Here's some facts you may or may not know.  They are also great for improving your general knowledge and using against friends.

  • About a dozen French people die as a result of landmines left from the last world war each year.
  • It snowed in the Sahara desert on February 18, 1979.
  • Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.
  • The great warrior Ghengis Khan died in bed while having sex.
  • Only one book has been distributed in more copies then the Bible; The IKEA catalog.
  • You can start a fire with ice.
  • Real diamonds can be made from peanut butter!
  • McDonald's salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers!
  • Coca-Cola's 'Super Pure' Dasani bottled water is just filtered tap water!
  • The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!
  • A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9
  • Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.
  • Girls have more tastebuds than boys
  • Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China
  • According to a recent survey, more than half of British adults have had sex in a public place!
  • Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle
  • Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.
  • Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
  • Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
  • Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
  • Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
  • The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
  • Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
  • King Kong was Adolf Hitler's favorite movie.
  • George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
  • Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.
  • In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
  • From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
  • All babies are color blind when they are born.
  • Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
  • Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million.
  • Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne.
  • To take an oath, ancient Romans put a hand on their testicles?that’s where the word “testimony” comes from.
  • In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
  • The most pushups ever performed in one day was 46,001.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
  • First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
  • There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.
  • Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, blondes to brunettes.
  • The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
  • You have no sense of smell when you're sleeping!
  • If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.
  • Koala Bears are not bears.
  • More people in China speak English than in the United States.
  • Onions have no flavor, only a smell.
  • Babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
  • At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
  • Female canaries cannot sing.
  • Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.
  • Halle Berry’s stunt double, in the movie “Catwoman”, is a man.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
  • President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader!
  • Turkey's often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have been known to drown as a result
  • Anteaters prefer termites to ants.
  • Richard Nixon liked ketchup on his cottage cheese.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe!
  • Most tropical marine fish could survive in a tank filled with human blood.
  • The name Joshua is Hebrew for 'Jesus'.
  • The streets of Victor, Colorado, once a gold rush town, are paved with low-grade gold.
  • Kilts are not native to Scotland. They originated in France.
  • On some Caribbean islands, the oysters can climb trees.
  • Medical studies show that intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair
  • Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek
  • Manhattan Island of New York City was purchased for $24 from the Algonquian Indians in 1624!
  • One in 500 humans has one blue eye and one brown eye
  • A woman's sense of smell is most sensitive during ovulation.
  • Some breeds of chickens lay colored eggs!
  • In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
  • The New York Stock Exchange started as a coffee shop!
  • 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
  • 'Vodka' is Russian for 'little water'
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
  • In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
  • Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain
  • Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
  • It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.
  • Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men.
  • Diamonds mined in Brazil are harder than those found in Africa.
  • Only 1 out of 700 identity thieves gets caught!
  • A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
  • An egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.
  • People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark. 
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  • Mel Gibson has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one)!
  • Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
  • 'Jedi' is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.
  • Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms
  • One quarter of the human brain is used to control the eyes.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
  • Only female bees work.
  • Keanu Reeves is afraid of the dark
  • Most cell phone antennas have no purpose other than to make people believe that flipping up a 2 inch antenna just gave them better reception. They are not connected to any circuitry.
  • Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.
  • Lima beans contain cyanide!
  • If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  • Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
  • By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
  • The Earth gets heavier each day by tons, as meteoric dust settles on it. 
  • Rain contains vitamin B12
  • Dating back to the 1600's, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury.
  • During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
  • Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  • More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
  • A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear
  • Bananas aren’t fruit! They are a type of herb.
  • Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  • The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
  • Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  • Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
  • Pierce Brosnan once worked with the circus as a fire eater!
  • Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
  • French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak
  • Leonardo DiCaprio got his first "onscreen kiss’ from a man!
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
  • Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
  • Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts
  • In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  • SONY was originally called 'Totsuken'
  • Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.
  • In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack's.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states!
  • According to U.S. laws, a beer commercial can never show a person actually drinking beer.
  • A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee
  • All the swans in England are property of the Queen.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
  • President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents!
  • According to studies, men change their minds two to three times more often than women.
  • Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years
  • President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins!
  • Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem.
  • So that's how they cheat - a microwaved baseball will fly farther than a frozen baseball.
  • Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
  • In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes'
  • Panophobia is the fear of everything.
  • The Australian $5,$10,$20,$50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.
  • Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.
  • The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV becuase one if its stars was a pig.
  • In Tibet it is considered good manners to stick out your tongue at someone
  • Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.
  • Phobatrivaphobia is fear of trivia about phobias.
  • The average person spends three years of his or her life on a toilet.
  • Pepsi-Cola was originally called 'Brad's drink'
  • Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States' national income.
  • Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes.
  • California has issued at least 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ
  • An American urologist once bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
  • In Idaho, You may not fish on a camel's back.
  • Justin Timberlake's half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay!
  • A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years!
  • More than 20 million meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere every day.
  • Each day, up to 150 species of life become extinct.
  • It is illegal to mispronounce 'Arkansas' while in the state of Arkansas!
  • The word 'gymnasium' comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means 'to exercise naked.' 
  • It is possible to see a rainbow at night!
  • All bonobo chimpanzees are bisexual
  • Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
  • Is bottled water worth it? 'Evian' spelled backwards is 'naive'.
  • In Japan, condoms are commonly sold 'door to door'!
  • Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
  • It is illegal NOT to smile in Pocatello, Idaho
  • The smallest human penis ever recorded was just 5/8 of an inch long!
  • Mothers pregnant with boys are less forgetful than those carrying girls!
  • In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
  • You can't create a folder called 'con' in Microsoft Windows!
  • Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.
  • When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.
  • There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.
  • More than 2 million documents will be lost by the IRS this year.
  • Turkeys can reproduce without having sex.
  • 28.1% of people pee in the pool !
  • 53% of women will not leave the house without makeup on.
  • Nicole Kidman has a morbid fear of butterflies
  • 10% of us switch tags in the store to pay less for an item
  • Printer manufacturers print invisible yellow dots on consumer's prints that check to see if a person is printing counterfeit money. If you call your printer manufacturer and ask them to "please stop spying on you", they will send secret services to your address to find out why you care about your privacy. Upset? You should be. The more people who call their printer's manufacturers and make this request, the more likely secret services will refuse to investigate.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
  • The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  • Polar bears are left handed.
  • The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
  • The flea can jump 350 times its body length.
  • A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.
  • The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
  • Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
  • Starfish don't have brains. 
  •  Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
  • No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  • A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
  • Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes. (rumor)
  • All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
  • The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  • Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word 'criminal.' The second was William Jefferson Clinton.
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
  • On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
  • The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with 'MONTH.'
  • Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • All polar bears are left handed.
  • In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  • 'Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.
  • Dom Jolly out of Trigger TV went to school with Osama Bin Laden.