Did You Know
  • Dinosaurs sometimes had accidents!
    Quite a few fossil bones have been found with factures in them.
  • Did you know that the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." contains all of the letters of the alphabet
  • During the Secession War, when troops returned to their cartels without casualties, they would write “0 Killed” on a big plate. That’s the origin of the expression OK.
  • Mosquitoes have teeth.
  • An average person laughs 15 times a day.
  • Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump...luckily :)
  • Cockroaches can live for nine days after loosing their head, and then die from starvation.
  • Right-handed people live 9 years longer than left-handed people, in average.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Pentagon has two times the number of toilets it needs. When it was built, the law required separate toilets for black and white people.
  • The name Jeep comes the American military abbreviation G.P. - General Purpose vehicle
  • If a statue of a horseman has both horse's legs in the air, the person died in a battle. If only one leg is up, the person died of the wounds from the battle. If all four legs are down, the person died by natural death.
  • Multiply 111 111 111 x 111 111 111 = 12 345 678 987 654 321
  • Every king in cards represents one of the great kings: spades – King David, clubs – Alexander the Great, hearts – Carlo the Great, diamonds – Julius Cesar.
  • Duck’s sounds don’t produce echo and nobody knows why.
  • American Airlines saved 40 000 in 1987 by taking out one olive from the salad that was served in first class.
  • Coca Cola was originally green.
  • You cannot suck on your own elbow.
  • Quarter of all the storks in the world live in Poland.
  • In spite of the belief, donkeys are one of the most intelligent Equidae. For example, they use the hair on their chin to see if a fence is electrocuted and they won’t step onto a dangerous place, unless their master steps on it first.
  • The oldest city in France is Marseilles. It was founded by the Greeks in 600 B.C.
  • In Oregon, the law forbids tracking horse races or symphony concerts.
  • In Norfolk, no woman was allowed to go out on the street without a corset. There was a special corset inspector.
  • In Finland, Donald Duck cartoons were forbidden for a long time, because he never wore any underpants.
  • A type of antelope can sleep underwater.
  • In Memphis, women are only allowed to drive a car if a man goes in front of the car and waves a red flag to warn the others.
  • In Wisconsin, it’s not allowed to kiss in trains.
  • The youngest known bank robber was nine years old.
  • Prostitutes in ancient Greece used to wear sandals with nails sticking out of them, so they left traces which were saying “follow me”.
  • Keeping dogs as pets was forbidden for a long time in Island.
  • A day on Mercury is two times longer that its year.
  • Winston Churchill received 44876 cards for his ninetieth birthday.
  • When the first CD was standardized, it was decided that it has to have the capacity to store the whole Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which is 72 minutes long.
  • A human’s need for sleep increases with the coming of dark winter days. In the beginning of March, this need decreases.
  • One minute of lighting a color display reduces a phone’s stand-by time by 30 to 60 minutes.
  • One minute call reduces the stand-by time of a phone for 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Five kilos of diamonds is found each day on our planet. That’s a total of 274000 carats.
  • A snail can sleep for three years non-stop!
  • If every spermatozoid was a hit, total of the world population could be produced by 23 men.
  • The first country to let women vote was New Zealand. It happened in 1893.
  • Worms have five hearts.
  • American government claims that there isn’t any evidence of the existence of aliens, but Federal Law forbids citizens of the United States to have any contact with aliens or their crafts.
  • If you sneeze to hard, you can break a rib. If you, however, try to stop a sneeze buy holding your nose with your fingers, you can cause a burst of an artery in your head or your neck and die. If you try to violently keep your eyes during sneezing, they will pop out of their sockets.
  • Rats and horses cannot vomit.
  • Cat pee glows under the “dark light”.
  • English speaking people say “bless you” when someone sneezes, because that’s when the heart stops for a millisecond.
  • An average human has sex more than 3000 times in their life and spends two weeks in kissing.
  • Having earphones in your ears for only an hour, you increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth 700 times.
  • First American nudist organization was founded by three men in 1929.
  • Women buy chocolate more often, but men eat it more often.
  • In Africa, desert snake efa kills more people than all other snakes together.
  • Blue whale has lung capacity of 2000 liters.
  • In Arizona, the penalty for cutting down a cactus is 25 days of jail.
  • A crocodile can stay underwater up to six hours.
  • Mel Blanc, the man who gave the voice to the famous rabbit Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrot.
  • Both dogs and cats can be left-handed, like humans.
  • Hitler’s private train was named “America”.
  • It’s forbidden to carry fishing equipment to a cemetery in Indiana.
  • Domestic cats can run at 50km/h.
  • The original title of the musical “The West Side Story” was “The East Side Story”.
