Sunday, December 27, 2009

This is the most comprehensive “Snapple Real Facts" list on the web as far as I have checked!

If you find anymore “facts” please let me know so I can farther complete the list.

Thank you.


#1 A Goldfish's attention span is three seconds.

#2 Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.

#3 Beavers can hold their breathe for 45 minutes under water.

#4 Slugs have 4 noses.

#5 Camels have 3 eyelids.

#6 A honey bee can fly at 15mph.

#7 A queen bee can lay 800-1500 eggs per day.

#8 A bee has 5 eyes.

#9 The average speed of a housefly is 4.5 mph.

#10 Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas.

#11 Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp.

#12 Emus and Kangaroos cannot walk backward.

#13 Cats have over 100 vocal chords.

#14 Camel's milk does not curdle.

#15 All porcupines float in water.

#16 The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

#17 A hummingbird weighs less then a penny.

#18 A jellyfish is 95% water.

#19 Children grow faster in the spring.

#20 Broccoli is the only vegetable that is also a flower.

#21 Almonds are part of the peach family.

#22 Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.

#23 The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile national monument.

#24 The state of Maine has 62 lighthouses.

#25 The only food that does not spoil is honey.

#26 The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.

#27 A ball of glass will bounce higher then a ball of rubber.

#28 Chewing gum while peeling onions will prevent you from crying.

#29 On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime.

#30 Fish have eyelids.

#31 The average human will eat an average of 8 spiders while sleeping.

#32 There is one million ants to every human in the world.

#33 Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music.

#34 If you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will eventually turn white.

#35 Elephants only sleep 2 hours a day.

#36 A duck's quack doesn't echo.

#37 A snail breathes through its foot.

#38 Fish cough.

#39 An ant's smell is stronger then a dog's.

#40 It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down.

#41 Shrimp can only swim backward.

#42 Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open.

#43 A cat's lower jaw cannot move sideways.

#44 The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.

#45 Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles per day.

#46 Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump.

#47 Giraffes have no vocal chords.

#48 Cats can hear ultrasound.

#49 despite its hump...camels has a straight spine.

#50 Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

#51 There is 63,360 inches in a mile.

#52 11% of people in the world are left-handed.

#53 The average women consumes 6lbs of lipstick in her lifetime.

#54 The average smell weighs 760 nanograms.

#55 A human brain weighs about 3lbs.

#56 1/4 of the bones in your body are in your feet.

#57 You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.

#58 A sneeze travels out of your nose at 100mph.

#59 Brain waves can be used to power an electric train.

#60 The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body.

#61 Pigs get sunburn.

#62 The lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days.

#63 The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.

#64 Strawberries contain more Vitamin C then oranges.

#65 A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion math calculations.

#66 Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza a day.

#67 There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal cracker zoo.

#68 The longest one syllable word is "screeched".

#69 No word in the English language rhymes with month.

#70 A "jiffy" is actually 1/100 of a second.

#71 There is a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia.

#72 The average person uses 150 gallons of water per day for personal use.

#73 The average person spends 2 weeks of its life waiting for a traffic light to change .

#74 You share your birthday with 9 million others in the world.

#75 The average person makes 1,140 phone calls per year.

#76 The average person spends 2 years on the phone in his/her lifetime.

#77 No piece of paper can be folded more then 7 times.

#78 Alaska is the most eastern and western state in the US.

#79 There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter.

#80 About 18% of Animal owners share their bed with their pet.

#81 Alaska has more caribou then people.

#82 August has the highest percent of births.

#83 Googol is a number (1 followed by 100 zeros).

#84 Oysters can change genders back and forth.

#85 The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

#86 Until the 19th century solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

#87 A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance.

#88 A ten gallon hat holds less then one gallon of liquid.

#89 The average American walks 18,000 steps a day.

#90 The average raindrop falls at 7mph.

#91 There are more telephones than people in Washington D.C.

#92 Fish can drown.

#93 A Kangaroo can jump 30 feet.

#94 Lizards communicate by doing push-ups.

#95 Squids can have eyeballs the size of volleyballs.

#96 The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime.

#97 A turkey can run at 20mph.

#98 When the moon is directly over you, you weigh less.

#99 You burn 20 calories an hour chewing gum.

#100 In a year, the average person walks 4 miles making their bed.

#101 About half of all Americans are on a diet at any given time.

#102 A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories.

#103 Frowning burns more calories then smiling.

#104 There are more then 30,000 diets on public record.

#105 You will burn 7% more calories walking on hard dirt then pavement.

#106 You way less at the top of a mountain then sea level.

#107 You burn more calories sleeping then watching TV.

#108 Licking a stamp burns 10 calories.

#109 Smelling apples and/or bananas can help you lose weight.

#110 Frogs never drink.

#111 Only male turkeys gobble.

#112 At birth, a Dalmatian is always pure white.

#113 The fastest recorded speed of a racehorse was over 43 mph.

#114 The oldest known animal was a tortoise, which lived to be 152 years old.

#115 Bamboo makes up 99% of a panda's diet.

#116 The largest fish is the whale shark - It can be over 50 feet long and weigh 2 tons.

#117 The starfish is the only animal that can turn its stomach inside out.

#118 Honeybees are the only insects that create a form of food for humans.

#119 The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.

#120 The only continent without native reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.

#121 The only bird that can swim and not fly is a penguin.

#122 A duck can't walk without bobbing its head.

#123 Beavers were once the size of bears.

#124 Seals sleep only one and a half minutes at a time.

#125 Pigeons have been trained by the U.S. Coast Guard to spot people lost at sea.

#126 A pigeon's feathers are heavier than its bones.

#127 A hummingbird's heart beats 1,400 times a minute.

#128 Dragonflies have six legs but can't walk.

#129 Mosquitoes have 47 teeth. (repeat of #50)

#130 Koalas and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints.

#131 Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to freshwater.

#132 A crocodile cannot move its tongue.

#133 Honeybees navigate by using the sun as a compass.

#134 An ant can lift 50 times its own weight.

#135 A single coffee tree produces only about a pound of coffee beans per year.

#136 Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

#137 The city of Los Angeles has three times more automobiles than people.

#138 Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee.

#139 Hawaii is the only state with one school district.

