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52 Facts You Can Use To Impress Your Friends

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admin September 20, 2014 Interesting Facts 6 Comments

Here are 52 facts about random things, nothing you really need to know

to make it through a day, but interesting nonetheless.  Share these facts

with your friends or just impress them with your big brain at the bar.

1) NOBODY KNOWS EXACTLY WHO HOLDS THE PATENT

FOR THE FIRE HYDRANT BECAUSE THE PATENT OFFICE

THAT HELD THE RECORDS BURNED DOWN.

 

 

2) CROISSANTS ARE ORIGINALLY FROM AUSTRIA AND

ACTUALLY AREN’T FRENCH.

 

3) IN A DECK OF CARDS, THE KING OF HEARTS IS THE

ONLY KING WITHOUT A MUSTACHE.

 

 

 

4) THE AVERAGE PERSON SPENDS 2 WEEKS OF THEIR

LIFE WAITING AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS.

 

5) BEFORE RUBBER, PEOPLE USED BREAD TO ERASE

PENCIL MARKS.

 

6) SPEAKING OF PENCILS, THEY HAVE ENOUGH

GRAPHITE IN THEM TO DRAW A LINE 35 MILES LONG.

 

 

7) VELCRO WAS INSPIRED BY THE BURRS FROM PLANTS

THAT GET STUCK TO YOU.

 

8) CHOCOLATE MILK WAS FIRST SOLD AS MEDICINE.

 

9) THERE ARE ABOUT 177,000 WAYS TO TIE A TIE…AND I

ONLY KNOW 1!

 

10) SILLY PUTTY WAS ORIGINALLY MADE TO BE A RUBBER SUBSTITUTE DURING WWII.

 

11) YOU CAN’T FOLD A REGULAR SHEET OF PAPER IN

HALF MORE THAN 7 TIMES. BUT IF YOU COULD FOLD IT

JUST 42 TIMES, IT WOULD BE THICK ENOUGH TO REACH

THE MOON!

 

 

12) IT TAKES ABOUT 850 PEANUTS TO MAKE A JAR OF

PEANUT BUTTER, AND PEANUTS ARE ACTUALLY

LEGUMES NOT NUTS.

 

13) THE ORIGINAL NAME FOR Q-TIPS WAS BABY GAYS.

 

14) CHAINSAWS WERE ORIGINALLY INVENTED TO HELP

WITH CHILDBIRTH.

 

15) AGLETS ARE THOSE PLASTIC PIECES AT THE END OF

YOUR SHOE…YEAH THEY HAVE A NAME.

 

16) OREOS ARE ACTUALLY A RIP OFF OF THE HYDROX

COOKIE.

 

 

17) IF YOU STACKED EVERY OREO EVER MADE, THEY

WOULD REACH THE MOON AND BACK OVER 5 TIMES.

 

18) MOVIE TRAILERS USED TO PLAY AFTER THE MOVIE,

HENCE THE NAME.

 

19) THE FIRST WEBCAM WAS SET UP TO CHECK THE LEVEL OF A COFFEE POT AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY WITHOUT GETTING UP.

 

20) IT TAKES 27,000 TREES A DAY TO KEEP UP WITH THE

WORLD’S TOILET PAPER DEMANDS.

 

21) EVERY TIME YOU SHUFFLE OF A DECK OF CARDS, IT’S

PROBABLY THE ONLY TIME EVER THAT ANY DECK OF

CARDS HAS BEEN IN THAT ORDER.

 

 

22) THE VARIETY OF BANANA THAT WE ALL EAT IS THE

CAVENDISH. THEY ARE ALL CLONES OF A SINGLE

BANANA AND ARE GENETICALLY THE SAME.

 

23) ALL OF THE BATTERIES IN THE WORLD CAN ONLY

STORE 10 MINUTES OF THE WORLD’S ENERGY NEEDS.

 

24) THE FIRST PRODUCT TO HAVE A BAR CODE WAS A

PACK OF WRIGLEY’S GUM.

 

25) THE AMPERSAND (&) USUALLY MEANS THE SAME

THING AS “AND,” BUT IN MOVIE CREDITS THEY STAND

FOR DIFFERENT THINGS. THE “&” DESIGNATES A TEAM

WORKING TOGETHER WHILE “AND” IS USED FOR PEOPLE

THAT WORKED INDEPENDENTLY.

