Random Fact Tuesday.

  • Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, and windshield wipers were all invented by women.
  • One in three Americans bite their fingernails.
  • Helen Keller was a found member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
  • Roughly 12% of all workers in the United States have at some point worked at a McDonald’s restaurant.
  • Robin Williams, Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, and Dr. Suess were all voted “Least likely to Succeed” by their classmates.
  • A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
  • Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in their correct order.
  • The “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick” is the hardest tongue-twister.
  • Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.
  • Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
  • A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
  • It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation.
  • In the courts of the Roman Empire, instead of swearing an oath on a bible, men swore to the truth on their statements while holding their genitals. Hence the word ‘testify’, from ‘testicles’.
  • All elephants walk on tiptoe, because the back portion of their foot is made up of all fat and no bone.
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