All 50 states are listed on the Lincoln Memorial on the back of a
five dollar bill
Almonds are members of the peach family
The longest place name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu,
a New Zealand hill
The mighty Attila the Hun was only 4 ft 6in tall.
Hitler was voted Time magazines Man of the Year
The average housewife walks four miles a year making beds.
The average duration of sexual intercourse for humans is a mere two
When asked to name a colour, three out of five people will say red.
Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cultlahac, whose name meant
plenty of excrement.
Einstein couldnt speak fluently when he was nine, leading hid
parents to think that he might be retarded
Roy Harper once gave the kiss of life to a sheep
Madonna was sacked from New York fast-food restaurant Dunk
Donuts for squirting jam at a customer.
The chamois- a breed of mountain goat- can climb 13,000 ft in an
Armadillos are the only animals besides humans that can get leprosy.
Armadillos can walk underwater
The skin of a polar bear is black
A fully-grown bear can run as fast as a horse
100 million acts of sexual intercourse take place throughout the
world every day.
A kick from a giraffe can kill a lion
An anteater is nearly 6ft long yet its mouth is only one inch
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds
"Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the
body to squirt blood a distance of 30ft.
In your lifetime you pump out enough blood to fill the fuel tanks
of 800 jumbo jets.
Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day.
It has been estimated that a rope made from just 100 humans
hairs could lift an adult man of average weight up.
A single hair can hold the weight of a large apple.
Swede Alfred Nobel, who gives his name to the Noble Peace Prize,
was the inventor of dynamite.
The first video recorder in 1956 was the size of a piano.
The dishwasher was invented as early as 1855.
Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger in Winnie the Pooh films, invented
the artificial heart.
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
A man will ejaculate, on average, 7200 times in his life- 2000 of
these will be from masturbation.
Can you be a closet claustrophobic?
Why is the word 'abbreviation' so long?
If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain
Why are builders afraid to have a 13th floor but publishers aren't
afraid to have a 13th chapter?
Why do we call it a tv set when you only get one of them?
Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
Why are there Interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited
If 7/11 is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year, why are there locks
on the doors?
If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they get Teflon to stick
to the pan?
If you are in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when
you turn the headlights on?
You know that indestructible little black box that is used on planes?
Why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?
Why is it that when you are driving and looking for an address, you
turn the volume down on the radio?
Psychiatrists say one out of four people have some mental illness.
Check three friends. If they are OK, then you're it.
You can't fall off the floor.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways.
The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced,
thoughtful plowman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after
falling through a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
In the course of an average lifetime, a man will produce 14 gallons
of semen- enough to fill nine good-sized watering cans.
" The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which
are antonyms of eachother: adhere and separate.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have only about
An animal epidemic is called a "epizootic".
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
Non-dairy creamer is flammable. (Keep away from hot coffee ?).
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.
The best time to spray household insects is 4pm. Apparently thats
when theyre at the most vulnerable.
The average life of a mayfly is less than five hours.
Astronauts are unable to cry in space. Tears cant flow because
of the lack of gravity.
The Japanese beetle of the United States and Canada can chew through
a human eardrum in a matter of minutes.
An ant can survive for two weeks underwater.
Each year, bees kill more people than venomous snakes.
The female praying mantis eats her partner after sex
during sex. The female is much larger than the male and during compilation
hooks her deadly arms around him and starts to nibble away. His sex
drive is so strong that he can carry on even while being eaten.
Mao tse-tung never brushes his teeth on the grounds that tigers
never brush their teeth either.
In "Casablanca", Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam".
Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked
when someone threw a gun at him?
Why is it called a hamburger when its made out of beef?
On average, we spend 12 years of our life watching TV.
Walt Disney used to wash his hands every two minutes.
A womans heart beats faster than a mans.
If you are right-handed, the nails on your left hand will grow faster
than those on your left, and vice versa.
In flight, a midge beats its wings over 1000 times a second.
In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of five
times around the equator.
A typical issue of a broadsheet newspaper contains around 100,000
words. To read it all, your eyes must travel over half a mile.
It requires the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human
Women blink nearly twice as much as men. On average, we spend 23mins
a day blinking.
The pop which you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually a
bubble of gas bursting.
Laughing is a good exercise. It provides a workout for the diaphragm
and increases the bodys ability to use oxygen.
You shed and re-grow your outer skin cells approximately every 27
days, which means you will nearly 1000 new skins in a lifetime.
On average, a hedgehog heart beats 300 times a minute.
Of all the know forms of animal life which have ever inhabited the
earth, only around ten per cent still exist today.
Queens termites can live for as long as 50 years. During that period
they lay an egg every second.
A flea can jump as high as 8 in 130 times its body size. This
is the equivalent of a human jumping almost 350ft in the air.
