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Posted Jun 26, '09 at 1:18pm

snazzy777

snazzy777

748 posts

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"

The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

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Posted Jun 26, '09 at 1:22pm

firetail_madness

firetail_madness

21,765 posts

I remember posting in a thread like this a few months ago.

Anyways, those are all nice facts, but what are we supposed to write?

 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 1:48pm

Pixie214

Pixie214

6,021 posts

I remember it firetail but I can;t be arsed finding it.

Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice at 35 miles versus 26.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time. It is the time taken for light to travel half an inch in a vacuum or 33 picoseconds.

The fact that the average person consumes 4 spiders in their lifetime is a lie made up by Lisa Holst in 1993 to test the gullibity of internet users.

 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 1:49pm

Flippin3500

Flippin3500

2,670 posts

Awesome facts but this thread has already been made, as stated by firetail.

 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 7:17pm

dacer

dacer

2,982 posts

heres somthing i found..... odd....

when beavers are in danger they chew their testes off.

dont bother googling "beaver chewing nuts" cuz you'll probly get a bunch of porn... lol

 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 7:37pm

zillacutz

zillacutz

532 posts

when beavers are in danger they chew their testes off


that cannot be real lol?? WHY and do they grow back??? i wont search that because i dont want viruses lol

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had
 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 8:34pm

zillacutz

zillacutz

532 posts

Wow, Zilla. Not very many facts on here, and you said a previously mentioned one!


i didnt even read it after i posted that... it cut off the rest of my post for some reason... i was going to say that i thought the 57 was on the old glass bottels because it was where you were suppose to tap it to make the sauce come out easier...

this was the random fact i found

111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111=12,345,678,987,654,321
 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 8:36pm

carddog12

carddog12

221 posts

random facts are fun

 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 8:38pm

zillacutz

zillacutz

532 posts

random facts are fun


um yeah... so why dont you not spam a thread and give us a random fact?
 

Posted Jun 26, '09 at 9:20pm

pauler94

pauler94

2,557 posts

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

 
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