Thursday, 11 April 2013

True Facts - Page 3

Kevin Spacey's older brother is a professional Rod Stewart impersonator.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

World War II veterans are now dying at the rate of about 1,100 each day.

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

Toto was paid $125 per week while filming the "Wizard of Oz".

French author Michel Thaler published a 233 page novel which has no verbs.

Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90

Homing pigeons use roads where possible to help find their way home. In fact, some pigeons followed roads so closely that they actually flew around traffic circles before choosing the exit that led them home.

In a nod to astronauts, Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.

The dot that appears over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

The world's smallest winged insect is the Tanzanian parasitic wasp. It's smaller than the eye of a housefly.

Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.

The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter.

All radios in North Korea have been rigged so listeners can only receive a North Korean government station. The United States recently announced plans to smuggle $2,000,000 worth of small radios into the country so North Koreans can get a taste of (what their government calls) "rotten imperialist reactionary culture".

Albert Einstein never knew how to drive a car.

Only 939 of the 1,400,000 high school seniors who took the SAT in 2004 got a perfect score of 1600.

Two of them are twin brothers Dillon and Jesse Smith from Long Island, NY.

Costco is the largest wine retailer in the United States. Annual wine sales are about $700 million.

Moisture, not air, causes super glue to dry.

Burt Reynolds was originally cast to be Han Solo in the first Star Wars film. He dropped out before filming.

An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

Fewer than half of the 16,200 major league baseball players have ever hit a home run.

Chances that a burglary in the United States will be solved: 1 in 7

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

41% of Chinese people eat at least once a week at a fast food restaurant. 35% of Americans do.

Before he had his own show, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on three episodes of the TV show "Benson" as the governor's speechwriter.

Al Gore's roommate in college (Harvard, class of 1969) was Tommy Lee Jones.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

Cats can hear ultrasound.

3.9% of all women surveyed say they never wear underwear.

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.