Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Fact No.214

Today (31st May) is World No Tobacco Day.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Fact No.213

The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Fact No.212

The green colouring in Haribo comes from chlorophyll, the substance that makes plants green.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Fact No.211

The world's largest cookie was made from 30,000 eggs, 6,500 pounds of butter and 6,000 pounds of chocolate and when all was mixed and baked the cookie weighed 37,000 pounds and measured 102 feet in diameter.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Fact No.210

Almost four hundred years after Shakespeare's death there are 15 million pages referring to him on Google. There are 132 million for God, 2.7 million for Elvis Presley, and coming up on Shakespeare's heels, George W Bush with 14.7 million.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Fact No.209

Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than the female lot.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Monday, 23 May 2011

Fact No.206

The world’s most obese country is the USA with 30.6%, then in 2nd it's Mexico with 24.4% then in 3rd the UK with 23%.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Fact No.204

There are an average of 70,000 reported UFO sightings every year, worldwide. That's an average of 192 per day.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Fact No.202

There are more stars in the universe, than there are grains of sand on planet earth.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Fact No.200

Around four in 10 British women buy shoes knowing they do not fit, and nearly two out of 10 men do the same.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Fact No.198

On this day (15th May) in 1940  McDonald's opened its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Fact No.197

You could fit approximately 20 sextillion people inside the sun, that's 20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 people, or 3 trillion (3,000,000,000) times the population of the earth.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Fact No.196

To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Fact No.195

"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Fact No.194

Volkswagen (VW) is the only German car company not to have apologised for siding with the Nazis in WW2.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Fact No.193

The universe is estimated to be approximatley, at least 150 billion light years across, traveling at the speed of the space shutle this would take 5,587,899,543,378,995 years.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Fact No.192

'Meet the press' an American news show is the longest running TV program, airing since 1947 until today.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Fact No.191

The average bottle of wine in the UK costs £4.08. Taxes account for most of that, but for bigger brands of wine marketing adds a pound. The actual wine only costs around 30p.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Fact No.189

The average household income in the UK is US$25,168,
and in the USA it is US$31,111.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Fact No.188

In the UK there are roughly 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the USA it is roughly 0.8 mobile phones per person.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Fact No.187

A string of spider's web silk of pencil thickness could tow an ocean liner and stop a Boeing 747 at full thrust.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Fact No.186

The UK is the only country in the world that allows people under the age of 16 to drink alcohol.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Fact No.185

If you were to put a truck behind a 747 at take-off thrust, the truck would be blown to pieces almost half a km away.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Fact No.184

The world’s biggest pancake was cooked in Rochdale in 1994. It was 15 metres in diameter, weighed a whopping three tonnes and had an estimated two million calories.