Thursday, February 1, 2007

Fun Facts

1- If the entire population of Earth was reduced to exactly 100 people, 51% would be female, 49% male; 50% of the world's currency would be held by 6 people, one person would be nearly dead, one nearly born.

2- The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side. (How much did they spent to find out about that???)

3- Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. (Sad... isn't it?)

4- There is a company that will (for $14,000) take your ashes, compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set in jewelry for a loved one.

5- A perfect SAT score is 1600 combined. Bill Gates scored 1590 on his SAT. Paul Allen, Bill's partner in Microsoft, scored a perfect 1600. Bill Cosby scored less than 500 combined.

6- For every person on Earth, there are an estimated 200 million insects.

7- A Georgia company will mix your loved one's ashes with cement and drop it into the ocean to form an artificial reef.

8- Most of the deck chairs on the Queen Mary 2 have had to be replaced because overweight Americans were breaking them.

9- The day after President George W. Bush was reelected; Canada's main immigration website had 115,000 visitors. Before Bush's re-election, this site averaged about 20,000 visitors each day.

10- 90% of Canada's 31,000,000 citizens live within 100 miles of the U.S. border. (I object)

11- A ten year old mattress weighs double what it did when it was new, because of the -ahem- debris which is absorbed through the years. That debris includes dust mites (their droppings and their decaying bodies), mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand and a lot of perspiration, of which the average person loses a quart per day. Good night! hehe

12- If the recent U.S. election was held in Canada, John Kerry would have beaten George Bush in a landslide - 64% to 19%.

13- If you disassembled the Great Pyramid of Cheops, you would get enough stones to encircle the earth with a brick wall twenty inches high.

14- In September 2004, a Minnesota state trooper issued a speeding ticket to a motorcyclist who was clocked at 205 mph = 328 km/h (i know someone that did that speed on a 1300cc Suzuki Hayabusa)

15- Physicists have already performed a simple type of teleportation, transferring the quantum characteristics of one atom onto another atom at a different location.

16- The Nike swoosh was designed by a Portland State University student, and purchased by Nike for $35. (doesn't he feel like an ass now)

17- The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it's born and after it's dead.

18- The remains of 125 people will be launched into space where they will orbit the Earth for centuries. ( i don't get it..why???)

19- 20% of Americans think that the sun orbits around the Earth. (Ok... I hope that they have included children under 6 in that poll... Otherwise, no wonder why Bush was re-elected!!!)

20- Americans take an average of just ten days per year vacation. In France, the law guarantees everyone five weeks of vacation, and most full-time workers get two full months vacation. (I am considering moving to France now)

21- There is a new television show on a British cable called "Watching Paint Dry". Viewers watch in real-time. Gloss, semi-gloss, matte, satin, you name it. Then viewers vote out their least favorite. (Can your life get THAT boring ????)

22- A party boat filled with 60 men and women capsized in Texas after all the passengers rushed to one side as the boat passed a nude beach.

23- The U.S. treasury department has more than twenty people assigned to catching people who violate the trade and tourism embargo with Cuba. In contrast, it has only four employees assigned to track the assets of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein before his execution. (Hmm.. Priorities, never heard about that? )

24- People with initials that spell out GOD or ACE are likely to live longer than people whose initials spell out words like APE, PIG, or RAT. (Wonder about mines YZE)

25- 72% of Americans sign their pets' names on greeting cards they send out. (Can we say... CHEESY? )


Anonymous said...

Where do u get such info???...funny post!

cixousianpanic said...

aham shay the boat capsizing! lol that's hilarious! :P

Zed said...

maze: i will never reveal my sources....hehe

cixousianpanic: ya that made me laugh too, Americans.. what else can i say

Joud said...

sure zed as if you wouldn't have been standing on the same side as everyone else :P

Elijah said...

6. That was funny, who's keeping count haha

11. Eeew I don't wanna ever sleep again.

18. I think it's cool and creepy

Anonymous said...

205mph, thats crazy fast. you had better have got some suzuki motorbike Insurance if you plan on buying this one.Personally I'm gonna stick with my 07 yamaha r6, no bike looks better than this. not even the yamaha R6 2008 design. I would take the suzuki hayabusa over the 08 R6 version anyday.