Mostly Pointless, Often Humorous, Always Entertaining Facts…

I collected these random facts off an old OMG Facts Twitter feed years ago. They’re still a good time waster.

-Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

-Some monks can increase their body temperature so much they can dry soaking sheets in a freezing room!

-If you are an average American you will spend 6 months of your life waiting at a stop light.

-In almost every episode of Seinfeld there is at least one Superman somewhere in the show.

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

-Our eyes are the same size from birth, but noses and ears never stop growing.

-Albert Einstein never received a Nobel Prize for his theory of relativity.

-Gasoline was once sold in small bottles as a cure for lice.

-On average, people buy 40% more when they shop clockwise!

-President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

-Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

-The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

-In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

-It took Thomas Edison 10,000 attempts to make the lightbulb.

-The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

-Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

-Karoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese.

-The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

-On average, blondes take longer to get ready than brunettes!

-When the US hacked Al-Qaeda’s website they replaced content with dessert recipes.

-In ‘Hannah Montana,’ the actor who played her teenage brother was actually 34!

-On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.

-Children grow faster in the springtime.

-Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

-Clans of long ago who wanted to get rid of people without killing them used to burn their houses down-hence the expression “to get fired”.

-“Goodbye” came from “God bye” which came from “God be with you.”

-The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

-7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

-In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans every year.

-Lefties people seem to die 6 to 9 years sooner than righties people. No one has a good explanation for why.

 

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