Canadian Real Estate Bubble Blowing Up North

According to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, single detached homes in Vancouver (on a local currency basis) have risen from approximately $400K CAD to $1.75 million CAD since 2002. That’s a 337% increase in 15 years. With incredibly fast rising prices, a large portion of the population is engaged in real

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  1. When Twitter was introduced in 1966, it was denounced by critics as “sex in a box”.
  2. There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on this planet.
  3. Otters sleep holding hands. That’s romantic.
  4. OJ Simpson was originally cast to play Terminator, but the studio was afraid that no one would buy him as a remorseless killer.
  5. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  6. The last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, promised his daughter he’d write her initials on the moon. He did, and her initials, “TDC”, will probably be on the moon for tens of thousands of years.
  7. The Mimic Octopus can not also change colours, but will mimic the shapes of other animals, like the flounder, lionfish and sea snakes. The US of A seriously need to employ these as their special forces.
  8. Twenty percent of office coffee mugs contain fecal matter. I ain’t drinking coffee anymore.
  9. If you were to remove all of the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple.
  10. In the 1960s, the CIA tried to spy on the Kremlin and Russian embassies by turning cats into listening devices. The program, called Acoustic Kitty, involved surgically implanting batteries, microphones and antennae inside cats.
  11. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
  12. A traffic jam lasted lasted for more than 10 days, with cars only moving 0.6 miles a day.
  13. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  14. Caterpillars completely liquify as they transform into moths.
  15. There are over 200 corpses on Mount Everest and they are used as way points for climbers.
  16. When adjusted for inflation, John D. Rockefeller is the richest man in the history of the world with a net worth 10 times more than Bill Gates.
  17. All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck at 4:20. If you didn’t know what that stands for, it’s weed.
  18. Dr. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” to win a bet against his publisher who thought that he could not complete a book with only 50 words.
  19. A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
  20. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
  21. When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.
  22. Russia didn’t consider beer to be alcohol until 2011. It was previously classified as a soft drink.
  23. If a male lion takes over a pride, he executes all of the cubs. Brutal.
  24. Forbes estimated in 2011 that Scrooge McDuck was worth $44.1 billion.
  25. Two-thirds of the people on Earth have never seen snow. Legit.
  26. In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, the sound effects for the famous shower scene were actually created by repeatedly stabbing a casaba melon.
  27. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
  28. There are more vacant houses than homeless people in the Unites States.
  29. When St. Louis held the 1904 Summer Olympic Games, events included greased pole climbing, rock throwing and mud fighting.
  30. The Woolly Mammoth was around when the Egyptian Pyramids were being built.
  31. The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.
  32. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  33. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  34. The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
  35. A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
  36. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, G.P.
  37. FDA regulations allow 10 insects and 35 fruit fly eggs per 8 ounces of raisins.
  38. A jellyfish is 95 percent water.
  39. You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning.
  40. It would take over 1,000 years to watch every video on YouTube.
  41. After racking up $40 in late fees for a VHS, Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix.
  42. 1 in 10 European babies are conceived in an IKEA bed.
  43. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
  44. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years. Poor man.
  45. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off. Talk about invincibility.
  46. Fifteen percent of the air you breathe in a metro station is human skin.
  47. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.
  48. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  49. A giraffe can clean its own ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  50. A group of pugs is called a grumble.
  51. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
  52. In 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an ‘Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.’
  53. The words written on Twitter every day would fill a book of 10 million pages.
  54. Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed.
  55. Africa’s population will more than double to 2.3 billion people by 2050.
  56. Fortune cookies are actually an American invention — Charles Jung created them in 1918.
  57. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. What about North Korea?
  58. French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
  59. A flea can jump 350 times its body length, the equivalent of a human jumping the length of a football field. Or jumping the height of the Empire State Building.
  60. Actor Tommy Lee Jones and former vice-president Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.
  61. Tennessee was originally known as Franklin; West Virginia was nearly named Kanawha, and Utah almost became the state of Deseret.
  62. You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than a shark attack.
  63. The chance of you dying on the way to get lottery tickets is actually greater than your chance of winning.
  64. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  65. The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed.
  66. Elvis Presley got a ‘C’ in his 8th grade music class.
  67. The average person consumes a pound of insects per year, mostly mixed in from other foods.
  68. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
  69. The average mattress doubles in weight over the course of 10 years due to accumulation of dust mites and dust mite poop.
  70. The United States, Burma, and Liberia are the only countries in the world that have not officially adopted the metric system as the standard of measurement.
  71. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
  72. Cows have best friends and experience stress when they are removed from them.
  73. The doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines created fraudulent data for his study and lost his medical license.
