Tuesday, April 20, 2010

strange but true.

Since I'm busy in Philly, I thought I'd leave ya'll with some strange but true facts.
1. 40% of McDonald's profits come the Happy Meals.
2. 315 entries in the 1996 Webster dictionary are misspelled.
3. On the average day, 12 newborns will be handed to the wrong parents. (seriously?!)
4. Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830's.
5. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
6. It took DaVinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
7. Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
8. The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes. (not me! it takes me at least 30!)
9.The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
10. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
11. A cockroach can live 10 days without it's head. (ewwwwwwww)
12. We shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime. (ewwwww again)
13. There are more chickens than people in the World.
14. You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.
15. The three wealthiest families in the World have more assets than the combined wealth of the 48 poorest nations.

Interesting facts right?! I don't think I knew any of those before!
Hope you're all having a great start to your Tuesday!
xoxo


17 comments:

~*Katie*~ said...

I hear ya on the falling asleep part...It takes me FOREVER!!!

brooke said...

the 40 lbs of skin...that is foul...and seriously the newborns thing is REALLY REALLY freaky!!! that is just nuts!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Seven minutes??? It takes me forever!

These were such cool facts. Thanks for sharing!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I love facts like this! I put them in my arsenal of useless information :) Thanks for sharing!

bananas. said...

So basically you're saying i was switched at birth? Uh whaaaaaaat!

No clocks in vegas, i knew ;) there's also no windows.

Allyson and Dave said...

Of course there are no clocks in Vegas. They don't want you to realize that it is 5am and you are still playing blackjack. There are also no windows in the casino. Sneaky, sneaky Vegas.

I'm Lindsay! said...

Wow 40 pounds of skin, that is NASTY!! These are all very interesting!

leigh ashley said...

omg... 12 newborns are handed to the wrong parent... makes you think a little...

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

The whole wrong baby freaks me out a little, really?
315 entries in Websters mispelled? I bettter get a different dictionary, I try to be a stickler with spelling, unless you read my post about Leann Rimes yesterday you might believe it.

Jessica said...

I totally didn't want to believe the fact that there are more chickens in the world than humans, but then I started thinking and I guess it *sorta* makes sense.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

These are great! I love random facts! And it takes me way longer than 7 minutes to fall asleep too!

OceanDreams said...

Oh goodness now I will always be wondering if my first born is mine, lol! That cockroach tidbit is gross, ewww is right! Hope you are having a nice day.

Kimbirdy said...

very fun facts! and some gross ones. :)

Claire Kiefer said...

#7--seriously?! Marilyn had 6 toes? CRAZY! And as for newborns being handed to the wrong parents . . . I sure freakin' hope those mistakes are corrected real quick, cause that's about the most traumatizing situation I can imagine!

Lexa said...

That's really depressing about the babies. I can't believe that people are that careless! These are human lives!

Jen said...

Donut salesperson? You made me laugh with that one! Were you thinking Crispy Creme? ;-) But no, thanks so much for posting. I've enjoyed reading everyone's responses to the contest. As for your facts above... Marilyn had 6 toes?? Ick!!

~KS said...

LOOOOVEEEE fun facts!! Love it!