#140 Holland is the only country with a national dog.

#141 The square dance is the official dance of the state of Washington.

#142 Hawaii is the only U.S. state never to report a temperature of zero degrees F or below.

#143 "Q" is the only letter in the alphabet not appearing in the name of any U.S. state.

#144 Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.

#145 Lake Superior is the world's largest lake.

#146 The smallest county in America is New York County, better known as Manhattan.

#147 Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.

#148 The tallest man was 8 ft. 11 in.

#149 Theodore Roosevelt was the only president blind in one eye.

#150 The first sport to be filmed was boxing in 1894.

#151 The fastest served ball in tennis was clocked at 154 mph in 1963.

#152 In 1985, the fastest bicyclist was clocked at 154 mph.

#153 The speed limit in NYC was 8 mph in 1895.

#154 Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls.

#155 In 1926, the first outdoor mini-golf courses were built on rooftops in NYC.

#156 Swimming pools in the U.S. contain enough water to cover San Francisco.

#157 The first TV soap opera debuted in 1946.

#158 The first MTV video was "Video Killed the Radio Star," by the Buggles.

#159 The first TV show ever to be put into reruns was "The Lone Ranger".

#160 One alternative title that had been considered for NBC's hit "Friends" was "Insomnia Cafe".

#161 The first TV network kids show in the U.S. was "Captain Kangaroo".

#162 The temperature of the sun can reach up to 15 million degrees Fahrenheit.

#163 The first penny had the motto "Mind your own business".

#164 The first vacuum was so large, it was brought to a house by horses.

#165 Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise.

#166 Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.

#167 You have to play ping-pong for 12 hours to lose one pound.

#168 One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns.

#169 The first human-made object to break the sound barrier was a whip.

#170 In 1878, the first telephone book ever issued contained only 50 names.

#171 The most sensitive parts of the body are the mouth and the fingertips.

#172 The eye makes movements 50 times every second.

#173 Chinese is the most spoken language in the world.

#174 The world's biggest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico.

#175 In 1634, tulip bulbs were a form of currency in Holland.

#176 The first bike was called a hobbyhorse.

#177 The first sailing boats were built in Egypt.

#178 The first ballpoint pens were sold in 1945 for $12.00.

#179 The first lighthouse to use electricity was the Statue of Liberty in 1886.

#180 The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.

#181 The first jukebox was located in San Francisco in 1899 .

#182 A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.

#183 The Capitol building in Washington DC has 365 steps to represent every day of the year.

#184 The most used letters in the English language are E, T, A, O, I and N.

#185 A male kangaroo is called a Boomer.

#186 A female kangaroo is called a flyer.

#187 There are over 61,000 pizzerias in the U.S.

#188 Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest, and highest continent on earth.

#189 The Sahara Desert stretches father than the distance from California to New York.

#190 Thailand means "Land of the Free".

#191 Popcorn was invented by the American Indians.

#192 Jupiter spins so fast that there is a new sunrise nearly every ten hours.

#193 The year that read the same upside down was 1961. That won't happen again until 6009.

#194 You don't have to be a lawyer to be a Supreme Court Justice.

#195 Eleven of the fifty states are named after and actual person.

#196 If you doubled one penny enery day for 30 days, you would have $5, 368, 709. 12.

#197 The first person crossed Niagra Falls by tightrope in 1859.

#198 The US is the largest country names after an actual person (Amerigo Vespucci).

#199 The largest cheesecake ever-made weighed 57,508 lbs.

#200 The first country to use postcards was Austria.

#201 The only one-syllabled U.S. state is Maine.

#202 The mouth of the Statue of Liberty is three feet wide.

#203 Atlantic salmon are capable of leaping 15 feet high.

#204 A stamp shaped like a banana was once issued in the country of Tonga.

#205 For every human being in the world there is approximately one chicken.

#206 Over 1 million earths would fit inside the sun.

#207 Before 1687 clocks were made with only an hour hand.

#208 Add up opposing sides of a dice cube and you'll always get seven.

#209 The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,061 lbs.

#210 1.3 billion pounds of peanuts are produced in Georgia each year.

#211 The average koala sleeps 22 hours each day.

#212 Galapagos turtles can take up to three weeks to digest a meal.

#213 The largest ball of twine in the US weighs over 17,000 pounds.

#214 Giraffes can link their own eyes.

#215 Tennessee banned the use of a lasso to catch fish.

#216 TV dinners originated in the Arctic.

#217 Blackboard chalk contains no chalk.

#218 A jackrabbit can travel more than 12 feet in one hop.

#219 An electric eel can release a charge powerful enough to start 50 cars.

#220 Porcupines each have 30,000 quills.

#221 The game of basketball was first played using a soccer ball and two peach baskets.

#222 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was composed by Mozart when he was five years old.

#223 The Basenji is the only type of dog that does not bark.

#224 America's 1st roller coaster was built in 1827 to carry coal froma a mine to boats below.

#225 There are towns named Sandwich in Illinois and Massachusetts.

#226 13 percent of the world's tea comes from Kenya.

#227 'Tsialogy' is anything written about tea.

#228 There is a town in South Dakota named 'Tea'.

#229 The Caspian Sea is actually a lake.

#230 Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles.

#231 Detroit has the greatest number of registered bowlers in the U.S.

#232 The blue whale's heart is the size of a small car.

#233 There are seven letters that look the same upside down as right side up.

#234 Great Falls, Montana, is the windiest city in the U.S.

#235 The biggest pig in recorded history weighed almost one ton.

#236 Cows give more milk when they listen to music.

#237 The number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, plus 37, will give you the current air temperature.

#238 An ostrich's brain is smaller than its eye.

#239 Besides humans, elephants are the only animals that can be taught to stand on their head.

#240 "Challenger Deep" is the deepest point on Earth and can hold 25 Empire State Buildings end to end.

#241 The only cactus plantation in the world is in Mississippi.

#242 The nickname of President Hayes's wife was "Lemonade Lucy".

#243 If you put all the streets in New York City in a straight line, they would stretch to Japan.

#244 The watermelon seed-spitting world record is about 70 feet.

#245 The first typewriter was called the "literary piano".

