Have You Already Heard These 35 Weird Facts?

Last Update: March 13, 2015

1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

3. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

5. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

6. There are more chickens than people in the world.

7. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

8. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

9. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

10. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

11. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

12. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

13. All 50 States are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

14. Almonds are a member of the peach family.

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

16. Maine is the only State whose name is just one syllable.

17. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

18. The characters "Bert" and "Ernie" on Sesame Street were named after "Bert the cop" and "Ernie the taxi driver" in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."

19. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

20. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

21. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

22. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

23. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

24. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."

25. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

26. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

27. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

28. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

29. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

30. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

31. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

32. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

33. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

34. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

35. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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Christabelle Premium
Most of these I have read but I don't understand why it is considered weird that Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister!
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stopscamming Premium
I also do not know why Christa. Some facts are weird (lol)
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Kav Premium
No. 6 about chickens was a surprise. I verified online:http://www.wisegeek.com/are-there-more-chickens-or-people-in-the-world.htm
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stopscamming Premium
This was the most interesting fact to find out, I was not aware of it before. I also have to verify it (lol)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Where did you get this list? I think I may have spotted some inaccuracies:

Blorange rhymes with Orange:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blorenge

The official name of Los Angeles is "City of Los Angeles". It was called "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula" during the Spanish Period of 1771 to 1820, but that's not it's official name now:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles

The Speaker of the House of Commons does speak. Here he is speaking (skip to 47s):
https://youtu.be/i9hrfc40Lko

According to this article, it takes between 15-20 minutes to fall asleep:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-christopher-winter/sleep_b_2084339.html
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TheOldSilly Premium
interesting corrections.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
that belongs to someone else....
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stopscamming Premium
Thank you very much for your comment. I just asked the question I have never claim the ownership of all those weird facts my dearest.

Keep cool and thanks for the following.
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stopscamming Premium
Very interesting, I have never claimed the authorship, I just asked the question if anybody have already heard those weird facts?

My best regards!
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stopscamming Premium
Thank you very much for your corrections, when I read them, they where very interesting, that is why I asked if anybody have already heard them before?

Enjoy your day my dearest.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
I know,, I am just adding to the lot.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
I know. .I never some of these either.
Good thing you show it. It sent me to researching stuff.
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redford Premium
I know some people that are like goldfish.
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stopscamming Premium
Oh my goodness. enjoy your day my brother.
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Marith Premium
Wow, the only one I knew here was number 28, fun list :-))
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stopscamming Premium
Hell dearest. I am sorry for not returning to you as fast as I can. I was out with my work. Wish you all the best.
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