Weird Facts 23
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- The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law that stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. False
- In 1974 a US Army Private stole a helicopter and landed it at the White House…Twice. Source
- If a sea sponge (phylum Porifera) is forced through a sieve to disintegrate it down to its cellular level, those cells, if left alone, will recombine into a sponge again. Source
- The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the General Purpose" vehicle, GP. False "GP" does not mean "General Purpose" it came from Ford production codes: G for government, and P for the 80-inch-wheelbase of the vehicle.
- More people have a phobia of frogs than rats.
- flamethrowersThere is no federal law banning civilians from owning and using flamethrowers . Source
- More people have a phobia of vomiting than death.
- Robert Downey Jr. pissed in jars and left them lying around the set of “Zodiac” to protest not having enough time to go to his trailer and relax. Source
- The human brain only accounts for 2% of your body weight, but takes up more than 20% of your blood flow.
- When Charles Darwin first discovered the Galapagos Tortoises he tried to ride them. Source
- The human brain holds between 1 and 7 terabytes (1 and 7 million megabytes) of data.
- Males sweat 40% more then females.
- "Men buy an average of 3.4 pairs of underwear in a year." Read More
- Testosterone in males decreases 10% every 10 years.
- Google has created and tested driverless cars on the streets of California, and over the course of 300,000 miles, they’ve only been in two accidents: One while someone was driving the car manually, and one in which the car was rear-ended at a stoplight. Source
- There is an Orthodox Jewish prayer men say in the morning thanking God for not making them a woman. Source
- Deep breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics. Read More
- Another name for putty root is "adam and eve".
- The monkey flower, looks like a monkeys face. True Take a Look
- The author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, kept her deceased husbands heart wrapped in silk, in her desk. Source
- The location of the Mars face on Mars matches the location of Stone Henge in England.
- In Detroit during the 1930′s, a man named Joseph Figlock was walking down the street when a baby fell from a window and landed on Figlock, neither was harmed. A year later, Figlock was walking down the same street when the same baby fell from the window onto him again, neither was harmed. Source
- Leaving the US with more than $5.00 in pennies is a crime that could land you in jail for five years. Source
- Venus's day is longer then its year.
- Daniel Radcliffe deliberately wore the same outfit for 6 months to piss off the paparazzi. Making it look like “the same old shot”. Source
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