#246 The "silk" of a spider is stronger than steel threads of the same diameter.

#247 Britain was the first country to register a patent on polyester.

#248 Snoopy is the most common dog name beginning with the letter S.

#249 The first public message to be transmitted via Morse Code waws "A patient waiter is no loser".

#250 Mongolians invented lemonade around 1299 A.D.

#251 There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris.

#252 There is a town in Alaska called Chicken.

#253 The first TV remote control, introduced in 1950, was called Lazy Bones.

#254 The only bird who can see the color blue is the owl.

#255 Among North Atlantic lobsters, 1 in 5,000 is born bright blue.

#256 There are more saunas than cars in Finland.

#257 The first food eaten in space by a U.S. astronaut was applesauce.

#258 Lemon wood is carved into chess pieces.

#259 The original recipe for chocolate contained chili powder instead of sugar.

#260 Underwater hockey is played with a 3-pound puck.

#261 Playing in a marching band is considered moderate exercise.

#262 The act of chewing an apple is a more efficient way to stay awake than caffeine.

#263 Bowling pins need to tip over a mere 7 1/2 degrees to fall down.

#264 Your breathing rate increases when you start to type.

#265 90% of all garlic consumed in the U.S. comes from Gilroy, CA.

#266 Manhattan is the only borough in New York City that doesn't have a Main Street.

#267 Double Dutch jump rope is considered a cross-training sport.

#268 One lemon tree will produce about 1,500 lemons a year.

#269 Horseback riding can improve your posture.

#270 Colors like red, yellow, and orange make you hungry.

#271 Dim lights reduce your appetite.

#272 At birth, a human has 350 bones, but only 206 bones when full grown.

#273 Each year, the average American eats about 15 lbs. of apples.

#274 All lemons are harvested by hand.

#275 It took the first man to walk around the world 4 years, 3 months, and 6 days to complete his journey.

#276 Grizzly bears run as fast as the average horse.

#277 Today's "modern" wrestling moves have been seen in tomb drawings from ancient Egypt.

#278 China only has one time zone.

#279 Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world.

#280 The amount of concrete used in the Hoover Dam could build a highway from New York to California.

#281 The original name of Nashville, Tennessee, was Big Salt Lick.

#282 If you drive from Los Angeles to Reno, NV, you will be heading west.

#283 A compass needle does not point directly north.

#284 Mt. Everest has grown one foot over the last 100 years.

#285 In ancient Rome, lemons were used as an antidote to all poisons.

#286 The height of the Eiffle Tower varies by as much as 6 inches depending on the temperature.

#287 Wisconsin has points located farther east than parts of Florida.

#288 Four Corners, AZ, is the only place where a person can stand in 4 states at the same time.

#289 In 1908, the first lollipop-making machine started in New Haven, CT.

#290 One out of every eight residents in the U.S. lives in California.

#291 Africa is divided into more countries than any other continent.

#292 Heavier, not bigger, lemons produce more juice.

#293 Vermont is the only New England state without a seacoast.

#294 No only child has been a U.S. President.

#295 Leonardo da Vinci could draw with one hand while writing with the other.

#296 In 1860, Abraham Lincoln grew a beard at the suggestion of an 11-year-old girl.

#297 David Rice Atchison was President of the United States for only one day.

#298 The sailfish has been clocked at speeds of over 60 miles per hour.

#299 The Library of Congress has 600 miles of shelves.

#300 Pennsylvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.

#301 William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day: April 23.

#302 Ketchup was once sold as a medicine.

#303 Napoleon suffered from a fear of cats.

#304 In 1900, 1/3 of all automobiles in New York City were powered by electricity.

#305 The 4th Earl of Sandwich invented the sandwich so he could eat and gamble at the same time.

#306 In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was considered an aphrodisiac.

#307 All dog breeds except chow-chows have black lips to prevent them from getting sunburned.

#308 Connecticut was the first state to pass a Lemon Law in 1982.

#309 Ancient Egyptians believed that the "vein of love" ran from the third finger on the left hand to the heart.

#310 The word "facetious" features all the vowels in alphatbetical order.

#311 The standard Chinese typewriter has 1,500 characters.

#312 A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.

#313 "O" is the oldest letter of the alphabet, dating back to 3000 B.C.

#314 The Japanese word "judo" means "the gentle way".

#315 No two lip impressions are the same.

#316 It took Leonardo da Vinci 12 years to paint the lips of the Mona Lisa.

#317 Lemon sharks can give birth to about 36 babies at one time.

#318 Top-performing companies are called "blue chips" after the costliest chips in casinos .

#319 The name for the space between your eyebrows is "nasion."

#320 There is a town called Jackpot in Nevada.

#321 The word “purple” does not rhyme with any other word in the English language.

#322 In the U.S., there are about 15,000 vacuum cleaner-related accidents.

#323 The Lemon-Yellow Tree Frog is only active in the darkness of night.

#324 The legs of bats are too weak to support their weight, so they hang upside down.

#325 75% of people wash from top to bottom in the shower.

#326 On average, you'll spend a year of your life looking for misplaced objects.

#327 Chewing gum was invented in New York City in 1870 by Thomas Adams.

#328 The Statue of Liberty features 7 points in her crown -- one for each of the continents.

#329 The world's first escalator was built in Coney Island, NY, in 1896.

#330 The top of the Empire State Building was originally built as a place to anchor blimps.

#331 The area code in Cape Canaveral, FL, is 321.

#332 Ohio is the only U.S. state that does not have a rectangular flag.

#333 Long Island is the largest island in the Continental U.S.

#334 Thomas Edison coined the word "hello" and introduced it as a way to answer the phone.

#335 Maine produces more toothpicks than any other state in the U.S.

#336 The last letter to be added to our alphabet was "J".

#337 Farmington, Maine celebrates Chester Greenwood Day to honor the inventor of earmuffs.

#338 Of all the trees in Australia, 75% are eucalyptus.

#339 There are more doughnut shops per capita in Canada than in any other country.

#340 There is an underground mushroom in Oregon that measures 3.5 miles across.

#341 Of the 92 counties in Indiana, only 5 observe daylight savings time.

#342 California and Arizona grow approximately 95% of the fresh lemons in the U.S.

