#Fun Facts with R.J.

1.None of the beach boys knew how to surf except one late in life and he died drowning after surfing

2.There are more atoms in a teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic Ocean

3.In 2011 a woman paid $10,000 for a non-visible piece of art called "fresh air"

4.The chance of you dying on your way to get a lottery ticket is higher than the chance of you winning

5.Mother pigeons do produce milk and they orally inject it to their offspring

6.Hitler was nominated for the Nobel peace prize twice

7.Adult birds kick the young out of the nest to force them to learn to fly

8.There are only 43 presidents Cleveland is counted twice due to non-consecutive terms

9.The only relative of the giraffe is the okapi

10.Elvis Presley who preformed in Vegas, actually said he hated Vegas due to how commercial it was

11.You can't hum with your nose completely pinched

12.Your eyes can see about ten million different colors.

13.Sheep burps contribute to global warming.

14.A swordfish can swim about as fast as a cheetah can run.

15.About 12,000 animal crackers are created every minute.

16.Astronomers have discovered a star that is made of a 10-billion-trillion-trillion-carat diamond.

17.The regal horned lizard squirts blood out of its eyes to repel predators.

18.Popsicle were invented by an 11-year-old.

19.Sharks have existed longer than trees.

20.One teaspoon of seawater contains 5 million living organisms.

21.Most squid have three hearts.

22.Octopi have 9 brains.

23.Astronauts grow up to 3 inches taller in space.

24.Jupiter weighs twice as much as all the other planets in our solar system combined.

25.South Africa's Giant Bullfrog sometimes attacks lions.

26.It would take about 788,832,000 two-inch sticky notes to encircle the globe.

27.1,000,000,000,000,000 (one quadrillion) ants live on Earth.

28.Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

29.Bees visit about 5 million flowers to make one average-size jar of honey

30.Recycling 1 soda can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hrs.

31.The Bahamas once had an undersea post office.

32.A man flung a coin more than ten feet using his earlobe as a slingshot.

33.All cats are born with blue eyes.

34.6 million pounds of space dust settle on Earth every year.

35.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

36Some of the first soles of Nike shoes were made by pouring rubber into a waffle iron.

37.A Rubik's Cube can make 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations.

38.Queen Margherita of Savoy ordered the first pizza delivery in 1889.

39.Giraffes were once called camelopards.

40.Some chickens lay green or blue eggs.

41.Eels can swim backwards

42.The praying mantis is the only insect that can look over its shoulder.

43.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

44.Apples are 1/4 air.

45.Jupiter has 63 moons.

46.Babies yawn before they are born.

47.Ketchup was originally sold as medicine.

48.Bloodhounds can follow a scent that is four days old.

49.A cockroach can live for over a week without a head.

50.A man hiccuped for 68 yrs straight

51.The wingspan of a 747 is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

52.A waterfall in Hawaii sometimes goes up instead of down

53.On sunny days, the Eiffel Tower leans toward the shade.

54.A zebra's skin is black; only its fur is striped.

55.A tropical ant can snap its jaws together at a speed of 145 mph, faster than any other animal.

56.French fries came from Belgium, not France.

57.Lightning travels at about 227 million mph.

58.A 56-leaf clover was discovered in Japan.

60.A newborn koala is about the size of a jelly bean.

61.Americans eat 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips a year- more than ten times the weight of Egypt's Great Pyramid.

62.Newborn babies are color-blind.

63.A 5000-year-old piece of chewing gum was discovered in Finland.

64.Male mosquitoes don't bite.

65.Neil Armstrong left his space boots on the moon.

66.Some spiders eat their own webs.

67.Rhinoceroses don't sweat.

68.A hill in New Zealand is named Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

69.There is real gold in the sun.

70.Houseflies buzz in the key of F.

71.A Canadian juice company made a 195 gallon fruit smoothie that could have filled four bathtubs.

72.An alligator grows about 3000 teeth in a lifetime.

73.A cornflake shaped like the state of Illinois sold for $1350

74.Your brain uses about the same amount of power as a ten-watt light bulb.

75.Your ears produce more wax when you're afraid.

76.The binturong, a southeast Asian mammal, smells like buttered popcorn when excited.

77.The offspring of a whale and a dolphin is a wholphin.

78.650 houseflies weigh less than one ounce.

79.Scientists believe that Saturn's rings will eventually disappear.

80.A Pennsylvania bakery made a hot dog that was 54 ft long

81.Sloths mistake their arms for tree branches and fall to their death.

82.A rainbow at night is called a moonbow

83.Some native american tribes ate their enemy's hearts to gain their warrior spirit

84.You can't digest corn

85.Most calico cats are female

86.Cows can sleep standing up

87.It takes more water to take a bath than to take a shower

88.Hitler's army was fooled by inflatable vehicles before D-day

89.Watermelons are over 90% water

90.Baseball was invented in the Civil War

91.Footballs were originally made of pig hide earning the nickname pigskin   

92.Potato chips were made by accident after slicing a potato too thin

93.Male lions don't hunt females do

94.When people say "I am going to the ATM machine," the word machine is redundant, because ATM stands for Automated Teller Machine

95.Saturn's rings are made of rocks and spacejunk in little pieces

96.The first emperor of China was prescribed mercury pills that killed him

97.Hair is made of sulfur making a foul smell when burnt

98.Rollie Pollies are actually called pill bugs which are decomposers

99.The Coliseum in Rome showed sea battles, gladiator duels, and animal hunts

100.Gladiators weren't volunteers, there were usually POW's and had handicaps such as put on a horse backwards

101.Using phototropism plants will grow toward or away from light, hydrotropism grow towards  or away from water, geotropism away or toward ground, thigmotropism is when it moves away or towards touch

102.Great white sharks have such a powerful bite they can snap redwood in half

103.When puppies and kittens are born they are blind and deaf

104.The person in Darth Vader's suit isn't the same as the voice

105.In places where there is a wet and dry season some ponds are 2 miles away from the river but the monsoon will fill it all the way till they meet

106. The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was the first to sell nachos

107. The Baltimore Orioles was the first to play a game without fans due to riots

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