Saturday, August 26, 2006

Strange Facts iv

  • Parker Brothers prints roughly 50 billion dollars worth of Monopoly money each year.
  • On average, there are 333 squares of toilet paper on each roll.
  • The "Mexican Hat Dance" is the official dance of Mexico.
  • Being unmarried can shorten a man's life by ten years.
  • Onland fired usually move quicker uphill than downhill.
  • In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty.
  • American car horns beep to the tone of F.
  • 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on T.V.
  • More money is spent on gardening than any other hobby.
  • The longest one sylable word in the English language is "screeched."
  • A straightened coat hangar is 44 inches long.
  • September 20th is "Love your teeth day" in China.
  • The ice cream cone was originally a way to hold flowers, not ice cream.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • In ancient times, Iron cost more than gold.
  • Mel Blanc, who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
  • Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
  • In 1797 James Hetherington inventented the top hat and wore it in public. He was arrested for disturbing the peace.
  • During the 1980's the average speed of traffic in New York was less than 10 mph. -There about 171 billion U.S. pennies in circulation.
  • Marriage makes a woman more likely to become depressed and a man less likely.
  • IBM holds the most U.S. patients.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley invented the word agnostic in 1869 because he was tired of being called an athiest.
  • John Wayne had the most leading roles in Hollywood with 141.
  • The largest snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter and 8 inches thick.
  • The word hitchhike was coined in 1926.
  • The first e-mail was sent over the internet in 1972.
  • Sunsets can be green in Antarctica.
  • The two most dangerous jobs in the U.S. are commercial fishing and logging.
  • Virus means poison in Latin.
  • Playing cards are round in India. -The Statue of Liberty is patented.
  • The most mentioned woman in the bible is Sarah at 56 times.
  • The Mayan Empire lasted six times as long as the Roman Empire.
  • Jerry Maguire was the highest grossing sports movie in history.
  • At least 8,000 human made objects are orbiting the Earth.
  • 127 people ran the first New York City Marathon in 1970, 32,000 ran in 1998.
  • The Cincinnati Redstockings was the first baseball team to pay its players.
  • Rowing is the oldest American college sport still in existence.
  • The most expensive movie poster in history was the poster from 1932's The Mummy which auctioned for $453,000 in 1977.
  • The Tour de France bicycle race is 2,300 miles long.
  • When badminton was invented in India, it was known as poona.


2 comments:

chakry said...

hmmmm! so, i die 10 yrs earlier if i dont get married????

okok! (tries to look for a girlfriend)

ab said...

Maybe lah kot... Hahaha... ;p