40-40 facts

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  1. McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavoured broccoli.
  2. Vending machines kill 4 times as many people as sharks per year.
  3. Some fungi create zombies, then control their minds.
  4. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
  5. Psychology is the brain trying to comprehend itself.
  6. The average four-year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.
  7. A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
  8. Humans shed 40 pounds of skin in their lifetime, completely replacing their outer skin every month.
  9. More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year from using equipment meant for right-handed people.
  10. The average adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body.
  11. Starfish can re-grow their arms. A single-arm can regenerate a whole body.
  12. Google's founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down.
  13. The total weight of all the ants on Earth is greater than the total weight of all the humans on the planet.
  14. Velociraptors were slightly bigger than chickens.
  15. In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Church
  16. Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
  17. If "The Simpsons" aged normally, Bart would now be older than Marge was in the first season.
  18. Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
  19. The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago.
  20. There's a basketball court above the Supreme Court. It's known as the Highest Court in the Land.
  21. If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene, can manage only .002% of that.
  22. Multiple "Marlboro Men" have died from lung cancer.
  23. Seahorses are monogamous life mates and travel in pairs, holding each other’s tails.
  24. The oldest person on Earth was born closer to the signing of the United States Constitution than to today.
  25. There is a garbage swirl in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas.
  26. The delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention spent much of their time getting drunk. One surviving document is a bill for a party on September 15th, 1787, two days before the signing of the Constitution. Items on the bill were: 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of Claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 8 bottles of cider, 12 bottles of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch. All of this for 55 people.
  27. You have a 1 in 200 chance of being related to Genghis Khan.
  28. A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”.
  29. Peanuts aren’t technically nuts.
  30. Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter.
  31. Octopuses lay 56,000 eggs at a time.
  32. Kleenex tissues were originally intended for gas masks.
  33. That tiny pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watches.
  34. The man with the world’s deepest voice can make sounds humans can’t hear.
  35. Cows don’t have upper front teeth.
  36. Only a quarter of the Sahara Desert is sandy.
  37. Bananas grow upside-down.
  38. There were active volcanoes on the moon when dinosaurs were alive.
  39. Avocados were named after reproductive organs.
  40. Dogs sniff good smells with their left nostril.
  41. The word “fizzle” started as a type of fart.
  42. You only have two body parts that never stop growing.
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  ·  3년 전

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