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Updated on March 29, 2011
  1. In the late 1800's the population of the world was at 700 million people, approximately. Today that is the number of cars currently on the road.
  2. There is a 5% chance you are related to Genghis Kahn.
  3. Every 5th living creature is a form of beetle.
  4. Tetris was invented in 1984 by Russian student Alexey Pajinov.
  5. Honey never goes off.
  6. The most times any one person has ever been stuck by lightening is 7.
  7. The term 'Over and Out' on a walkie-talkie is never used in any organisation.
  8. Originally, the 'Swastika' symbol meant good luck.
  9. The lion that roared in the MGM logo is actually named Volney.
  10. The plastic bits at the end of shoe-laces are called Aglets.
  11. Whips make a cracking sound because their tip is travelling more than the speed of sound (Seriously)
  12. 99% of the Solar System's mass is contained within the Sun
  13. A 'jiffy' is a unit of time, measuring 1/100th of a second.
  14. In Tokyo you can buy hairpieces for Dogs.
  15. The man who voiced Bugs Bunny was allergic to Carrots.
  16. The worlds most recycled object is; the car.
  17. If you are one in a million, there are 6,600 people just like you.
  18. Peanuts are an ingredient in Dynamite.
  19. The film Terminator had a budget of $2 Million
  20. The Simpsons first aired in 1987 on the Tracy Ullman Show.
  21. The longest one-syllable word in the English Language is Screeched.
  22. The longest word in the Dictionary is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
  23. The oldest Goldfish to ever have lived was 41.
  24. A town in Canada is named Dildo.
  25. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  26. Winston Churchill was born in a women's Bathroom.
  27. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
  28. A pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
  29. It is legal to shoot a Scotsman in the city of York with a Crossbow.
  30. A quarter of Americans have starred on TV.
  31. On average people laugh 15 times a day.
  32. The name 'Jeep' was abbreviated from the words General Purpose. G.P.
  33. The longest word that can be spelled without re-using any of the letters is 'uncopyrightable'
  34. Penguins can swim, but can't fly.
  35. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  36. A flea can jump 350 times it's body length.
  37. The rock Pumice can float in water.
  38. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12345678987654321
  39. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  40. The church of England apologised to Charles Darwin 200 years after his death.
  41. Nazi uniforms were designed by the popular brand Hugo Boss. Other popular brands from were Fanta, Volkswagen and IBM.
  42. A quarter of bones in the Human body are located in the feet.
  43. A Blue Whales 188 decibel sound can be detected nearly 500 miles away.
  44. It is legal for sales women to be topless in Tropical Fish stores in Liverpool.
  45. The Earth travels at nearly 67,000mph through space.
  46. Cars are not allowed on the roads if they are more than 8 years old in Singapore.
  47. 4,000 people are injured by tea-pots every year.
  48. A four year old will ask on average 437 questions every day.
  49. King Henry VIII slept with an axe.
  50. And finally, horses can't physically vomit.


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    • Ryan-Palmsy profile image

      Ryan Palmer 5 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

      I very much doubt it does! You could call it breaking news though! Thanks for commenting and glad you enjoyed it!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      random fact: Utada Hikaru is dubbed as "The Diva of Asia". So many random and cool facts to know about :) Thanks for sharing. I find it quite hilarious that 4K people are hurt by teapots every year...I wonder if that breaks news...


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      Trsmd 6 years ago from India

      your facts covered random in all areas of the subject..

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      Ryan Palmer 6 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

      And Lock Ness in Scotland is so huge, it'd take twice the world's population to fill it up!