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message 1: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (last edited Mar 16, 2013 09:57AM) (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments Here you will post interesting facts about anything! Anything that you find interesting or you think the group will like post it! The goal is to get 1,000 random facts but we can go over that!

You can post 1, 2, 5, even 10 messages in a row. You do not have to wait to post. So post whenever you want!

Please number your post.


message 2: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments I'll start:

1. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.


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Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 2. When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.


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Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 3. On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.


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Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 4. 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.


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Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 5. In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.


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Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 6. Texan astronauts can vote from space.


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Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 7. Happy Birthday is still under copyright.


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Michael Dunleavy | 272 comments 8. Carrageenan, the ingredient that makes peanut butter so spreadable, comes from seaweed.


message 10: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 9. A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.


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Michael Dunleavy | 272 comments 10. Coca-cola was originally green.


message 12: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 11. The Hawaiian alphabet consists of only 12 letters.


message 13: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (last edited Mar 16, 2013 10:30AM) (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 12. Pineapples belong to the berry family.


message 14: by Michael (new)

Michael Dunleavy | 272 comments 13. The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!


message 15: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 14. Turtles can breathe through their butts.


message 16: by Megan (new)

Megan Brooker | 490 comments 15. Most soccer players run an average of seven miles each game.


message 17: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 16. Fredric Baur designed the Pringles can ... and his ashes were stored in one.


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Alley Kat (alleykat666) 17. According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.


message 19: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 18. The letter S takes up the most pages in almost every English dictionary.


message 20: by Alley (new)

Alley Kat (alleykat666) 19. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.


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Alley Kat (alleykat666) 20. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.


message 22: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 21. The Statue of Liberty's nose measures five feet.


message 23: by Alley (new)

Alley Kat (alleykat666) 22. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.


message 24: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 23. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your pocket.


message 25: by Alley (new)

Alley Kat (alleykat666) 24. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.


message 26: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 25. Mata Hari donated her body to science but somehow, her head disappeared.


message 27: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 26. The music for the Star Spangled Banner was originally used for a drinking song.


message 28: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 27. The Etch-A-Sketch is the state toy of Kansas.


message 29: by Alley (new)

Alley Kat (alleykat666) 27. Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.l


message 30: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 29. Humans lose half their taste buds by age 60.


message 31: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 30. Rats cannot vomit.


message 32: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 31. There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia.


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Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 32. There used to be Olympic long jump and high jump events ... for horses.


message 34: by Mehsi (new)

Mehsi | 26632 comments 33. Calico cats are always female. There are rare cases of male Calico cats, but that is mostly because of a genetic defect.


message 35: by Mehsi (new)

Mehsi | 26632 comments 34. Normal hamsters (golden/syrian hamsters) need to be alone or else they will fight and eventually probably kill each other.


message 36: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 34. They have square watermelons in Japan ... because they stack better.


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33. One out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’.


message 38: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 36. Celery takes more calories to eat than it actually contains.


message 39: by Mehsi (new)

Mehsi | 26632 comments 37. There is a room in the US (at a laboratory) that is 99.9% sound absorbent. The longest anybody ever stayed in there was 45 minutes.


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34. In America, we buy 57 books per second. It would take a shelf 78 miles long to hold all of one day’s books.


message 41: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 39. A talking Barbie once complained, "Math is hard."


message 42: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 40. An ear of corn always has an even number of rows.


message 43: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments Sorry , I messed up!
The next fact will be number 42.


message 44: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 42. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.


message 45: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 43. Finnish driver Jussi Salonoja was fined a world-record $217,000 for speeding.


message 46: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 44. Venus spins in the opposite direction of all the other planets.


message 47: by Megan (new)

Megan Brooker | 490 comments 45. A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.


message 48: by Jacquelyn, thebrunettebooknerd (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) | 19024 comments 46. A group of rhinos is called a crash.


message 49: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments 47. Twinkies only have a shelf life of about 25 days.


message 50: by Mehsi (last edited Mar 16, 2013 01:22PM) (new)

Mehsi | 26632 comments 48. A group of (common) ravens was often called Unkindness or conspiracy.


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