Sep 19 2010

Strange Facts, Trivia and Information

Posted by Knonie

Blood flows in human arteries at 3 feet per second.

No two cornflakes look the same.

The billionth digit of pi is 9.

The cockroach’s favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

The shoes that Charlie Chaplin ate in “The Gold Rush” were made out of licorice.

Men sweat about 40% more than women.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

In every deck of cards the King of Hearts is sticking his sword through his head. That’s why he’s often called the Suicide King.

A giraffe can clean its ear with its 21-inch tongue.

The Anaconda, one of the world’s largest snakes, gives live birth to its young instead of laying eggs.

There are 221,184 ways to order a Burger King whopper.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

All Starbucks competitors combined do less than half the business of Starbucks.

Millipedes don’t have a thousand legs. They can have from a few dozen to several hundred, but never a thousand.

The city of Istanbul straddles two separate continents, Europe and Asia.

The word “samba” means to rub navels together.

The word “sir” is used 164 times in “A Few Good Men”.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza everyday.

It takes about nine minutes for a snowflake to fall to Earth from a height of 1,000 feet.

There are 2 million sweat glands in the average human body.

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

If the head of a cockroach is removed carefully, so as to prevent it from bleeding to death, the cockroach can survive for several weeks. When it dies, it is from starvation.

A group of hares is called a Husk.

A group of goats is called a Trip.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades: King David, Clubs: Alexander the Great, Hearts: Charlemagne, and Diamonds: Julius Caesar.