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31 Crazy And Ridiculous Facts

August 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 40 secs

Opra knows a crazy factoid when she hears one.

Opra knows a crazy factoid when she hears one.

Yes, they are far-fetched. But these crazy facts have substance (Who knew?):

  1. Coconuts kill more people worldwide than sharks do. Around 150 people are killed annually by coconuts.
  2. By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy saved is enough to light a 100 watt incandescent bulb for four hours.
  3. More boys than girls are born during the day while more girls are born at night.
  4. Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle at the tender age of 15.
  5. In the early 1960’s, Porsche built farm tractors.
  6. The Guinness Book of Records was first published by Guinness Breweries as a reference for settling bar arguments.
  7. Evidently, there are at least two golf balls on the moon.
  8. A third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric lighting.
  9. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs (in case you need to know).
  10. Square watermelons are grown in Japan.
  11. Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist.
  12. Nine out of 10 lightning strike victims survive.
  13. Crayola is a French word meaning “oily chalk”.
  14. Laughter is a proven way to loose weight.
  15. More than ten people a year die as a result of vending machines.
  16. The dot that appears over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  17. Even Antarctica has an area (ISD) code. It’s 672.
  18. The electric chair that was used in America for executions was actually invented by a dentist.
  19. An average person has a total of 6 lbs (3kg) of skin.
  20. If you kept yelling continuously for 8 years and 7 months, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat a cup of coffee.
  21. The first product that Sony released was a rice cooker.
  22. Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
  23. Albert Einstein never knew how to drive.
  24. Men who kiss their wives in the morning tend to live five years longer than those who don’t.
  25. It is estimated that only 6% of the autographs in circulation from members of the Beatles are actually authentic.
  26. There happens to be a Hello Kitty-themed hospital in Taiwan.
  27. The average slug has 4 noses. 
  28. If you win the lottery you can expect to put on weight.
  29. Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eye“.
  30. Drunken ants always fall over to their right side.
  31. Because pain is measured in units of “dols” the instrument used to measure pain is called a “dolorimeter“.

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