The Interesting, the Crazy, and the Absolutely Random
1. A giraffe can go longer than a camel without water.
2. A "ten-gallon" hat can actually only hold about six pints.
3. Cows usually give more milk when they listen to music.
4. The sun is a star -- however, only 55% of Americans actually know that. Good job, America.
5. The words "Month," "Orange," "Purple," and "Silver" don't rhyme with anything in the English language.
6. There once was a state in the US named Franklin, up until 1796. We know this state today as Tennessee.
7. As an adult, you have 206 bones. However, you're born with 300.
8. If you ever happen to be gripped by a crocodile's jaws, simply press your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go immediately. I suggest running afterwards -- I assume crocodiles don't like getting their eyeballs poked by potential prey.
9. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
10. When the King James version of the Bible was written, Shakespeare was around 46 years old. The 46th word from the first word in Psalms 46 is "Shake," and the 46th word from the last word is "Spear."
11. "Tremendous," "Stupendous," "Hazardous," and "Horrendous" are the only four words in the English language that end in -dous.
12. Children grow faster in the spring.
13. Elephants are the only animal that can't jump. They're also the only animals with four knees. Go figure.
14. No one knows who actually built the Taj Mahal.
15. You remember when you were little and you'd put a seashell up to your ear to hear the ocean? That sound was actually the blood rushing through the veins in your ear.
16. Honey was originally digested by a bee. Have fun eating it now that you know that fun fact.
17. If bees were to ever become extinct, humans would starve to death in less than a year.
18. Ever watch the "Whoopass Girls" on TV? No? Maybe that's because their name was changed to the "Powerpuff Girls."
19. The voice for Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrots. Ah, irony...
20. The shortest recorded man in history died at two feet five inches tall.
21. The wedding ring is traditionally worn on the left ring finger because that's the only finger that has a vein connected to the heart.
22. The voices of Minnie and Mickey Mouse were actually married in real life.
23. Your hearing decreases when you overeat.
24. The 2004 Olympics were disrupted thanks to a man who jumped in the pool wearing polka-dotted tights and a tutu.
25. A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Since unicorns don't exist, I guess it doesn't really matter what a group of them is called.
26. 2% of high school sweethearts stay together.
27. An elephant can die from a broken heart.
28. An iceberg contains more heat than a match when it's lit.
29. If you eat enough carrots, you can actually turn orange.
30. Every single person in your dreams has been seen by you at some point in your lifetime.
31. The oldest Facebook user is 103. She updates from an iPad.
32. Having any colored eyes other than brown is actually a mutation. Before the mutation occurred, everyone in the world had brown eyes.
33. There's only fifteen minutes of footage of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.
34. The actor for the teenage brother off of Hannah Montana was actually 33 years old when they started filming.
35. Women are six times less likely to be struck by lightning than men.
I’d like to thank Graphics 99, Random Facts, Interesting Facts, and my own personal brain for all the information. Did this get your blogging brain going? May the pen be with you.


 

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