A cockroaches favourite food is the glue on the back of postage stamps.
Water mites are big on bondage. During mating, the male pins the
female to the ground with tiny hooks so that there is no escape. He
also glues him self to her with a special secretion. And the legs
of the male sometimes double up as sex organs.
There are something like 50.000 official Elvis impersonators worldwide.
Leading up to the Second World War, most condoms were imported from
Germany. So when war broke out, British soldiers were preparing for
action stations wearing
Madonna has a tattoo of Marilyn Monroes face on her arse.
The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before the Second
World War, but none after.
7 per cent of Americans Elvis is still alive.
There is a lawsuit every 30 seconds in the US.
Americas smartest man is a nightclub bouncer Chris Lagan, His
IQ is 195 beats Bill Gates.
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when
patients would die.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US treasury.
Mickey Mouse received 800,000 fan letters in 1933.
It cost around $200 million to make Titanic. In todays terms,
it would cost only $123 million to build the ship.
Luke Skywalkers surname in Star Wars was changed at the last
minute from Starkiller because it sounded too violent.
The name for Oz in The Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator,
Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z.
In California, it is illegal to peel an orange in your hotel room.
In West Virginia, no children may attend school with their breath
smelling of wild onions.
In Mobile, Alabama, it is illegal to howl at ladies inside the city
In Chicago, it is illegal to go fishing while wearing pyjamas.
In Oklahoma, a law has been passed making it illegal to take a bite
out of someone elses hamburger. The state also says that it
is a crime to have the hind legs of a farm animal in your boots.
In Connecticut, it is illegal to walk across a street on your hands.
Birth-control campaigns in Egypt in the late 1970s foundered because
village women preferred to wear the pill in a locket as a talisman.
In Tulsa, you may not open a soda bottle without the supervision
of a licensed engineer.
In Michigan, a man legally owns his wifes hair.
An Ohio law states that pets have to carry lights on their tails
Snails kiss before mating. But they only mate once in their life.
A leech has 32 brains.
Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building,
it has 30 per cent less chance of surviving than one that falls from
20th floor. This is because it supposedly takes around eight floors
for a cat to realize what is happening, relax and corrects itself.
Cars have 100 different vocal sounds whereas dogs have only ten.
Fewer than three per cent of tigers become man-eaters.
No two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
Some lions mate more than 50 times a day.
Every year over 2500 left-handed people are killed from using products
designed for right-handed people.
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by poisonous
You are more likely to be killed by a donkey than in a plane crash.
A third of Taiwanese funeral processions feature a stripper.
About 1000 people commit suicide on any one day.
Monday has been found to be the most favoured day for suicides, and
April the most popular month.
Bullet proof vests, fire escapes and windscreens wipers were all
invented by a woman.
When sticky envelopes were first introduced in the 19th century,
they were unpopular because many people thought it was an insult to
send their saliva to someone else.
Enough Velcro is produced each year to stretch twice around the world.
Marie Stopes, the famous birth-control campaigner, knew nothing about
sex until she was 29.
The tooth is the only part of the human body which cant repair
The human nose is only one-twentieth as sensitive as that of a dog.
By the age of 70, half of your taste buds will have gone.
There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the
Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?
Is there another word for synonym?
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver,
There are two credit cards for every person in the USA.
The international dialing code for Antartica is 672.
When signmakers go on strike, is anything painted on their signs?
Why is a package sent by land carrier called a shipment, while a
package sent by ship is called cargo?
Where do forest rangers go to get away?
Why do we call them apartments when they are attached to eachother?
Then average person will pass about 8800 galloons of urine in a lifetime.
This is enough to fill 500 baths but whod want to sit
The first contraceptive diaphragm consisted of half an orange rind.
If your legs were laid out flat, they would cover an area the size
of a tennis court.
On average, your flex your finger joints about 25 million times in
Your brain is more active while youre sleeping than it is while
youre watching TV.
Right-handed people live nine years longer, on average, than left-handers.
It used to be against the law to slam a car door in Switzerland.
A mix-up between the accelerator and the clutch caused Mrs. Beatrice
Park to drive into the River Wey at Guildfield during her 1969 driving
test. She and the examiner were rescued after climbing on to the car
roof. The examiner was sent home in a state of shock.
When Mrs. Park asked officials whether she had passed, she was told
We cannot say until we have seen the examiners report.
Under a law of 1888, every cyclist in Britain had to ring to ring
the bell on his bicycle non-stop while the machine is in motion. The
law was not abolished until 1930.
Until 1979, the driving test in Egypt simply consists of driving
20ft forwards and the same distance in reverse.
Insects outnumber humans by 100 million to one.
Earth spins so fast on its axis that someone standing on the equator
is actually travelling at the speed of Concorde
Because of the difference in gravity, the mens world long jump
record (just over 29ft on Earth) would be 176ft on the moon, but only
11ft on Jupiter.
