Random facts 10

The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
Whitby, Ontario has more donut stores per capita than any other place in the world.
Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter “E”.
No president of the United States was an only child.
Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.
Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
Most lipstick is partailly made of fish scales.
No word in the the English dictionary rhymes with “MONTH”.
The human brain is 80% water.
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
The parachute was invented by DiVinci in 1515.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
There are 86,400 seconds in day.
A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.
Singapore has only one train station.
The earth is approx. 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
 For more information see funfunnyfacts.com.

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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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3 Responses to Random facts 10

  1. Well, a couple of thoughts on this list:

    The average planet named Earth has six billion people who might be dust one day…

    The donut shops are all called Tim Horton’s

    Ernest Vincent Wright couldn’t have been Canadian, eh?

    I enjoy your blog too, Rob.


  2. Ian, it couldn’t be Tim Horton’s… their selection of donuts is really, really small!

  3. Mike says:

    Hi Rob! Very fun facts. I have loads of useless trivia on my blog.

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