  74. Going to work is statistically three times more dangerous than war.
  75. During the year 1881, three men served as President of the United States: Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, and Chester A. Arthur.
  76. Before colonial rule Africa comprised up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs.
  77. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child. My question would be how the pig killed the child.
  78. Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.
  79. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  80. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
  81. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down – hence the expression “to get fired.”
  82. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  83. For years, the pharmaceutical company Bayer held the trademark for the word “heroin” and sold the drug as a cough and headache remedy.
  84. Polar Bears trying to blend in with the ice will cover up their black nose with their paws.
  85. In an average NFL football game, there are only about 12 minutes of actual play time.
  86. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking at once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
  87. Approximately 2,500 left handed people die a year as a result of using equipment designed for right handed people.
  88. If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.
  89. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day. That’s one hardworking mother.
  90. In a statue dedicated to a person, if the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. I never knew that.
  91. The biggest tapeworm found inside a human body was 35 meters long.
  92. Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, and have demonstrated the ability to do simple mathematical calculations.
  93. Blue Whale fart bubbles are large enough to enclose a horse.
  94. Louis Armstrong played the trumpet so much that he got callouses on his lips. He cut them off with a razor blade.
  95. The longest jellyfish on record measured 160 feet.
  96. Due to breathing, your ribs move about five million times a year.
  97. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  98. Since 1945, all British tanks come with tea making equipment. That’s the most British thing ever.
  99. Most toilets flush in E flat.
  100. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  101. Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  102. The Vatican City is the country that drinks the most wine per capita at 74 liters per citizen per year.
  103. Approximately 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
  104. If a female ferret does not have sex for a year, she will die.
  105. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  106. “Almost” is the longest word in English with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  107. Sean Connery wore a toupee in all his James Bond movies.
  108. Nicholas Cage bought a pet octopus once because he sincerely thought it might help this his acting.
  109. Nicholas Cage also once did magic mushrooms with his cat.
  110. It actually takes 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop.
  111. 1% of all women can achieve full orgasm just by stimulating their breasts.
  112. You’ll eat more than 35,000 cookies in your lifetime (probably).
  113. Steve Jobs relieved stress by soaking his feet in Apple’s company toilets.
  114. Fredric Baur was the man who invented the iconic “Pringles” can. When he died, his ashes were buried in one.
  115. Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes responded by calling into work “sick,” saying they “felt gay.”
  116. There is enough sperm in one single man to impregnate every woman on earth.
  117. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  118. There is a town in Canada called “Dildo.”
  119. Human birth control pills actually work on gorillas.
  120. France was still executing people by guillotine when the first Star Wars movie came out.
  121. All swans in England belong to the queen.
  122. No piece of square paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.
  123. The US Treasury once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!
  124. The hashtag key on your keyboard is actually called an octotroph.
  125. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
  126. Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.
  127. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and nobody can figure out why.
  128. In 1993, the entire city of San Francisco voted about whether a police officer was allowed to carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty while on patrol. He was.
  129. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
  130. The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine. Apparently it works?
  131. Minnie Mouse full name is Minerva Mouse.
  132. In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.
  133. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
  134. At any one time about 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
  135. 315 entries in Webster’s Dictionary were misspelled.
  136. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.
  137. Crocodile poop used to be used as contraception.
  138. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  139. Sherlock Holmes NEVER actually said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
  140. Glassdoor discovered that roughly 10% of people had had sex at work.
  141. Deer can’t eat hay. Why? No idea.
  142. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.
  143. Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
  144. For every non-porn webpage, there are five porn pages.
  145. Post-death, Napoléon Bonaparte’s penis was removed from body during autopsy, displayed on a museum, and sold for $2,700 in the 1970s.
  146. The Falkland Isles has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).
  147. M&M’s actually stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders.
  148. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh pirate who later became the lieutenant governor of Jamaica.
  149. In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.
  150. Male students enrolled at Brigham Young University need a doctor’s note to grow a beard.
  151. A man will ejaculate 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.
  152. It is estimated that millions of trees are planted by forgetful squirrels that buried their nuts.
  153. The Vatican Bank is the world’s only bank that allows ATM users to perform transactions in Latin.
  154. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  155. Judge Judy makes $45 million a year.
  156. A pound of houseflies contains more protein than a pound of beef.
  157. Andy’s evil neighbor Sid from Toy Story returns briefly as the garbage man in Toy Story 3.
  158. The international telephone area code for Antarctica is 672.
  159. Studies show that men actually experience more emotional pain post-breakup than women.
