Thursday, May 31, 2012

An odd miscellany of trivial facts.

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.

It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis.

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.

In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.

Nearly all lipstick contains fish scales.

Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada.

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