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Shilpa • onDid You Know 9 years ago • 8 min read

A two-inch garden hose will carry four times as much water as a one-inch hose.

A type of rabbit can mate 12 hours after giving birth

A typical American eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime.

A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

A typical lightning bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.

A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags

A volcano can shoot its debris as high as 50km into the sky.

A vulture will never attack a human or animal that is moving.

A whale's penis is called a dork.

A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

A whole library floor of books can be stored on 50 Gigabytes.

A wind with a speed of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane.

A women's heart beats faster than men.

A woodchuck only breathes 10 times during hibernation.

A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a "palindrome".

A young lady named Ellen Church convinced Boeing Air Transport that her nursing skills and love of flying would qualify her to assist with the passengers and emergencies. She became the first known stewardess.

A zebra is white with black stripes.

ABBA GOLD has been in the UK charts for over 280 weeks, thats over 5 years

Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes.

Abe Lincoln's mother died when the family dairy cow ate poisonous mushrooms and Ms. Lincoln drank the milk.

About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

About 10,000,000 people have the same birthday as you.

About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.

About 20% of bird species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them because of human activity.

About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

About 24% of the total ground area of Los Angeles is said to be committed to automobiles.

About 55% of all movies are rated R. About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.

About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.

About 75% of the people in the U.S. live on 2% land.

About 80% of the city was burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

About one-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.

Abraham Lincoln had to go across the street to the War Department to get news from the battlefield because there was no telegraph in the White House.

Abraham Lincoln's ghost is said to haunt the White House.

Absinthe is another name for the herb wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and the name of a licorice-anise flavored green liqueur that was created at the end of the 18th century, and manufactured by Henry-Louis Pernod. Called the 'green Muse' it became very popular in the 19th century, but was eventually banned in most countries beginning in 1908. The reason is the presence of the toxic oil 'thujone' in wormwood, which was one of the main ingredients of Absinthe. Absinthe seemed to cause brain lesions, convulsions, hallucinations and severe mental problems. Thujone was the culprit, along with the fact that Absinthe was manufactured with an alcohol content of 68% or 132 proof.

Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

According to a global survey in 1997 by Durex Condoms Canadians are the world's fourth worst lovers. The worst three slots belong to South Africa, Russia, and Poland.

According to a recent survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.

According to an Old English system of time units, a moment is considered to be one and a half minutes.

According to bar sales across the U.S., here are the top 15 cocktails: 1) Dry martini, 2) Manhattan, 3) Whiskey sour, 4) Bloody Mary, 5) Gimlet, 6) Daiquiri, 7) Tom Collins, 8) Old Fashioned, 9) Margarita, 10) Screwdriver, 11) Bacardi, 12) Stinger, 13) Harvey Wallbanger, 14) Gin & Tonic, and 15) Rum & Coke

According to Bristol zoo, the Howler monkey's growl is so loud, it can be heard 5km (3.3 miles for u Americans) away.

According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.

According to Hammurabi's Code, the penalty for medical malpractice was to cut off the doctor's hands.

According to Hawaiian lore, the earth mother Papa mated with the sky father Wakea to give birth to the Hawaiian Islands.

According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."

According to L. Frank Baum, the name Oz was thought up when he looked at his filing cabinet and noticed one drawer marked A-G, a second tagged H-N, and a third labeled O-Z.

According to legend, when Burmese women are making beer, they need to avoid having sex or the beer will be bitter.

According to National Geographic, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year: the two tectonic plates of Asia and India, which collided millions of years ago to form the Himalayas, continue to press against each other, causing the Himalyan peaks to grow slightly each year

According to Playboy, more women talk dirty during sex than men.

According to Playboy, the most popular sexual aid is erotic literature.

According to Scandinavian folklore, trolls only come out at night because sunlight would turn them to stone.

According to statistics, Australian women are the most likely to have sex on the first date.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census, there were: 596,000 carpenters, 280,000 laundresses, 220,000 blacksmiths, 134,000 tailors, 102,000 shoemakers, 42,000 porters, 37,000 stonecutters, 25,000 millers, 8,000 bootblacks, and 7,000 furriers

According to the film's animators, you'll see 6,469,952 black spots every time you watch 101 Dalmatians.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Finnish word SAIPPUAKIVIKAUPPIAS a soapstone seller is the longest known palindrome in any language.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the single-seeded fruit of the giant fan palm, or Lodoicea maldivica, can weigh 44 lbs. Commonly known as the double coconut or coco de mer, it is found wild only in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

According to the International Labor Organization, a member of the labor force is someone between the age of 15 and 64.

According to the Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measures 13 inches. The smallest tops off at 1 3/4 inches.

According to the Population Council, people overwhelmingly tend to marry partners who live near them.

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the most common job in the United States in the 1890s was a farmer. Today, it’s a salesman.

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, two out of five women in America dye their hair.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time. (It's just like its better to water your plants in the early mornings or the evenings)

According to the United States Postal Service, each person sent on average 689 letters throughout the year of 1996.

Activated charcoal made from coconut shells is the odor absorbing agent in odor-eating shoe liners.

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.

Actress Jayne Mansfield accidentally exhaled her breast out of her dress during the telecast of the Academy Awards in 1957.

Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.

Adding sugar to coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis XIV, the French monarch.

Adjusting for inflation, Cleopatra, 1963, is the most expensive movie ever made to date (mid-1999). Its budget of $44 million is equivalent to 270 million 1999 dollars.

Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

Adolph Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only 1, and i repeat, ONE, testicle.

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