  160. Some people experience the same feeling of arousal when thinking about food as when having sex.
  161. The male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
  162. In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital fired some workers for betting on when patients would die.
  163. You can’t say happiness without saying penis.
  164. There are five calories in a teaspoon of semen.
  165. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue
  166. In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
  167. Johnny Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.
  168. The average sexual experience lasts 37 minutes.
  169. A Canadian farmer in 1984 tried renting advertising space on his cows.
  170. Ginger stimulates the feelings of excitement associated with sex.
  171. Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their cousins.
  172. Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
  173. More monopoly money is printed each year than real US currency.
  174. It is impossible to lick your elbow (busted)
  175. A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.
  176. A shrimp’s heart is in it’s head.
  177. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
  178. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
  179. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  180. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  181. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  182. Rats and horses can’t vomit.
  183. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
  184. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  185. If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.
  186. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  187. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  188. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  189. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  190. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  191. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  192. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  193. In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
  194. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  195. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  196. Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  197. A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
  198. Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
  199. The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to “quality” music.
  200. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
  201. Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5’6″). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5’7″), compared to 1,77 (5’8″) for Swedes, and 1,78 (5’8.5″) for the Dutch. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
  202. In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. Queen Elizabeth of Britain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands count under the 10 wealthiest women in the world.
  203. Joseph Niepce developed the world’s first photographic image in 1827. Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894. But the first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.
  204. In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios. In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton. In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.
  205. The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece. The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
  206. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
    If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
    If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die.
  207. According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27% of all food production in Western nations ends up in garbage cans. Yet, 1,2 billion people are underfed – the same number of people who are overweight.
  208. Camels are called “ships of the desert” because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities. A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump.
  209. In the Durango desert, in Mexico, there’s a creepy spot called the “Zone of Silence.” You can’t pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
  210. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
  211. Bill Gates’ first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
  212. Uranus’ orbital axis is tilted at 90 degrees.
  213. The final resting-place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker – the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer, trained the Apollo astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Mr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the probe into a crater on the moon in an attempt to learn if there is water on the moon.
  214. Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
  215. The first fossilized specimen of Australopithecus afarenisis was named Lucy after the paleontologists’ favorite song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” by the Beatles.
  216. Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn’s LETters.
  217. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  218. Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
  219. Hot water is heavier than cold.
  220. Plutonium – first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues – was the first man-made element.
  221. If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there’s no air pressure.
  222. The radioactive substance, Americanium – 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
  223. The original IBM-PCs, that had hard drives, referred to the hard drives as Winchester drives. This is due to the fact that the original Winchester drive had a model number of 3030. This is, of course, a Winchester firearm.
  224. Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.
  225. On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
  226. Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.
  227. Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.
  228. Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.
  229. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
  230. A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
  231. An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.
  232. At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring. But its creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.
  233. At a jet plane’s speed of 1,000 km (620mi) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.
  234. The first full moon to occur on the winter solstice, Dec. 22, commonly called the first day of winter, happened in 1999. Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurred in conjunction with a lunar perigee (point in the moon’s orbit that is closest to Earth), the moon appeared about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point in it’s elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth).

