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Did You Know? - Numbers - Part 2

  • Did you know a honeybee's top speed is 24kph (15mph)
  • Did you know a humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times a second (5,400 times a minute)
  • Did you know horses have 18 more bones than humans
  • Did you know a cheetahs top speed is 114kph (70mph)
  • Did you know a jellyfish is 95% water
  • Did you know every day 7% of the US eats at McDonalds
  • Did you know a snail can sleep for 3 years
  • Did you know the average porcupine has 30,000 spikes
  • Did you know tarantula spiders can survive 2 and a half years without food
  • Did you know crocodiles are responsible for over a 1,000 deaths each year by the Banks of the Nile river
  • Did you know an elephant's trunk can hold over 5 litres of water
  • Did you know it takes 4 hours to hardboil an ostrich egg
  • Did you know there is 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has been mined
  • Did you know the moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days
  • Did you know more than 75% of all countries are north of the equator
  • Did you know Yugoslavia is bordered by 7 other countries
  • Did you know 2 million hydrogen atoms would be required to cover a full stop (.)
  • Did you know New York contains 920km (571miles) of shoreline
  • Did you know 1 gigayear = 1,000,000,000,000 years
  • Did you know the Moons diameter is 3,476km
  • Did you know the human body contains 96,000km(59,650miles) of blood vessels
  • Did you know on average you blink 25,000 a day
  • Did you know 1 square inch of human skin contains 625 sweat glands
  • Did you know your normal body temperature is 37°C (99°F)
  • Did you know you shed a complete layer of skin every 4 weeks
  • Did you know minus 40°C is exactly the same temperature as minus 40°F
  • Did you know there is enough petrol in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive the average car 4 times around the world
  • Did you know Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity
  • Did you know the world's knowledge is growing so fast that 90% of what we will know in 50 years time will be discovered in those 50 years
  • Did you know according to the old English time system a moment is 1 and a half minutes
  • Did you know oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen make up 90% of the human body
  • Did you know a car travelling at 80kph (50mph) uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance
  • Did you know dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 24km (15miles) away
  • Did you know The US shreds 7,000 tons of worn out currency each year
  • Did you know americans spend $10 million a day on potato chips
  • Did you know 70% of all Irish barley grown goes towards the production of Guinness beer
  • Did you know there are 1,929,770,126,028,800 different color combinations possible on a Rubik's Cube
  • Did you know a Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes
  • Did you know the average person will consume 100 tons of food and 45,424 liters (12,000 gallons) of water in their lifetime
  • Did you know a deck of cards should be shuffled at least 7 times before playing
  • Did you know 32% of all land in the U.S. is owned by the government
  • Did you know the letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has 3 syllables (all others have 1)
  • Did you know 1 out of every 8 letters written is an e
  • Did you know 45,000 thunderstorms around the world occur every day
  • Did you know Elvis Presley made only 1 television commercial
  • Did you know the typical wave height from Pacific tsunami is between 6 - 9 metres
  • Did you know wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times
  • Did you know 55% of all movies are rated R
  • Did you know there are 2 chickens for every person
  • Did you know 80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21
  • Did you know half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18
  • Did you know there are a million ants for every person on Earth
  • Did you know over 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year
  • Did you know 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals
  • Did you know new born babies have 350 bones (by age 5 the amount of bones merges to 206)
  • Did you know that in the 17th century the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places (today to 1.2411 trillion)
  • Did you know you use 72 different muscles while speaking
  • Did you know it took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa
  • Did you know the most common disease is tooth decay
  • Did you know American's eat 18 billion hot dogs a year
  • Did you know the Earth weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons
  • Did you know the average person goes to the toilet 6 times a day
  • Did you know 'Babe' was played by over 50 pigs
  • Did you know the most common time for a wake up call is 7am
  • Did you know India has over 50 million monkeys
  • Did you know ostriches have a 14 meter (46 foot) long small intestine
  • Did you know the sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth
  • Did you know every year the sun loses 360 million tons
  • Did you know the shell is 12% of an eggs weight
