Mar 18, 2009

Fun Facts around The Globe

  • Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.
  • 30% of Chinese adults live with their parents.
  • 200 million people in China live on less than $1 a day.
  • There are 100 million internet users in China. Some of the sites they can't access are BBC news, Amnesty International and
  • China is the source of 70% of the worlds pirated goods.
  • People spend about two weeks of their lives at traffic lights!
  • Left handed people live slightly shorter lives than right handed people.
  • The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side
  • The original name of Bank of America was Bank of Italy.
  • Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores.
  • In Bahrain, a male gynecologist can only examine a woman's private parts through a mirror.
  • In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
  • Fewer than half of the 16,200 major league baseball players have ever hit a home run.
    Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
  • In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  • Close to 80% of people who watch the Super Bowl on television, only do so to view the commercials.
  • It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.
  • Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
  • McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food heavy users.
  • The Netherlands has built 800 miles of massive dikes and sea walls to hold back the sea.
  • Male and female rats may have sex twenty times a day.
  • The rat has been called the world’s most destructive mammal - other than man.
  • The USA has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
  • US tops the world in plastic surgery procedures. Next comes Mexico.
  • 22% of American women aged 20 gave birth while in their teens. In Switzerland and Japan, only 2% did so.
  • Mexican women spend 15.3% of their life in ill health.
  • Most Zambians don't live to see their 40th birthday.
  • The ten most generous countries are all in Europe.
  • 72% of people in Mali earn less than $1 per day.
  • The top 8 most developed countries all speak Germanic languages. Every such country is in the top 20.

Fun or Not:


SEDONA said...

You got a good collection of amazing facts here dude..

baby name meaning said...

China is very bad country

emo love said...

he's right, this is a nice collection of facts.

Bingo said...

Interesting! I did not know most of them.

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