On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
In 1994, electromagnetic interference (EMI) from a nearby cellular telephone captivated the power of a wheelchair at a scenic vista in Colorado, sending the passenger over a cliff.
More people working in advertising died on the job in 1996 than those who died while working in petroleum refining.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
Four sunken nuclear submarines sit at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. One, a Russian sub resting in deep water off of Bermuda, holds 16 live nuclear warheads. Scientists and oceanographers are unsure what the impact of the escaping plutonium will have, but warn that corrosion could create the proper chemical environment for a massive nuclear chain reaction.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
All polar bears are left handed..
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
In the 1890's more than 30 people were axed, hanged, burned and mobbed to death in the United States for practicing witchcraft.
The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.
Unusual deaths have plagued the cast of the Poltergeist trilogy of films including 12-year-old actress Heather O'Rourke, who died of septic shock. The theory is that the set was cursed by evil.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
In 1970, a group of people were arrested at Highgate cemetery for intent to harm...a vampire! The vampire is rumored to still be around today.
Prisoners in a California jail were so spooked by a Ouija board they made that Priests were called in to cast out the demons. The convicts had summoned up spirits, including a woman who told them how she was murdered.
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
After complaining about the smell in their room, a couple staying in a hotel in the United States discovered the body of a murdered girl under their bed.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Ants always fall over on their right side when intoxicated.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.
Starfish haven't got brains.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
The average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
Nearly a third of all bottled drinking water purchased in the US is contaminated with bacteria.
Homely criminals get 50% longer jail sentences, on average, than good-looking criminals.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
Donald Duck comics were once banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
Almonds are members of the peach family.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
Horses and rats can't vomit.
Accidental deaths caused by Physicians in per year are 120,000.
The termites of the world outweigh humans 10:1 !!!
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The legend of Loch Ness in Scotland is 1,500 years old. The last reported sighting was in 1998, when it was filmed swimming across the loch
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
In 1975 a Bedfordshire family were shocked when a huge chunk of ice fell from the sky, straight through their roof. No explanation has ever been found...
The Amityville films of the 70's, about a house full of ghostly activity were based on a true story.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
In 1982, a Chicago woman who was walking down the street burst into flames for no apparent reason.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
A young girl in America bet her friends she could spend the night in a cemetery. They found her in the morning dead in the arms of a statue.
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.