Fun facts. Part 2


Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.

Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.

"Skepticisms" is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.

Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.

There are more beetles than any other creature in the world.

There are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).

The human brain is 80% water.

As you age, your eye color gets lighter.

The average erect penis is 4-6 inches long, with a circumference of 4-6 inches.

85 000 000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S.

The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.

If your mouth was completely dry, you would be able to distinguish the taste of anything.

A zebra is white with black stripes.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The 1st human X-ray image was taken in 1895.

In Egypt, the bride's family traditionally does all the cooking for a week after the wedding, so the couple can relax.

If you want healthy ears, you need some earwax in there.

The New Yorker magazine now has more subscribers in California than New York.

70% of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin.

Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

Ear infections re the most common illness in infants and young children.

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

"Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

America once issued a 5-cent bill.

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.

The embryons of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother's womb, the survivor being the baby shark that is born.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

For every ton of fish that is caught in all the oceans on our planet, there are three tons of garbage dumped into the oceans.

About 9 billion condoms are used each year around the world.

Owls are the only bird who can see the colour blue.

Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men.

About 50% of men anf 10% of women surveyed have had sex at work.

The back of the tongue sense bitter tastes.

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.

Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

About 25% of people in the world report that they are monogamous.

Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.

Certain frogs can survive the experience of being frozen.

Most gemstones contain several elements. The excetpion? The diamond. It's all carbon.

The every person on earth, there are an estimated 200 million insects.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies's room during a dance.

Most boat owners name their boats. The most popular boat name requested is Obsession.

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world.