Monday, December 22, 2008


1 in 3 female serial killers worked with a male to commit the murders -- overall, 84% of all serial killers are white, 93% are male, and 76% are American

Less than half of women in the U.S. say that color is an important factor when buying a new car, as compared to more than 60% of American men

Until about 100 years ago, jumping rope was considered a masculine game

Author Ann Rice's real name: Howard O'Brien (She was named after her father)

In Houston, Texas it is illegal to grunt while moving boxes

Milk cartons were invented in Sweden

Worldwide, only 12% of those arrested for murder are female

In 2005, over 300,000 people from more than 10 nations participated in an Easter egg hunt -- on the Internet

Over 90% of papers filed in an office will not be looked at again

When humans meet for the first time, our eyes widen and our eyebrows lift

A typical adult American male is 5 feet, 10 inches tall while a typical adult female is 5 feet, 4 inches tall

Number one cause of burglar alarm activation in the U.S.: owner error (burglary ranks 7th)

Kermit the Frog was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southampton College in 1996

In the U.S., the name Ann is used as a middle name ten times more often than as a first name

As a struggling actor, Ronald Reagan once posed nude as an artist's model

The word EARTHLING first appeared in writing in 1593

Chance that a professional football player will be injured at least once in his career: 100%

In St. Louis, Missouri, it is illegal for firefighters to rescue a woman who is not fully clothed

Number of days in a year that are exactly 24 hours: 4

Country with the most colleges and universities: Mexico (10,341)

In 2000, Disney lifted its 43-year ban on employee mustaches

The President of the United States has a personal zip code for sending and receiving mail

Between1% and 2% of humans have an extra nipple somewhere on their body

October 4, 2004 was the first day since 1999 on which no one was shot in Chicago

By law, all tombstones in Norway must be the same height

Adding up all the times you blink in a day, your eyes are closed for a total of 30 minutes

Your sense of smell is sharpest at age 10 -- by age 20 you will have lost 20% of your sense of smell

Before the Rockies or the Alps were formed, dinosaurs were already extinct

Strawberries contain more Vitamin C than oranges

A typical bed houses about 6 million dust mites

California produces 60% of the roses sold in the U.S. -- except for roses sold on Valentine's Day, most of which are imported from South America due to the increased demand

The amount of oil used worldwide in one year is doubling every 10 years

Roman citizens who experienced a striking or seemingly significant dream submitted what they had seen to the Senate for analysis and interpretation

Americans eat more bananas than any other fresh fruit

The words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 when President Eisenhower signed it into law

4 out of 10 children born in the U.S. in 2005 were born to single moms

Over 10 million Americans 15 years of age and older have used methamphetamine at least once

Over half of all nurses in the U.S. work between 41 and 60 hours per week

Portion of land in the United States owned by the government: 33%

1 out of 8 people in the world is suffering chronic malnutrition

13% of the human population resides in deserts

A fetus develops fingerprints at 18 weeks

After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuted as a Flintstone Vitamin in 1996

Of all the oxygen you breathe in, 20% goes to your brain

Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps in 1840

Catherine the Great relaxed by being tickled

During WWII, the U.S. Navy enlisted the assistance of world chess champion Reuben Fine to calculate, on the basis of positional probability, where enemy submarines might be located

In a year, the average person has walked 4 miles in making their bed each day

Kangaroos cannot walk (or hop) backward

In the U.S., there are more fatal car crashes in July than any other month -- throughout the year in the U.S. most car accidents occur on Friday between 3-6p.m., while most car crashes resulting in a fatality occur on Saturday

A zebra is white with black stripes

All polar bears are left-handed

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Average for both men and women in the U.S. to lose their virginity to the opposite sex: 17 years of age

Turkeys can reproduce without having sex

In China, 666 is considered a lucky number

Washington, DC has 1 lawyer for every 19 residents

Someone within 200 miles of where you are now believes they have had direct contact with a ghost

A healthy adult male human produces about 70 million sperm each day, about the same as an adult male Guinea pig

Physicist Lise Meiter, who made calculations that led to the discovery of nuclear fission, was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in physics but never won -- in 1992, she was posthumously named by fellow scientists "The most significant woman scientist of this century"

