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75 Amazing Wacky Facts

By Edited Jun 19, 2015 3 2

The weird and the wacky, the silly and the outrageous, our world is filled with it. Some facts, you may have heard. Others may just sound unbelievable. Take a glance to these amazing facts.

1. Albert Enstein's parents were worried that he was mentally too slow because he took a long time to learn how to speak.

2. 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.

3. 22% of people skip lunch daily.

4. A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years!

5. Coca cola would be green if coloring wasn't added to it.

6. On the penny, Abe Lincoln faces to the right while all other presidents on other coins face to the left.

7.Every US president has worn glasses.

8. Mosquitoes have teeth.

9.On average, babies crawl 200 meters each day.

10. Butterflies taste with their feet.

11. An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

12. The planet Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

13. The city Rome is located on every planet.

14. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

15. If you were to drive 100 miles per hour, it would take you 29 million years to reach the Sun!

16. The human brain is 80% water.

17. There is no full word for "Mrs."

18. Cat's urine glows under a black light.

19. A dragonfly lives for only 24 hours.

20. Children who are breast fed have been proven to be smarter than those who have not.

21. Cows milk is the most common food to be allergic to.

22. An Indian man grew his finger nails to the length of 76 inches.

23. A cockroach can survive days with out it's head.

24. 97% of all money printed in the US contains some cocaine.

25. Organized crime in the US is estimated to be about 10% of the nation's income.

26. Mars has the largest known volcano in our solar system.

27. Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in Asia and South America.

28. Vanilla is the most popular ice cream at Baskin Robins.

29. You are more likely to be killed by a donkey than in a plane.

30. The weight of a blue whale's tonge is greater than most elephants.

31. A bean cell has more DNA than a human cell.

32. Size for size, the hair on men's beards is as strong as copper wire.

33. A peanut is in fact not a nut at all. It is a legume.

34. The Beatles sell more records each year than the Rolling Stones.

35. The higher the income, the more likely a man from the US will cheat on his wife.

36. An elephant can't jump!

37. A person laughs, on average, 10 times a day.

38. Hitler was a vegetarian.

39. Rutherford Hayes, the 19th president of the US, was elected president by one vote!

40. Apples are better at waking you up in the morning than caffeine.

41. The oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.

42. The speed of a rain drop is 7 mph.

43. The World Trade Center had several of it's own zip codes.

44. Wal-Mart was China's 8th largest trading partner.

45. 6% of men propose on the telephone.

46. An ostrich egg would take 4 hours to boil.

47. Colgate made a toothpaste available in a jar.

48. Diamonds in Brazil are harder than those in Africa.

49. Pollen can last for infinity.

50. During his life, Van Gogh only sold 1 of his paintings.

51. No president of the US was even an only child.

52. Any Rubik's Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.

53. An average human sheds 40 pounds of skin.

54. People who smoke eat more sugar than non-smokers.

55. There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

56. The worlds youngest parents were in China in the year 1910. There were 8 and 9 years old.

57. Researchers in Canada have found that Einstien's brain was 15% wider than normal.

58. The maker of Aspiring market heroin in 1897!

59. Rubber lasts longer when refrigerated.

60. In the year of 1992, 55,142 people were injured by jewelery.

61. The drug thiopentone can kill a human being in one second.

62. The worlds smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand. It weighs less than a penny.

63. Starfish have no brains.

64. If Barbie were life-sized, she would stand 7 feet 2 inches tall.

65. The Catholic Church owns the most land in New York City.

66. Mount Everest grown 4 millimeters a year.

67. 80% of all arrested criminals are male.

68. Albert Einstein never wore any socks.

69. A component of toothpaste is made from recycled tin.

70. Beavers can swim half a mile under water with one breath of air.

71. The average CEO's salary in the US is 475x the average worker. It is 22x in Britain, 15x in France, 11x in Japan.

72. The trunk of an elephant can hold 4 gallons of water.

73. The city of Jacksonville in Florida is the largest city in the US.

74. The average human blinks about 25,000 times a day.

75. Arabic numerals are not really Arabic, they were invented in India.

Source: iPhone App Store Application - 2009 Awesome Facts
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Comments

Sep 2, 2009 9:49pm
Kaseysview
Who knew that they had chewing gum 9000 years ago!
Jul 18, 2011 6:48pm
NeilJJ
Very interesting article... As I'm googling most of the facts that are of interest to me and reading more into them, I'm only on fact 19! A truly fascinating article but I do wonder how much research you put into each fact as ALL of Google's answers to "how long does a dragonfly live?" indicate that the 24 hour lifespan is a myth and that they, in fact, live weeks to months (and that's just in the flight stage of their life!). Regardless of that bit of misinformation, great read so far!
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