43.7% of all statistics are made up right on the spot
48% of astronauts experience motion sickness.
52% of Americans drink coffee.
55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.
56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball games each year
67 million pounds of pesticides and about 3 million tons of
fertilizer are used annually on lawns in the US.
78 rpm albums, used prior to 1948, were only capable of recording
for four minutes. It wasn’t until later that year that Columbia
Records introduced 33 rpm albums capable of playing 23 minutes per
80% of animals on earth are insects.
80% of arrested criminals are male.
In Disney’s Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an
apprentice was named Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink
One in ten people live on an island.
84% of a raw apple is water.
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has
in it to begin with.
85% of men who die of heartattacks during intercourse, are found to
have been cheating on their wives.
85,000,000 tons of paper are used in the United States each year.
28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”, Humphrey
Bogart NEVER said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca, and they NEVER
said “Beam me up, Scotty” on Star Trek.
90% of bird species are monogamous; only 3% of animals are.
90% of New York City cab drivers are recently arrived immigrants.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend
of the victim. (I am not your friend)
98% of the weight of water is made up from oxygen.
99% of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.
1 in every 3 persons in the country of Israel use a cell phone.
More Monopoly money is printed yearly than real money throughout the
Penguins are not found in the North Pole
People photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all
photocopier errors worldwide.
A dentist invented the Electric Chair.
Rudolf the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional
figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.
A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North
America that is wilderness: 38%
A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the
speed of sound.
Walt Disney got the idea for Mickey Mouse from watching mice play in
a garage, where he was forced to work, because he could not afford
to rent an art studio.
About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they’re still
sitting on it.
Alexander Graham Bell’s wife and mother were both deaf .
The “O” when used as a prefix in Irish surnames means “descendant
Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. It was eliminated when
he was sewn up after surgery.
Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.
Charlie Brown’s dad was a barber.
Fish scales are an ingredient in most lipsticks.
Frank Baum, the writer of “The Wizrd of OZ”, looked at his filing
cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (a variety of
the marijuana plant) paper
On average, every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs.
Up until the early 20th century, New Jersey and Wisconsin had laws
allowing the castration of epileptics
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“A motion to table a motion to reconsider a vote to table an appeal
of a ruling that a point of order was not in order against a motion
to table another point of order against a motion to bring to a vote
the motion to call up the resolution that would institute a rules
“Adcomsubordcomphibspac” is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term
standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific
Fleet Subordinate Command.
“Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, La Allah Il Allah, La Allah Il Allah U
Mohammed Rassul Allah” is heard by more people than any other sound
of the human voice. This is the prayer recited by muezzins from each
of the four corners of the prayer tower as Moslems all over the
world face toward Mecca and kneel at sunset. It means: “God is
great. There is no God but God, and Mohammed is the prophet of God.”
“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the
letters in alphabetical order.
“Aromatherapy” is a term coined by French chemist RenÃ© Maurice
GattefossÃ© in the 1920’s to describe the practice of using
oils taken from plants, flowers, roots, seeds, etc., in healing.
“Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and
end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.
“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV
by a black artist