Sunday, February 17, 2008


Multiply 37,037 by any single number (1-9), then multiply the answer by 3 -- every digit in the final answer will be the same as the first single number (for example: 37,037 x 2 = 74,074 then 74,074 x 3 = 222,222)

You spent about half an hour as a single cell

One pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes

60% of people living in New York State were born there -- nearly 80% of those in Pennsylvania were born there (70% for Georgia, 65% for Texas, 61% for both Ohio and Illinois) -- Florida and California have the lowest native populations at 13% -- even though the average American moves 11 times in their lifetime, 61% will die in the same state in which they were born

On average, 100 people choke to death each year on ballpoint pens

In the U.S., more people die in January than any other month, and the least die in September -- no matter where you live the day of the week you are most likely to die is either Friday or Saturday, and the least likely day is Sunday

First-cousin marriages are legal in Utah so long as both parties are at least 65 years of age

The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, and over 2,000 verses on money and possessions

Catholic Popes who have died during sex:
Leo VII (936 - 939) - heart attack
John VII (955 - 964) - bludgeoned to death by husband of woman he was with
John XIII (955 -964) - murdered by jealous husband
Paul II (1467 - 1471) - died while being sodomized by a pageboy

The colder the room where you sleep, the more likely you are to have a nightmare

In 1997, Michigan became the 16th state to allow blind people to hunt

The FDA requires all prescriptions for sleeping pills to carry the warning "May cause drowsiness"

The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles per hour

The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute, about 2.5 droplets per word

In 1993, the U.S. government allocated over $250,000 to pickle research

With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light

People in Sweden, Japan and Canada are 3 times more likely to know the population of the United States than are Americans... people in Britain are nearly 10 times more likely to know

Most toilets flush in E flat

A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment

Percent of Americans surveyed in 2006 who did not know that white bread is made from wheat: 49%

1 out of 12 men is colorblind but only 1 out of 200 women is colorblind

Someone within 200 miles of where you are at this moment claims to have had direct contact with a ghost or other unexplained being

Most hospital deaths occur between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., when the human body is at its weakest

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended several nurses and doctors for betting on when patients would die

All Peking ducks in the United States are descendants of 3 ducks and 1 drake imported to Long Island, New York in 1873

Number of Americans who have worked at McDonald's: 1 in 8

The best-selling bottled water, iced tea, and brands of coffee sold in grocery stores are owned by Pepsi

Pepsi also owns Gaterade, Frito Lay, Quaker Oats, and Tropicana

Average amount by which the price an African-American pays for a new car exceeds that paid by a white customer for the same year and model: $420

Only 30% of humans can flare their nostrils

In the Spring of 1975, a baby in Detroit, Michigan fell 14 stories and landed on Joseph Figlock, who was walking below... a few years later, in the same city, another baby fell from the window of a building under which Figlock was walking on his way to work. Figlock and both babies survived

By 1801, over 20% of all people in the United States were slaves

The inventor of Vaseline ate a spoonful of it every morning until his death 20 years later

The average office worker in the U.S. spends 50 minutes a day looking for lost files and misplaced documents

Careful what you wish for:
Lupe Velez was an actress in second-rate Hollywood films of the 1930s and '40s. By 1950, she was considered washed up and her career was over. Following an argument with her agent, she wrote in her diary that she longed to be remembered as the beautiful young woman who had been signed to a movie studio so many years before. Dressed in full makeup and wearing her best dress, propped on pillows on her bed with a suicide note by her side, Velez overdosed on prescription medication. She started vomiting and ran to the bathroom, where she vomited so forcefully she drowned in the toilet. She has been remembered for this ever since.

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