  • Sharks are immune to cancer!
  • Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 436 people in India.
  • Studies show that mosquitoes are attracted to people who recently ate bananas.
  • It’s physically impossible for a pig to lift its head up and look to the sky.
  • In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. In 6 years the population grew to 2 million.
  • Leg bones of a bat are so thin that it can’t walk because of it.
  • Giant African cricket enjoys eating human skin.
  • Penguins can dive over 400 meters long.
  • Deer cannot eat hay.
  • The only continent without reptiles and snakes is the Antarctic.
  • Octopus has its testicles on its head.
  • Bulls are color-blind!
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  • There are more chickens than humans in the world!
  • An average mosquito has 47 teeth!
  • Goose was the first domesticated bird!
  • Dogs have 17 bones in each ear!
  • Cows sleep almost as much as people!
  • According to an American study, famous spices oregano, cinnamon and kim not only make the food taste better, but also destroy bacteria.
  • Freshwater Grebe is a bird in Mexico which always caries its offspring when living the nest. Both males and females do this.
  • Human tears are produced by four glands near the eye, they wash the cornea and run into the nose. If there are too many, they spill over the leads. The interesting thing is that a person produces around half a liter of tears, even if they are not crying.
  • When a person blows their nose, the wind coming out of it can reach 160km/h.
  • During one menstrual period, a woman loses 35ml of blood (one bottle of nail polish). During a year she loses 420ml and during her life 15.540 ml (around 15 buckets of 1l).
  • The most mysterious book in the world was found in 1912. in Italy. Until today, no one’s ever managed to decipher the writing.
  • Towers of the World Trade Centre had a total of 43600 windows.
  • The generator which fills the airbag in a vehicle is set off by a capsule which contains eight grams of plastic explosives.
  • The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain and it can see clearly on 5 kilometers.
  • Canadian law enables homeless people to vote in districts in which they resided for a week before the elections.
  • The first words ever said in a movie with sound were “Wait a minute, you aren’t heard nothing yet” in “The Jazz Singer”, by Al Jolson in 1927.
  • City pigeons are five times more active than wild ones, but their lifetime is five times shorter.
  • In Kual D 'Alene, couples who make love in cars are protected by law. A policeman cannot simply walk to the car and knock on the window. If there is a smallest suspicion that someone is making love in a car, a policeman must stop his car, honk three times and then approach the car after two minutes.
  • The energy that sun emits every second is equal to the energy created by detonating a hydrogen bomb every second in a 3200 years long time.
  • While a sleep, man fall of their beds more often than women.
  • One ounce (28.3 grams) of gold can be stretched into a wire 70 kilometers long.
  • Men die of thunder strike more often than women do.
  • People whose IQ is over 130 have more Copper and Zink in their hair than the others.
  • Dolphins are, beside humans, the only beings that enjoy sex. Of course, besides humans, they are the only ones that do it not only for procreation.
  • The temperature in the center of the Earth is 7500 degrees, which is 1700 more than the surface of the Sun.
  • Birth control pills can be used on gorillas, also.
  • Human orgasm lasts an average of four minutes. Pigs, on the other hand, enjoy for a half an hour. During three days of mating, lions make their female partners happy in every 15 minutes. Australian mice are so active, that males can die of exhaustion. Elephants are finished in three seconds.
  • Just 25cm of water (in height, from the ground) is enough to carry heavy objects, even cars.
  • Every day, 4 kilos of plastic is produced on the whole planet. It’s interesting that you can make a chair out of 150 recycled bottles and 15 of them are enough for a sweatshirt. We can no longer live without plastic, but it may become a problem if we don’t remove it properly. Think about it sometimes. You can do great things with small gestures.
  • In Asia, 1.5 million tons of rise is being eaten every day, which is a hill 6 times bigger than the Great Pyramid.
  • Dolphins have privileges with men because the proportion of their brain and their body is approximately the same as in men. They are considered one of the most intelligent beings. Dolphins are used for treating handicapped children, but people also train them for military purposes (setting explosives, etc.). They can swim up to 50 km/h.
  • Among American states, Alaska has the most national parks – eight of them.
  • Every 40 minutes, every man loses around 40 million skin cells. If you gathered them, they could fill up a four floor building.
  • Our hearts beat around 100800 times a day. The amount of blood it pumps through our blood vessels is enough to fill 170 average bath tubs.
  • Syrian city of Damascus is the oldest non-stop populated city in the world. It bloomed around 2000 years before Rome was founded in 753 B.C.
  • Every man blinks an average of 9365 times a day, closing their eyes for an average of 0.15 seconds. That sums up a total of 267000 years in darkness! (Calculated for the whole planet).
