Strange Facts!

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These are some odd and unusual facts.

I thought they might be of interest:

Things Are Getting Stranger, Man

Ahhh, 365 twisted days spread across a mere 12 months.

'Twas the year of the beer-deprived prison escapees! (Weird.) The acquittal of the nose-biting judge! (Weirder.) The transsexual who defended her daughter on charges of witchcraft! (All right. It cannot get any weirder than that.)

That's just the tip of the bizarre iceberg that was 1998, when the movie ``Titanic'' proved unsinkable but a lot of weird stuff went down.

JUST PLAIN STRANGE

An implausible construction accident left Travis Bogumill with a wayward 3-inch nail in his skull. The Wisconsin man survived, with just one side (order) effect: He now takes his eggs sunny side up, rather than over easy.

In eastern Idaho, a local radio station marked Friday the 13th by inviting a bit of bad luck -- and got a lot. Four celebratory helium balloons hit overhead power lines, exploded into a fireball and knocked out power to 3,000 households.

A federal judge ruled that a Nebraska public access TV program featuring video of a nude clown was ``weird, graphic, unnecessary, distasteful, indecent and offensive.'' It was not, he said, legally obscene.

This Montana trifecta: Angry otters attacked a woman swimming in the Missouri River; a skunk with an empty metal can stuck to its head ran berserk in the town of Havre, and a Helena man was convicted of animal cruelty -- kicking a porcupine to death -- after police found quills sticking out of his shoes.


A shrimp's heart is located in it's head.

Starfish have no brain.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The only nation who's name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanastan.

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

There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

The only word in the English language that has 4 sets of double letters in a row is balloonneer.

The only word with all the vowels listed in order is facetiously.

The only word with all the vowels in reverse order is subcontinental.

Every time you pick your nose you lose three nasel hairs.

UGH! You gain less calories from eating celery than you use up chewing it.

If you were to lay every vein, artery and capilary in a humans body end to end, that person would probably die.

The Sun shrinks in diameter by 5 feet every hour.

Only male turkeys (Toms) gobble, females make a clicking noise.

If you take one pound of cob webs and spread them out in one straight line, it will go around the earth 2 times.

In the Christmas carol 'Twelve Days of Christmas,' the total number of gifts that 'my true love gave to me' is 364.

In a deck of cards, all four Kings have beards, but only three of them also have mustaches. The one without a mustache is the King of Hearts.

The longest word in the English language is 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis' - which describes a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of volcanic matter or a similar fine dust.

Other than humans, pigs are the only animals who can get a sunburn.

A soccer ball has 32 panels.

The average American eats at McDonalds 1,811 times in their lives.

The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the United States.

This is sad, but maybe it will help those that take it! Greenland is the largest island in the world.

The elephant is the only animal with four knees.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

It costs twice as much to send a kid to jail, as it does to send a kid to Yale.

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

There is a city called Rome, on every Continent.

Kangaroos can't walk backwards.>

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

A bowling pin only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall down.

If Barbi (of Barbi doll fame) was life size, her measurements would be 39-23-33.

Barbi's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

A forefitted game in baseball is recorded as 9-0.

Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city with 3 sports teams that wear the same colors.

An average sneeze leaves your body at 40 miles per hour.

The only U.S. city whose name can be spelled completely with vowels is Aiea, located approximately twelve miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Wilma Flinstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal and Betty Rubble's maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Green's Wild Kingdom."

Pound for pound, your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.

The words ''stewardesses'' and ''reverberated'' are the longest words (12 letters) typed with only the left hand. The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is, "lollipop."



Mosquitoes have killed more people than have all the world's wars combined.

The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by as much as six inches, depending on the temperature.

One square inch of the sun's surface shines with the intensity of 300,000 candles.

Pain travels at a speed of 350 feet per second.

The total weight of all insects on Earth is twelve times greater than the weight of all people.

Every day the human heart pumps about 1.2 million ounces of blood.

Ninety-five percent of all forms of life that have existed on Earth are now extinct.

During one four-year period, Thomas Edison obtained 300 patents, or one every five days.

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin.

Rainforests cover less than 7 percent of the earth's surface, yet they receive almost half of all the rain that falls on land.


Links

  • Strange but true
  • Dysan's Collection of weird and strange stories!
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