Odd Trivia Facts

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"

A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

1 pound of lemons contain more sugar than 1 pound of strawberries.

A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first (and only) home run.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.

A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.

The microwave oven was invented by mistake when an engineer testing a magnetron tube noticed that the radiation from it melted the chocolate bar he had in his pocket.

An average American will spend an average of 6 months during his lifetime waiting at red lights.

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Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.

An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

When George Lucas was mixing the American Graffiti soundtrack, he numbered the reels of film starting with an R and numbered the dialog starting with a D. Sound designer Walter Murch asked George for Reel 2, Dialog 2 by saying "R2D2". George liked the way that sounded so much he integrated that into another project he was working on.

Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.

Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.

They have square watermelons in Japan - they stack better.

Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

Armadillos can be housebroken.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.

The State of Florida is bigger than England.

Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That's the weight of about 6 elephants.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

The world's oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow.

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.

In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.

Slugs have 4 noses.

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.

Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.

It's against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.

America once issued a 5-cent bill.

You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

Odd Trivia Facts

John Quincy Adams and Herbert Hoover both had pet alligators. Calvin Coolidge had two lions, a wallaby and a pygmy hippopotamus.

FDR's pet Scottish terrier, Fala, was an honorary private in the Army. His full name was Murray the Outlaw of Falahill.

The best way to tell if you have bad breath is to lick your wrist, let your saliva dry, then smell it.

Women have more bacteria on their hands than men do.

The inventor of the Slinky, Richard T. James, suffered a breakdown and moved to Bolivia to join a religious cult, leaving his wife Betty in charge of the company.

Cartoon character Sylvester the Cat's full name is Sylvester J. Pussycat.

The last time the Republican Party won a presidential election without somebody named either Bush or Nixon on the ticket was 1928.

The parachute was invented 120 years before the airplane.

The first comic book, The Comick Magazine, was published in London in 1796.

Some butterflies have fake heads on their butts to confuse predators.

Odd Trivia Facts

What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS, from every other TV show?
-- No theme song/music.

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
-- Their birthplace. This is propinquity.

Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
-- Obsession

More women do this in the bathroom than men.
-- Wash their hands. Women ~ 80% Men ~ 55%

What do 100% of all lottery winners do?
-- Gain weight.

In a recent survey, Americans revealed that this was their favorite smell.
-- Banana

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
-- One thousand

What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
-- All invented by women.

Married men revealed that they do this twice as often as single men.
-- Change their underwear.

This is the only food that doesn't spoil.
-- Honey

There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year.
-- Father's Day

What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is most ironic?
-- He was allergic to carrots.

40% of all people who come to a party in your home do this?
-- Snoop in your medicine cabinet.

3.9% of all women surveyed say they never do this.
-- Wear underwear.

What common everyday occurrence is composed of 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen and 9% dioxide?
-- The result of passing "wind," shall we say...

About 1/3 of all Americans say they do this while sitting?
-- Flush the toilet.

What person, not a "Seinfeld" regular cast member, is featured on every episode of "Seinfeld"?
-- Superman, either by name or pictures on Jerry's refrigerator.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

Thirty-Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: MARLBORO, COCA-COLA, and BUDWEISER, in that order.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs. . .but not downstairs.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver,and purple.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." ( thus the name of the Don McLean song)

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David Clubs - Alexander the Great Hearts - Charlemagne Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "To get fired."

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like its kissing the conveyor belt.

An Ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have ¤1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl.

The only two 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.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" movie was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president AL Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.

The fingerprints of Koala Bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

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

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.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

A sick pig rarely curls it's tail.

A woodpeckers tongue is long enough to wrap it around his head 2 times.

Ants prefer not to walk through baby powder.

Snakes can't blink.

A Rat can tread water for 3 days.

A Snail takes 33 hours to crawl 1 mile.

The bigger the naval, the sweeter the orange.

The dot over the lower case i is called a Tittle.

In an average lifetime the human heart circulates 55 million gallons of blood.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

It is illegal in the state of Kentucky to marry your wife's grandmother.

If a frog's mouth is held open too long the frog will suffocate.

Kokomo Indiana is the home of canned tomato juice.

Peanuts are used in the manufacture of dynamite.

In an average lifetime the average American receives 31 prank phone calls.

Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

At the first Thanksgiving dinner Lobster was one of the main entrees.

No word in the English Language rhymes with month.

Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy Ketchup.

The ashes of an average cremated person weighs 9 lbs.

Odd Trivia Facts

Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21.

An office chair with wheels travels 8 miles a year.

Howdy Doody has exactly 48 freckles on his face.

Bubble Gum contains rubber.

33 million Hershey Kisses are made each day.

Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

An animal epidemic is called a epizootic.

If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.

Camel's milk does not curdle.

A cat has 4 rows of whiskers.

In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer name is Yensid which is Disney backwards.

Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

The space between the 2 front teeth is called a diastima.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

A group of owls is called a parliament.

The geographical center of North America is Rugby North Dakota.

Odd Trivia Facts

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

The continents names all end with the same letter with which they start.

TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres.

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Most lipstick contains fish scales!

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands!

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.

The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

No piece of dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion.

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive.

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth.

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.

Clinophobia is the fear of beds!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Porcupines float in water.

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head".

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!.

More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.

In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.

Slugs have 4 noses.

Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours.

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.

The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year.

It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.

There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.

Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!.

More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.

The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out.

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.

The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.

There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S.

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The average person laughs 13 times a day.

Odd Trivia Facts

Many sailors used to wear gold earrings so that they could afford a proper burial when they died.

A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I.

Atilla the Hun is thought to have been a dwarf.

Paul Revere was a dentist.

The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth.

When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn't understand German.

The Toltecs, Seventh-century native Mexicans, went into battle with wooden swords so as not to kill their enemies.

Before it was stopped by the British, it was the not uncommon for women in some areas of India to choose to be burnt alive on their husband's funeral pyre.

People in Siberia often buy milk frozen on a stick.

Coffins which are due for cremation are usually made with plastic handles.

Blackbird, who was the chief of Omaha Indians, was buried sitting on his favourite horse.

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

The largest hailstone ever recorded was 17.5 inches in diameter - bigger than a basketball.

Although identified with Scotland, bagpipes are actually a very ancient instrument, introduced into the British Isles by the Romans.

The typical person will consume approximately 30 tons of food in their lifetime. That's equivalent to about six elephants.

There are enough blood vessels in a person's body to wrap around the world almost three times (70,000 miles).

There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S.

Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate.

There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world.

Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.