Strange but true facts


In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.

There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo.

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution.

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants.

In the US- Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500.

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.

In the US- One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year.

Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other’s shoulders.

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 4800 km per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun’s surface.

A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.

Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada.

There was a time when people thought George Michael was straight



~ by tallhorsewines on May 21, 2009.

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