 

26) IF YOU WANTED TO BUY THE PARTS TO MAKE AN

IPHONE IN 1991, IT WOULD HAVE COST ABOUT $3.5

MILLION.

 

 

27) OVER 400 MILLION M&MS ARE PRODUCED

EVERYDAY.

 

28) REVOLVING DOORS ARE MUCH BETTER FOR ENERGY

SAVINGS AS THEY EXCHANGE 8 TIMES LESS AIR WITH

THE OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENT THAN REGULAR DOORS.

 

29) BARBIE’S FULL NAME IS BARBARA MILLICENT

ROBERTS.

 

30) AND CAPTAIN CRUNCH’S FULL NAME IS HORATIO MAGELLAN CRUNCH, BUT HE ISN’T REALLY A CAPTAIN. THE STRIPES ON HIS UNIFORM ARE ACTUALLY THOSE OF A COMMANDER.

 

31) ADDING SALT TO PINEAPPLES WILL ACTUALLY MAKE

THEM SWEETER. AND THIS IS HOW THEY GROW!

 

 

32) A FULL HEAD OF HUMAN HAIR IS STRONG ENOUGH

TO SUPPORT 12 TONS OF WEIGHT.

 

33) THERE ARE MORE FAKE PLASTIC FLAMINGOS THAN

REAL ONES.

 

34) DESPITE THE NAME, REFRIED BEANS ARE ONLY

FRIED ONCE.

 

35) YO-YOS USED TO BE CALLED BANDALORES.

 

36) A 747 JET WOULD COST YOU A LOT TO FILL UP

BECAUSE IT HOLDS OVER 63,000 GALLONS OF FUEL.

 

37) THE JAPANESE COMPANY YKK MAKES OVER 90% OF

ALL THE ZIPPERS IN THE WORLD.

 

 

38) MOST PEOPLE KNOW HONEY IS THE ONLY FOOD

THAT DOESN’T GO BAD, BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT OUT

OF THE 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES ONLY 4 MAKE HONEY.

 

39) RECYCLING ONE ALUMINUM CAN SAVES ENOUGH

ENERGY TO WATCH TV FOR THREE HOURS.

 

40) ALL OF THE GOLD HUMANS HAVE MINED WOULD FIT

INTO 4 OLYMPIC SIZED POOLS.

 

41) ALSO, 99% OF EARTH’S GOLD IS IN ITS CORE AND

UNOBTAINABLE. IF WE COULD MINE IT, WE WOULD BE

ABLE TO COAT THE ENTIRE PLANET IN A 1.5 FOOT LAYER

OF GOLD.

 

42) THE SIGNATURE LINE ON CHECKS IS NOT REALLY A

LINE. IT JUST THE WORDS “AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE”

PRINTED REALLY SMALL.

 

 

43) TIC TACS ARE LISTED AS HAVING 0 GRAMS OF SUGAR,

EVEN THOUGH THAT IS THE FIRST INGREDIENT.

 

44) THE LEGOS PRODUCED IN 2012 WOULD WRAP

AROUND THE WORLD MORE THAN 18 TIMES.

 

45) BIRTH CONTROL PILLS ALSO WORK WHEN GIVEN TO

CHIMPS.

 

46) A STRAWBERRY ISN’T A BERRY, BUT AVOCADOS AND

BANANAS ARE.

 

47) TONIC WATER GLOWS IN BLACKLIGHT.

 

 

48) LIGHTERS WERE INVENTED BEFORE MATCHES.

 

49) BUTTERMILK DOESN’T EVEN HAVE BUTTER IN IT.

 

50) A BABY RABBIT IS A KITTEN, NOT A BUNNY.

 

51) NUTELLA WAS CREATED DURING WWII WHEN THE

SUPPLY OF COCA WAS SHORT AND HAZELNUTS WERE

MIXED IN TO THE CHOCOLATE SO IT WOULD LAST

LONGER.

 

52) THE CURRENT UNITED STATES FLAG WAS DESIGNED BY THEN

17-YEAR-OLD ROBERT G. HEFT, AS PART OF A SCHOOL PROJECT. HE

RECEIVED A GRADE OF B-.

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