LITTLE KNOWN FACTS VI

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Wisdom Nook
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·         Men fart an average of 17 times a day, and women fart an average of 9 times a day.

·         If you fart constantly for 6 years, 9 months and 23 days you would produce enough gas to explode an atomic bomb.

·         The longest ever penis recorded by scientists is 13.5 inches.

·         Humans are only second to cats for having the dirtiest mouths.

·         It takes about 40 muscles to smile, but only 4 to pull the trigger of a decent rifle.

·         Beard hair grows at twice its usual rate when you’re in a plane.

·         Around 15 men each year have their penises chopped off by their wives and the highest proportion of men who suffer this are Italians.

·         You use more calories eating celery than there are in celery itself.

·         More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

·         Semen is one of the most fattening substances known to man.

·         An average of 76 people a year die playing twister, and about 23 of which are through playing the nude version!

·         Linda McCartney has sold more vegetarian ready made meals than Paul has sold records.

·         In the course of the 18 year run of Cats on broadway, 3,247 lbs of yak hair was used for wigs.

·         The shortest war in history was between England and Zanzibar in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

·         65 people become millionaires every day.

·         The average human will eat one pound of insects in their lifetime.

·         You are more likely to be killed by a rogue champagne cork than a poisonous spider.

·         By the time a person is 18, they would have spent 12,000 hours in school, but 14,000 hours watching television.

·         Woman blink nearly twice as much as men.

·         Humans share one third of their DNA with lettuce!

·         You could comfortably fit the entire population of the planet into a cube with sides 1km long.

·         Approximately 69% of all Internet content consists of pornographic material.

·         Porn sites generated $970 million in revenue in 1999.

·         Charlie Chaplin once came third in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like competition.

·         Every 20 minutes a hapless person treads on a land mine.

·         The average adult falls asleep seven minutes after turning out the light.

·         6,000 new computer viruses are released every month.

·         Over one trillion matches were being produced every year at the beginning of the last century.

·         Elvis Presley had a twin brother.

·         Zeuxis a Greek painter in the 5th Centrury BC laughed himself to death while looking at one of his paintings.

·         A Roman leap year had the same number of days as ordinary years but January 23rd lasted for 48 hours.

·         After being decapitated a human can still see for 20 seconds! (Not sure how ‘they’ worked this one out!).

·         Under EC law it is legal to have sex with inflatable dolls in the street.

·         Winners at the 2001 Ig-Nobel Prize ceremony for eccentric researchers, inventors and scientists include an American who claims to have invented anti-flatulence underwear, a Lithuanian who set up a theme park dedicated to Stalin, and two Indians who discovered that nose-picking is commonplace.

·         Right-handed people live on average, 9 years longer than left-handed people.

·         Human stomachs produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks to stop it digesting itself.

·         Humans are the only animals to sleep on their backs.

·         More boys than girls are born during the day, but more girls are born at night.

·         Julio Iglesias once had five gallons of water flown from Miami to L.A. so he could wash his hair.

·         Clark Gable was listed on his birth certificate as a girl.

·         Johnny Vaughan was born at the precise moment that England scored the winning goal in the 1966 World Cup final.

·         Bernard Manning did his National Service in the Military Police and one of his duties was guarding Albert Speer and Rudolf Hess in Spandau.

·         Elvis Presley’s hip-wiggling started out as a stage fright. He was so nervous, that his legs would shake.

·         John Lennon shoplifted in Holland the harmonica he used on Love Me Do.

·         Mel Gibson broke the school record for the most strappings in a week – 27.

·         Tom Cruise and Robbie Williams were both voted least Likely To Succeed at school.

·         Sir Winston Churchill smoked an estimated 300,000 cigars in his lifetime.

·         Michelangelo’s cook was illiterate, so he drew her a shopping list, which today is priceless.

·         The architect who built the Kremlin had his eyes gouged our by Ivan The Terrible so that he would never be able to design another building like it.

·         Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.

·         Cher’s parents married and divorced each other three times.

·         Mike Myers (a.k.a. Austin Powers) is descended from William Wordsworth.

·         If you shouted for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

·         Volleyball is the most popular sport at nudist camps.

·         Banging your head against a wall uses a 150 calories an hour.

·         On average, a drop of Heinz tomato ketchup leaves the bottle at a speed of 25 miles per year!

·         If you mouth the word “colorful” to someone, it looks like you are saying “I love you”.

·         The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”.

 

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