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-The silkworm consumes 86,000 times its own weight in 56 days.

-Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest person lives with his family of 4 in a 27-floor personal home and has a full-time staff of 600 who maintains the residence.

-The first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

-Marie Curie’s work is still radioactive enough to make you sick. You must sign a disclaimer to view them.

-Male elephants sometimes use their penis as a 5th limb.

-Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

-Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.

-The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

-If removed from the stress of the modern world, the average human would sleep about 10 hours a day.

-“Dysania” is the state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.

-Melting glaciers and icebergs make a distinctive fizzing noise known as “bergy seltzer”.

-Cleopatra lived closer to the Moon landing the building of the Great Pyramid.

-The brain named itself.

-The average human blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year.

-The US state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

-Shakespeare wrote the first knock-knock joke.

-To produce a single pound of honey, a single bee would have to visit 2 million flowers.

-Half of the humans ever to live have died from malaria.

-There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look
like the ice is bleeding. It’s actually oxidized salty water.

-The entire length of all the eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m).

-Mozart wrote a canon entitled “Leck mich im Arsch” which translates as “Lick me in the arse”.

-White skin originated only 6,000-12,000 years ago, prior to which all humans were black.

-The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

-Charlie Chaplin’s remains were stolen and held for ransom.

-A colony of 500 bats can eat approximately 250,000 insects in an hour.

-When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.

-In 2008 scientists discovered a new species of bacteria that lives in hairspray.

-In China, rich people can hire body doubles to serve their prison time.

-Cleopatra lived closer in time to the Moon landing than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

-Fold a piece of paper in half 103 times and it will be as thick as the universe.

-Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

-Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right while women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.

-One in five adults believe that aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans.

-Babies are color blind when they are born.

-The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches.

-High heels were originally made for men. Butchers wore them so they wouldn’t step in blood.

-It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to earth.

-If there was no space between the atoms on Earth it would be the size of a regular baseball.

-The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

-The average human heart will beat 3,000 million times in its lifetime and pump 48 million gallons of blood.

-Travelling masseuses in ancient Japan were required by law to be blind.

-Mondays are the most unproductive days of the week. Only about 3 and a half hours of work are actually done on Mondays.

-Lt. Col. “Mad” Jack Churchill was only British soldier in WWII known to have killed an enemy soldier with a longbow. “Mad Jack” insisted on going into battle armed with both a medieval bow and a claymore sword.

-Ireland’s population is still 2M less than it was before the potato famine.

-It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

-In one hour, your heart works hard enough to produce the equivalent energy to raise almost 1 ton of weight 1 yard off the ground.

-The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

-On the planets Uranus and Neptune, it regularly rains diamonds.

-The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in court.

-If done perfectly, any Rubik’s Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns!

-Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – King David; Hearts -A banana is a berry and a strawberry isn’t.

– Charlemagne; Clubs -Alexander, the Great; Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

-Human blood travels 60,000 miles (96,540 km) per day on its journey through the body.

-James Fixx, the man who popularised jogging in America died of a heart attack while running.

-All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn’t like being seen wearing them in public.

-The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage’s “Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)” started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013; the next change isn’t due until 2020.

-Nelson Mandela wasn’t removed from the U.S. terror watch-list until 2008.

-A small percentage of the static you see on “dead” TV stations is left over radiation from the Big Bang. You’re seeing residual effects of the Universe’s creation.

-Blood accounts for about 8% of a human’s body weight.

-Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

-Enough sperm to form an object slightly larger than an aspirin tablet would actually be sufficient to give Earth its present population.

-The average American spends about a year and a half of his or her life watching commercials on television.

-Jimmy Carter sent a jacket to the cleaners with nuclear launch codes and secrets in the pocket.

-There’s an opera house on the U.S.-Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.

-On average, men produce about 10 million new sperm daily. That’s enough to repopulate the entire planet in 6 months.

-A broken clock is right two times a day.

-Listening to sarcastic people daily will make you more creative.

-Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese and Mayans.

-Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator in the Golden Girls.

-If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”? One thousand.

-The oldest known recipe for beer is over 4,000 years old.

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