In heaven - Cool Facts
- Food takes twenty-four hours to complete its 30-foot path through your body. 

- Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down. 

The word "Cranky" comes from the fact that early automobiles were crank started. Someone having trouble starting their car was certainly cranky.

Your brain is 80% water.

A coat hanger is 44 inches (111.76 cm) long when straightened.

Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined.

The Portuguese Man-of-War, a jellyfish like creature, has tentacles that may be more than 30m (about 100 ft) long.

Electric eels are capable of emitting a discharge of 600 volts.

The Pitohui, a bird from New Guinea, has poisonous skin and feathers.

Puffer fish can be poisonous to eat if not prepared properly.

The bark of the Willow tree was the original source for making aspirin.

Fresh water weighs approximately 8.4 pounds per gallon.

Man is the only animal that sleeps on its back.

Mosquitos are responsible for the most human deaths due to the many diseases they carry.

Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.

Cows don't have upper front teeth.

A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of rocks.

The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven (47).

Only 14 Percent of the homes in the US had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved roads. 

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year

More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home.

Ninety percent of all US physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.

Sugar cost four cents a pound. Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen. Coffee cost fifteen cents a pound.

Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason. 

 He five leading causes of death in the US were: 
1. Pneumonia and influenza 
2. Tuberculosis 
3. Diarrhea 
4. Heart disease 
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet. 

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30. 

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.  

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

One in ten US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school. 

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health." 

Eighteen percent of households in the US had at least one full-time servant or domestic. 

There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire US. 

Murphy's Law is named for Captain Edward A. Murphy, an air force engineer who worked at Edwards AFB in 1949. 

Albert Einstein's brain was kept in two mason jars in Kansas long after his body was cremated. 

There are 25 remaining copies of the original Declaration of Independence. 

Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail around the world, but died before the trip was completed. 

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black person to play major league baseball, playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. 

In 1949, Marilyn Monroe was crowned as the Artichoke Queen in Castroville, CA. 

Someone without a sense of smell suffers from anosmia and can therefore be called anosmiac. 

The word "Comet" comes from the Greek meaning "long hair."  

The word "Salary" was derived from the Latin salariumreferring to the salt allotment for soldiers in the Roman army. 

Steak tartar was created by the men of Attila the Hun who tenderized raw lean meat cuts by placing them under their horses' saddles. 

Forks as eating tools were introduced in Greece by 1100 AD. 

Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing 

The common eggplant is white shaped like an egg. The more popular dark-skinned ones are of the Italian variety. 

Sometimes seen on NYC streets, huge canisters of liquid nitrogen are tubed underground through manhole covers to keep telephone lines dry. 

Moths rest with their wings open flat, whereas butterflies rest with their wings together. 

Humphrey Bogart never said, "Play it again, Sam" in the movie Casablanca. 

Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson." 

Sherlock Holmes was not a real person. 

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. 

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. 

he term "spa" is derived from a town in Belgium of the same name, known for its baths and mineral springs. 

The first animal in space was a dog named Laika, November 3, 1957. 

U.S. currency measures 2.61 inches wide by 6.14 inches long, and the thickness is .0043 inches. 

The approximate weight of a currency note of any denomination is 1 gram. 

The 100 dollar note has been the largest denomination of currency in circulation since 1969. 

A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags. 


Stupid Facts - Car Names


Buick: David Dunbar Buick (1854-1929), a Scotsman, merged the failing Buick Manufacturing Company with another to form the Buick Motor Car Company in 1903.

Chevrolet: Louis Chevrolet (1878-1941) was a race car driver and designer who co-founded the company.

Chrysler: Walter Chrysler (1875-1940) formed the Chrysler Corporation in 1925.

Dodge: John (1864-1920) and Horace (1868-1920) Dodge founded the their own car company in 1914.

Ferrari: Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988) racing car driver and designer founded the company in 1929.

Ford: Henry Ford (1863-1947) founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903.

Mercedes-Benz: Karl Benz (1844-1929) is believed by many to be the inventor of the automobile. Mercedes Jellinek was a daughter of a German diplomat and investor.

Oldsmobile: Ransom Eli Olds (1864-1950) founded the Olds Motor Vehicle company in 1897

Porsche: Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951), automobile designer and manufacturer, started his own company in 1930.

Rolls-Royce: A combination of Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933) and Charles Rolls (1877-1910 ). Royce founded the company in 1903 and Rolls promoted the car.

