Tuesday, 19 March 2013

True Facts - Page 2


In September 2004, a Minnesota state trooper issued a speeding ticket to a motorcyclist who was clocked at 205 mph.

The spring thaw finally allows cemeteries in Alaska to start digging graves for those who died during the winter.

The lead singer of The Knack, famous for "My Sharona," and Jack Kevorkian's lead defence attorney are brothers, Doug and Jeffrey Feiger.

The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.

As of January 1, 2004, the population of the United States increases by one person every 12 seconds.

There is a birth every eight seconds, an immigrant is added every 25 seconds, but a death every 13 seconds.

The fertility rate in states that voted for George Bush is 12% higher than states that favoured John Kerry.

When Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen turned 18 in mid-2004, they took official control of a company worth more than the gross national product of Mongolia. Their earnings in 2003 topped $1 billion.

Microsoft threatened 17 year old Mike Rowe with a lawsuit after the young man launched a website named MikeRoweSoft.com.

A deployed air bag adds as much as $2,000 to the cost of repairing a vehicle. That's enough for insurance companies to often declare the car "totalled".

If the entire population of earth was reduced to exactly 100 people, 51% would be female, 49% male; 50% of the world's currency would be held by 6 people, one person would be nearly dead, one nearly born.

Legislators in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are considering a law that would require pets to wear seat belts when travelling in a car.

George W. Bush and John Kerry are 16th cousins, three times removed.

In 2002, women earned 742,000 bachelor's degrees. Men earned only 550,000 during the same year. The difference is growing so large that many colleges now practice (quietly) affirmative action for male applicants.

Amusement park attendance goes up after a fatal accident. It seems many people want to ride upon the same ride that killed someone.

Only 30% of stolen artwork worth more than $1,000,000 each is recovered.

The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.

During Bill Clinton's entire eight year presidency, he only sent two e-mails. One was to John Glenn when he was aboard the space shuttle, and the other was a test of the e-mail system.

If you hook Jell-O up to an EEG, it registers movements almost identical to a human adult's brain waves.

Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

A Dutch court ruled that a bank robber could deduct the 2,000 Euros he paid for his pistol from the 6,600 Euros he has to return to the bank he robbed.

60% of all US potato products originate in Idaho.

If the Nile River were stretched across the United States, it would run nearly from New York to Los Angeles.

Russian scientists have developed a new drug that prolongs drunkenness and enhances intoxication.

For the first time in history, the number of people on the planet aged 60 or over will soon surpass those under 5.

One out of ten children in Europe are conceived on an IKEA bed.

61,000 people are airborne over the US at any given time.

In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.

Almost 20% of the billions of dollars American taxpayers are spending to rebuild Iraq are lost to theft, kickbacks and corruption.

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

The New York Jets were unable to find hotel rooms for a game in Indianapolis recently because they had all been booked up by people attending Gencon, a gaming convention.