Monday, January 5, 2009


Percent of Americans who claim that God has directly spoken to them: 36%

When intoxicated, an ant always falls to its right

1 in 5 Americans believes the sun orbits the earth

The federal prison system is the largest supplier of mental health services in the United States

Thanksgiving Day was made a national holiday in the U.S. through a presidential proclamation issued by President Lincoln in 1863

Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman took the first acid trip in 1943 when he touched a small amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a chemical he was working with in his research into inducing child birth

Rain contains vitamin B12

Shortest Bible verse: "Jesus wept" (John 11:35)

Bananas contain a chemical that has been proven to elevate people's mood -- this same chemical is a main ingredient in the manufacture of the anti-depressant Prozac

Within 72 hours after death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to break you down into decomposed waste

The higher a person's level of education, the less likely that person is to smoke cigarettes

In both Florida and Arizona, the death rate is nearly the same as the birth rate

More people in New York City commit suicide than are murdered each year

In Kentucky, the crime rate over the past 30 years has increased 3% while the prison population has increased 600% -- last year, Kentucky showed the greatest increase in prison population in the United States with a 12% rise over the previous year

According to a 2006 survey, the three best-known Western names in China: Jesus Christ, Elvis, Richard Nixon

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated

Every 4 seconds somewhere in the world someone opens a can of Spam

Your greatest risk for heart attack: Monday, at home, around dinner time (you have a 40% of dying before getting to the hospital)

Half of all people who are murdered in the U.S. by drowning were intoxicated at the time of their death

U.S. military spending per year per capita: $935 per person

During the 1990s, a new prison opened every 15 days in the United States, most in rural areas

In nearly all animal species, the female outlives the male

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