60 Amazing True Facts

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1. In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi. 2. The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa. 3. The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant. 4. Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises. 5. Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch. 6. Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling. 7. The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over. 8. The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra. 9. The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball. 10. Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed. 11. Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound. 12. SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below. 13. Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers. 14. Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam. 15. Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. 16. The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich. 17. The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly. 18. You can get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite. 19. Silly Putty was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons. 20. Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays. 21. The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver. 22. The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them. 23. A cat's purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White. 24. The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard. 25. The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway. 26. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe. 27. Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds. 28. In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

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44. saltwater fish cannot swim backwards. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun. If you part your hair on the right side. 42. 34. Al Qaeda members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader. your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian. was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today. When immersed in liquid. A dog's naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet. when translated. Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean. 30. You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them. claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations. 43. memorized the multiplication tables up to 12. 53. 49. 54. 38. of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip. 60. Until 1978. Texas to Louisville. In ancient Greece. Page 2/3 PDF generated by PHPKB Knowledge Base Script . 52. you were born to be carnivorous. 32. 41. At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay. Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. 55. it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos. It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo. In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine. When Mahatma Gandhi died.29. WI. To human taste buds. Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal. An inscription found in his tomb. The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. 39. Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel. A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one's nose. Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water. who had a pet tiger as a boy. with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. Napoleon's favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut. 31. 48. 50. Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine. but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system. 37. Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing. 59. 33. 45. it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey. Calvin. an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine. Although difficult. as it can blow out your eyeballs. Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels. The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers. 58. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost "an arm and a leg. that figure drops to five out of ten. 36. but only during summer months. 46." 47. Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo. a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby. the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather. If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours. For Canadians who don't play hockey. was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge. Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments. 56. 35. Aardvarks are allergic to radishes. 1930. staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms. 51. Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a game. purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Centuries ago. 57. 40. children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives. owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison. If you part it on the left. The world's smartest pig. Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas. Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour baseball game.

61. The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight. Page 3/3 PDF generated by PHPKB Knowledge Base Script . arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.

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