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Amazing Facts

There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996.

A group of officers is called a mess.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.

Cell phones have more bacteria and germs than public restroom toilet seats.

A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.

When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.

During the 13th century, the word girl meant any young person, whether male or female.

40% of Americans experience mental disorders some time in their life.

“In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed more firm to sleep on. Hence the phrase “goodnight, sleep tight”.”

Father Christmas originally was depicted as wearing green. In the early 30’s coke-cola gave him a red outfit instead to go with their adverts and that has stuck ever since.

Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound — over a thousand feet per second!

At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.

Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!

In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!

The phrase ‘don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’ comes from the medieval days when people would have a bath once or twice a year – it would start with the head of the family having his bath right down to the lowest member of the family (the baby) apparently the water was so dirty you could literally lose a baby in it!

Cats’ urine glows under a black light.

When nobody else is around, 47% of people drink straight from the carton.

The U.S. Army accidentally ordered an 82 year supply of freeze-dried tuna salad mix for troops in Europe.

A Porcupine (sorry, can’t spell it!) can float in water!

Also, did you know a lobsters blood is blue?

Mayonnaise is 70% fat

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

A cockroach can live without its head for an entire week

In the great fire of London, in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.

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November 6, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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