Top 10 Sports Days


- 1. 
Super Bowl

- 2. 
Baseball's Opening Day 

- 3. 
First two days of the NCAA Tournament

- 4. 
Kentucky Derby

- 5. 

- 6. 
Game 1 of the World Series

- 7. 
Final Four Saturday

- 8. 
New Year's Day

- 9. 
Sunday at Masters

- 10. 
Indianapolis 500

Largest and Smallest Countries of the World


Largest Countries
17,075,400 sq km
9,330,970 sq km
9,326,410 sq km
United States
9,166,600 sq km
8,456,510 sq km
7,617,930 sq km
2,973,190 sq km
2,736,690 sq km
2,717,300 sq km
2,376,000 sq km

Smallest Countries
Vatican City
0.44 sq km
1.95 sq km
21.2 sq km
26 sq km
San Marino
61 sq km
160 sq km
Marshall Islands
181 sq km
270 sq km
300 sq km
St. Kitts and Nevis
360 sq km

Stupid Facts


"BVD's" is an American expression for men's underwear. It comes from the company founded by Bradley, Voorhees & Day.

The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.

The Phillips screwdriver was invented in 1934 by Henry F. Phillips.

Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is 1,178 miles (1,896 km) in long.

There is no medical name for boogers.

The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.Human nails and hair do not grow after death. After you die, your body starts to dry out creating the illusion that your hair and nails are still growing after death.

Humans eyes have two types of light-sensitive cells in the retina called rods and cones. Rods work best in dim light and can detect motion. Cones are used in bright light to detect color and details.

VELCRO® brand hook and loop fasteners are named for the French words "velour" and "crochet."

The capital of Australia is Canberra.

Stupid Facts - Pasta Names


cannellonilittle tubes
fettuccinelittle ribbons
linguinelittle tongues
mostacciolilittle mustaches
orecchiettelittle ears
raviolilittle turnips
rigatonilittle stripes
tortellinilittle fritters
vermicellilittle worms

Stupid Facts - Stupid Museums

Here are some of the more obscure museums. 

Museum of...Location
Bad ArtDedham, Massachusetts
AngelsBeloit, Wisconsin
AsphaltRohnert Park, California
BakingManhattan, Kansas
BananasAuburn, Washington
Barbed WireLacrosse, Kansas
Bathroom FixturesWorcester, Massachusetts
FastenersJulian, California
Gopher HolesTorrington, Albert
GourdsAngier, North Carolina
KKK and RednecksLaurens, South Carolina
MustardMount Horeb, Wisconsin
Pez DispensersBurlingame, California
PretzelsPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
SandFreeport, Maine
SandpaperTwo Harbors, Minnesota
Sewing MachinesArlington, Texas
SnowmobilesSayner, Wisconsin
SPAMAustin, Minnesota
SupermanMetropolis, Illinois
SurfingSanta Cruz, California
TelephonesLeslie, Georgia
ThermometersOnset, Massachusetts
UFOsRoswell, New Mexico
Vacuum CleanersNorth Canton, Ohio
VoodooNew Orleans, Louisana
Whiskey HistoryBardstown, Kentucky
Wooden NickelsSan Antonio, Texas

Stupid Facts


The hottest place in the world is El Azizia, Libya. 

The most massive star known is the Pistol Star, which has a mass about 100-150 times that of the Sun. 

The Sahara is the largest desert in the world at 3,500,000 square miles. 

Russia is the largest country at 17,075,400 square miles. 

-   Mount Everest in Nepal is the largest mountain at 29,035 feet (8,850 meters). 

The area between your nose and mouth with the two vertical lines is called the "philtrum." 

Pretzels without salt are called "baldies." 

"Pennsylvania" is missing an "n" and thus misspelled on the Liberty Bell. 

The Sand Swimmer snake swims through loose sand like water. 

The Collared Lizard can run on its two hind legs. 

The Road Runner is a bird that can run up to 17 mph. 

The Archer Fish spits at bugs up to 6 feet away to knock them into the water to eat. 

The Velvet Worm fires lassos of glue up to 3 feet to ensnare insect prey. 

The Pistol Shrimp "shoots" water and sound from its pincher to stun its prey. 

The Frogfish can expand the volume of its mouth by 12 times in less than six-thousandths of a second, making it one of the fastest feeding vertebrates known to science. 

The Chameleon's tongue is longer than its body. 

Congratulations you are now a fact nerd!

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