#343 The term 007 was derived from 20007, the home zip code of many Washington, D.C. agents.

#344 Leonardo da Vinci discovered that a tree's rings reveal its age.

#345 The popsicle was invented in 1905 by an 11-year-old boy.

#346 The medical term for writer's cramp is graphospasm.

#347 A male firefly's light is twice as bright as a female's.

#348 It is estimated that the world's oceans contain 10 billion tons of gold.

#349 Most cats don't like lemonade.

#350 The watersheds that supply water to New York City are roughly the size of Delaware.

#351 Cold water weighs less than hot water.

#352 Storm clouds hold about 6 trillion raindrops.

#353 The weight of the moon is 81 billion tons.

#354 Bamboo can grow 3 feet in one day.

#355 A tune that gets stuck in your head is called an earworm.

#356 You exhale air at 15 m.p.h.

#357 A baboon is a variety of lemon.

#358 Butterflies were formerly known by the name "flutterby".

#359 A teaspoon contains 120 drops of water.

#360 Mexican jumping beans jump to get out of sunlight.

#361 The pineapple is a very big berry.

#362 "Arachibutiphobia" is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

#363 Pearls dissolve in vinegar.

#364 Borborygmi is the noise that your stomach makes when you are hungry.

#365 The oil in cashews helps prevent tooth decay.

#366 The center of some golf balls contain honey.

#367 International tug of war rules state that the rope must be over 100 feet long.

#368 In 2003, a 6-year-old from Naples, FL was ticketed for not having a permit for her lemonade stand.

#369 On Valentine's Day, there is no charge to get married in the Empire State Building's chapel.

#370 Heat, not sunlight, ripens tomatoes.

#371 Grapes are the most popular fruit in the world.

#372 A housefly hums in the key of F.

#373 Endacorp is the edible pulp inside a lemon.

#374 Thomas Edison coined the word "hello" and introduced it as a way to answer the phone.

#375 "Way" is the most frequently used noun in the English language.

#376 The "high five" was introduced by a professional baseball player in 1977.

#377 "Disco" means "I learn" in Latin.

#378 It costs the U.S. government 2.5 cents to produce a quarter.

#379 The "lemon yellow" crayon was introduced in 1949 and retired in 1990.

#380 It is illegal for a portrait of a living person to appear on U.S. postage stamps.

#381 Baboons were once trained by Egyptians to wait on tables.

#382 The official state gem of Washington is petrified wood.

#383 Mt. Katahdin in Maine is the first place in the U.S. to get sunlight each morning.

#384 Each year, the average person walks the distance from NY to Miami.

#385 Lemons are more acidic than vinegar.

#386 New York City's public school students represent about 188 different countries.

#387 A banana is a giant herb.

#388 The first person in the U.S. arrested for speeding was a NYC cab driver.

#389 In the U.S., all interstate highways that run east to west are even-numbered.

#390 Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.

#391 A sea lemon is a mollusk that feeds on sponges.

#392 Three out of every six Americans live within 50 miles of where they were born.

#393 The raised bump reflectors on U.S. roads are named "Botts dots.

#394 Nearly 9,000 people injure themselves with a toothpick each year.

#395 It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

#396 The dragonfly can reach speeds of up to 36 mph.

#397 Bamboo can grow over three feet per day.

#398 Hippos can open their mouth 180 degrees.

#399 Manhattan was the first capital of the United States.

#400 About 80 women go into labor on NYC subways every year.

#401 The coldest city in the U.S. is International Falls, Minnesota.

#402 Christopher Columbus brought the first lemon seeds to America.

#403 The largest hailstone ever recorded in the U.S. was 17.5 inches around.

#404 The Statue of Liberty's nose is four feet six inches long.

#405 The East Antarctica Ice Sheet is as thick as the Alps Mountains are high.

#406 The deepest place in the ocean is about 7 miles deep.

#407 The largest dog litter was 23 puppies.

#408 Panda bears eat up to 16 hours a day.

#409 Approximately 16'500 people in the U.S. go by the last name Lemon.

#410 Bald eagles can swim using a stroke similar to the butterfly stroke.

#411 Lifejackets used to be filled with sunflower seeds for flotation.

#412 Two trees can create enough oxygen for a family of four.

#413 The T-rex's closest living relative is the chicken.

#414 Chameleons can move both their eyes in different directions at the same time.

#415 The most popular pet name in the United States is 'Max'.

#416 Many butterflies and moths are able to taste with their feet.

#417 All polar bears are left-handed.

#418 The smallest mammal in the world is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.

#419 A jiffy is an actual time measurement equaling 1/100th of a second.


#421 Greyhounds can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour.

#422 Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members or the rose family.

#423 U.S. paper currency isn't made of paper - it's actually a blend of cotton and linen.

#424 The 'ZIP' in zip code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.

#425 Kangaroos can't walk backwards.

#426 The Empire State Building has 73 elevators.

#427 Lemons ripen after you pick them, but oranges do not.

#428 There are 118 ridges on the edge of the United States dime.

#429 There are 336 dimples on a regulation American golf ball.

#430 One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

#431 A twit is the technical term for a pregnant goldfish.

#432 Antarctica holds 90% of the world's fresh water.

#433 The state of Tennessee was originally called Franklin.

#434 In the U.S. a pig has to weigh more than 180 lbs to be called a hog.

#435 Bloodhounds can track a man by smell for up to 100 miles.

#436 Beavers have orange teeth.

#437 The woodpecker can hammer wood up to 16 times per second.

#438 Mount Everest rises a few millimeters every year.

#439 Snails can sleep for up to three years.

#440 The pupils in goats' eyes are rectangular.

#441 Jousting is the official sport in the state of Maryland.

#442 "Bees' wings beat 11,400 times per minute".

#443 The pound sign, or #, is called an 'octothorp'.

#444 The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal.

#445 If there are two full moons in a month, the second one is called a "blue" moon.

#446 You breathe in about 13 pints of air every minute.

#447 A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.

#448 The sun evaporates about a trillion tons of water a day.

#449 Sound travels quicker in water than in air.

#450 A group of cats is called a 'clowder'.

#451 Human eyes have over two million working parts.

#452 There are approximately 9'000 taste buds on your tongue.

