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Fun Fact Friday!

  • Space smells like a combination of diesel fuel and barbecue, according to astronauts. The smell is caused by dying stars.
  • Rapunzel, Rapunzel! A single strand of hair can hold up to 3 ounces of weight. That means the typical person’s full head of hair can support up to 12 tons.
  • Cornell University scientists have created a functioning guitar the size of a human blood cell.
  • Many oranges are green when they’re ripe. Scientists remove their chlorophyll to make them more appealing to North American consumers.

Fun Fact Friday!

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. “UP” indicated the direction of the bubbles.

The word “nerd” was first coined by Dr. Seuss in “If I Ran the Zoo.”

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

Fun Fact Friday!

Sharks evolved about 450 million years ago about 3 times ago longer than dinosaurs.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Pandas have lived on Earth for two to three million years.

In ten years, the average man shaves off a pound of whiskers.

The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.”

Fun Fact Friday!

It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.

A single cloud can weigh more than 1 million pounds.

Fun Fact Friday!

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

Fun Fact Friday!

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America’s landlord, Mario Segali.

Fun Fact Friday!

The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

Fun Fact Friday!

Idaho harvests 12 billion pounds of potatoes annually.

Indiana is one of the country’s biggest corn producers, harvesting over 1 billion bushels in 2013. The state takes great pride in its kernel production and even has a town named Popcorn.

Maine’s lobster harvest hit an all-time high in 2013, with fishermen bringing in over 100 million pounds of the crustacean.

Montana is such a big producer of sugar beets—light brown beets that you can cook to create a molasses—that they’re the mascot of Chinook High School.

Fun fact Friday!

Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.

In 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.

Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. (If they lived in the same place)

Cherophobia is the fear of fun.

 

Fun Facts Friday!

  • It is the third and last month of the season of spring.
  • The birthstone of May, the emerald, symbolizes success and love.
  • May in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to November in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • May was once considered a bad luck month to get married.