Weird facts- But Very True


  • To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.
  • SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
  •  The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.
  •  Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
  •  The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.
  •  In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
  • The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!
  • More Monopoly money is printed yearly than real money throughout the world.
  • Penguins are not found in the North Pole
  • People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier errors worldwide 
  • A dentist invented the Electric Chair. 
  • Rudolf the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores. 
  • A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death. 
  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% 
  • A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
  •  The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.
  •  Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.
  •  Although difficult, it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.
  •  In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.
  •  The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.
  •  The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver.
  •  Silly Putty was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.
  •  Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
  • Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969! 
  • In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes! 
  • There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo! 
  • Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution! 
  • Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second! 
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card! 
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!   
  • There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants! 
  • Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!
  • Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.
  •  Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.
  •  Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.
  •  Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.
  •  Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
  •  In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.
  • The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
  • Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!
  • The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye! 
  • More Monopoly money is printed yearly than real money throughout the world.
  • Penguins are not found in the North Pole 
  • People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier errors worldwide. 
  • A dentist invented the Electric Chair 
  • Rudolf the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores. 
  • A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death. 
  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% 
  • A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound. 
  • Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult! 
  • One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!  
  • About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
  • About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it. 
  • Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were both deaf .
  • The "O" when used as a prefix in Irish surnames means "descendant of."
  • Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
  • Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes. 
  • Charlie Brown's dad was a barber.
  • Fish scales are an ingredient in most lipsticks.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of the marijuana plant) paper 
  • On average, every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs.
  • Up until the early 20th century, New Jersey and Wisconsin had laws allowing the castration of epileptics
  • "A motion to table a motion to reconsider a vote to table an appeal of a ruling that a point of order was not in order against a motion to table another point of order against a motion to bring to a vote the motion to call up the resolution that would institute a rules change."
  • "Adcomsubordcomphibspac" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.
  • "Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, La Allah Il Allah, La Allah Il Allah U Mohammed Rassul Allah" is heard by more people than any other sound of the human voice. This is the prayer recited by muezzins from each of the four corners of the prayer tower as Moslems all over the world face toward Mecca and kneel at sunset. It means: "God is great. There is no God but God, and Mohammed is the prophet of God."

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