Fun Facts and Statistics
More than 10 people a year are killed by a vending machine.
Summer on Uranus lasts 21 years.
0.3% of solar energy from the Sahara is enough to power the whole of Europe.
Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime.
The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.
The IRS processes more than 2 billion pieces of paper each year.
Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce…and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car.
A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.
When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
Each day, there are over 120 million sexual intercourse taking place all over the world.
A new baby usually deprives each of it’s parents around 350-400 hours of sleep in the first year.
If left alone, 70% of birthmarks gradually fade away.
One human hair can support 3 ounces.
The average person eats almost 1500 pounds of food a year.
The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
There are 2,500,000 rivets in the Eiffel Tower.
WAL-MART generates $3,000,000.00 in revenues every 7 minutes.
There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in a game of bridge.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The largest diamond ever found was 3,106 carats.
Each 5 m.p.h. you drive over 60 m.p.h. is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas.
Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches per day.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year.
More than 50% of Americans fall asleep on their sides.
More than 10% of the world’s salt is used to de-ice American roads.
It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.
In an average hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States.
Each year, more than 50,000 people are injured by jewelry in the U.S.
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