    Since the Earth is also several million miles closer to the sun at that time of the year than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon was about 7% stronger making it brighter. Also, this was the closest perigee of the Moon of the year since the moon’s orbit is constantly deforming. In places where the weather was clear and there was a snow cover, even car headlights were superfluous.

  235. According to security equipment specialists, security systems that utilize motion detectors won’t function properly if walls and floors are too hot. When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person’s body temperature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor.

    If the room is too hot, the motion detector won’t register a change in the radiated heat of that person’s body when it enters the room and breaks the infrared beam. Your home’s safety might be compromised if you turn your air conditioning off or set the thermostat too high while on summer vacation.

  236. Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
  237. On December 23, 1947, Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., held a secret demonstration of the transistor which marked the foundation of modern electronics.
  238. The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.
  239. Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
  240. Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.
  241. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
  242. Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat.
  243. The pet food company Ralston Purina recently introduced, from its subsidiary Purina Philippines, power chicken feed designed to help roosters build muscles for cockfighting, which is popular in many areas of the world.
  244. According to the Wall Street Journal, the cockfighting market is huge: The Philippines has five million roosters used for exactly that.
  245. Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don’t get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don’t have bones, but cartilage.
  246. The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
  247. Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives before going out on their own.
  248. Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
  249. Deer can’t eat hay.
  250. Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
  251. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
  252. The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
  253. The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
  254. North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
  255. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  256. Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents. Young hammerheads are usually born headfirst, with the tip of their hammer-shaped head folded backward to make them more streamlined for birth.
  257. Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
  258. A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare.
  259. There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.
  260. Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
  261. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
  262. The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods. And after searching it up, he accidentally shot one.
  263. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  264. Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.
  265. Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.
  266. Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel “high.” Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task.
  267. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ages the equivalent of five human years for every day they live, so they usually die after about fourteen days. When stressed, though, the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months. The human equivalent would be to sleep for about two hundred years.
  268. You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.
  269. (removed, duplicated)
  270. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.
  271. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks – otherwise it will digest itself.
  272. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
  273. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  274. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
  275. (removed, duplicated)
  276. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
  277. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  278. During the chariot scene in ‘Ben Hur’ a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  279. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
  280. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  281. (removed, duplicated)
  282. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear any pants.
  283. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  284. Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the ‘upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.
  285. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  286. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  287. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  288. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
  289. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
  290. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
  291. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  292. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  293. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  294. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!
  295. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
  296. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  297. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  298. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.
  299. The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  300. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
  301. Of all the words in the English language, the word ’set’ has the most definitions!
  302. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
  303. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  304. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  305. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
  306. (removed, duplicated)
  307. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  308. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  309. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  310. It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.
  311. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  312. Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
  313. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
  314. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  315. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
  316. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
  317. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
  318. (removed, duplicated)
  319. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man
  320. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  321. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  322. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  323. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  324. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
  325. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  326. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
  327. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
  328. On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
  329. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
  330. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  331. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  332. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  333. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
  334. The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  335. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
  336. It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
  337. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
  338. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
  339. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  340. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  341. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
  342. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
  343. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
  344. Slugs have 4 noses.
  345. Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
  346. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
  347. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  348. The average person laughs 10 times a day!
  349. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
  350. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  351. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  352. The human heart! creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  353. A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
  354. A cockroach will live for weeks without its head before it starves to death
  355. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
  356. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.
  357. The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
  358. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
  359. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  360. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  361. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  362. A cat’s urine glows under a black light.
  363. (removed, duplicated)
  364. Starfish have no brains.
  365. Polar bears are left-handed.
  366. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  367. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person

And now for some mind-blowing coincidences that will definitely shock you!

1 In 2013, Rajkumar Rao acted in a movie called Shahid. A few days later, