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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

what are some interesting facts that many people dont know?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Some useful…. some not……..and a few you have probably heard before........

    The Hundred Years War lasted 116 years.

    Panama Hats are made in Ecuador.

    Catgut comes from sheep and horses.

    Russians celebrate the October Revolution in November.

    A camel's hair brush is made of squirrel fur.

    The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after dogs.

    A purple finch is actually crimson.

    The state of Wyoming is named after the Wyoming Valley in northeastern Pennsylvania and is the least populous state in the U.S.

    The MOST densely populated state in the U.S. is New Jersey with an average of 1,143.9 people per square mile.

    The LEAST densely populated state in the U.S. is Alaska with an average of 1.1 people per square mile.

    Alaska has 33,904 miles of coastline.

    Kentucky is the only U.S. state to have a non-contiguous part exist as an ‘exclave’ surrounded by other states. In other words, in Kentucky you must drive through another state, Tennessee, to reach Kentucky’s southwestern most part, Kentucky Bend. (See link and map at source below.)

    Kaskaskia, Illinois, Illinois' first state capital, is WEST of the Mississippi River. The rest of the state is EAST of the Mississippi River.

    50% of the U.S. population who file income taxes report annual income of less than $30,000 which leads us to the next fact…..

    50% of those people who pay income taxes contribute only a little over 3% of the overall revenues collected by the IRS .

    .5% of the U.S. population has adjusted gross incomes over $500,000.

    The richest 1% of the people in the U.S. earn 21.2% of the total overall income of all wage earners.

    Los Alamos, NM has the highest percentage of millionaires in the U.S. (9.7% of its residents are millionaires)

    On an average daily basis, 88,163 Apple iPods are sold.

    On an average daily basis, Americans consume 35,079,448 12 ounce servings of Bud Light beer.

    On an average daily basis in America, 2,400,000 Burger King Whoppers are consumed.

    On an average daily basis in America, 8,179,726 20-ounce bottles of Aquafina bottled water are purchased.

    On an average daily basis, Americans purchase and / or drink 50,051,507 12-ounce cans of Pepsi.

    Approximately 37% or almost 4 out of 10 people in the U.S. live within 100 miles of the coast.

    Every 105 minutes, on average, somewhere in the world, there is an accident with a motor vehicle and a train at a grade crossing. (Driver impatience and inattention are the most frequent causes of these crashes.)

    The very first fast food chain to introduce a drive up service window was Jack In the Box in 1951.

    Diners Club issued the very first credit card in 1950 but it was honored only at select, member restaurants.

    Annually, more steel in the U.S. is used to make bottle caps than is used in the manufacture of automobiles.

    The very first VIDEO CONFERENCE telephone call was made in 1927 by President Herbert ‘A chicken in every pot’ Hoover from his office in Washington, DC to New York City.

    The Starbucks coffee chain is named after the first mate, Starbuck, in the novel, ‘Moby Dick.’

    The official language of Brazil is Portuguese

    80% of all the lead used in the USA is contained in car batteries

    Chinese gooseberries are from New Zealand.

    The ‘black boxes’ in commercial airplanes are orange.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The word "purple" doe's not rhyme with any other word in the english language.

    If all the gold in the world's seawater were mined, each person on earth would recieve about 4kg.

    When born the white whale is black.

    The bird that lays the largeset egg in relation to it's size is the kiwi.

    When first born a shrimp is male. over time it gradually evolves to a female.

    Argentineans eat more meat than any other nation in the world.

    Americans consume about 100 acres of pizza per day.

    The only part of the human anatomy that has no blood supply is the cornea.

    Penguins have an organ above their eyes that changes seawater to freshwater.

    A body temperature over 42 degrees celcius is fatal.

    The skin of baby mice is so transparent that you can see the milk flowing through them as they suckle.

  • gaw
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The binary fee of 101010 is 40 two, the secret of the universe. At mid-day, the Vogon Construtor Fleet would be right here. Earth's in its way. 40 two is the quantity with which God creates the Universe in Kabalistic custom. There are 40 two innovations of Ma'at, the classic Egyptian personification of actual and ethical regulation, order, and certainty. interior the judgement scene defined interior the Egyptian and the e book of the advent/Going Forth by utilising Day (the e book of the ineffective (which stepped forward from the Coffin Texts and the Pyramid Texts)), there are 40 two gods and goddesses of Egypt, personifying the innovations of Ma'at, who ask questions of the departed, collectively as Thoth information the solutions, and the deceased's heart is weighed against the feather of certainty (Ma'at). those 40 two correspond to the 40 two Nomes (Governmental contraptions) of Egypt. If the departed efficiently solutions all 40 two, s/he will become an Osiris. The quantity 40 two seems in numerous contexts in Christianity. There are 40 two generations (names) interior the Gospel of Matthew's version of the kin tree of Jesus; it particularly is prophesied that for 40 two months the Beast will carry dominion over the Earth (Revelation 13:5); 40 two adult males of Beth-azmaveth have been counted interior the census of adult males of Israel upon return from exile (Ezra 2:24); God sent bears to maul 40 two of the youths who mocked Elisha for his baldness (2 Kings 2:23), etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    Rabbits only nurse their young for 10 minutes a day.

    Barbie's (as in the doll) full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. Ken, however, has no last name because he is a bum who couldn't keep a job while Barbie has had 813 (appx.) careers.

    Dale Evans horse was named Buttermilk.

    Kimodo dragons are not iguanas or lizards, but are monitors.

    Pantyhose were invented by a man. This is why they run and

    grab at your cr*tch.

    The meat in Campbell's Pepper Pot soup was tripe.

    With normal laundering, 2 pair of pants last 3 times as long as one pair.

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  • 1 decade ago

    check this site for more trivial, yet interesting facts than you probably will ever have time to read:

    http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/

  • 1 decade ago

    There are a ton on this site:

    http://www.dumbfacts.com/

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Many people don't know that "don't" is a contraction of the words "do not".

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