Thought that I would share some fun facts for you to start the week.
40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
7,000 new insect species are discovered every year.
85% of movie actors earn less than $5,000 a year from acting!
9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive!
A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball made of rubber.
A bird ‘chews’ with its stomach.
A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second.
A man once sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted.
Actor John Wayne made more than 200 movies.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor wrote the children’s book ‘Nibbles & Me’.
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
An ounce of platinum can be stretched 10,000 feet.
Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
Austria was the first country to use postcards.
Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.
Buttermilk does not contain any butter.
By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours. Contrary to popular belief, the first ironclad warships were built by Korea in the 16th century.
Crayola is a French word that means ‘Oily chalk.’”
Each day, up to 150 species of life become extinct.
El Salvador is the only Central American country without a coastline on the Caribbean.
English is the only language that capitalizes the first person singular, ‘I’.
Even Antarctica has an area code. It is 672.
Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year!
Extremely high pressured water can easily cut through a steel beam.
First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
For every gallon of sea water, you get more than a quarter pound of salt.
Half of all identity thieves are either relatives, friends, or neighbors of their victims.
Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn’t tick, it moves smoothly.
In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one!
In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds!
Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
Hope that you enjoyed these little tidbits of information and stay away from the coconut trees:)