Thursday, January 8, 2009

Interesting Triva

Well, Bipu forwarded some interesting info to me yesterday I thought why don I share 'em with all :)
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury.
  • Smartest dogs: 1)border collie; 2)poodle; 3)golden retriever
  • Dumbest: afghan
  • Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  • Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better.
  • Chances that an American lives within 50 miles of where he/she grew up: 1 in 2
  • Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class: $40,000
  • City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong
  • State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
  • Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
  • Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
  • Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
  • Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44
  • Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
  • Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36
  • Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 43
  • City with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists: Washington, DC.
  • Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80
  • Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
  • Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
  • Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
  • Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
  • Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
  • Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
  • Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70
  • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  • Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
  • Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried: 1/3
  • Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonald's each day: 7
  • Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
  • Percentage of mammal species that are: 3
  • Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
  • Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
  • Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7
  • Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
  • Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan
  • Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Only president to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy, for "Profiles in courage"
  • Only president awarded a patent: Abraham Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
  • Only food that does not spoil: honey
  • Only person to win $64,000 Challenge and $64,000 Question: Dr. Joyce Brothers (her subject was boxing)
  • Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
  • Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
  • Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig
  • Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
  • An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  • In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • Eskimos never gamble.
  • The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
  • Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
  • Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined.
  • Hot water is heavier than cold.
  • The parachute was invented by da Vinci in 1515.
  • They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.
  • Starfish have eight eyes--one at the end of each leg.
  • Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
  • First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer."
  • There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
  • Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  • Men get hiccups more often than woman.
  • Armadillos can be housebroken.