Since we haven’t done this in a while, we present you now with a list of random, funny, and bizarre facts we adopted from PHIL BRODIE BAND’S FUN PAGE

  • You will have to walk 80 kilometers for your legs to equal the amount of exercise your eyes get daily.
  • The Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification back in 700.
  • Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than it does through the air.
  • A greenfly born on a Tuesday can be a grandparent by Friday.
  • Mobile Phone Evolution

    There are more mobile phones in UK than there are people.

  • Termites are affected by music; the termites will eat your house twice as fast if you play them loud music.
  • One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.
  • Thomas Edison got patents for a method of making concrete furniture and a cigar which was supposed to burn forever.

    A photograph of Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison...
  • A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.
  • If you think of the Milky Way as being the size of the continent of Asia, our solar system would be the size of a penny.
  • The average driver will be locked out of their car nine times during their life time (yes, men are in the stats).
  • A Boeing 767 airliner contains 3,100,000 parts.
  • Belief in the existence of vacuums used to be punishable under Church law.
  • Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain.
  • An owl can see a mouse moving from over 150ft away by a light no brighter than candlelight.
  • The average person has walked 100,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 85.
  • Your hearing is less sharp after eating too much.
  • In the course of a lifetime, the average person spends 2 years on the phone.
  • In a lifetime, the average clean-shaven man will spend five months shaving and will remove 28ft of hair.
  • Beethoven was extremely particular about his coffee , he always counted 60 beans per cup.
  • In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had to fix a computer glitch caused by a moth, hence the term ‘computer bug’.
  • Jupiter is large enough to contain the other major 7 planets in our solar system.

  • The water pressure inside every onion cell would be sufficient to explode a steam engine.
  • Film stars originally wore sunglasses, not to look mysterious, but to relieve their eyes from the dazzling glare of the early studio lights.
  • If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5.
  • Over a 12 day period your body generates a whole new set of taste buds. (This process continues until you are in your 70’s.)
  • Greyhounds can reach their top speed of 45 mph in just 3 strides
  • There is more sugar in 1kg of lemons than in 1kg of strawberries.
  • Paraskevidekatriaphobia, is a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. Therapist Dr. Donald Dossey, whose specialty is treating people with irrational fears, coined the term. He claims, when you can pronounce the word you are cured. Friggatriskaidekaphobia has the same meaning.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class
  • Titan arum is probably the world’s smelliest flower. Originating in the tropical rain forests of Sumatra, this huge, extremely rare flower is a giant lily. It seldom blooms, but when it does the smell is described as something like the dead carcass of an animal
  • A Viking tribe once raided England because they had run out of beer
  • Walt Disney World Resort logo

    Image via Wikipedia

    Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day.

  • Turtles can breath through their bottoms.
  • The buzz generated by an electric razor in America is in the key of B flat. In the UK, it is in the key of G.
  • Some of the most popular lipstick shades in Renaissance England were named, Rat, Horseflesh, Turkey, Blood and Puke.
  • When Thomas Eddison died in 1941, Henry Ford captured his dying breath in a bottle.
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” was the first Hollywood film that showed a toilet flushing – thereby generating many complaints.
  • The first flying-trapeze circus act was performed by Frenchman Jules Leotard at the Circus Napoleon on Nov 12th 1859. He invented the garment now known as the leotard.
  • In 1972 when Gordon Brown (British Chancellor of the Excheque) was 21, he won a Daily Express competition for “A Vision of Britain In The Year 2000.”
  • The average elephant produces 50lb of dung a day.
  • The dinosaur noises in Jurassic Park came from slowing down the sounds of elephants, geese and horses.
  • The French invented the pop of the Christmas Cracker in the 19th century (Tom Smith bought the idea back to UK after holidaying in France)
  • The chances of hitting 2 holes-in-one during the same round of golf is one in 8 million
  • Victorian ladies tried to enlarge their boobs by bathing in strawberries
  • Until the 18th century, India produced almost all the world’s diamonds
  • The ancient Egyptians thought it was good luck to enter a house left foot first
  • During their marriage, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton bought an electric chair for their dining room
  • The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man
  • Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet of which 80% are in-cloud flashes and 20% are cloud-to-ground flashes.
  • 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road. On paper they can, as the road (actually it’s an avenue) is 865 feet wide, but in reality they can’t.
  • When a female horse and a male donkey mate, the off-spring is called a mule; but when a male horse and a female donkey mate, the off spring is called a HINNY
  • On average women speak 7000 words per day, where as men speak just over 2000
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
  • While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate No.85
  • Disney World is bigger than the world’s 5 smallest countries
  • Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor
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  1. flightsrhodes says:

    ahhhhhh very good, bookmarked 🙂 keep it up, JusyKassy. http://www.flightsrhodes.org

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