Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that this was the day of the changeover.
When opossums are playing ‘possum, they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.
When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.
Who’s that playing the piano on the “Mad About You” theme? Paul Reiser himself.
Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble’s Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
You blink over 20,000,000 times a year.
You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.
You’ll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.
The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history
The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent
Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years
The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior
Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: R47 800.
The Chinese politician Mao Zedong refused to ever brush his teeth and instead just washed his mouth with tea
The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour (Vir die mensies wat hulle werk haat!)
In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.
Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food. This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”
Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called “Chakalates.”
In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger