Strange Little Known Facts That You're Going To Love
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE
-Each button on an Xbox One controller is designed to withstand 3 million presses, before it stops functioning.
-The letter "i" that Apple uses stands for "interactive".
-Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
-Sleeping Beauty is based on a story where a married king finds a girl asleep and can't wake her, so he rapes her instead.
-Matt le Blanc who played Joey in the Friends was down to his last $11 on the day when he landed the role. He would have left New York had he become broke. Today his net worth is around US$60M.
-In the 1960's a Canadian psychologist visited cafes across the world counting how much couples touched each other. In Puerto Rico it was 180 times in an hour; in Paris it was 110; in London it was zero. I'm not even surprised.
-A snail can sleep for three years.
-Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.
-The Ramses brand of condom is named after the great Pharaoh Ramses II, who supposedly fathered over 160 children.
-Prior to 1800 there was no difference between the left shoe and the right shoe.
-It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.
-The cornea is the only organ in the entire human body that has no blood supply. It gets oxygen directly from the air.
-Bananas emit antimatter.
-Acid in our stomach is so strong that it can dissolve a razor blade.
-Americans consume more corn than any other society in the world.
-You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
-The first computer bug was caused by an actual bug inside the computer.
-Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
-A honey bee must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
-In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
-Snapchat was originally intended to be an app for sending nude pictures and was called “Picabbo”.
-The person who found Richard III of England's bones was not an archaeologist, but a screenwriter.
She spent years looking for his burial site.
-In 2006, a woman lit matches in a flight to cover her fart smell. That forced an emergency landing. She claimed she had 'a medical condition' that apparently involved flatulence.
-Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
-Chickens outnumber humans 3:1.
-Men's shirts have the buttons on the right while women's shirts have the buttons on the left because when buttons first appeared in the 17th century, they were seen only on garments of the wealthy. At that time it was the custom for rich men to dress themselves and for women to be dressed by servants. Having women's shirts button from the left thus made things easier for the mostly right-handed servants who dressed them.
-Only 8% of the world's currency is physical money, the rest only exists digitally.
-The island nation Tuvalu generates revenue from the use of its area code for premium rate telephone numbers and from the commercialization of its ".tv" Internet domain name. The ".tv" domain name generates around $2.2 million each year from royalties, which is about ten per cent of the government's total revenue.
-McDonald's calls frequent buyers of their food heavy users.
-Without your pinky finger, you would lose 50% of your hand's strength.
-Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
-On April 18, 1930 the BBC announced "There is no news today", and played piano music instead.
-Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials.
-Bella and Edward's relationship in the Twilight series meets all 15 criteria set by National Domestic Violence Hotline for being in an abusive relationship.
-Bill Gates got his degree 32 years after dropping out from Harvard University. He had promised his dad that he would get his degree and fulfilled that promise.
-Male and female rats may have sex twenty times a day.
-If you think someone is staring at you; yawn. If they yawn back, they were staring.
-Rats destroy an estimated 1/3 of the world's food supply each year.
-Pronghorn antelopes have 10x vision, which means on a clear night they can see the rings of Saturn.
-0.7% of Americans are currently in prison.
-King Tutankhamun was a product of incest - his parents were brother and sister. He had club foot, a severe overbite, womanly hips and enlarged breasts.
-In the 1840's London buses had straps attached to the driver's arms that the passenger would yank if they wanted the bus to stop.
-Only one McDonald's in the world has turquoise arches. This is in Sedona, Arizona. The Government officials thought the yellow would look bad with the natural red rock of the city.
-Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.
-The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.
-US tops the world in plastic surgery procedures.