|Welcome to the Randomosity section! Yes yes, I know "randomosity" is not a word, but it sounds so much better than "randomness." It sounds important, like it means something. Anywayz, this section is meant to give you totally irrelevant facts that will help you nowhere in life and are completely random. But perhaps one day, a guy will stick a gun (or something else dangerous) to your head and threaten to kill you if you don't tell him how many dimples there are on a regulation golf ball....which is 336 by the way. So read up and enjoy, cuz you just might use them one day! Be warned..this is a LONG list. If you have any random facts that I don't have, please submit them using a simple form.|
|Coca-cola was originally green. Ummmmm - does that sound like it would sell well? Oh right, Mountain Dew, which powers this site, is green as well.
On the average there are 61,000 people airborne over the United States on any given hour.
President Jimmy Carter was the only President who discovered a new proof for The Pythagorean Theorem.
Armadillos can be housebroken; they are also the only mammals that do not dream. So what are all those other mammals dreaming about?
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
There are 300,000 species of beetles- nearly one-fourth of all animals.
For 48 years, an unknown visitor dressed entirely in black has left a bottle of cognac and three red roses on the grave of Edgar Allen Poe on the anniversery of Poe's birthday.
White-out was invented by the mother of the lead guitarist, Mike Nesmith, for the '60's T.V. Band, The Monkees.
Over 8 million tins of baked beans are sold each year.
Shakespeare spelled his surname 11 diffrent ways.
The head of a human baby makes up one quarter of its total length.
The best time to teach an earthworm tricks is shortly before midnight.
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.
Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
27% of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
Giraffes have purple tounges.
If you are caught bringing chewing gum into Singapore, you will be fined $10,000.00.
The U.S. Postal Service doesn't deliver mail on Sundays.
Vikings landed in North America nearly 500 years before Chris Columbus did.
The famous ancient hominid skeleton, nicknamed Lucy, are the remains of a male specimen.
If you are caught driving drunk in El Salvador, you are executed.
The following facts are not nessasarily true. You must decide which ones you think are true by yourself.
Termites can live to be 50 years old.
When you put two socks into the washing machine, and only one comes back, your other sock has been eaten by the machine.
Cats really came from another planet and have turned humans into their personal slaves.
"I wear a chronometer" is just a scientific way to say "I wear a watch".
The fastest animal in the world is really a swift.(A type of bird.)
The average amount of blood pumped by a human heart in one lifetime: 48 million gallons.
The average weight of the ashes of a cremated person is 9 pounds.
There are 14 blimps in the world.
The biggest existing blimp is the Fuji Film blimp.
Cats have over 100 vocal cords, dogs have 10.
The word "checkmate" comes from "Shah Mat", which means "the king is dead".
The goldfish is the only animal that can see infra-red and ultra-violet lights.
Iowa has the highest per capita Jell-O consumption in the U.S.
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head".
Hacky-sack was invented in Turkey.
If you stretch the average slinky out flat it measures 87 feet.
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a new bike on the wall and a Superman somewhere.
The U.S. have never lost a war in which mules were used.
Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.
A-1 steak sauce contains orange peel and raisins.
The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble' symbolizes 'two women living under one roof'.
The bottom part of a horses hoof is called a frog.
The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.
The save icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
Assuming Rudolph was in front of santa's sleigh, there are 40320 ways to arrange the other reindeer.
The first place in the United States that the sun touches is Baxter Peak on Mount Katahdin, Maine.
The fingerprints of Koala bears are nearly indistinguishable from those of humans, so much that they can be confused at a crime scene.
Barbie's last name is Roberts.
There are 357 roads in Britain marked to protect toads crossing during the mating season.
97% of all paper money contains traces of cocaine.
Percent of Peru's Cocaine destroyed by U.S. assisted forces in 1989:1
Percent destroyed by insects:20
Died turkey feathers were used to make Big Bird's costume.
Elvis Presley weighed 230 pounds at death.