All the coal, gas ,oil and wood resources on Earth would only keep
the sun burning for a few days.
In just one second, the Sun produces 35 million times the amount
of electricity used by the whole of the USA in an average year.
A fly can react to something it sees and change direction in 30 milliseconds
A housefly can transport germs up to 15 miles from the original
Male bee die after mating with the queen bee. Their penises break
The male moth is born as a mature insect. As his new- born sisters
emerge from the mothers sexual cavity, he immediately grabs
them with his hind legs and mates with them. While he is waiting for
more unsuspecting sisters to be born he drills a hole into side of
his mothers body and feeds on her juices
A dragonfly can reach speeds of 25 mph.
Such was demand for contraception in Macclesfield that the drains
were blocked by thousands of used condoms.
Scorpions are not immune to their own poison.
The ant has the largest brain in proportion to its size of any living
The male tick doesnt have a penis so instead he pokes around
the females vagina with his nose. When her opening is large
enough, he turns around and deposits
Sperm from his rear on to the entrance of her orifice. He then uses
his nose to push the sperm deeper into the vagina.
The necophorus beetle is natures undertaker
Polar bears can smell humans up to 20 miles away
A female lemming can become pregnant when shes just 14 days
The tiny rock hyrax- a rat like creature from central Africa is the
closest living relative of the elephant
The desert rat is the ultimate sex machine. It mates up to 122 times
No two-spider webs are the same.
The strands of a spiders web are as strong as steel of the
The average US marriage lasts 9.4 years
Elvis Presley proposed to Ginger Alden while he was sitting on the
toilet. He died in the same bathroom before they could marry.
Yaks milk is pink.
Coca-Cola was originally devised as a brain tonic.
The average person will consume 12,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
Right up until the 19th century, Urine was often used as an early-morning
The average Chinese person has just eight soft drinks a year.
Enough tealeaves are produced every day to make three billion cups
On average, every glass of London tap water has previously passed
through nine other people.
The Japanese used to wear condoms made from tortoiseshell
to increase their staying power
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
In Florida, it is illegal to have sexual relations with porcupines
Just in case anyone was tempted.
During the First World War, the punishment for homosexuality in the
French army was execution.
The Hundred Years War lasted 116 years.
A golden razor removed from Tutankhamens tomb over 3000 years
after his death was still sharp enough for use.
At any given time, 1800 thunderstorms are taking place somewhere
in the world.
The British winter of 1435 was so cold that wagons were able to ride
on the River Thames a far downstream as Gravesend.
Lightning strikes somewhere on earth 100 times a second.
Sex burns 360 calories. Per hour?
The eye of a tropical storm is completely calm.
The Empire State Building is hit by lightning some 500 times a year.
It was once hit 12 times in 20 minutes.
In his lifetime, Charles Dickens earned no more money from his novels
than he did his lectures.
Charles Dickens always slept facing north because he thought it improved
Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel sold all rights to comics-strip character
Superman to their publishers for only $65 a piece in 1938.
Lewis Carroll wrote most of his books standing up.
Lord Byron kept a pet bear at Cambridge University because dogs werent
Gone With the Wind was Margaret Mitchells only book.
The speed of an ejaculation has been measured at 28 mph. thats
3 mph faster than a city bus, although theres not enough room
to fit that many people on.
Cinderellas slippers were originally made out of fur. A translator
changed the story in the 17th century.
Two Canadians looking to buy a quantity of cocaine in the Cayman
Islands called the wrong number and ended up speaking to a policeofficer
instead. The cops arranged a meet at which the pair was duly arrested.
The average person has 1,460 dreams a year.
If 'Con' is the opposite of 'pro', then what is the opposite of progress?
Why is lemonade made with mostly artificial ingredients, but dish
washing liquid contains real lemons?
Why do we put suits in garment bags, and garments in suitcases?
How much deeper would the ocean be if sponges didn't grow in it?
Why do we wait until a pig is dead to cure it?
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament
building is an American flag
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'
You experience an average of four dreams a night, and in the course
of that, your dreams become progressively longer. Your first dream
of the night around ten minutes, but your final dream will invariably
last as long as 45 minutes.
On average, a pair of human feet loses half a pint of water in perspiration
To combat disease, your body produces 10 billion new white blood
cells every day.
The sound you hear when you hold a seashell to you ear is that of
you blood pumping.
A dentist invented the electric chair.
Slot machines date back to 100BC. They were used for dispensing holy
The comb dates back to Scandinavia around 8000BC.
The stomach of Louis lV of France was twice the size of a normal
In 1609, a doctor named Wecker found a corpse in Bologna with two
penises, Since then, there have been 80 similar cases.
Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, had a morbid fear of
Napoleon and Hitler each only had one testicle.