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Fun facts, interesting history and great trivia to stump your friends Part Deux

Updated on June 21, 2014

Ketchup was once sold as medicine- ketchup is packed full of antioxidants, which is great for your body. But according to it has mellowing agents in it and that is why it was considered medicine!

The oldest person on earth was born closer to the signing of the United States Constitution than now.

The oldest person in the world today happens to be - Misawo Okawa, born on March 5,1898 making her 116 years old.

In several articles she attributes her longevity to sushi, staying active and getting a good nights sleep of a full 8 hours. She also exercised until she was 102 years old.

Some interesting facts about the year she was born-

  • The first automobile was sold
  • 1st Machine gun used in battle
  • Automobile speed record set-39 mph

My pathetic attempt to make a descriptive photo!
My pathetic attempt to make a descriptive photo!

Cows and coconuts kill more people every year than sharks!

A reported 20 -22 people are killed every year in just the USA by cows.

Most cow killings happen by stampede.

Falling coconuts strike a with the force of almost 2,000 pounds, I will start being more aware now when I'm standing under a coconut tree!

Coconuts are often called "killer fruit"

German is the 2nd most spoken language in North Dakota

From the nineteenth century into the twentieth century, people from Germany flocked to that area of the country to find work as laborer's, and farmers.


Cows have best friends and they spend all their time together, just like people!

Researchers have found that when cows who are normally found together are separated they become depressed and when put with unfamiliar cows they experience increase in heart rate and irritability.


Horses cannot breathe through their mouths!

Horses circulate air around their internal organs, a flap of tissue called the soft palate blocks off the pharynx from the mouth.


Butterflies taste with their feet!

Their taste censors are located in their feet. They taste food just by standing on it.


Apples, not caffeine are more effective waking you up in the morning!

The fructose, carbohydrates and fiber are much better at waking up your sleepy system than caffeine ever thought of being! Say goodbye to the cup of coffee and hello to the juicy apple.


It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs!

Someone call PETA!! That equates to 300,000 cows in ten years and you can continue to do the math.

Do you think it's inhumane to kill so many cows for their skin to make footballs for the NFL?

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Preparation H is the most stolen item from pharmacies.

Apparently people are to embarrassed to buy it, so they just steal it. Preparation H has many great uses aside from hemorrhoids, so you don't have to be so embarrassed next time you need to buy a tube!

Let's Ponder

  • Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
  • If Apple made a car would it have Windows?
  • When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
  • If you are bald, what hair color do they put on your driver's license?
  • Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?
  • Why is the word for "a fear of long words," hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, so long?
  • How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
  • Why can't we tickle ourselves?
  • If the Cincinatti Reds were the first major league baseball team, who did they play?

If you happen to know the answer to any of these silly questions feel free to let us know!


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