Snapple "Real Facts"

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2005 | Family, Trivia

Toni loves to drink Snapple Peach Iced Tea. For a long time now, we have enjoyed the "Real Facts" printed on the inside of each cap. These are little trivia tidbits that are interesting and thought provoking, but not of great consequence. I thought it would be fun to share these bits of trivia. I'll be adding to the list periodically, so come back to see new trivia from time to time.


#1
A goldfish's attention span is three seconds.
#2
Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.
#3
Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes.
#4
Slugs have 4 noses.
#5
A camel has 3 eyelids.
#15
All porcupines float in water.
#17
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
#31
The average human eats 8 spiders in his/her lifetime while sleeping.
#65
A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion mathematical calculations.
#80
About 18% of animal owners share their beds with their pets.
#89
The average American walks 18,000 steps a day.
#109
Smelling bananas and/or apples can help you lose weight.
#112
At birth, a Dalmatian is always pure white.
#114
The oldest known animal was a tortoise, which lived to be 152 years old.
#115
Bamboo makes up 99% of a panda's diet.
#120
The only continent without native reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
#122
A duck can't walk without bobbing its head.
#125
Pigeons have been trained by the U.S. Coast Guard to spot people lost at sea.
#127
A hummingbird's heart beats 1,400 times a minute.
#128
Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk.
#129
Mosquitos have 47 teeth.
#132
A crocodile cannot move its tongue.
#133
Honeybees navigate by using the sun as a compass.
#135
A single coffee tree produces only about a pound of coffee beans per year.
#140
Holland is the only country with a national dog.
#142
Hawaii is the only U.S. state never to report a temperature of zero degrees F or below.
#147
Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
#148
The tallest man was 8 ft. 11 in.
#149
Theodore Roosevelt was the only president who was blind in one eye.
#150
The first sport to be filmed was boxing in 1894.
#152
In 1985, the fastest bicyclist was clocked at 154 mph.
#153
The speed limit in NYC was 8 mph in 1895.
#154
Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls.
#156
Swimming pools in the U.S. contain enough water to cover San Francisco.
#158
The first MTV video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.
#159
The first TV show ever to be put into reruns was "The Lone Ranger."
#161
The first TV network kids show in the U.S. was "Captain Kangaroo."
#162
The temp. of the sun can reach 15 million degrees F.
#164
The first vacuum was so large, it was brought to a house by horses.
#166
Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.
#167
You have to play ping-pong for 12 hours to lose one pound.
#168
One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns.
#173
Chinese is the most spoken language in the world.
#176
The first bike was called a hobbyhorse.
#177
The first sailing boats were built in Egypt.
#178
The first ballpoint pens were sold in 1945 for $12.00.
#180
The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.
#182
A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
#183
The Capitol Building in Washington, DC has 365 steps to represent every day of the year.
#188
Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest and highest continent on earth.
#230
Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles.
#237
The number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, plus 37, will give you the current air temperature.
#246
The "silk" of a spider is stronger than steel threads of the same diameter.
#260
Underwater hockey is played with a 3-pound puck.
#266
Manhattan is the only borough in New York City that doesn't have a Main Street.
#276
Grizzly bears run as fast as the average horse.
#397
Bamboo can grow over three feet per day.
#398
Hippos can open their mouth 180 degrees.
#400
About 80 women go into labor on NYC subways every year.
#410
Bald eagles can swim using a stroke similar to the butterfly stroke.
#413
The T-rex's closest living relative is the chicken.
#414
Chameleons can move both their eyes in different directions at the same time.
#418
The smallest mammal in the world is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.
#421
Greyhounds can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour.
#431
A twit is the technical term for a pregnant goldfish.
#433
The state of Tennessee was originally called Franklin.
#444
The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal.
#449
Sound travels quicker in water than in air.
#456
About 85% of the world's population is right-handed.
#464
Cows do not have upper front teeth.
#466
During the Boston Tea Party, 342 chests of tea were thrown into the harbor.
#471
The most common name for a pet goldfish is 'Jaws.'
#478
Candles will burn longer and drip less if they are placed in the freezer a few hours before using.
#481
Over 50 percent of your body heat is lost through your neck and head.
#482
Dieting by not eating will actually make your body start conserving calories as fat.
#484
Rinsing bacon under cold water before frying can reduce the amount it shrinks by almost 50%.
#494
Wipe the leaves of your plants with the soft inside of a banana skin to bring up the shine and remove dust.


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