More than half the American men surveyed in a recent poll admit to having sex with women they disliked.
The foot is 12 inches long because the arm of King Henry I of England measured 36 inches, and he decreed the standard foot should be 1/3 of that measurement.
The first cook book was written by the Greeks in 400 B.C.
The flying gurnard, a fish, swims in water, walks on land, and flies through the air.
The customs house in Mexico City, now the federal treasury, was started in 1730. Work was halted immediately when the builders estimated it would require ten years to complete the project. A beautiful Mexican girl, Sara de Acuna, promised to marry Juan Guitierrez if he would finish the building in six months. He accomplished the task just three days short of the deadline.
Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, whereas, dogs only have about 10.
When reflected from bright lights (head lights) deer’s eyes are orange, whereas cats and dogs are green. Rabbit’s eyes remain black.
Dogs will yawn in order to express that there is a conflict of interest between their own ideas or desires and those of their owners.
The heaviest dog on record is an Old English Mastiff named Zorba, who weighed 343 pounds and measured 8 feet and 3 in. from nose to tail.
On average, a woman will speak 7,000 words over the course of a day while a man will only speak 2,000 words in the same period of time. I’m not too surprised.
The average man will ejaculate 14 gallons of semen in his life.
Another recent study shows computer users blink an average of 7 times per minute. The average person blinks 22 times per minute.
The earth’s magnetic field pulls the electron beams hitting the cathode ray tube in computer monitors. Every computer monitor has to be calibrated relative to its position in the earth’s magnetic field. Adjust a monitor in the northern hemisphere and its colors will be wrong if you plug it into a computer in the southern hemisphere.
Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.
Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets or phones.
According to Archives of General Medicine, coffee drinkers have sex more frequently and enjoy it more than non-coffee drinkers.
Dr. Miles Compound Extract of Tomato, a patent medicine, went on the market in the 1830s – it was ketchup.
Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.
Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.
In 1990, a 64-year old Hartsville, Tennessee, woman entered a hospital for surgery for what doctors diagnosed as a tumor on her buttocks. What surgeons found, however, was a four-inch pork chop bone, which they removed. They estimated that it had been in place for five to ten years. The woman could not remember sitting on it, or eating it for that matter.
The mother of all mothers? The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765 a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets.
Hoover Dam’s structural volume surpasses the largest pyramid in Egypt, which took 20 years and 100,000 men to complete. It took 4 years and 5,000 workers to complete Hoover Dam.
Length of beard an average man would grow if he never shaved: 27.5 feet.
Amount of time an average man spends shaving: 3350 hours.
Number of whiskers on the face of the average man: 30,000.
Number of inches whiskers grow per year 5.5.
The average man sweats 2 1/2 quarts every day.
The chance of contracting an infection during a hospital stay in the USA is 1 in 15.
Most deaths in a hospital are between the times of 4pm and 6pm, the time when the human body is at its weakest.
In the US, the error rate for doctors prescribing the wrong medicine for their patient’s ailment is 12%.
Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50%
According to a major hotel chain, approximately the same numbers of men and women are locked out of their rooms — 32 percent are less than fully dressed.
When Alexander Graham Bell died on August 4, 1922, millions of phones went dead. In Bell’s honor, all phones served by the Bell System in the USA and Canada went silent for one minute.
The first transatlantic wedding took place on December 2, 1933. The groom was in Michigan. The bride, in Sweden. The ceremony took seven minutes and cost $47.50.
In the late 30’s, a man named Abe Pickens of Cleveland, Ohio, attempted to promote world peace by placing personal calls to various country leaders. He managed to contact Mussolini, Hirohito, Franco and Hitler (Hitler, who didn’t understand English, transferred him to an aide). He spent$10,000 to “give
peace a chance.”
In the Catholic church, St. Gabriel, an archangel, is the patron saint of telecommunications.
One of the first telephone answering machines was developed in Switzerland during the 1950’s. It took three days to install.