  • Taipan snake is one of the largest venomous snakes in the world and it can be 3.5 meters long.
  • If you feel like going to the beach, you better get some info on some of the inhabitants of the Pacific. On of them is a jellyfish called the sea wasp. It is a sea creature, scarier than 50 very poisonous snakes! And the most dangerous snake is the crite snake, which lives in China, in the eastern part of Mjanmar (ex Burma). It is called “the five step snake”, because of the belief that a man can walk five steps after being bitten.
  • The people that spend the most time in front of the TV are the Japanese. They spend an average of 9 hours a day in front of the TV!
  • In spite of the telephones, the Internet…post offices around the world deliver around 1.2 billion of letters every day.
  • When the ships were made of wood, the loopholes and the windows were square. In 19th century, when they started building steel ships, they found that the material in the corners was more likely to decade than the other parts and that’s why the water got through those parts easier. Round windows, which are called “bull’s eyes” in some countries, are more resistant and long-lasting. Thanks to those, many sea accidents were avoided.
  • All the bees of the world fly to three million flowers every day, producing 3 000 tons of honey!
  • The first city ever to have a population of a million was Rome, in 133 B.C. London didn’t get its millionth resident until 1810, and New York until 1875. Today, there is around 300 cities in the world with a population of over a million.
  • The color used for veterinary stamping of verified meat is eatable only if it is made of grape peels, as it is done in most countries.
  • Among all the animals, lynx has the sharpest hearing: even in its deepest sleep, it hears the quietest noise, coming from afar. This animal owes its hearing abilities to little “brushes” on the top of its ears, which serve as a sort of antenna.
  • Did you know why is a hotdog called a hotdog? A butcher from Frankfurt who owned a dachshund named the long frankfurter sausage a “dachshund sausage,” the dachshund being a slim dog with a long body. “Dachshund” is German for “badger dog.” They were originally bred for hunting badgers. German immigrants introduced the dachshund sausage to the United States. In 1871, German butcher Charles Feltman opened the first “hotdog” stand in Coney Island, selling 3,684 dachshund sausages, most wrapped in a milk bread roll, during his first year in business.
  • Did you know that hamburger first appeared in 1834? The honor of producing the first proper hamburger goes to Charlie Nagreen of Seymour, Wisconsin, USA. In 1885 Nagreen introduced the American hamburger at the Outgamie County Fair in Seymour. He is recognized as the hamburger capital of the world. However, there is another claim to that throne. There is an account of Frank and Charles Menches who, also in 1885, went to the Hamburg, New York county fair to prepare their famous pork sausage sandwiches.
  • Did you know that it's actually true that eating carrots can help you see better? Carrots contain Vitamin A, which feeds the chemicals that the eye shafts and cones are made of. The shafts capture black and white vision. The cones capture color images. About one person in 30 is color blind. More men than women are affected by color blindness. Healthy eyes are so sensitive to light that a candle burning in the dark can be detected 1,6km (1 mile) away. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors. There currently is no machine that can achieve this remarkable feat.
  • Did you know that in 1950, Diners Club and American Express launched their charge cards in the USA? That was the first “plastic money”. In 1951, Diners Club issued the first credit card to 200 customers who could use it at 27 restaurants in New York. But it was only until the establishment of standards for the magnetic strip in 1970 that the credit card became part of the information age. The word credit comes from Latin, meaning “trust”. Ironically. Almost half of all credit card disputes are about internet transactions.
  • Did you know that in the mountains of Bohemia, a mining hole produced much silver becoming the source of coinage for the entire Holy Roman Empire? The mine was in a valley called Joachimsthal, and the coins came to have the same name, Joachimstalers. Over time this became shortened to Talers and over more time, the American pronunciation of the word became the name for the currency that you would like to have in your pocket. The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, using a combination of Spanish money symbols.
  • Did you know that more than hundred billion of crayons have been produced so far? The first crayons consisted of a mixture of charcoal and oil. In the early 1900s, cousins Edwin Binney and Harold Smith developed a nontoxic wax crayon. Binney’s wife, Alice, attached the French word for chalk, craie, with “ola,” from oily, to form the Crayola brand name. Their first box of Crayola crayons were sold for a nickel in 1903.
  • Did you know that caffeine increases the power painkillers like aspirin? That is why it is found in some medicines. Ironically, caffeine withdrawal also is one of the most common causes of headaches. Women who drink 2 or more cups of coffee a day also have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. This, however, can be offset by drinking milk or yogurt to replace the lost calcium. Most studies have found that high caffeine consumption impairs fertility, and taken during pregnancy may cause premature or defected birth.