Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Fact 2. The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet.
Fact 3. The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood.
Fact 4. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
Fact 5. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
Fact 6. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
Fact 7. The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma.
Fact 8. The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
Fact 9. The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms.
Fact 10. The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year.
Fact 11. The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs.
Fact 12. The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year.
Fact 13. The total number of episodes for the sitcom “I Love Lucy” was 180.
Fact 14. The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665.
Fact 15. The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items.
Fact 16. The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”
Fact 17. The town of Olney, Illinois celebrates a “Squirrel Day” festival to honour the 200 albino squirrels that live in the town. The festival includes a squirrel blessing by a priest.
Fact 18. The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington
Fact 19. The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law.
Fact 20. The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
Fact 21. The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water.
Fact 22. The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head.
Fact 23. The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States.
Fact 24. The TV show “Saturday Night Live” made its debut on October 11, 1975.
Fact 25. The TV show Doctor Who, when it was popular, had an audience of 110 million people.
Fact 26. The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour.
Fact 27. The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents.
Fact 28. The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long.
Fact 29. The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
Fact 30. The U.S. paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska in 1867.
Fact 31. The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased.
Fact 32. The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing.
Fact 33. The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie “Free Willy”) from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998.
Fact 34. The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.
Fact 35. The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins.
Fact 36. The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
Fact 37. The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing.
Fact 38. The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre.
Fact 39. The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams.
Fact 40. The USSR launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.
Fact 41. The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually.
Fact 42. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.
Fact 43. The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for five hours.
Fact 44. The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.
Fact 45. The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes.
Fact 46. The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV.
Fact 47. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
Fact 74. Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy.
Fact 75. Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac.
Fact 76. Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
Fact 77. Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country.
Fact 78. Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya.
Fact 79. Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year.
Fact 80. True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets.
Fact 81. Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.
Fact 82. Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920.
Fact 83. Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks.
Fact 84. Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet.
Fact 85. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Fact 86. Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon.
Fact 87. Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish.
Fact 88. TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979.
Fact 89. Two million red blood cells die every second.
Fact 90. Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.
Fact 91. Two out of five people end up marrying their first love.
Fact 92. Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario.
Fact 93. Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life.
Fact 94. TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.
Fact 95. U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram.
Fact 96. U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year.
Fact 97. Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar.
Fact 98. Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day.
Fact 99. Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.
Fact 100. Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
Good morning everyboomie.
When I originally started doing these little threads it really WAS morning when I posted, as I drank my morning coffee.
Now it's late, and I've had a long day, and I'm bone tired.
Not an easy time to be chipper and funny, but then 8am in the morning, when I'm trying to wake, up is not eggzactly a great time to be chipper and funny either.
Anyway tonight I think I am just dying to check into Slumber Hotel for an all expense paid trip to DreanLand.
Welcome to the weekend everyone, and have a happy day!