There is 6 grams of gold in an olympic gold medal.
Number of calories burned during a one minute kiss: 26 Number of calories in a Hershey Kiss: 25
Weight of the world's largest living tree, a Giant Sequoia in California named General Sherman: 6,167 tons
The weight of the tree in elephants: 740
In blue whales: 41
The average human eye blinks 6,205,000 times a year.
The average human heart beats 3 billion times in a lifetime.
Calories burned by melting an ice cube in your mouth: 2.5
There are 43 muscles needed for a frown, while only 17 are used for a smile.
The average human body contains enough:
*Iron to make a three inch nail
*Sulfer to kill all the fleas on an average dog
*Carbon to make 900 pencils
*Potassium to fire a toy cannon
*Fat to make seven bars of soap
*Phosporus to make 2,200 match heads
*Water to fill a ten gallon tank
Speed of an average sized raindrop under normal conditions: 7MPH
The typical thunderstorm drops about 500,000 tons of water.
Amount of times lightning strikes the Earth every second: 100
Human hair grows at an estimated speed of .00000001 miles per hour.
Melting point of dippity-do: 122F
The total distance of a round trip to Pluto in miles: 7 billion
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
In the U.S. there is, on average, three sex change operations per day.
It only takes a male horse 14 seconds to copulate.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
A group of crows is called a murder.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
Rabbits and Horses cannot vomit.
The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.
The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet cannot tan.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.
There is a place in Norway called "Hell".
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.
The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons.
The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means "bite the wax tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax" depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000 Chinese characters and found a
close phonetic equivalent, "ko-kou-ko-le," which can be loosely translated as "happiness in the mouth."
Ants do not sleep.
In Michigan, USA, a man legally owns his wife's hair.
The first letters of the months July through November, in order, spell the name JASON.
Cockroaches' favorite food is the glue on envelopes and on the back of postage stamps
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet.
Hitler and Napolean both had only one testical.
Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.
A whale's penis is called a dork.
The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."
If you live in Michigan, did you know it's illegal to place a skunk inside your bosses desk?
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.
Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
In the 19th century, the British Navy attempted to dispel the superstition that Friday is an unlucky day to embark on a ship. The keel of a new ship was laid on a Friday, she was named H.M.S. Friday, commanded by a Captain Friday, and finally went to sea on a Friday. Neither the ship nor her crew were ever heard of again.
In 1681, the last dodo bird died.
Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."
"Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters.
There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada!
Emus cannot walk backwards.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer.
The real name of thee Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III). By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get
Consider the following:
M S - D O S 6 . 3 1
77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666
W I N D O W S 9 5
87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1 = 666
To force a tortoises' legs from its shell to treat it, you need to place your finger up it's bottom...
If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom more.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only
other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing
A group of frogs is called an army.
Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
A group of whales is called a pod
A group of geese is called a gaggle
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of officers is called a mess.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Ballroom dancing is a major at Brigham Young University.
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."
Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston.
The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."
Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson." Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott".
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."
The "huddle" in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn't want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.
Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister. Sir Isaac Newton was an ordained priest in the Church of England.
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.
Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
On the new hundred-dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050
The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 oz.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
Duddley DoRight's Horses name was "Horse."
A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
55,700 people in the US are injured by jewelry each year.
Turkeys will peck to death members of the flock that are physically inferior or different.
The average human has about 20 square feet of skin weighing about 6 pounds.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
Smartest dogs: 1)border collie; 2)poodle; 3)golden retriever
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up: 1 in 2.
Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class: $40,000
Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
Percentage of >Africa that is wilderness: 28
Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80
Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards:105
Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried: 1/3
Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day: 7
Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
Percentage of mammal species that are: 3
Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7
Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
Only food that does not spoil: honey
Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
Polar bears are left-handed.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
Your nose and ears never stop growing.
Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined.
Hot water is heavier than cold.
Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
Heinz Ketchup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
Men get hiccups more often than woman.
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