Amazing Facts - Various

Society and Culture:

Evolution Of Man  



  1. Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70%.

  2. 70% of Americans say they would not enjoy spending time with their clone.

  3. California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.

  4. Only 7 % of US citizens own a passport.

  5. Only 1 in 3 British people have ever flown in an airplane.

  6. More Americans would list Pizza as their favorite food than anything else.

  7. 35 % of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

  8. Nowadays, fifty percent of all people who get married get divorced. ( HOW DEPRESSING! )

  9. Each day, there are over 120 million sexual intercourse taking place all over the world (Now don't you feel more contented each night before you go to sleep ALONE).

  10. The average person will drink more than 30 000 liters of water during their lifetime.

  11. The average American uses 636 litres of water every day. The average American household uses 405 000 litres per year. Just turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth can save up to 150 liters of water per week, per person.

  12. We lose half a litre of water a day through breathing. This is the water vapour we see when we breathe onto glass.

  13. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

  14. A person sheds about 50 million dead skin cells every day. In about 4 years a person sheds their own body weight in skin cells.

  15. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

  16. The average person is about 0,6 cm taller at night.

  17. Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist.

  18. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

  19. 85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.

  20. A dry tongue cannot taste. (You can try this by dying out your tongue and then placing some salt on it. You will not be able to taste the salt unless some water or saliva is added.)

  21. Between 25% and 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

  22. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 190 km/h.

  23. 1,5 - 1,7 litres of saliva is produced each day.

  24. There are 450 hairs in an average eyebrow.

  25. Human hair grows at an estimated speed of 0,4 mm/day (2,7 mm/week, 12 mm/month).

  26. The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India, who measured 57 cm.

  27. The smallest man alive is 66 cm tall.

  28. The average person blinks about 12 times a minute. That's an amazing 10000 blinks in a kids day (14 waking hours).
    It's said that the average computer user blinks a little less, 7 times a minute.

  29. Everyone is color blind at birth.

  30. Does being color blind mean you only see in black and white?
    Not exactly. People who are color blind just can't see things in as many colors as people who have normal vision and they cannot see certain colors like red, green and some blues. Not all color-blind people see colors the same way, either.

  31. Food passes through the small intestine in just two hours, zipping along at 322 cm/h. Inside the large intestine, it takes about 14 hours, travelling at a more leisurely rate of 11 cm/h.

  32. In a year, your heart can beat up to 40 million times.

  33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

  34. A human has 97 km of blood vessels in their body.

  35. There are more nerve cells in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way.

  36. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

  37. A jellyfish is 95 percent water, and humans around 70%.

  38. The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

  39. The average person over fifty will have spent 1 year looking for lost items.

  40. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.

  41. The world record for time without sleep is 449 hours (18 days, 17 hours) by Maureen Weston in 2000. (The world record before this was in 1996. Randy Gardner then spent 11 days (264 hours) without sleep.)

  42. The average person presses the snooze button on their alarm clock three times each morning.

  43. The most common last name in the world is Wong.

  44. Jesus lived only 66 generations ago.

  45. The odds of being killed by falling out of bed -- one in two million.

  46. More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

  47. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.

  48. Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.

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