OMG Facts, Mostly Pointless, Often Humorous, Always Entertaining

I follow OMG Facts on Twitter and thought I’d share a sample of their frivolous fun:
-Prostitutes in Brazil are enrolling in free English classes so they can provide better service for tourists during the World Cup.
-Saguaro cactus can grow up to 20 meters high and live up to 300 years.
-Dead frogs’ legs can shake when they are sprinkled with salt!
-The average person in Uganda is only 15 years old!
-There is a town named Santa Claus in India.
-The original name for the TV Show Charlie’s Angels was The Alley Cats.
-In America, about 69% of men and 57% of women drink beer.
-According to the National Sleep Foundation new parents lose about 200 hours of sleep during the first year.
-Valium is an all-natural chemical. In fact, trace amounts can be found in wheat and potatoes.
-The Library of Congress spends about $60,000 each year to print the Braille versions of Playboy.
-Strawberries aren’t actually berries, but bananas, avocados, pumpkins and watermelons are!
-Yahoo! is an acronym for “Yet Another Hiearchical Officious Oracle.”
-During the shower scene in Psycho, what looks like blood funneling down the drain is actually Bosco chocolate syrup.
-Parcheesi originated as a life-size game—the ruler of India played it in his garden, using pretty young women as the pawns.
-Fifty years ago, the average man first married at 23, and the woman at 20.
-A homeless man held up and robbed a bank for $1, then sat down and waited for police to arrest him so he could receive healthcare in prison.
-An average professional hockey player loses 7 pounds in one game!
-On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest.
-Corn dextrin, a common thickener used in junk food, is also the glue on some envelopes and postage stamps.
-People who are feeling emotional tend to write faster than they do when they’re calm.
-Contrary to popular belief, no sleepwalker has ever died as a result of being woken up.
-Monday is the day of the week when the risk of a heart attack is greatest.
-Car airbags kill one person every 22 lives they save.
-Tuesday is the most productive day of the work week.
-Donkey Kong got his name because its creator thought Donkey meant stupid in English!
-Pen caps cause 100 deaths a year!
-The average human male brain weighs 3.08 lbs. The average female brain is 2.85 lbs.
-The first use of ‘Once upon a time’ in a story was in 1595.
-Recent studies indicate that 17% of Americans do not eat breakfast at all.
-Annually, the average American skips breakfast 50 times.
-The birth of the Lollipop came about in 1892.

You can follow OMG Facts on Twitter at @OMGFacts or check out their website for more time-wasting trivia:


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