A bunch of facts


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

2. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. 

3. A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. 

4. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. 

5. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. 

6. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. 

7. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. 

8. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. 

10. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

11. The flea can jump 350 times its body length. 
It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field. 

12. A cockroach will live nine days without it’s head, before it starves to death. 

13. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off. 

14. Some lions mate over 50 times a day. 

15. Starfish don’t have brains.

16. Half of you won’t notice that there wasn’t a number 9 above.

Some more interesting facts :

1. Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there. 

2. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. 

3. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma. 

4. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. 

5. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes. 

6. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. 

7. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older. 

8. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum. 

9. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache. 

10. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight. 

11. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class. 

12. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. 

13. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. 

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

15. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin. 

16. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. 

17. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. 

18. Marilyn Monroe had six toes. (rumor) 

19. All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn’t like being seen wearing them in public. 

20. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. 

21. Pearls melt in vinegar. 

22. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. 

23. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order. 

24. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs. 

25. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo and no one knows why.

26. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses.The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases. 

27. Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word ‘criminal.’ The second was William Jefferson Clinton. 

28. Turtles can breathe through their butts. 

29. Butterflies taste with their feet. 

30. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined. 

31. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year. 

32. On average people fear spiders more than they do death. 

33. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants. 

34. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump. 

35. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. 

36. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. 

37. It’s physically impossible for you to lick your elbow. 

38. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. 

39. A snail can sleep for three years.

40. No word in the English language rhymes with ‘MONTH.’ 

41. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches. 

42. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!! 

43. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. 

44. All polar bears are left handed. 

45. In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. 

46. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. 

47. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. 

48. ‘Go’, is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. 

49. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

50. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. 

51. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. 

52. Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.


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13 responses to “A bunch of facts

  1. Abdullah

    Damn Interesting facts, i liked the duck’s quack thing…. ba3din ya 7idig i found out that theris no number nine :p but i dd try lickin my elbow , heheee…

  2. I guess being a pig is not bad afterall 😀

  3. Now imagine you’re a hybrid of a lion and a pig, a “piglon”. Now that’s some WILD PARTY!

  4. from 1 & 2 we learn that it’s easier to fart to release stress :). But I bet that comes with a hefty carbon footprint!
    3. Ok!?
    4. What about against the keyboard?
    5. Too bad for the pig in #3 and the lion in #14
    6. And the most fixable
    7. Yaay!
    8. How can the ant pull LESS than it can lift? doesn’t make sense, I think it might be the other way around. And how exactly do you get an Ant intoxicated? Better yet, WHY!?
    9. Missing, but I didn’t figure it out on my own. You see, that’s the part that is really trivial
    10. Good good
    11. wow!
    12. Ewww
    13. Don’t tell the ladies!
    14. Now there’s no way that could all be classified as “hard work” (lookup #5)
    15. That explains a lot about Patrick!
    16. Cuz it’s trivial!

    Next part
    1. ok!
    2. Good to know!
    3. So can distilled water.
    4. Not true, Myth Busters have managed to fold a paper 11 times
    5. I knew it! The damn pilot are really donkeys!
    6. (An Yawning) which could be considered a sport!
    7. hmmm!
    8. ok!

    42. Same goes for our eyelids and brows. Which is the best way to tell a person’s age (looking at the among of skin they have around their eyes)
    44. Hmmm, I REALLY don’t want to know why! But now I understand why Conan O’Brian has a Masturbating bear on his show
    49. Why did they have to go all the way to 7′ and 39 bust? Couldn’t they have settled for 36-20-29 and 6′?

  5. 8. Since ants can hold 50 times it’s own weight, then apparently some dudes have been carrying out the bottle *wink* *wink*, and they all fell to the right, haha!

    Next Part :

    4. Can you give me a link to that dude ?

  6. Tesma7li agollak tel7as 😀

  7. Tesma7li agolak ba3dak 😀

  8. here you go, enjoy

    Oh and here’s a piece of info for you,
    What’s the only letter in the Alphabet that is not in the names of the 50 states in the United states?

    Answer: Q 🙂

  9. Hazm

    6. is wrong :S its the heart u asshole….ur a doc lazem te3raf had al ishi

  10. I don’t know man, but I do not think that they are all true, i study energy conservation and many of these calculations would end up totally different depending on what factors you decide to include and exclude.

    I would say the answers are very rough, and they usually pick the most unusual figures that are far off the scale to make the whole list seem interesting..

    They are very unspecific too, which makes them hard to test, like the tongue one, the tongue is not one muscle but 16 muscles and there are different definitions for the toughness of a muscle.

    and the one with humans and dolphin sex is just pure silly, most animals have sex for pleasure..
    there is homosexual behavior too, more than 1500 different species show homosexual behavior, do not tell me that they are really trying to reproduce.

    Right-handed people, that’s just an average, it differs from a country to another, i bet they choose Cambodia when Pol Pot murdered all the educated people.

    To be honest, I hate such lists because they lack substance to it and all they offer are cheap laughs to unspecific, undefined, untestable facts.

    I would rather read an article on wikipedia.

  11. Abez

    I enjoyed reading all that !
    btw i did not notice # 9 and i did “INDEED” try to lick my elbow in anyway and i failed lol =P
    3ala fikra shadi, hay il blog ‘rakiye min dar abu raki’
    o keep it up la2no she 3ala a3la min she 3ala mostawa hahaha =P

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