about 6 months of your life waiting at red lights
– U.S. hens lay enough eggs in a year to circle the equator 100 times
– In an 1990 preschool poll, Mr. Rogers was first choice for president of the United States
– Most raindrops are round or doughnut shaped, not “raindrop shaped”
– Check a map: Reno, Nevada is West of Los Angeles, California
– There’s a “Cinderella” story in Finnish folklore. But the girl’s name isn’t Cinderella. It’s Tuna.
– A bowl of Wheaties contains twice as much sodium as a bowl of potato chips
– Peanuts are one of the ingredients used to make dynamite
– Five cows were killed by drive-by shootings in Clay County, Missouri in 1992
– Humans are the only beings to cry tears
– No kidding – the cigarette lighter was invented before the match
– Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate
– Weight-loss tip: Melting an ice cube in your mouth burns about 2.3 calories
– There’s a town in Texas called “Ding Dong”
– Ancient Roman banquet halls had “vomitoriums,” so people could keep eating even when full
– Cab fare from New York to LA (not including tip): $8,325.
– What are eructations, stenuations and pandiculations? Burps, sneezes and yawns, in that order
– The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the US
– Most hummingbirds weigh less than a penny
– Liechtenstein, the world’s smallest country, is also the world’s largest manufacturer of false teeth
– It takes about 3 1/2 hours for sound waves to travel from San Francisco to New York
– It takes about 4 hours to hard boil an ostrich egg
– A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds
– 70% of the world’s oxygen supply is produced by marine plants
– The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before WWII…and none after
– Study results: Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music
– You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV
– Arachibutyrophobia: The fear of having peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth
– The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers
– The dolphins that live in the Amazon River are pink
– NASA invented the “Dust-Buster”
– In 1992, 2,421 people checked into U.S. emergency rooms with injuries involving house plants
– In 1992, 5,840 people checked into U.S. emergency rooms with “pillow-related” injuries
– The U.S. Census calls a place with 2,500 people a town. If it has 2,501 or more, it’s a city
– If aircraft carriers ran on gasoline, they’d get about 6 inches to the gallon
– A mouse’s heart is smaller than an M&M.
– The alphabet, arranged by frequency of use: ETAISONHRDLUCMFWYPGVBKJQXZ.
– You cannot reach any part of Mexico by traveling due north from any part of South America.
– Both poison oak and poison ivy are members of the cashew family.

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Responses

  1. lovely stuff – i makes life more interesting when you look at facts this way.


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