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Did You Know Facts - Collection of 50 Did You Know Facts

  1. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
  2. The volume of the Earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
  3. The first song played on Virgin Radio was Born to be wild by INXS.
  4. A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
  5. Polar bear fur is not white, it’s clear.
  6. Yahoo! was originally called "Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web".
  7. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  8. How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.
  9. In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
  10. Eighty percent of Americans will be the victim of violent crime at least once in their lifetime.
  11. During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water.
  12. C3PO is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
  13. The state sport of Maryland is Jousting.
  14. The first patented condom was meant to be reused.
  15. King Kong was Adolf Hitler’s favorite movie.
  16. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 miles per hour.
  17. Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay.
  18. An egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.
  19. 7,000 new insect species are discovered every year.
  20. More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
  21. The Yo-Yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands during the sixteenth century.
  22. Dolphins nap with one eye open.
  23. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
  24. Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory.
  1. If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!
  2. In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!
  3. Your skeleton keeps growing until you are about 35, then you start to shrink.
  4. About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees.
  5. Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed!
  6. Each 5 mph (miles-per-hour) you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas!
  7. The banana tree cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
  8. The lens of the eye continues to grow throughout a person’s life.
  9. Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
  10. The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
  11. Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
  12. Nearly 10% of American households dress their pets in Halloween costumes.
  13. World’s heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs. ’s heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. after that: gorillas at 485 lbs. >
  14. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
  15. Eskimos don’t gamble.
  16. A moth has no stomach.
  17. A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
  18. Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.
  19. In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!
  20. Only 1% of bacteria cause disease.
  21. In one day, a full grown redwood tree expels more than 2 tons of water through its leaves.
  22. A person produces about half a liter of farts a day.
  23. Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was an ophthalmologist by profession!
  24. When a giraffe’s baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
  25. The average housefly weighs 10 to 15 millionths of a pound.
  26. Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.

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