#453 Raindrops can fall as fast as 20 miles per hour.

#454 Polar bear fur is transparent, not white.

#455 Lobsters can live up to 50 years.

#456 About 85% of the world's population is right-handed.

#457 The first traffic light was in use in London in 1868, before the advent of cars.

#458 Fresh cranberries can be bounced like a rubber ball.


#460 Astronauts actually get taller when in space.

#461 A fifteen-year-old boy invented earmuffs in 1873.

#462 The King Ranch in Kingsville Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island, and over 23 countries.

#463 The dot over the 'i' is called a 'tittle'.

#464 Cows do not have upper front teeth.

#465 The great white shark can go up to three months between meals.

#466 During the Boston Tea Party, 342 chests of tea were thrown into the harbor.

#467 Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun once.


#469 454 U.S. dollar bills weight exactly one pound.

#470 Dairy cows drink up to 50 gallons of water per day.

#471 The most common name for a pet goldfish is 'Jaws'.

#472 A nautical mile is 800 feet longer than a land mile.

#473 Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

#474 To temporarily revive your ballpoint pen, dip the tip into hot water for a few seconds.

#475 Wrapping rubber bands around the ends of hangers can prevent clothes from slipping off.

#476 Replacing your car's air filter can improve gas mileage by 10 percent.

#477 A chalkboard eraser is one of the best ways to wipe a foggy windshield.

#478 Candles will burn longer and drip less if they are placed in the freezer a few hours before using.

#479 Knots come out easier if you sprinkle talcum powder on them.

#480 You can tell which day a loaf of bread was baked by the color of its plastic twist tag.

#481 Over 50 percent of your body heat is lost through your neck and head.

#482 Dieting by not eating will actually make your body start conserving calories as fat.

#483 every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.

#484 Rinsing bacon under cold water before frying can reduce the amount it shrinks by almost 50%.

#485 Refrigerating apple can help them last up to 10 times longer than those left at room temperature

#486 While chopping onions, hold a piece of bread between your lips to keep your eyes from watering.

#487 Place an apple in the bag with your potatoes to keep them from budding.

#488 Place a slice of bread in the storage container to keep cookies soft when storing.

#489 To keep an ice cream cone from dripping, stuff a miniature marshmallow into the bottom of the cone.

#490 To take lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.


#492 To remove crayon marks from walls, use a hairdryer to heat the wax.

#493 To make a zipper slide up and down more smoothly, rub a bar of soap over the teeth.

#494 Wipe the leaves of your plants with the soft inside of a banana skin to bring up the shine and remove dust.


#496 To clean paint off your hands, use olive oil - it softens the paint and makes it easy to remove.

#497 To fix a button about to fall off, dab a little clear nail polish over the threads holding it on.


























































































































































#651 Forty-six percent of leisure visitors to downtown New York City come from outside the United States.



#654 New York taxi drivers collectively speak 60 languages.




#658 New York City is made up of 50 islands.


#660 The strike note of The Liberty Bell is E flat.

#661 Pigs were banished from Philadelphia's city streets in 1710.

#662 Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States.

#663 Forty percent of America's population lives within a one-day drive to Philadelphia.

#664 It is against the law to put pretzels in bags in Philadelphia.

#665 One in six doctors in America was trained in Philadelphia.


#667 The shoreline at Wildwood grows almost 100 feet per year.

#668 Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in America.

#669 In the game Monopoly, the properties are named after streets in Atlantic City.

#670 Long Beach Island was once frequented by pirates.

#671 There is a town called "Jersey Shore" in Pennsylvania.

#672 The Wildwood Boardwalk extends nearly two miles and has more than 70,000 wooden planks.

#673 The first Ferris wheel was built in Atlantic City in 1869.

(New replacement fact # 673 The average turtle can’t reproduce until its 25 years old.)

#674 Snapple helped fund the creation of more than 138 new PSAL Teams.

(New replacement fact # # 674 The oldest living animal ever found was a 405 year old clam, named Ming by researchers.)

#675 Snapple helped fund the creation of the C.H.A.M.P.S. Sports & Fitness Program, benefiting more than 15,000 NYC Public School Middle Students.

(New replacement fact # 675 More than 180 countries celebrate Earth Day together every April 22nd.)

