Strange but true facts

barcode wrigleys gum

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum

Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eye”

The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches

The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

Most lipstick contains fish scales

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen

No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein

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

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth

Clinophobia is the fear of beds

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second

Porcupines float in water

Source: Versus Wines Blog

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~ by tallhorsewines on June 3, 2009.

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