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November 21, 2013


33 interesting facts for you. For our readers’ viewing pleasure, we’ve given you a list of 33 interesting and unusual facts.

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33 interesting facts for you

33 interesting facts for you

  1. There are 1000 times as many bacteria in your gut as there are stars in the Milky Way.
  2. A single male human produces enough sperm in two weeks to impregnate every fertile woman on the planet.
  3. The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the United States.
  4. The first private detective agency was started by a criminal.
  5. Women look their oldest at 3.30pm on Wednesdays.
  6. There is enough carbon in your body to make 9000 pencils.
  7. Americans eat 10 billion doughnuts every year.
  8. Speed dating was the brainchild of a rabbi.
  9. The Moon is shaped like an egg: it only looks round because the big end points towards Earth.
  10. At any one time, 45 million people in the world are drunk.
  11. Since 1990, more people have been killed by sandcastles than by sharks.
  12. A group of kittens called “a kindle”.
  13. Sixty per cent of Premier League footballers go bankrupt within five years of retirement.
  14. Rodents prefer peanut butter to cheese.
  15. Earthworms have five hearts.
  16. Your eyebrows renew themselves every 64 days.
  17. 40 million people in China live in caves.
  18. Albert Einstein claimed that his second best idea was to boil his eggs in his soup, thereby saving on washing up.
  19. There is only one sneeze in the Bible.
  20. Piranhas enjoy beans and other vegetables.
  21. In Canada, Santa has his own postcode: HOH OHO.
  22. The largest millipede in Tanzania is called the wandering leg sausage.
  23. One in ten women cares more for a fictitious male character than her actual partner.
  24. Science students who wear white lab coats perform better in tests.
  25. Galileo’s middle finger is on display in Museo Galileo, Florence.
  26. The Russian team arrived 12 days late for the 1908 London Olympics because they were still using the Julian calendar.
  27. The average woman spends 16 months of her life crying.
  28. 80 per cent of men born in the Soviet Union in 1923 were dead by 1945.
  29. The dinosaur noises in Jurassic Park were made from recordings of the tortoises having sex.
  30. Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
  31. 90 per cent of guns in Mexico are smuggled in from the USA.
  32. Plants grow more quickly if you talk to them in a Geordie accent.
  33. Only one dog has ever been to both North and South Poles.



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