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

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