Facts Galore

Love those long lists of bizarre and interesting facts (and sometimes useless)? I got a list right here for you then!

•The largest McDonald’s is in Beijing, China - measuring 28,000 square feet. It has twenty nine cash registers.

•A house in Baghdad worth $15,000 before the Iraq war now sells for $120,000 to $150,000.

•There are between 5,000 and 7,000 tigers kept as pets in the United States.

•The fertility rate in states that voted for George Bush is 12% higher than states that favored John Kerry.

•The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it’s born and after it’s dead.

•The number of US college students studying Latin is three times the number studying Arabic.

•In 2004, one in six girls in the United States enter puberty at age 8. A hundred years ago, only one in a hundred entered puberty that early.

•If you hook Jell-O up to an EEG, it registers movements almost identical to a human adult’s brain waves.

•Some dogs can predict when a child will have an epileptic seizure, and even protect the child from injury. They’re not trained to do this, they simply learn to respond after observing at least one attack.

•32 out of 33 samples of well-known brands of milk purchased in Los Angeles and Orange counties in California had trace amounts of perchlorate. Perchlorate is the explosive component in rocket fuel.

•The remains of 125 people will be launched into space where they will orbit the Earth for centuries.

•The leading cause of on-the-job deaths in workplaces in America is homicide.

•So far, Congress has authorized $152,600,000,000 for the Iraq war. This is enough to build over 17,500 elementary schools.

•Americans take an average of just ten days per year vacation. In France, the law guarantees everyone five weeks of vacation, and most full-time workers get two full months vacation.

•The IRS admits that one in five people who call their help line get the wrong answer to their question.

•20% of Americans think that the sun orbits around the Earth.

•Van Halen singer David Lee Roth is training to be an EMT in New York City, and plans to be certified by November 2004.

•The thong accounts for 25% of the United States women’s underwear market.

•On average, 40% of all hotel rooms in the United States remain empty every night.

•When you hear a bullwhip snap, it’s because the tip is traveling faster than the speed of sound.

•There is a new television show on a British cable called “Watching Paint Dry”. Viewers watch in real-time. Gloss, semi-gloss, matte, satin, you name it. Then viewers vote out their least favorite.

•The largest ocean liners pay a $250,000 toll for each trip through the Panama Canal. The canal generates fully one-third of Panama’s entire economy.

•French author Michel Thaler published a 233 page novel which has no verbs.

•The spring thaw finally allows cemeteries in Alaska to start digging graves for those who died during the winter.

•When Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen turn 18 in mid-2004, they will take official control of a company worth more than the gross national product of Mongolia. Their earnings in 2003 topped $1 billion.

•Orthodox rabbis warned that New York City drinking water might not be kosher; it contains harmless micro-organisms that are technically shellfish.

•David Bowie thinks he is being stalked by someone who is dressed like a giant pink rabbit. Bowie has noticed the fan at several recent concerts, but he became alarmed when he got on a plane and the bunny was on board.

•A party boat filled with 60 men and women capsized in Texas after all the passengers rushed to one side as the boat passed a nude beach.In 1997, a woman in Bradenton, Florida lost her cat. In 2004, she got a call from the local animal shelter. The cat turned up wandering the streets in San Francisco, California. The cat’s

•identity was proven with a microchip that had been implanted prior to 1997.

•Almost 20% of the billions of dollars American taxpayers are spending to rebuild Iraq are lost to theft, kickbacks and corruption.

•The treasury department has more than twenty people assigned to catching people who violate the trade and tourism embargo with Cuba. In contrast, it has only four employees assigned to track the assets of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

•There are 40,000 New York City cab drivers, who collectively drive more than a million miles each day.

•An estimated 800,000 senior citizens voluntarily give up their driving privileges each year. The average age at which they surrender the wheel is 85.

•More than 8,100 US troops are still listed as missing in action from the Korean war.

•3,400,000 Americans are considered “Extreme Commuters”. These people
commute over 90 minutes round trip every day to work.

•82% of Americans made a purchase at Wal-Mart in 2002

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  • 1

    Anything you never needed to know!! +3!

  • 1

    haha yup

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    'A party boat filled with 60 men and women capsized in Texas after all the passengers rushed to one side as the boat passed a nude beach'

    lol +3

    • jokin
    • November 1, 2009, 12:11 pm
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    The second fact is why when my dad was in Iraq he exchanged his American dollars for 350,000 Iraqi denars. It was only about 250-300 american dollars but hopefully as we secure it their economy will raise and it will turn out to be a nice investment.

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