Absolutely Mind Boggling!

  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run were thrown by the same man.
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  • The Praying Mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
  • Toupees for dogs are sold in Tokyo.
  • There are more than 52.6 million dogs in the U.S.
  • Dogs and cats consume almost $7 Billion of pet food per year.
  • Baby Robins eat about 14 feet of earthworms every day.
  • The Pentagon has twice as many bathrooms as necessary.  When it was built, segregation was still in place in Virginia, so separate bathrooms for blacks and whites were required by law.
  • In England in the 1880’s, “pants” was considered a dirty word.
  • Most dust particles in the average home are pieces of dead skin.
  • In 2003, there were 86 days of below-freezing weather in Hell, Michigan.
  • Q is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any state.
  • The U.S. once issued a 5-cent bill.
  • You’ll eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.
  • Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool.  He changed it every two innings.
  • Fortune Cookies were actually invented in the U.S. in 1918 by Charles Jung.
  • There are 13,092 knives, forks, and spoons in the White House.
  • Slugs have four noses.
  • Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.
  • Lightning strikes about 6,000 times all over Earth.
  • Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.
  • The average American drinks about 600 sodas per year.  Fat people drink more.
  • It’s against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.
  • There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express.  Only horses.
  • Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
  • A jellyfish is 95% water.
  • In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
  • In Taiwan, a company makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.
  • The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.
  • The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
  • More than 1,000 birds a year die by smashing into windows.
  • Florida is larger in area than England.
  • Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.
  • It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.
  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  • In your lifetime, you will eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That’s about six elephants.
  • Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.
  • Astronauts cannot cry in outer space because there is no gravity, so the tears cannot flow.
  • About 3,000 years ago, Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red toothbrushes.
  • A sneeze travels out of your mouth at more than 100 mph.  This would be a good trick for a baseball pitcher.
  • Your ribs move about 5,000,000 times per year because of your breathing.
  • Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels about 25 miles per year.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
  • Armadillos can be housebroken.
  • The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.
  • A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
  • Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
  • Hippos can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot child inside.
  • A quarter has 119 grooves on its side, while a dime has 118.
  • A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
  • Until 1796, the state of Tennessee was known as Franklin.
  • In Hollywood, CA, the flashing warning light on the cylindrical Capitol Records tower spells out “Hollywood” in Morse Code.
  • Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  • The average person has more than 1,460 dreams per year.  (I have only one dream: marrying Melanie Griffith.)
  • One in every four Americans have appeared on television.
  • One third of the land in the U.S. is owned by the government. (Probably nearly 2/3’s is owned by China. LOL!)
  • The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
  • Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles.
  • An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  • In the Caribbean, oysters can climb trees.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. (This will probably inspire chemistry and biology students to analyze their hair in their school labs.  LOL!)
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • When George Lucas was mixing the American Graffiti soundtrack, he numbered the reels of film starting with an “R” and numbered the dialog with a “D”. Sound designer Walter Murch asked George for reel 2, dialog 2 by saying “R2D2”. George liked the way that sounded so much, he named the little robot in Star Wars R2D2.
  • The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
  • Mark Twain did not graduate from elementary school.
  • Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
  • Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Japan has square watermelons.  They stack better.
  • Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
  • 3.9% of all women say they never wear underwear.
  • Superman is featured in every episode of Seinfeld either by name or pictures on Jerry’s refrigerator.
  • 85% of men who cheat on their wives die while having sex. (Hmmm…I don’t know if I believe that one.)
  • Every day, more money is printed for the Monopoly game than for the U.S. Treasury.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by reducing the number of olives by one in each salad served in First Class.
  • 28% of Africa is wilderness.
  • 38% of the U.S. is wilderness.
  • 80% of men in the U.S. say they would marry the same woman again if they had to do it all over again.
  • 50% of women in the U.S. say they would marry the same man again.
  • 58% of men in the U.S. say they are happier after separation and/or divorce.
  • 85% of women in the U.S. say they are happier after separation and/or divorce.
  • The average life of a major league baseball is about 7 pitches.
  • 90% of bird species are monogamous.
  • 3% of mammal species are monogamous.
  • The chances that a burglary in the U.S. will be solved is about 1 in 7.
  • Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
  • Most boat owners name their boats.  The most popular name is Obsession.
  • 100% of lottery winners gain weight.
  • The average American will spend about six months waiting at red lights in their lifetime.
  • The Olympic’s flag colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings, because at least one of those colors is on the flag of every nation in the world.
  • Cats can hear ultrasound.
  • In a survey, Americans stated “banana” is their favorite smell.  (Well, according to evolutionists, we DID evolve from monkeys.)
  • In all three Godfather films, when you see an orange, a death or close call will be coming up soon.
  • If you were to spell out numbers, you would have to get to 1,000 before you got to the letter A.
  • 23% of employees say they have had sex in the office. (With someone else or by themselves?)
  • Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women. (Aren’t they supposed to be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen? LOLOLOLOL!!)
  • Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men. (I’m not going to TOUCH that one!)
  • There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
  • Mel Blanc, the man of 1,000 voices including Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
  • 405 of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.
  • All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction read 4:20.
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
  • A strand of web of the Golden Spider is as strong as a strand of steel of the same size.
  • A toothpick is the object most choked upon by Americans.
  • About 1/3 of people using a toilet flush it while still sitting on it. (TMI! TMI!)
  • According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.
  • Soldiers from every country salute with their right hand.
  • The microwave oven was invented by mistake when an engineer testing a magnetron tube noticed that the radiation from it melted the chocolate bar he had in his pocket.
  • Moisture causes super glue to dry; not air.
  • 14% of Americans say they skinny dipped with the opposite sex.
  • The CBS program 60 Minutes is the only TV program without a theme song or music.

End of Part I    —-    Part II to follow soon.  Stay tuned!

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