did you know?

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that.)

Starfish don’t have brains. (I know some people like this, too.)

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight and pull 30 times its own weight.

Polar bears are left handed.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of six football fields.

A cockroach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Pearls melt in vinegar. (and wine)

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog," uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/two communications)

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades – King David; Clubs – Alexander the Great; Hearts – Charlemagne; and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down-hence the expression "to get fired."

Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt. (Actually, I’d heard that it was because of the sound the machine makes everytime it shoots out a block of kisses; it’s a smacking sound like an exaggerated kiss.)

The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

The man who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929. "7 " was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP " indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

American car horns beep in the tone of F. (Then why do some sound high and others low?)

No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times. (Wrong. I just did it by taping five sheets of tissue paper together and folding them eight times. I think what they’re talking about is that you can’t get a sharp crease… which I couldn’t.)

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are 50 years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.

American Airlines saved ,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the USA"

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. (This could be fixed… what if Nike doesn’t have a factory in Malaysia?)

Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn’t like being seen wearing them in public.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Richard Milhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal" The second? William Jefferson Clinton. (It would be fun to see what other words can be found in other president’s names: obscenities, different names, expressions for the devil? This really isn’t fair because most people have enough letters in their three names to make out something negative.)

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18 Responses to did you know?

  1. ~.:://WiCkEd FtW//::.~ July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    WOAH!! Where’d you find all this pointless yet totally awesome stuff?! I read all of ’em and they’re all AWESOME!! I’m gonna print this and read ’em to my parents!! THANKS!!

  2. mcnutty88 July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    you have too much time on your hands. have a star

  3. Shaina July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    wow i agree, this is too much to read, but the few things i read are interesting.

  4. =_èP1ç_= July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    i like mustard

  5. KELJO July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    wow. thats a lot of info.

  6. funwital July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    That was long and amazing. "That’s what she said"

  7. Angel Within July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    » Yes, I did.

  8. ♥♥♥ July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    this was long
    but interesting

  9. Chaldean<33 July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    stupid doctor.poor Jews.had to live through all those things and now are ashamed to admit they survived.

    Adolf could’ve been aborted.

  10. cmd3982 July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    I’ve seen these before, and they are very interesting. I’ve only got one concern… did the person who took a cow upstairs continue to take more cows upstairs (just in case some were stupid)? If they did, WHO BOUGHT THAT HOUSE WHEN THE COW TESTER SOLD IT ?

  11. TiNK[er]BEll ♥ July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    interesting. long but worth it. i’ve heard half of them. :] here’s a star.

  12. Sakura July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Cool 😀

  13. Edward Cullen's girlfriend July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Wow, that was REALLY COOL!!!!! You get a star for that!!!!

  14. bella swan<3333 July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    wow! that’s really interesting! star 4 you!

    p.s…. i cant wait for august 2nd
    *breaking dawn* : )

  15. Miss Frenchiie July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Fascinating stuff!

  16. Ollie Taylor July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    wow that was really amazing i knew a few of those but a lot of it was new to me lol cool that was interesting you get a star for that 😀

  17. Dondi July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Using every letter only once the following conversion can be made. President Clinton of the USA converts to: To Copulate he finds interns.

  18. Black Ribbon July 16, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Where do you find this stuff? This is sooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m really weirded out by the praying mantis mating processes…