Strange And Useless Facts
The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders.
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, not China!
Of the 17k+ words Shakespeare used, over 1700 are recorded there for the first time.
During your lifetime, the average human will grow 591 miles of hair.
But hair does grows about 6 inches per year and the average head has 100,000 hairs. Take an average lifespan of 80 years. 6 x 100,000 x 80 = 48,000,000.
The United States has more bagpipe bands than Scotland does.
But would appear to be true since Scotland has a population of only 5,000,000, compared to the U.S. at 304,059,724
10 percent of electricity in the US comes from "dismantled nuclear bombs, including Russian ones."
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile Services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not Pre-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments, in the United States.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the fire engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and soon figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
A hurricane releases more energy in 10 minutes, than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
According to one study, 24% of homes with lawns have some sort of lawn ornament in their yard.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great;Hearts-Charlemagne and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
Males sweat 40% more then females.
"Men buy an average of 3.4 pairs of underwear in a year."
Testosterone in males decreases 10% every 10 years.
Deep breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics.
Another name for putty root is "adam and eve".
The monkey flower, looks like a monkeys face.
The location of the Mars face on Mars matches the location of Stone Henge in England.
Venus's day is longer then its year.
The rotation of the Earth will eventually slow down to match the moon.
President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader!
The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.
Sound doesn't travel in space.
The height of Mount Everest is 8.848 km height (5.498 miles).
The height of Mount Olympus on Mars is 25 km (15 miles).
The diameter of the earth is 12,756 km (7 926 miles).
The diameter of Jupiter is 152,800 km (88 700 miles).