Random Fact Tuesday

  • Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.
  • 40 percent of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as a medicine.
  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  • By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
  • The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
  • The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  • Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines
  • When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying “yes” in Sri Lanka.
  • The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.
  • The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the Combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
  • Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our noses and ears Never stop growing.
  • When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.
  • Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  • The longest place name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturi- Pukakpikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenua—anatahu – a New Zealand hill.
  • More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a French kiss.
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
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