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  • The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald’s.
  • A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph
  • Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
  • An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • The number of neuron cells in our brain is more than the total number of stars in our galaxy
  • Americans eat 20.7 pounds of candy per person annually. The Dutch eat three times as much.
  • Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
  • World wide, consumers spend more than $7 billion a year on chocolate. Annual per capita consumption of chocolate is 12 pounds per person.
  • Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline.
  • An F16 uses more fuel in one hour than average car owner uses in 2 years.
  • In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  • Laws forbidding the sale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice cream sundae in Evanston, IL, in 1875.
  • 1.37 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, and 2.56 billion live on less than $2 a day. Moreover, 5.05 billion people (more than 80 percent of the world's population) live on less than $10 a day.
  • From the smallest microprocessor to the biggest mainframe, the average American depends on over 264 computers per day.
  • ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago. The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, had 17,000 tubes. By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.
  • An aircraft carrier travels about 6 inches per gallon of fuel.
  • Spam generates 33billion Kilowatt-hours of energy every year, enough to power 2.4 million homes, producing 17 million tons of CO2.
  • One Google search produces about 0.2g of CO2. But since you hardly get an answer from one search, a typical search session produces about the same amount of CO2 as does boiling a kettle.
  • About 1.8 billion people connect to the Internet, 450 million of them speak English.
  • It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
  • It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
  • According to some estimates, Americans are sitting on $30 billion worth of unredeemed gift cards.
  • Approximately 365 million people in the world have computers while half of the world's 6.5 billion population has never seen or used a telephone.
  • Surgeons who listen to music during operations perform better than those who don't .
  • Coupon redemption in the first half of 2010 increased by 7.9%, outpacing results in the first half of 2009. Consumers saved nearly $2 billion with coupons during this time frame.
  • In 1927 Otto Rohwedder invented sliced bread. He made the first machine to slice and wrap bread and won a patent for the process. After only six years from invention, more sliced bread was sold than unsliced.
  • When anesthetic was used for the first time in childbirth in 1847, the mother was so amazed and relieved at how painless the birth was that she named her child Anesthesia.
  • It took 38 years for radio to reach 50 million users, 13 years for TV, and only 5 years for the Internet.
  • 90 trillion E-mails are sent every year
  • Teenagers in America spend 31 hours per week on the internet
  • Half the population of the earth, about 3 billion people, live in cities
  • 78% of Indian, 77% of Chinese and 80% of Brazilian consumers prefer brands that support good causes, compared to 62% of global consumers.
  • The average company saves over $7,000 for each employee suggestion that is enacted.
  • While 40% of consumers say they are willing to purchase green products, only 4% of consumers actually do when given the choice.
  • The birthday card that plays the “happy birthday” song has more computer power and technology that existed in the world by 1957
  • 62% of smartphone users believe their phone will be obsolete before their contract is up
  • Bats have the best hearing of all land mammals
  • 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire are strung across the U.S!
  • The top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004
  • On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second.
  • The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.
  • All of the Earth's continents are wider at the north than in the south - and nobody knows exactly why.
  • The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.
  • A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
  • During WWII is was a common occurrence for the Axis and Allied powers to call a 3 hour truce and play a competitive game of soccer.
  • Welcome to Brain Stuffers. The place to stuff your brain with random factoids we come across during research. Enjoy!
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