here is my collection of weird facts (some may be repeated):
snails have sex for twelve hours.
A regulation golf ball has 336 dimples
grasshoppers can jump so far, and so fast because they have a bit of sinew on their backs. they stretch this sinew over thier legs and let it loose to propel themselves forward.
A chinese farmer was put into a mental asylum after he became addicted to eating pebbles.
Everyday Americans go through 300,000 tins of spam.
In Oatman, Arizona it gets so hot that they have an egg frying comp. on the pavement.
The average cob of corn has 800 kernals.
The worlds heaviest lemon was grown by an Israeli.
If you took the tissue from a dogs nose and spread it out, it would probably be bigger then the dog itself.
Charlie Chaplin once came third in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like comp.
Grapes explode when microwaved.
A full moon always rises at sunset.
When Caligula (sorry about the spelling) invaded Britain, he lost because he ordered his men to stop on the beach and collect............... seashells.
If you lined up 8,207 Snakes Alive end to end, they would stretch across Sydney Harbour Bridge.
A snail can sleep for three years.
In the UK 5,945 people were reported with injuries caused by putting the trousers on too quickly
In Turkey Camel Wrestling is nearly as popular as WWF is in the US.
The Australian copperhead snake smells like freshly cut cucumbers.
In Israel, the glue on the backs of stamps, is certified kosher.
Americans eat seven million pizzas daily.
During conscription for WW2, there were 9 cases of men with 3 testicles.
On the 28th of June 1820 the tomato was proven to be non-poisonous
• The original game of "Monopoly" was circular.
• It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
• One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 a year.
• Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
• The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
• The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
• TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
• Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
• A snail can sleep for 3 years.
• Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
• The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
• More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
• Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
• The continents names all end with the same letter with which they start.
• Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
• According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed --- that is, they favor either their right or left paws.
• A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can.
• Blue whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as 3 Greyhound buses.
• Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile; so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You'll lose him or her every time.
• Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
• Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
• Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
• Only female mosquitoes bite.
• Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
• If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
• Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem, and, with legs dangling, fall asleep.
• Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
• Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
• The outdoor temperature can be estimated to within several degrees by timing the chirps of a cricket. It is done this way: count the number of chirps in a 15-second period, and add 37 to the total. The result will be very close to the actual Fahrenheit temperature. This formula, however, only works in warm weather. (Try it!)
• In the United States, a pound of potato chips cost two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
• Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesar. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920's.
• A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
• Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
• You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
• The two longest one-syllable words in the English language is "screeched. & strengths."
• Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
• Barbie's full first name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
• All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
• A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened
• "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
• The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
• The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture cell' or 'picture element'.
• Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
• Cat's urine glows under a black light.
• The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
• The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
• Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.
• On the new hundred-dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
• The vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar note depicts a likeness of the front of the Lincoln Memorial as it appeared in 1922 when it was first dedicated. At that time, there were only 48 states that made up the United States of America. The names of 26 states were engraved on the front of the Memorial. This is why only the names of 26 states appear in the vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar note. In the upper frieze of the façade in the vignette the states are from left to right: Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, and North Dakota. In the lower frieze from left to right the names of the states are: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Carolina, Hampshire, Virginia and New York.