Last week I came across an article highlighting facts about farts. I was absolutely blown away. No pun intended. Did you know that a person farts up to 14 times a day which is enough to blow up a balloon?! I didn’t either! I mean how useless but interesting is that little nugget of information? At the next party you attend, shock your fellow party goers with that fun fact. I figured what better way to spend yet another gray day in Chicago, than look up more completely useless but fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge. I mean, don’t you wonder how big the largest ever penis is? Well, keep reading and you’re about to find out all about that and much more!
Since sharks rarely ever get cancer, scientists study their cartilage hoping to perhaps one day find a cure for the disease. (source)
Technically speaking, a rose’s “thorns” are actually called “prickles”. Thorns grow a deeper root into the stem, whereas prickles grow from the surface of the stem and are easier to remove. (source)
There are eight types of nipples. Flat, puffy, unilateral inverted, hairy, inverted, protruding, supernumery, and bumpy. (source)
A pot smoker would theoretically need to ingest or smoke almost 1,500 pounds of grass with in the span of fifteen minutes in order to have a lethal effect on them. (source)
The Emerald Horses in The Wizard of Oz were dyed with various flavored packs of jello to obtain their rainbow hues. (source)
Australian swimmer, Annette Kellerman, was arrested in 1907 for indecent exposure after she wore a one-piece bathing suit which exposed her arms and legs. (source)
Ancient Romans, believed that phalluses were a symbol of good luck and protection. They basically hung wieners all over the place. (source)
One of Steve Jobs first jobs before working at Atari was working in an apple orchard. (source)
Our current American flag was designed by a seventeen year old named Robert G Heft from Lancaster, OH. His teacher gave him a B- for the project but raised his grade when President Eisenhower chose his flag out of 1,500 entries. (source)
Sloths poop and pee once a week and always in the same spot which makes them susceptible to predators. (source)
The zipper, softball, Ferris wheel, the dishwasher, the wireless remote control, Twinkies, and the vacuum cleaner were all invented in Chicago. (source)
Cabin crews dim the lights on an airplane before landing during night time flights in the unlikely event the landing goes wrong and passengers are ordered to evacuate. This way if the lights go out unexpectedly, their eyes already had time to adjust and can evacuate safely. (source)
A fart can travel up to 10 feet per second when it leaves the butthole. (source)
The largest human penis on record is 13.5 inches at it’s biggest potential, if you catch my drift. (source)
When Apollo astronauts left the moon they needed to discard of a few things to lighten the load on their ship. 96 bags of poop, pee, and puke to be exact. Basically, there is poop floating around on the moon. (source)
The 2005 Boxing Day Tsunami was caused by an earthquake with the energy of 23,000 atomic bombs. PS. If you happen to ever get caught up in a tsunami, it is wise to not swim but grab a floating object and go along with the current. (source)
George W. Bush was head cheerleader at Phillips Academy in the 60’s. Jimmy Stewart, Ronald Reagan, and FDR were also cheerleaders. (source)
South Korean women are known to pay top dollar for pubic hair transplants. (source)
Trypophobia is the fear of irregular patterns or clusters of smalls holes or bumps. Go to the source to see if you have it. (source)
Oh man, those are some real zappers! What fun facts do you have to share with us? Hmmmmmm?
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