Strangest facts (random topics)

-Cracks in a sheet of glass move at about 3,000mph. Glass also takes about a million years to decompose, and can be recycled and reused an infinite amount of times.

-The English royal princes (Charles and sons William/Harry) always take separate planes when traveling. This ensures that the royal line is not broken if there were to be a crash.

-When visiting Iceland, remember that tipping at restaurants is an insult.

-If you wanted to count to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000), it would take nearly 32,000 years (without sleeping).

-A “jiffy” is actually the technical term for 1/100th of a second.

-The average lifespan of a baseball in a professional game is about 5 to 7 pitches.

-If you weighed every human alive, we would weigh around 10% of the collective weight of all living termites.

-American quarters have 119 grooves etched along it’s circumference. Dimes have 118.

-Until 1796, the beautiful state of Tennessee was known as Franklin.

-Licking a stamp has 1/10 of a calorie.

-The average person has nearly 1,500 dreams per year.

-One in every four Americans has been on television, whether they know it or not.

-Humans are born with 300 bones, yet full grown adults only have 206.

-10,000 birds die from flying into windows every year. Dummies.

-The human thigh bone is stronger than concrete.

-The state of Florida is bigger than the country of England.

-Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb, was afraid of the dark. Kind of inspiring.

-Your sneezes leave your mouth at around 100 mph.

-Recycling one glass mason jar saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours.

-Lighting strikes Earth 6,000 times every minute. This means it strikes 360,000 times per hour, 8,640,000 times per day and over 24 billion times per year!.. I think I did the math correctly

-Any child over the age of 15 living in Bangladesh may be imprisoned if caught cheating on an exam.

-When I think about it, I can be pretty awesome.

-25% of your bones are in your feet.

-Chewing gum will usually stop your from crying while cutting onions. I need to give that one a try!

-There is roughly 1.5 billion miles of telephone wire connecting American phone lines.

-Bats almost ALWAYS turn left when exiting their caves.

-You blink about 10 million times each year.

-One gallon of motor oil can ruin roughly 1,000,000 gallons of drinking water.

-When you turn 32, as I did a couple months ago, you have been alive for 1 billion seconds.

-Baby Robins (type of bird) eats about 14 feet of earthworms daily.

-Men are SIX times more likely to be hit by lightning than women. Please be nice to us, ok?

-It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!


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