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.

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