Sunday, March 19, 2017

Interesting Random Facts, No. 5

If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.

The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.

The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, Montana, U.S.A. during year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

There are more life-forms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.

Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

One in every five adults believe that aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans.

A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.

A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.

James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President, continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them.

President James Buchanan

There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.

Nineteen percent of adults say they would go to a nude beach during the day, but twenty-nine percent would brave it at night.

Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.

You cannot snore and dream at the same time.

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old!

A coyote can hear a mouse moving underneath a foot of snow.

A Coyote

Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.

New York drifts about one inch farther away from London each year.

Twenty percent of men have posed nude for a photo.

Jim Warren nude

A U.S. dollar bill can be folded approximately 4,000 times in the same place before it will tear.

A sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour.

Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.

It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.

A Sloth

Only ten percent of the world’s population is left handed.

A broken clock is right two times every day.

A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.

A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.

Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Drying fruit depletes it of 30-80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content.

Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.


Eighteen percent of men have "sexted" a naked photo as compared with twelve percent of women.

About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.

Ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930’s.

Honey never spoils.

A hardboiled egg will spin, but a soft-boiled egg will not.

Avocados are poisonous to birds.


If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

Celery has no calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. The same is true with apples.


More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.

Coconut Water

The word “gorilla” is derived from a Greek word meaning, “A tribe of hairy women.”

Prisoners in Canadian war camps during WWII were treated so well, that a lot of them didn’t’ want to leave when the war was over.

Gorillas burp when they are happy.

In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.

It is considered good luck in Japan when a sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.

Sumo Wrestlers

In Japan, crooked teeth are considered cute and attractive.

Cherophobia is the fear of fun.

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

Human Thigh Bones

Sixty-three percent of people often walk around the house naked. Men are far more likely to do this than women.

Cockroaches can live for several weeks with their heads cut off, because their brains are located inside their body. They would eventually die from being unable to eat.


You breathe on average about 8,409,600 times a year..

You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning

The elephant is the only mammal that cannot jump.

The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body.

The male ostrich can roar just like a lion.

Mountain lions can whistle.

The giraffe’s tongue is so long that they can lick the inside of their own ear.

Birds do not urinate.

A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. That is the equivalent of a human jumping the Empire State Building.

There are 5 temples in Kyoto, Japan, that have blood stained ceilings. The ceilings are made from the floorboards of a castle where warriors killed themselves after a long hold-off against an army. To this day, you can still see the outlines and footprints.

There is a snake, called the boomslang, whose venom causes you to bleed out from every orifice on your body. You may even turn blue from internal bleeding and it can take up to 5 days to die from the bleeding.

The Boomslang Snake

There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

If a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby in her womb sends stem cells to help repair the organ.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.


The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the less likely to fall asleep.

You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.

Women have twice as many pain receptors on their body than men. But, they also have a much higher pain tolerance.

There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.

For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants. The total weight of all those ants, however, is about the same as all the humans.

On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.

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