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.
#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.
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