Did you Know?

---7% of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That works out to 16.4 million people.

---The average human heart beats 3.6 million times a year.

---Dogs with pointed and long faces tend to live longer than those which have flatter faces, such as pugs.

---In English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable.

---“Infantry” sounds like “infant” as typically in ancient times an army’s infantry consisted of soldiers too young or too inexperienced to ride a horse and be part of the cavalry.

---The famous Lacoste crocodile symbol was created in 1933, and was the first designer logo ever.

---The average temperature of a beehive is the same as a human body. Bees flap their wings to regulate heat.

---Steven Spielberg and George Lucas wanted to make an animated Calvin and Hobbes movie. The author declined because he wanted to protect the integrity of the comic.

---The 6th largest pyramid in the world is a Bass Pro Shops in Memphis, Tennessee. At 32 stories tall, it also has the---

tallest freestanding elevator in the U.S.

---Since 1497, the United Kingdom has printed their laws on vellum, made from calf or goat-skin. They continue to do this in order to uphold the tradition.

---A snail can sleep for 3 years.

---Vernor’s Ginger Ale is the oldest soda still being sold. It was created by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor, in 1866.

---Part of the Falklands Islands is littered with leftover landmines from the Falklands War. A particular stretch of beach has become home to over 1 million penguins as they are too light to trigger the mines when walking on them.

---The KKK headquarters were purchased by the Catholic Church then turned into a church.

---A red blood cell takes only about 20 seconds to make a complete circuit through your body

---Long ago, people chewed on tree bark as a method of pain relief. Willow bark has a high amount of salicylic acid, an ingredient still used in aspirin today.

---When the historic Plaza Hotel in NYC opened in 1907, a room cost $2.50 per night, the same as $64.26 today. The Plaza now charges over $1,000/night.

---When electricity was first installed in the White House in 1891, President Benjamin Harrison and his wife were afraid of electrocution because of the new concept. They refused to touch light switches so the staff had to turn the lights on and off for them.

---Both KitKat and Rolo is produced globally by Nestlé, except in the U.S. where it’s made by their competitor, Hershey’s.

---More civilians died in the Battle of Stalingrad than the nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

---A man, Ben Sliney, grounded 4,000 commercial planes across the United States on 9/11 due to the attacks – it was his first day on the job.

---When Blackbeard captured ships, many of the African slaves on board would go on to become pirates. When he died, nearly one-third of his total crew were former slaves.

---China has a series of underground tunnels running 3,000 miles long. They are used to store and transport mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles.

---Kraft singles cannot be advertised as cheese because U.S. FDA standards state a food can only be identified as cheese if it contains “at least 51% real cheese”.

---A water dropwort is a highly poisonous plant. If it kills you, it can cause you to smile after you die. This is called a sardonic grin.

---The largest living thing on earth is a giant sequoia named General Sherman.

---People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe they are a cow.

---Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid.

---Acetaminophen, one of the most popular painkillers, restrains masculinity and dulls emotions. It had been rejected in 1887 for its side effects, then approved in 1955.

---Because of the Electoral College, a presidential candidate can win with only 23% of the popular vote.

---The name for a collective group of rhinoceroses is called a crash.

---In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 pm.

---The island in Lake Bled is the only natural island in Slovenia.

---A certain type of box jellyfish’s venom will make you feel a strong sense of anxiety and sense of impending doom, and possibly thoughts of suicide. These symptoms can last up to two weeks.

---Russia has the most man-made satellites in orbit with 1,324. There is a total of 2,271 and the U.S. is in second place at 658.

---3 inches of ice can support one person, on foot. 4 inches can support a group of people, single file. 36 inches can support up to 110 tons of weight.

---The total amount spent on adult Halloween costumes each year in America is $1.5 billion.

---If you keep smelling something that is not really there, you may be experiencing the earliest symptoms of schizophrenia.

---More than 90% of survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks delayed evacuation to save their work, shut down computers, change shoes, or visit the bathroom.