# 676 At 5 feet, The whooping crane is The tallest bird in North America.

# 677 A full-grown tree produces enough oxygen to support a family of four.

# 678 unlike your housecat, The Siberian tiger actually loves to swim.

# 679 A tiger’s night vision is six times better than a human’s.

# 680 More Siberian tigers live in zoos than in the wild.

# 681 The jaguar, the largest cat in The Western Hemisphere, once lived all over the southern US.

# 682 The giant panda can eat up to 83 lbs of bamboo a day.

# 683 Wildlife Forever has helped plant 132,420 trees in America since its founding in 1987.

# 684 Manhattan Island was once home to as many different species as Yellowstone National Park.

# 685 Dogs can make about 10 sounds, cats make about 100.

# 686 A pelican can hold more food in its beak than its belly.

# 687 The average cat can jump 5 times as high as its tail is long.

# 688 Flying fish leap out of the water at 20 mph or more, and can glide for over 500 feet.

# 689 The roadrunner chases after its prey at a blurring speed of up to 25 mph.

# 690 A chameleon shoots out its tongue to catch prey at speeds faster than a fighter jet.

# 691 The archer fish can spit water up to 7 feet to shoot down bugs from overhanging leaves.

# 692 The spotted skunk does a handstand to warn off its enemies before it sprays its stench.

# 693 A male cricket's ear is located on The tibia of its leg.

# 694 Spiny lobsters migrate in groups of 50 or more, forming a conga line on the ocean floor.

# 695 The National Park Service manages over 350 parks on 80 million acres of public land.

# 696 with an average life expectancy of 81.2 years, the people of Okinawa, Japan live the longest.

# 697 Pilates stretches your muscles, improving your posture and helping you appear taller.

# 698 Stepping out for a walk every day can actually help you sleep better at night.

# 699 after working out, it takes 5 hours for your body temperature to return to normal.

# 700 turning the faucet off while brushing your teeth can save up to 5 gallons of water.

# 701 it takes more water to fill a bathtub than it does to enjoy an average length shower.

# 702 on average, a laptop uses half as much energy as a desktop computer.

# 703 The average bar of soap lasts twice as long as a bottle of body wash.

# 704 Recycled paper is made using 40% less energy than normal paper.

# 705 every ton of recycled paper saves about 17 trees.

# 706 Steel is 100% recyclable.

# 707 most rechargeable batteries can be recharged up to 1,000 times.

# 708 manufacturing recycled goods uses up to 95% less energy than using raw materials.

# 709 Hybrid cars produce up to 75% less pollution than other vehicles.

# 710 A tank less water heater uses half the energy of a standard model.

# 711 Baking soda makes a great scouring cleanser, and it's naturally chemical free.

# 712 100% recyclable, old newspapers are great for washing windows.

# 713 an egg that is fresh will sink in water, but a stale one won't.

# 714 When thirsty, a camel can drink 25 gallons of water in less than three minutes.

# 715 In one day, a full-grown oak tree expels 7 tons of water through its leaves.

# 716 there is a museum of Strawberries in Belgium.

# 717 The mango is the most consumed fruit in the world.

# 718 on average a strawberry has 200 seeds on it.

# 719 A strawberry is not an actual berry but a banana is.

# 720 Fresh apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air.

# 721 The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits known to man.

# 722 The peach was the first fruit to be eaten on the moon.

# 723 The optimum depth of water in a birdbath is two and a half inches.

# 724 A Pineapple is neither an apple or a pine. It is, in fact, a large berry.

# 725 only female Mosquitoes bite.

# 726 A polar bear cannot be seen by an infrared camera, due to its transparent fur.

# 727 A spider’s silk is stronger than steel.

# 728 The planet Saturn has a density lower than water. It would float if placed in water.

# 729 Twins have a very high occurrence of left handedness.

# 730 The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia.

# 731 there are over 2,000 different species of cacti.

# 732 The chicken is the closest living relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.

# 733 all scorpions glow.

# 734 Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.

# 735 A full-moon is nine times brighter than a half-moon.

# 736 More babies are born at night than during the day.

# 737 The human brain takes up 2% of human body weight but uses 20% of its energy.

# 738 There are more species of fish in The Amazon River than in The Atlantic Ocean.

# 739 You transfer more germs shaking hands than kissing.

# 740 Poison Ivy is not Ivy and Poison Oak is not an Oak. They are both part of The Cashew family.

# 741 Plants, like humans, can run a fever if they are sick.

# 742 Over half of The World's Geysers are found in Yellowstone National Park.

# 743 A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.

# 744 Polar bears can smell a seal from 20 miles away.

# 745 Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all The same sex.

# 746 The only insect that can turn its head is a praying mantis.

# 747: Alaska was bought from Russia for about 2 cents an acre.

# 748 A dog's average body temperature is 101 degrees Fahrenheit.

# 749 The average housefly lives for one month.

# 750 The common garden worm has five pairs of hearts.

# 751 Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.

# 752 A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.

# 753 A group of goats is called a trip.

# 754 An alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.

# 755 There are more chickens than people in the world.

# 756 Penguins can jump 6 feet.

# 757 There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle.

# 758 The only lizard that has a voice is The Gecko.

# 759 A rhinoceros horn is made out of compacted hair.

# 760 Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

# 761 Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.

# 762 A duck has three eyelids.

# 763 Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

# 764 The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.

# 765 A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

# 766 The hippopotamus has the capability to remain underwater for as long as five minutes.

# 767 Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

# 768 Most elephants weigh less than The tongue of a blue whale.

# 769 If a sheep and a goat mate The offspring is called a Geep.

# 770 Pistol shrimp can make a noise loud enough to break glass.

# 771 Some dinosaurs were as small as chickens.

# 772 Male moose shed their antlers every winter and grow a new pair the next year.

# 773 Mountain goats aren't actually goats. They are antelopes.

# 774 Koalas only drink water in extreme heat or drought.

# 775 Bees are born fully grown.

""# 776, ferret comes from The Latin word for little thief.

# 777 Cats have 2 sets of vocal cords one for purring and one for meowing.

# 778 Some bears build nests in trees for sunbathing and resting.

# 779 A group of jellyfish is called a smack.

# 780 The indentation in the middle of the area between the nose and the upper lip is called The philtrum.

# 781 women blink twice as much as men.

# 782 The human jaw can generate a force up to 200 pounds on the molars.

# 783 Men get hiccups more than women.

# 784 The human brain is about 80% water.

# 785 The fastest growing nail is on The middle finger.

# 786 The brain operates on The same amount of power as a 10watt light bulb.

# 787 like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is completely different.

# 788: The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

# 789 The average woman is 5 inches shorter than The average man.

# 790 Your big toe only has 2 bones and The rest have 3.

# 791 The average person takes 23,000 breaths a day.

# 792 The state of Florida is bigger than England.

# 793 Broadway is one of the longest streets in the world. It is 150 miles long.

# 794 "Mount Whitney, The highest mountain in the continental United States, and Zabriskien Point, The lowest point in The United States, are less than eighty miles apart.

