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Stupid Facts

  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

  • Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

  • There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
    (see Worlds Tallest Buildings)
  • A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

  • A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

  • The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
    (see The Solar System)

  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

  • Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

  • There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S. than real ones.

  • Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
    (see U.S. States)

  • Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.

  • The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.

  • In 1944, Fidel Castro was voted Cuba's best schoolboy athlete. A left-handed pitcher, Castro was later given a tryout by the Washington Senators but was turned down by the baseball club.

  • The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.

  • Most soccer balls have 32 panels.
    (see World Cup Soccer Winners)