Monday, April 3, 2017


…If you enjoy random facts and learning things like I do, then you’ve come to the right place…

-There are 25,700 phone daily phone calls Congress since Inauguration Day, and increase of 164%

-Heroin has surpassed prescription painkillers as the leading cause of death from drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

-The last numbers account for the 25,426 deaths by overdose that took place between 2012 and 2014.

-As recently as 2010, heroin ranked fifth, making up nearly 8% of overdose deaths compared with 14% from oxycodone. By 2014, heroin-related deaths tripled to 23.

-Americans throw away $165 billion worth a food a year.  Uneaten food is the single largest item in landfills, creating huge amounts of methane.
If even 15 percent of that wasted food were redirected, it could feed 25 million Americans.

-A set of 19 questions, including, “Do we have the right patient?” and “What operation are we performing?” can reduce surgical deaths by 40%

-The average dog has the intellect of a two year old child and can understand up to 250 words and gestures.

-If a friendship lasts longer than 7 years, scientists say it will last a lifetime.

 -Polar bear hairs are hollow so they can trap air and keep themselves warm.

-There is a pass in Wyoming where a stream splits and half the water goes to the Pacific Ocean and half goes to the Atlantic Ocean.

-Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt, when staying in the White House, reported sightings or a presence of Abraham Lincoln's Ghost.  Sightings have also been reported by Margaret Truman, Winston Churchill, and Henry Truman.

-A Dutch man at the age of 32 began a free "baby making" service and in 9 years’ time he has 82 children spread around the globe.

-Microsoft's Steve Ballmer was the first person to become a billionaire by being an employee and not a company founder (or heir).

-The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be scrapped after 20 years. It only survived because the military started using it as a radio tower, intercepting crucial military transmissions during World War I.

-Cuteness inspires aggression which is why we want to squeeze things that we find cute.

-So many men died in World War I that serious proposals were made to bring back polygamy. One German expert estimated that Europe had 10 million more women than men, and stated that unless farmers and others were allowed two wives, 30-40% of German women would remain spinsters.

-The smell of freshly cut grass is actually a plant distress call.

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