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60 Interesting and Funny Facts

Here is a collection of Fun Facts where you can find all types of strange, funky, wierd facts, interesting facts, and funny facts to increase your general knowledge. Did you know that a sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 mph or that Alaska has over 5,000 earthquakes a year? You can spend hours indulging in more facts from various categories whether you’re looking for school projects, at work, or just want to find out some cool facts - this collection of fun facts can be very useful.
  1. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
  2. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death. This is due to the facts that when your heart stops beating, cells in hair follicles and nail beds stop recieving nurients after a period of time they die and cease to function.
  3. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
  4. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
  5. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).
  6. Dalmatians are born without spots.
  7. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
  8. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
  9. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
  10. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
  11. The range of a medieval long-bow is 220 yards.
  12. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  13. It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
  14. You may not drive barefooted.
  15. Carbon dioxide is a trace gas and by itself will produce little warming. Also, as CO2 increases, the incremental warming is less, as the effect is logarithmic so the more CO2, the less warming it produces.
  16. Temperatures have been cooling since 2002, even as carbon dioxide has continued to rise.
  17. Snails can live up to 15 years.
  18. The brain case [of Neanderthals] on the average was more than 13 percent larger than that of the average of modern man
  19. The world’s largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
  20. A slug has four noses.
  21. The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking.
  22. Only 55% of Americans know that the sun is a star.
  23. It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  24. Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation.
  25. Giraffes are unable to cough.
  26. Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay!
  27. All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job!
  28. The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
  29. In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car.
  1. It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth!
  2. Common pesticides such as roach, termite, and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of the majority of Americans.
  3. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
  4. In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
  5. An ounce of platinum can be stretched 10,000 feet.
  6. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  7. The Dallas Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City’s Manhattan Island.
  8. Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.
  9. The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
  10. The Japanese commonly put ketchup on their rice.
  11. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 feet tall child inside!
  12. The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old.
  13. The average office worker spends 50 minutes a day looking for lost files and other items.
  14. Approximately 365 million people in the world have computers while half of the world’s 6.5 billion population has never seen or used a telephone.
  15. In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
  16. In 39 of the 50 U.S. states, the travel industry is the largest single employer.
  17. A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
  18. The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
  19. According to scientific studies, a rat’s performance in a maze can be improved by playing music written by Mozart.
  20. The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00. The average first class meal: $50.
  21. So that’s how they cheat - a microwaved baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball.
  22. Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
  23. Wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles.
  24. The earth rotates more slowly on its axis in March than in September.
  25. 85% of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women!
  26. Men laugh longer, louder, and more often than women.
  27. A tuna fish can swim 100 miles in a single day!
  28. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
  29. Once a wedding ring has been placed on the finger, it is considered bad luck to remove it.
  30. The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
  31. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!
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