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snazzy777
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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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firetail_madness
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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?

Pixie214
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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.

Flippin3500
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Awesome facts but this thread has already been made, as stated by firetail.

dacer
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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

zillacutz
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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
zillacutz
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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
carddog12
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random facts are fun

zillacutz
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random facts are fun


um yeah... so why dont you not spam a thread and give us a random fact?
pauler94
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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury

TexanProvo
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Here's a few to get the list back on track:

The first bomb dropped by the allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin zoo.

An iceberg contains more heat then a lit match.

The cruise liner, 'Queen Elizabeth 2', moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The first cell phone was invented in 1924

Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.

Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.

A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

'Jedi' is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.

In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!

The launching mechanism of a carrier ship that helps planes to take off could throw a pickup truck over a mile.

Grenades were invented in China over 1,000 years ago.

The 7-Eleven Extreme Gulp is 50% bigger than the volume of the human stomach!

A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.

There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea.

In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from its First Class salads.

J. Edgar Hoover liked to fire FBI agents whose palms were sweaty when shaking hands.

First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.

Hitler's favorite movie was King Kong

goumas13
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Christian Vieri is known for scoring the most headers in Italian league history.

dudeguy45
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You swallow 4 pints of mucus per day. *Hack*

Pixie214
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Christian Vieri is known for scoring the most headers in Italian league history.


I'm not 100% on this but isn;t Silvio Piola the top scorer?

The most random football facts I knwo are all down to the game Football Manager sine they have very extensive histories for most of the teams, so:

In the 1893/94 Arsenal came 9th in the second division with a goal difference of -3
In the same season Liverpool won the second dicision with a goal difference of +59
In the 1946/47 season in the Serie A Inter came 10th with a goal difference of +5
Red Star Belgrade came 3rd in the Yugoslav First league in th 1946/47 season with a goal difference of +43.
goumas13
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I want to say an other a football fact Most Premiership Winners Medals: Ryan Giggs (11)

goumas13
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I'm not 100% on this but isn;t Silvio Piola the top scorer?

He is, but Vieri scored more goals with headers.
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