# 795 Hawaii is moving toward Japan at The rate of almost 4 inches per year.

# 796: India has more English speakers than The United States.

# 797 In Youngstown Ohio, it is against The law to run out of gas.

# 798 Tennessee was previously named Franklin after Benjamin Franklin.

# 799 The official color of California's Golden Gate Bridge is International Orange.

# 800 Most lipstick contains fish scales# 807 Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump.

# 801 It is not possible to tickle yourself.

# 802 Every state except Maine, Alaska, and Hawaii is home to at least one species of venomous snake.

# 803 Antarctica is the only continent with no owls.

# 804 There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

# 805 India has a Bill of Rights for cows.

# 806 In Albania, nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.

# 807 Shakespeare invented the word assassination and bump.

# 808 Some violins contain 70 separate pieces of wood.

# 809 French author Michel Thaler published a 233page novel which has no verbs.

# 810 Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.

# 811 The dots on a domino are called pips.

# 812 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

# 813 The number sign # is called an octothorpe.
(repeat of #443 different spelling)

# 814 Tug-of-war was an Olympic sport in the early 1900's.

# 815 The name of the city we call Bangkok is 115 letters long in The Thai language.

# 816 In Ancient Greece throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.

# 817 Karate originated in India.

# 818 The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.

# 819 Children grow faster during springtime.

# 820 Relative to size, the tongue is The strongest muscle in The human body.

# 821 It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to produce human speech.

# 822 The only joint less bone in The body is in your throat.

# 823 Sailors once thought wearing gold earrings improved eyesight.

# 824 On average a man spends about five months of his life shaving.

# 825 Our eyes are always The same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

# 826 In The average lifetime, a person will walk The equivalent of 5 times around The equator.

# 827 Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.

# 828 Every hour more than one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

# 829 Women's hearts beat faster than men's hearts.

# 830 The average human dream lasts only 2 to 3 seconds.

# 831 Sixyearolds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

# 832 Brain waves can power an electric train.

# 833 Children have more taste buds than adults.

# 834 Right handed people tend to chew food on The right side and lefties chew on The left.

# 835 You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
(repeat of #107)

# 836 Pomology is the study of fruit.

# 837 The most widely eaten fruit in America is The banana.

# 838 Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them.

# 839 A cucumber consists of 96% water.

# 840 The only food that does not spoil is honey.
(repeat of #25)

# 841 The most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla.

# 842 Vanilla is used to make chocolate.

# 843 Bamboo (the world's tallest grass) can grow up to 90cm in a day.
(repeat of #354 different wording)

# 844 One lump of sugar is equivalent to three feet of sugar cane.

# 845 A lemon contains more sugar than a strawberry.

# 846 An average of three billion cups of tea are consumed daily worldwide.

# 847 Until The nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
(repeat of #86)

# 848 Wild camels once roamed Arizona's deserts.

# 849 New York was the first state to require cars to have license plates.

# 850 Hawaii is further south than Florida.

# 851 Miami installed the first ATM for rollerbladers.

# 852 Clearwater, Florida has the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita in The US.

# 853 Hawaii has its own time zone.

# 854 Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.
(repeat of #138)

# 855 Oregon has more ghost towns than any other U.S. city.

# 856 The world's largest silver nugget (1840 lbs) was found in 1894 near Aspen, CO.

# 857 Louisiana is home to over 80% of the world's crayfish.

# 858 New Jersey is home to the world's first drivein movie theater.

# 859 George Washington took the oath of office in New York City in 1789.

# 860 Cleveland, OH is home to the first electric traffic lights.

# 861 South Carolina is home to the first tea farm in The U.S.

# 862 The typewriter was invented in Milwaukee, WI in 1867.

# 863 The term rookies comes from a Civil War term, "reckie", which was short for recruit.

# 864 Taft was the heaviest U.S. President at 329lbs; Madison was the smallest at 100lbs.

# 865 Harry Truman was the last U.S. President to not have a college degree.

# 866 Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6'4. James Madison was the shortest at 5'4.

# 867 Franklin Roosevelt was related to 5 U.S. Presidents by blood and 6 by marriage.

# 868 Thomas Jefferson invented the coat hanger.

# 869 Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.

# 870 President Warren G. Harding once lost White House china in a poker game.

# 871 Ulysses Simpson Grant once got a $20.00 fine for speeding on his horse.

# 872 President William Taft weighed over 300 lbs and once got stuck in The White House bathtub.

# 873 President William McKinley had a pet parrot that he named Washington Post.

# 874 Harry S. Truman's middle name is S.

# 875 Before Thomas Jefferson took office people bowed to the president, rather than shaking his hand.

# 876 The youngest U.S. president to be in office was Theodore Roosevelt at age 42.

"# 877 People don't sneeze when they are asleep because the nerves involved in the sneeze reflex are also resting.

# 878 Only male fireflies can fly.

# 879 Most Koala bears sleep about 22 hours a day.

# 880 The Venus flytrap can eat a whole cheeseburger.

# 881 A baby caribou can outrun its mother at 3 days old.

# 882 In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within 6 years, the population grew to 2 million.

# 883 Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
(partial repeat of #416)

# 884 a strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.

# 885 Vultures can fly for six hours without flapping their wings.

# 886 The bumblebee bat is the smallest mammal on Earth. It weighs less than a penny.
(repeat of #418)

# 887: The "Valley of Square Trees" in Panama is the only known place in the world where trees have rectangular trunks

# 888 In some cultures' telling of Snow White, The Dwarfs are thieves.

# 889 The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers.

# 890 The number 1 or the word One appears on The dollar bill 16 times.

# 891 Pound cake got its name from the original recipe which called for a pound of butter.

# 892 The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.

# 893 Jack Lanterns were originally made out of turnips.

# 894 Jousting is the official sport of Maryland.

# 895 If you shake a can of mixed nuts, The larger nuts will rise to The top.

# 896 2nd Street is the most common street name in The United States; First Street is the 6th most common.

# 897 The Mayflower only held 102 People.

# 898 The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding or milling.

# 899 The plastic things on The end of shoelaces are called aglets.

# 900 Neckties were first worn in Croatia, which is why they were called cravats.

# 901 The quartz crystal in ur wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second.

# 902: Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

# 903 The first TV toy commercial aired in 1946 for Mr. Potato Head.

# 904 If done perfectly, any Rubik's Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.

# 905 The side of a hammer is called a cheek.

# 906 Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

# 907 Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

# 908 In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either "unbathed" or "poorly dressed".

# 909 In Texas, it is illegal to graffiti someone's cow.

# 910 Less than 2% of the water on Earth is fresh.

# 911 A cubic mile of fog is made up of less than a gallon of water.

# 912 Meteorologists claim they're right 85% of the time.

# 913 The Saturn V moon rocket consumed 15 tons of fuel per second.

# 914 A manned rocket can reach the moon in less time than it took a stagecoach to travel the length of England.

# 915 At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at The speed of a rifle bullet.

# 916 The scientific term for a sneezing is sternutation.

# 917 The average lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write roughly 50,000 English words.

# 918 The first lollipop was invented in Connecticut.

# 919 The Lollipop was named after one of the most famous Racehorses in The early 1900s, Lolly-Pop.

# 920 Buzz Aldrin was one of the first men on the moon. His mother's maiden name was also Moon.

# 921: If you had 1 billion dollars and spent 1 thousand dollars a day, it would take you 2749 years to spend it all.

# 922 Maine is the only state with a one syllable name.

# 923 In Germany The shhh sound means hurry up.

# 924 The highest denomination issued by The U.S. was the 100,000 dollar bill.

# 925 The White House was originally called The President's Palace, it became the White House in 1901.

# 926 George Washington was the only unanimously elected President.

# 927 John Adams was the only President to be defeated by his Vice President, Thomas Jefferson.

# 928 New York City has 722 miles of subway track.

Monday, March 31, 2008

The most comprehensive “Snapple Real Facts" list on the web.