In 1949, the Nobel Prize in medicine went to Antonio Egas Moniz in recognition of his breakthrough discovery, the lobotomy -- ten years earlier later he was shot and paralyzed by a disgruntled lobotomized patient

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans by a ratio of 10:1

In the United States, whites are more likely to cheat on their spouse than any other racial group

In 2002, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the mentally retarded could not be given the death penalty, 25% of death row inmates had to have their sentences commuted to life

Occupations in which men are most likely to be murdered: cab driver, liquor store clerk, cop

Homicide is the leading cause of death for women at work in the U.S., and is the third leading cause of death for men at work (men who die on the job are usually the victims of car accidents or machine failure)

Color of the "black box" on commercial airliners: Orange

The significance of the "21" in a 21-gun salute is to add the numbers 1776

Percent of women in the U.S. who have been a Girl Scout: 40%

U.S. states that ban billboard advertising: Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont

U.S. states where it is illegal to pump your own gas: New Jersey and Oregon

Of all animals, termites have the highest rate of flatulence

Orchids are named for the Greek word for "testicle" (orchis)

The rate at which women are murdered in the United States is 5 times higher than any other industrialized nation

Number of psychiatrists who claim to have been physically attacked by a patient: 1 in 2

Percent of Americans who identify the sun as a planet: 15%

Percent of U.S. college graduates who claim to have received all or most of their information after graduation from television watching: 27%

Cockroaches produce flatulence every 15 minutes

Number of Americans who will turn 65 between now and 2030: 38 million

Amount the United States paid in 2006 in interest payments to the holders of the nation's debt: $406 billion (the current U.S. national debt is about $9.5 trillion)

If you are murdered in the United States, the chance that you knew your assailant: 92%

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and are murdered in the U.S., chance you knew your assailant: 23%

According to a 2006 survey, Americans identified the following as their most difficult self-discipline challenge: diet, spending, anger

Date and time of the most UFO sightings each year in the United States: July 4, at 9p.m. or 3 a.m. local time

Italy has a higher population of Barbie dolls than Canada does Canadians

Number of times the average American moves in their lifetime: 11 (61% never leave the state in which they were born)

Each year, Harvard University denies admission to about 1,600 high school valedictorians

If a child in the U.S. owns a Barbie doll, odds are they own 7

Number of dog owners who say they have talked to their dog over the phone: 1 in 3

Avocados have more protein than any other fruit, and are poisonous to birds

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey

40% of New York State's population is concentrated in New York City (about 8.5 million people)

Largest landowner in New York City: Catholic Church (Columbia University is second)

Wal-Mart clothing brand "No Fear" is manufactured in U.S. prisons (Prison labor manufactures 200,000 garments a year sold in 32 U.S. states, Europe and Japan)

Industrialized nations have a higher per capita suicide rate than developing nations -- among industrialized nations, the U.S. ranks at about the middle for suicide

Nearly 150 million Americans are in the workforce and 12% of the total American population lives below the poverty line (nearly half of those living below the poverty line are employed)

Obese men are 42% less likely to commit suicide than other men

100 years ago, Americans spent 43% of their income on food and 14% on clothing -- today, Americans spend 13% on food and 4% on clothing (spending is now spread out on other items such as t.v., car, Internet, travel, phone and home ownership which in the past 100 years has risen from 20% to nearly 70%)

32 million Americans take 3 or more prescription medications per day

In the U.S., blacks are 6 times more likely to be murdered than whites

Where in the world you are most likely to be murdered: Columbia, South Africa, Jamaica, Venezuala, Russia, Mexico, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus

Where in the world you are most likely to end up behind bars: United States (the U.S. incarceration rate is higher than any other nation at 1 out of every 99 people locked up)

From 1973-1992 the gun supply in the United States doubled while the homicide rate remained unchanged

On average, 2 countries per year have abolished the death penalty since 1976

Number of Fortune 500 companies with a female CEO: 10

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the poorest 48 nations (1/4 of the world's countries) is less than the wealth of the world's three richest individuals combined

FEED*YOUR*HEAD on Facebook