» At -40 degrees Centigrade/Fahrenheit, a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.
» One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.
» In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.
» There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
» If you attempted to count all the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
» Less than 3% of Nestle's sales are for chocolate.
» The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
» There are 2 credit cards for every person in the United States.
» The average person will spend 2 weeks over their lifetime waiting for the traffic light to change.
» More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.
» Feb 1865 and Feb 1999 are the only months in recorded history not to have a full moon.
» The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
» More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
» The only 2 days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
» Only 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
» The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only 6 inches (15 cm) for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
» You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
» It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.
» The tip of a 1/3-inch long hour hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 miles per hour.
» One thing that humans do more than anything in their entire life is sleep. Most Americans sleep more than 6-8 hours a day, which is on average around 24 years of ones life!
» A man's beard contains between 7,000 and 15,000 hairs.
» A hair is 70% easier to cut when soaked in warm water for 2 minutes.
» Women's hair is about half the diameter of men's hair.
» It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
» During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours removing 8.4 meters of stubble.
» 4 million children die each year from inhaling smoke from indoor cooking fires that burn wood and dung.
» Less than 1% of the 500 Chinese cities have clean air; respiratory disease is China's leading cause of death.
» The number of cars on the planet is increasing 3 times faster than the population growth.
» It took 1,175 animators working in Disney studios in Burbank, California, Orlando, Florida, and Paris, France to complete the animated Tarzan. Because of the time differences, production was able to occur around the clock for more than three years.
» From 1840, every president elected in a year ending in the numeral "0" has been assassinated, died in office, or been severely wounded in an attempt on his life. Each event has taken place in an odd numbered year and each on an even numbered day. In each case, the number of terms the president was elected to has alternated between single and multiple (i.e. Harrison 1, Lincoln 2, Garfield 1, Mckinley 2, etc). Ronald Reagan was the first president who did not die because of this "curse." If this pattern continues, the person elected in 2000 will die in 2001 or 2003, or will be wounded in an assassination attempt. Let's hope that the "curse" was broken by Ronald Reagan's survival in 1981.
» The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
» About 17% of humans are left-handed. The same is true of chimpanzees and gorillas.
» Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
» The entire length of all eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m).
» No president of the United States was an only child.
» The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.