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here's some super random but interesting facts i got of a website

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.

More than 400,000 Americans die from diseases related to cigarette smoking each year. More than 150,000 Americans die of alcohol abuse each year.

An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.

Chewing gum while cutting onions will prevent crying.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

In California, it's against the law to use your dirty underwear as a dust rag.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.

The penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death.

Earth means "dirt."

When you die, you let all your wastes out, meaning you soil yourself.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

It's illegal to slurp soup in New Jersey.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Swans are the only birds with penises.

There are four cars and eleven light posts on the back of a ten-dollar bill.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

No word in the English language rhymes with month.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intraveinously

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Your brain is 80% water.

Your eyes see backwards, but your brain puts it upright.

China has more English speakers than the United States.

There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the center of a tootsie pop.

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

An elephant's trunk can hold two gallons of water.

A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

“I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The average person laughs 13 times a day.

A jellyfish is 95% water.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined

Coca-cola was originally green.

f the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.

There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.

Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows

It takes eighteen minutes to cool hot chocolate into a Hershey's Kiss.

One in three male motorists picks their nose while driving.

A dog can understand between 35 to 40 commands.

Buildings swurve from side to side.

There are 450 hairs in an average eyebrow.

Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot
sink into quicksand.

Honey doesn't spoil.
MaShEdPOTaToEs said:
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Wrong. It is possible. I've done it. I had to keep them open with my fingers though...
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