LITTLE KNOWN FACTS 3

  • Men fart an average of 17 times a day, and women fart an average of 9 times a day.

  • If you fart constantly for 6 years, 9 months and 23 days you would produce enough gas to explode an atomic bomb.

  • The longest ever penis recorded by scientists is 13.5 inches.

  • Humans are only second to cats for having the dirtiest mouths.

  • It takes about 40 muscles to smile, but only 4 to pull the trigger of a decent rifle.

  • Beard hair grows at twice its usual rate when you're in a plane.

  • Around 15 men each year have their penises chopped off by their wives and the highest proportion of men who suffer this are Italians.

  • You use more calories eating celery than there are in celery itself.

  • More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

  • Semen is one of the most fattening substances known to man.

  • An average of 76 people a year die playing twister, and about 23 of which are through playing the nude version!

  • Linda McCartney has sold more vegetarian ready made meals than Paul has sold records.

  • In the course of the 18 year run of Cats on broadway, 3,247 lbs of yak hair was used for wigs.

  • The shortest war in history was between England and Zanzibar in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

  • 65 people become millionaires every day.

  • The average human will eat one pound of insects in their lifetime.

  • You are more likely to be killed by a rogue champagne cork than a poisonous spider.

  • By the time a person is 18, they would have spent 12,000 hours in school, but 14,000 hours watching television.

  • Woman blink nearly twice as much as men.

  • Humans share one third of their DNA with lettuce!

  • You could comfortably fit the entire population of the planet into a cube with sides 1km long.

  • Approximately 69% of all Internet content consists of pornographic material.

  • Porn sites generated $970 million in revenue in 1999.

  • Charlie Chaplin once came third in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like competition.

  • Every 20 minutes a hapless person treads on a land mine.

  • The average adult falls asleep seven minutes after turning out the light.

  • 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month.

  • Over one trillion matches were being produced every year at the beginning of the last century.

  • Elvis Presley had a twin brother.

  • Zeuxis a Greek painter in the 5th Centrury BC laughed himself to death while looking at one of his paintings.

  • A Roman leap year had the same number of days as ordinary years but January 23rd lasted for 48 hours.

  • After being decapitated a human can still see for 20 seconds! (Not sure how 'they' worked this one out!).

  • Under EC law it is legal to have sex with inflatable dolls in the street.

  • Winners at the 2001 Ig-Nobel Prize ceremony for eccentric researchers, inventors and scientists include an American who claims to have invented anti-flatulence underwear, a Lithuanian who set up a theme park dedicated to Stalin, and two Indians who discovered that nose-picking is commonplace.

  • Right-handed people live on average, 9 years longer than left-handed people.

  • Human stomachs produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks to stop it digesting itself.

  • Humans are the only animals to sleep on their backs.

  • More boys than girls are born during the day, but more girls are born at night.

  • Julio Iglesias once had five gallons of water flown from Miami to L.A. so he could wash his hair.

  • Clark Gable was listed on his birth certificate as a girl.

  • Johnny Vaughan was born at the precise moment that England scored the winning goal in the 1966 World Cup final.

  • Bernard Manning did his National Service in the Military Police and one of his duties was guarding Albert Speer and Rudolf Hess in Spandau.

  • Elvis Presley's hip-wiggling started out as a stage fright. He was so nervous, that his legs would shake.

  • John Lennon shoplifted in Holland the harmonica he used on Love Me Do.

  • Mel Gibson broke the school record for the most strappings in a week - 27.

  • Tom Cruise and Robbie Williams were both voted least Likely To Succeed at school.

  • Sir Winston Churchill smoked an estimated 300,000 cigars in his lifetime.

  • Michelangelo's cook was illiterate, so he drew her a shopping list, which today is priceless.

  • The architect who built the Kremlin had his eyes gouged our by Ivan The Terrible so that he would never be able to design another building like it.

  • Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.

  • Cher's parents married and divorced each other three times.

  • Mike Myers (a.k.a. Austin Powers) is descended from William Wordsworth.

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

  • Volleyball is the most popular sport at nudist camps.

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

  • On average, a drop of Heinz tomato ketchup leaves the bottle at a speed of 25 miles per year!

  • If you mouth the word "colorful" to someone, it looks like you are saying "I love you".

  • The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".

  • The fastest service in a restaurant in the world is 13 seconds from the order to the food on the table.

  • Wayne Static (from staticX) uses glue to stick his hair up.

  • The letter combination 'ough' can be pronounced in nine different ways.

  • Every time you lick a stamp you consume one tengh of a calorie.

  • Permanent marker is not actually permanent.

  • The shortest poem ever goes 'Adam, hae'em'.

  • To convert millinches to micrometers you must times by 25.4

  • There is an average of 3000 ft. of electrical wiring in every car.

  • During the battle for Stalingrad, the German army lost more men attacking a single house defended by sergeant Pavlov's platoon than it did occupying Paris three years later. Pavlov survived the war and became a monk.

  • Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were freshman roomates at Harvard.

  • Kermit the Frog is left handed.

  • There is a city called Rome on every continent.

  • The Earth is hit by lightning 100 times a second.

  • Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using only the letters on the top row of the keyboard.

 

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