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Did You Know That?

 

Little known did you know facts and trivia from the obvious to the obscure and those "oh well doesn't matter." Enjoy these bits of teasing facts and tidbits. Many you may not have heard before.

 

Did You Know That?

  • Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine (Originally in 1886 Coca Cola was introduced as an 'intellectual beverage' to boost brain power)
  • Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961
  • Diet Coke was introduced in 1982
  • The first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954
  • Instant coffee was invented in 1901
  • Hawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands (This name was in use until the 1840s, when the local name "Hawaii" gradually began to take precedence)
  • Hawaii officially became apart of the US in 1900
  • The term 'disc jockey' was first used in 1937
  • The Colgate toothpaste company started out making starch, soap, and candles
  • Disneyland opened in 1955
  • The hamburger was invented in 1900
  • The first credit card was a Diner's Club card issued in 1950
  • M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie
  • The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco
  • The electric toothbrush was invented in 1939
  • Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all all invented by women
  • You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV
  • Elvis Presley made only 1 television commercial (On his second appearance on the Louisiana Hayride Elvis did a spot for Southern Maid Donuts)
  • The naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953
  • Artificial Christmas trees have outsold real ones every year since 1991
  • Monopoly is the most played board game in the world
  • The dollar values on the board game Monopoly have been the same since 1935
  • Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury
  • The first paperback book was printed by Penguin Publishing in 1935
  • Before 1863 the postal service in the US was free
  • Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers
  • The first crossword puzzle appeared in 1913
  • The ice cream cone was introduced in 1904
  • The first aluminum drink can was introduced in 1964
  • The first drug that was sold as a water soluble tablet was aspirin in 1900
  • Franklin Mars invented the Snickers Bar in 1930
  • Between 1931 and 1969 Walt Disney was awarded 35 Oscars
  • The 1st full length animated film was released by Disney Studios in 1937 (it was Snow White and the seven dwarfs)
  • In 1872 Yellowstone in the US was the world's first national park
  • The world's first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island New York
  • Instant mashed potatoes (dehydrated potato flakes) were invented in Canadian in 1962
  • The wristwatch was invented in 1904
  • The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze over completely
  • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
  • An average person will spend 25 years asleep
  • The average person laughs 10 times a day
  • The vocabulary of the average person is between 5,000 to 6,000 words
  • The average life span of a mosquito is 2 weeks
  • 11% of people are left handed
  • 56% of typing is completed by your left hand
  • Over 2,500 left handed people are killed a year from using right handed products
  • Ice skating rinks always go counter clock wise (for the majority of people that are right handed needing to hang onto the rail)
  • August has the highest percentage of births
  • Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
  • Honey is the only natural food which never spoils
  • That you burn more calories eating celery than it contains (the more you eat the thinner you become)
  • Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee
  • An egg contains every vitamin except vitamin C
  • A one minute kiss burns 26 calories
  • All the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes
  • Women blink twice as much as men
  • In typing class the sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English alphabet
  • Everyday is a holiday somewhere in the world
  • In a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache
  • The oldest word in the English language is 'town'
  • 'Bookkeeper' and 'bookkeeping' are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters
  • Rubber bands last longer when kept refrigerated
  • A piece of paper cannot be folded more than 7 times
  • Americas top selling ice cream flavor is vanilla
  • The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturdays
  • More people are killed from bees than snakes
  • You begin to feel thirsty when your body losses 1% of water
  • Hiccups usually lasts for 5 minutes
  • Men are stuck by lightning 7 times more than women
  • That in developed countries 27% of food is thrown away
  • Every day 7% of the US eats at McDonalds
  • The most popular snack food is potato chips
  • Americans spend $10 million a day on potato chips
  • American's eat 18 billion hot dogs a year
  • Dirty snow melts quicker than clean snow
  • Blonde beards grow faster than darker beards
  • 80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21
  • Half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18
  • The most common disease is tooth decay
  • The most common time for a wake up call is 7 AM
  • In 75% of American households women manage the money and pay the bills
  • Most cows produce more milk when they listen to music
  • Mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes
  • The number one cause of blindness in the US is diabetes
  • It takes a plastic container over 50,000 years to start decomposing
  • 72% of people eavesdrop
  • 59% of people say that they are average looking
  • 53% of women don't leave home without makeup on
  • The film 1964 'Mary Poppins' was filmed entirely indoors
  • 55% of all movies are rated R
  • The first James Bond movie was called 'Dr. No'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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