Tuesday, June 10, 2008


A "hamlet" is defined as a village without a church

For every 10 successful attempts to climb Mt. Everest, there is one fatality

Japanese and Chinese people die on the fourth day of the month more often than any other day

Percent of all mammals that are monogamous: 3%

Over 55% of all persons in jail or prison in the U.S. are incarcerated for drug offenses

90% of bird species are monogamous

98% of the weight of water is made up from oxygen

According to the Food and Drug Administration, 2 out of 5 women in the U.S. dye their hair

According to the Old English system of time units, a "moment" is 1.5 minutes

Americans consume 16 tons of aspirin per year

In the United States, a murder occurs every 23 minutes

A study of pet owners in the U.S. revealed that 66% allow their pets to remain in the room during sexual activity with their partner

Name for a pregnant goldfish: Twit

Barbie has more than 80 careers -- the doll was invented by Ruth Handler after watching her daughter play with dolls imagining them in adult roles

A recent study found that less than 30% of Americans wash their hands after using a public restroom (of the people observed for the study, nearly 90% claimed to have washed their hands in the restroom)

One acre of hemp will produce as much paper as four acres of trees, and can be replaced next season

25% of all creatures on earth are beetles

The population of the United States increases by 1 person every 12 seconds, and is decreased by one person every 13 seconds

If you are American or Canadian, you have a 96% chance of dying a natural death

Play-Doh was originally marketed to households as a wallpaper remover

Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley are distant cousins, as are Barack Obama and Dick Cheney

Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our ears and nose never stop growing

Alcoholism is the 4th leading cause of insanity in the United States

The average American sees 3-4 emergency vehicles in a day

Country which is the world's largest producer of rubber: Malaysia

Country which is the world's largest producer of tin: China

The light from your computer screen streams out at you at nearly 186,000 miles per second

You use over 70 muscles to say one word

You are more likely to be attacked by a cow than a shark

90% of Canada's population lives within 100 miles of the U.S. border

A Texas state law prohibits a woman from owning more than 6 sex toys

90% of men report being "happy" with their first sexual encounter, but only 66% of women claim the same

Coca-Cola can be used for:
removing oil stains from concrete driveways or garage floors
tanning lotion
to remove gum from hair
to clean ancient bronze coins
grout cleaner for tile floors
stain remover for carpets
the U.S. Navy uses it to preserve submarines

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