Fun Friday

These weeks sure fly by, don’t they? It’s Friday once again so we’re stepping away from Technology news for a second to have some fun. Today we’re looking at useless facts that are interesting nonetheless. If you know of an interesting fact, post it in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

  1. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle (read more here).
  2. The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  3. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.
  4. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  5. The “spot” on the 7-up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes – he was an albino.
  6. 3,115 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled
  7. There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.
  8. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  9. The average rain drop falls at 7 miles per hour.
  10. Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald’s.
  11. In Disney’s Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid *which is “Disney” spelled backwards.
  12. Annually, 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States.
  13. Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make.
  14. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  15. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.
  16. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  17. The sound you hear when you put a seashell next to your ear is not the ocean, but blood flowing through your head.
  18. Back in the mid to late 80’s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
  19. You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
  20. Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  21. Almonds are members of the peach family.
  22. The penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim.
  23. Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10th of a calorie.
  24. 11% of the world is left-handed.
  25. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  26. 25% of a human’s bones are in feet.
  27. A jellyfish is 95% water.
  28. Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
  29. In America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
  30. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Sources: Here, Here, and Here