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Odd Facts

Odd Facts
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.

  • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury

  • Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever

  • Dumbest: afghan

  • Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

  • 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

  • City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong

  • State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

  • Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4

  • Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12

  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28

  • Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38

  • Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44

  • Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33

  • Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36

  • City with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists: Wash., DC.

  • 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

  • Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

  • Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.

  • 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:

  • Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90

  • 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 President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan

  • Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Only president to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy, for “Profiles in Courage”

  • Only president awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals

  • Only food that does not spoil: honey

  • Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question: Dr. Joyce Brothers (subject is boxing)

  • 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.

  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

  • Eskimos never gamble.

  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.

  • Mark Twain didn’t graduate from elementary school.

  • Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.

  • Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Your nose and ears never stop growing.

  • Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined.

  • Hot water is heavier than cold.

  • The parachute was invented by da Vinci in 1515.

  • They have square watermelons in Japan…they stack better.

  • Starfish have eight eyes–one at the end of each leg.

  • Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

  • First novel ever written on a typewriter was “Tom Sawyer”.

  • There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.

  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

  • Men get hiccups more often than woman.

  • Armadillos can be housetrained.

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