There are so many crazy facts that one could never know them all. Listed in the documents are just some of the crazy, fun and mind-blowing facts. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors enjoy learning these odd facts. So, pull up a chair, get comfortable and enjoy this awesome list of facts.
Sliced bread was not invented until 1928. It is something that most of us take for granted. Prior to the 20ís bread was only sold in full loaves. The first mass-produced pre-sliced bread came from the Chillicothe Baking Company in Chillicothe, Missouri. And all this time Sugar Land Chiropractors thought sliced bread had been here almost forever.
Hippopotamuses kill more people each year than lions, sharks and wolves combined. About 500 people are killed by hippos each year. That is far higher than the annual deaths attributed to predators like sharks which kill between 4-5 a year, wolves kill between 8-10 year and lions kill about 20-25 people each year. Despite being herbivores, hippos are aggressive and territorial and considered the most dangerous animal in Africa. It is strange to Sugar Land Chiropractors that Hippopotamuses kill so many people each year.
A lionís roar is louder than a lawnmower. A roar from a lion or tiger registers around 114 decibels. That is about 25 times the volume of the typical gas-powered lawnmower and loud enough to be hear up to 5 miles away.
There are only two countries that use purple in their national flag. Bright colors are a feature of most national flags, but some colors are more popular than others. Though there are nearly 200 countries in the world, only two use purples and both are in Central America. Dominica and Nicaragua both use purple in their flags. The most common flag color is red which features in some 75% of the worldís flag.
Barbieís full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. The Barbie doll is an iconic toy. However, there are few people who know her full history. She also has a hometown which is a fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin. Her birthday is March 9, 1959 and the day the first doll was unveiled at the New York Toy Fair.
Killer whales are not real whales. The common name is a misnomer. Orcas are in fact the largest member of the dolphin family. They also have the same echolocation ability as other dolphins (something true whales lack). The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors have never heard that killer whales were really part of the dolphin family.
90% of the worldís fresh water is in Antarctica. The Antarctic ice sheet is the largest on the planet. The volume of ice, if thawed, is 9 times the amount of water in all the worldís freshwater lake sand rivers combined.
Thursday is Teacherís Day in Buddhist Thailand. Traditionally, it was believed students should begin their education on a Thursday. Following this tradition, graduation in Thailand typically happen on Thursdays, as do gratitude ceremonies for teachers.
September 19th is international Talk like a Pirate Day. Founded in 1995 by Albany, Oregon residents John Baur and Mark Summers, this started out as a joke. It gained fame when humor writer Dave Barry promoted the idea in 2002. Well, Sugar Land Chiropractors probably will not be celebrating September 19th, Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Saturday is the only Germanic day named derived from a Roman god. When the Germanic calendar was created, most of the days were re-named for members of Norse mythology. There is not equivalent to Saturn, however, so they stuck with the Roman name.
There is a pickle festival every July in Pittsburgh. This is called Picklesburgh. The city closed one of its downtown bridges to host the yearly event and marks is with a giant Heinz pickle balloon. One can find all kinds of weird culinary creations at the festival, including chocolate covered pickles. The thought of a chocolate pickle does not appeal to Sugar Land Chiropractors.
Tuesday is the most common day to apply for a job. According to a study be, 37% of job seekers turn in their appl9ications on a Tuesday. That is not the best day to apply, however. About 20% of people who apply on Tuesday advance in the hiring process, compared to an average 30% of those who apply on Monday
Chewing on ice could be a sign of anemia. Also known as pagophagia, anemia is having low iron in the blood system.
Some starfishes can regenerate a new body from a single severed arm. While the regenerative abilities of starfish vary from species to species, most of these impressive invertebrates can at least re-grow a limb that has been cut off. Some sea stars can fully generate out of a single arm.
Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 50 calories. Alternatively, you can walk your dog for 45 minutes, which also burns a50 calories and is much less painful. It appears to Sugar Land Chiropractor that one must be a bit crazy to bang their head against a wall for an hour.
In Switzerland it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. This is because guinea pigs are social animals and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone.
Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers. It is also a fear of feathers themselves. The word pterono is the Greek word for feather and phobia is the Greek word for fear.
Snakes can help predict earthquakes. They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away and up to five days before it happens. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors did not know that snakes were so gifted.
A flock of crows is known as a murder. Some might say that a group of two crows is an attempted murder.
So far there have been two disease successfully eradicated and they are smallpox and rinderpest. The last naturally occurring case of smallpox was diagnosed in October 1977 and the last case of rinderpest was diagnosed in 20001.
May 29th is officially Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day. This strange holiday spans back to the early 1900ís where families would place a piece of cloth in their larder. It is celebrated in Europe and the USA to brink luck and wealth to the household.