Comments on the above post

And now the other side of the coin! Fact busters!

These are the “Facts” that have been argued to be incorrect!

#1 A goldfish's attention span is three seconds.

• This theory was tested by the Discovery Channel “MythBusters” ( The experiment consisted of training several goldfish to complete a maze. They concluded that the Goldfish attention span and memory retention lasts well over 3 seconds.

#5 Camels have three eyelids.

• In fact they have six (three per eye).

#18 Jellyfish are 95% water.

• This fact is slightly wrong, Jellyfish are actually about 99% water. (Encyclopedia Britannica

#31 “The average human will eat an average of eight spiders while sleeping.

• This statistic was made up in 1993 as an example of the absurd things people will believe simply because they come across them on the internet, as uncovered by Snopes.(

#36 A duck's quack doesn't echo.

• Tested by Snopes ( and Mythbusters. Both tests concluded that a duck's quack does echo.

#40 It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down

• This is not true. Cows can walk up and down stairs. proof here

#69 Caller ID is illegal in California.

• There is no law against Caller ID in the state, though there were lengthy debates about legalizing it in the early 90's.

#70 (first draft of “real fact” #70) Caller ID is illegal in California.

• There is no law against Caller ID in the state, though there were lengthy debates about legalizing it in the early 90's. a">(

#77 No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

• This myth was also put to the test by the MythBusters, who folded a piece of paper 11 times. The piece of paper used was an oversized piece of paper and thinner than a standard 8.5"x11" inch piece of paper.

#89 The average American walks 18,000 steps a day.

• There are many 10,000 steps a day health programs which consider 10,000 a stretch goal. Such programs state that a "sedentary person" only walks 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day.

#114 The oldest known animal was a tortoise which lived to be 152 years old.

• Currently the oldest living animal, a tortoise named Tu'i Malila, lived to be 188 years old (

#121 The only bird that can swim and not fly is a penguin.

• The Flightless Cormorant can also swim.

#122 A duck can't walk without bobbing its head.

• According to several videos that show ducks out on strolls, it is clear that a duck does not need to bob its head while it walks. proof here

#145 Lake Superior is the world's largest lake.

• The Caspian Sea is considered the largest lake; Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake by surface area. The largest freshwater lake by volume is Lake Baikal in Siberia.

#146 The smallest county in America is New York County, better known as Manhattan.

• Falls Church, Virginia, is the smallest functional county at 2.0 square miles. (Kalawao County, Hawaii is also smaller but is technically part of Oceania and not either of the American continents).

#153 The speed limit in NYC was 8 mph. in 1895

It was in fact 9 miles per hour prior to 1898.

#162 "The temperature of the sun can reach 15 million degrees Fahrenheit.

• The core reaches temperatures of 25 million degrees F and the surface reaches only 10,000 degrees F, either way it's wrong.

#163 The first penny had the motto “Mind your own business”.

• This is not accurate; the first penny has the motto “Mind your business”

#171 The most sensitive parts of the body are the mouth and fingertips.

• The eyeballs have more nerve endings than all of these.

#176 The First bike was called a hobbyhorse.

• it was in fact called a draisine or DANDY-HORSE English.

#180 The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.

• The first '''VTR''' (Video Tape Recorder) was made in 1956; VCR's (video cassette recorders) came along in the 1970's.

#266 Manhattan is the only borough in New York City that doesn't have a Main Street.

• This is actually false, Roosevelt Island is part of the borough of Manhattan and its only significant street is Main Street.

#334 Thomas Edison coined the word "hello" and introduced it as a way to answer the phone.

• The word "hello" was used in print in the book “Roughing It” by 1872, while the telephone was invented in 1876

#362 Arachibutlphobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

• The correct spelling is arachibutyrophobia.

#383 Mount Katahdin in Maine is the first place in the U.S. to get sunlight each morning.

• The town of Lubec, Maine (the easternmost town in the U.S.) is the first place in the U.S. to get sunlight each morning, although some believe Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island (near Bar Harbor, Maine) sees the first sunlight

#399 Manhattan was the first capital of the United States.

• False. Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, as said in fact #662 saying that "Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States."

#726 A polar bear cannot be seen by an infrared camera, due to its transparent fur.

• Polar Bear International uses infrared cameras for polar bear research, particularly to track female bears who are in dens with cubs.

#794 Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United States, and Zabriskien [sic] Point, the lowest point in the United States, are less than eighty miles apart.

• It is true that Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the Continental United States, but Badwater in Death Valley, not Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, is the lowest point in the United States.

#889 The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers.

• It is true that Rhodopis is considered the oldest telling of the Cinderella story, but her slippers are consistently described as rose-gold. Some claim that Charles Perrault's classic French telling featured fur slippers, and that vair (fur) was mistranslated as verre (glass,) but this is believed to be an urban legend.

#904 If done perfectly, any Rubik's Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.

• There is a known configuration whose optimal solution is 20 turns. It has been proved that any combination can be solved in at most 21 turns.

#907 Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

• Killing people in any way or by any reason is illegal by law in Paraguay.

# 921 if you had 1 billion dollars and spent 1 thousand dollars a day, it would take you 2,749 years to spend it all.

• It would actually take 2737 years and 311 days (including leap years) or 2739 years and 265 days without including leap years.

Facts that were changed in second draft!

These “facts” were changed after they were shown to be not accurate!

#20 originally stated “Broccoli is the only vegetable that is a flower”, It now reads, “Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers”.

#76 originally stated “There is a town called Big Ugly, West Virginia”, It now states, “There is an area called Big Ugly, West Virginia”.
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