Saturday, 1 March 2014

True Facts - Page 1



Gillette spent $1,000,000 to place razor samples in the welcome bags handed out at the Democratic National Convention, only to have them confiscated as they were considered a threat. This caused huge delays at all security checkpoints.

Even today, 90% of the continental United States is still open space or farmland.

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

Dogs have two sets of teeth, just like humans. They first have 30 "puppy" teeth, then 42 adult teeth.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued six driver's licenses to six different people named Jesus Christ.

Only 6% of the autographs in circulation from members of the Beatles are estimated to be real.

90% of Canada's 31,000,000 citizens live within 100 miles of the U.S. border.

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.

Two 1903 paintings recently sold at auction for $590,000 - the paintings were in the famous "Dogs Playing Poker" series.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

Mel Gibson has personally earned almost $400,000,000 from his movie "The Passion of the Christ".

Author Hunter S. Thompson, who committed suicide recently, wanted to be cremated and his ashes to be shot out of a cannon on his ranch.

A chef's hat is shaped the way it is for a reason: its shape allows air to circulate around the scalp, keeping the head cool in a hot kitchen.

CBS's fine for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" in the 2004 Super Bowl show was $550,000. This could be paid with only 7.5 seconds of commercial time during the same Super Bowl telecast.

The Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.

The largest McDonald's is in Beijing, China - measuring 28,000 square feet. It has twenty nine cash registers.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men.

The Chicago Cubs are suing former Hartford Courant newspaper carrier Mark Guthrie to get back $301,000 in pay that was intended to go to a Cubs pitcher with the same name. The Tribune Company owns both the Hartford Courant and the Chicago Cubs.

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

Five years ago, 60% of all retail purchases were made with cash or check. Now it's 50%. By 2010, 39% of purchases will be made by cash or check.

The second Saturday in September is usually a popular time for weddings. Not in 2004, as most couples did not want their anniversaries on September 11.

There is a company that will (for $14,000) take your ashes, compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set in jewellery for a loved one.

It's against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.

The drive-through line on opening day at the McDonald's restaurant in Kuwait City, Kuwait was at times seven miles long.

Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28

The chance that you will die on the way to buy your lottery ticket is greater than the chance of you winning the big prize in most lotteries.