90 Plus Fun Facts
- Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
- Neurons multiply at a rate of 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.
- Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months.
- The longest human pregnancy on record is 17 months, 11 days.
- A female oyster produces 100 million young in her lifetime, the typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year, and it is possible for one female cat to be responsible for the birth of 20,736 kittens in four years.
- Michelle Duggar holds the record for the largest human family, having given birth to 17 children.
- 750 ml of blood pumps through your brain every minute, which is 15-20% of the blood that flows from the heart.
- The human brain is about 75% water.
- Dragonflies are capable of flying sixty miles per hour, making them one of the fastest insects.
- This is good since they are in a big hurry, as they only live about twenty-four hours.
- Flies jump backward during take-off.
- A housefly will regurgitate its food and eat it again.
- Termites outweigh humans by almost ten to one.
- A spider’s web is not a home, but rather a trap for its food.
- They are as individual as snowflakes, with no two ever being the same.
- Some tropical spiders have built webs over eighteen feet across.
- More people are afraid of spiders than death.
- Amazingly, few people are afraid of Champagne corks even though you are more likely to be killed by one than by a spider.
- Your brain consumes 25 watts of power while you are awake.
- This amount of energy is enough to illuminate a lightbulb.
- It is impossible to lick your elbow.
- Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
- In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.
- Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days.
- The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days — the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.
- Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
- The most poisonous spider is the black widow.
- Its venom is more potent than a rattlesnake’s.
- 13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese.
- The world’s youngest parents were eight and nine and lived in China in 1910.
- Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface do not have eyes.
- Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
- Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them.
- It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
- Most household dust is made of dead skin cells.
- One in eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to grow faster than they age.
- The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
- Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
- Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.
- Mercury is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator.
- The Morgan’s Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12-inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
- Some moths never eat anything like adults because they do not have mouths.
- They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
- In 1958, Entomologist W.G. Bruce published a list of Arthropod references in the Bible.
- The most frequently named bugs from the Bible are Locust: 24, Moth: 11, Grasshopper: 10, Scorpion: 10, Caterpillar: Nine, and Bee: 4.
- People eat insects – called “Entomophagy”(people eating bugs) – it has been practiced for centuries throughout Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and North, Central, and South America.
- Why? Because many bugs are both protein-rich and good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fats.
- Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
- Go on and try it then.
- Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
- The average chocolate bar has eight insects’ legs in it.
- In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays) No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
- The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
- The Beetham Tower cost over £150 million to build.
- The Beetham Tower has 47 floors.
- “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
- An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
- Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year.
- It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- In France, a five-year-old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance.
- Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
- By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
- The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
- In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
- On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
- Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
- A dentist invented the electric chair.
- The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
- The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
- Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
- A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
- Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
- Babies are born without kneecaps.
- They do not appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
- 14% of all facts and statistics are made up and 27% of people know that fact.
- Every time you lick a stamp, you are consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
- Eskimos have over 15 words for the English word ‘Snow’ Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
- Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolly bear caterpillar are wide, cold winter is coming.
- Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
- Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
- Almonds are a member of the peach family.
- The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
- “Ithyphallophobia” is a morbid fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect penis.
- The average shelf life of a latex condom is about two years.
- 14% of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
- Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
- A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
- A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.
- Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.
- Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
- For every ‘normal’ webpage, there are five porn pages. “Venus observe” is the technical term for the “missionary position.”
- Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.
- Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.
- US Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
- The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
- Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually.
- Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.
- Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it does not digest itself.
- 98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
- A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
- The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
- The dot over the letter “I” is called a title.
- Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.