Sunday, December 30, 2007


The collective net worth of the world's 691 billionaires is $2.2 trillion, up by $3 billion from the combined net worth of the 587 people listed last year

If you took 10 million random digits, statistically on average you would expect 200 cases where you'd find 5 digits in a row that were the same -- if you take 10 million digits of Pi, you get exactly 200 cases

The tobacco industry produces 6 trillion cigarettes a year - about 1,000 cigarettes for every woman, man and child on earth

About 1.2 billion people globally are underfed- slightly less than the number globally who are obese

Pluto is not a planet

The popular notion that we only use about 10% of our brains is absolutely false - even though it is true that some mysteries still exist, every part of the brain has a known function

In the United States, percent of charitable donations each year made by individuals, foundations and corporations to churches: 40%

Percent of your body weight that is water: about 75%

To most Americans, the Orient is China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam while to most Europeans it is the area of India and Pakistan

Half of all adults worldwide hesitate or otherwise demonstrate some difficulty in distinguishing left from right

The silkworm moth has 11 brains

.7% of the entire barley crop in Ireland goes into the production of Guinness beer

Most water droplets in a cloud re-evaporate and never reach the ground- only about 20% actually falls as rain

1 in 10 people on Earth lives on an island

About 1 in 2,000 people automatically see colors when hearing words, letters or numbers (90% are female)

Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that the brains of people with relative higher intelligence are less active than the brains of less intelligent people when working out the same problem or task

White children are 4 times more likely to be born with webbed fingers than Black children, while Black children are 10 times more likely to be born with extra fingers than any other racial group

Crayola Crayon manufacturers officially changed the color "flesh" to "peach" in 1962

"Harley Davidson Barbie" has a scar on her face

Barbie's parents' names are George and Margaret

When the Pez candy dispenser was first introduced in the late 1950s it was meant to replace the activity of smoking

An exchange of five letters of correspondence between Pierre Fermat and Blaise Pascal in the 1650s is credited with introducing the mathematical field Probability

The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F

Contrary to popular belief, the Great Wall of China is not the only human-made structure visible from the moon - there are NO human-made structures visible from the moon - some human-made structures are visible from space but the Great Wall is not the only one

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