  • Did you know the longest time a person has been in a coma is 37 years
  • Did you know the longest one syllable word in the English language is 'screeched'
  • Did you know a squid has 10 tentacles
  • Did you know the average American eats 263 eggs a year
  • Did you know in 75% of American households women manage the money and pay the bills
  • Did you know a third of Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it
  • Did you know the odds of being stuck by lighting is 280,000 to 1
  • Did you know the average bank teller loses $250 every year
  • Did you know the average person has 10,000 taste buds
  • Did you know a rat can tread water for 3 days
  • Did you know sharks can sense a drop of blood from 4km (2.5miles) away
  • Did you know bottle nosed whales can dive to a depth of 915 metres (3,000feet) in 2 minutes
  • Did you know flamingoes can live up to 80 years
  • Did you know greyhounds can reach speeds of up to 67kph (42mph)
  • Did you know you can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth (most males have 40, females 36)
  • Did you know when 2 zebras stand side by side they usually face each other in opposite directions to keep an eye out for predators
  • Did you know a blue whale can go up to 6 months without eating
  • Did you know pelicans consume around a 1/3 of its body weight in a single meal
  • Did you know house cats have 18 claws
  • Did you know the average elephant produces 22kg (50 pounds) of dunn each day
  • Did you know there are more than 50 different kinds of kangaroos
  • Did you know the average lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years
  • Did you know fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle
  • Did you know only 4 out of 20,000 species of bees produce honey
  • Did you know there are over 4,300 known species of ladybugs
  • Did you know a fly's recation time is 30 milliseconds
  • Did you know bees and house flies flap their wings 200 times a second
  • Did you know bees have 4 wings
  • Did you know over a third of all pineapples come from Hawaii
  • Did you know 60 cows can produce a ton of milk each day
  • Did you know Orange Fanta is the 3rd largest selling soft drink in the world
  • Did you know Italy and France produce over 40% of all wine
  • Did you know there are over 15,000 different kinds of rice
  • Did you know dairy products account for 29% of all food consumed in the U.S.
  • Did you know the ideal temperature to fall asleep is between 18-30°c (64-86°f)
  • Did you know 90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the ocean
  • Did you know the first US coast to coast aeroplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days
  • Did you know honey enters your blood stream within 20 minutes of being eaten
  • Did you know you brain weights 2% of your body weight though uses 20% of all oxygen you breathe and 15% of the bodys blood supply
  • Did you know each red blood cell lives an average of 4 months and travels between the lungs and other tissue 75,000 times before returning to bone marrow to die
  • Did you know there are over 10 trillion living cells in the human body
  • Did you know over 500 meteorites hit the Earth each year
  • Did you know the Sun has a diameter of 1,390,176km (864,000miles)
  • Did you know it takes a plastic container over 50,000 years to start decomposing
  • Did you know every year over 98% of atoms in your body are replaced
  • Did you know your blood is 6 times thicker than water
  • Did you know sound travels 15 times faster through steel than air
  • Did you know 22% of people skip lunch daily
  • Did you know the average person swallows 295 times during a meal
  • Did you know 72% of people eavesdrop
  • Did you know 45% of people use mouthwash daily
  • Did you know on average 22% of all restaurant meals include potato chips
  • Did you know the US produces 19% of the world's trash
  • Did you know 59% of people say that their average looking
  • Did you know 53% of women don't leave home without makeup on
  • Did you know 44% of people have broken a bone
  • Did you know 9% of people skip breakfast daily
  • Did you know chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the world's almonds
  • Did you know 90% people depend on alarm clocks to wake up
  • Did you know 21% of people don't make their bed in the morning
  • Did you know 85% of women wear the wrong bra size
  • Did you know the number 1 reason why people purchase a mobile phone is for safety
  • Did you know women are 4 times more likely to shop lift than men
  • Did you know the Earth experiences over 50,000 earthquakes a year
  • Did you know 75% of people wouldn't give up their spouse for a night for a $1,000,000
  • Did you know a standard 747 jumbo jet has 420 seats
  • Did you know the makers of the board game Monopoly print over 50 billion dollars worth of Monopoly money every year
  • Did you know the average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons
  • Did you know the blueprints for the Eiffel Tower covered more than 14,000 square feet of drafting paper
  • Did you know the number 4 is the only number that has the same number of letters in it
  • Did you know the statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 feet wide

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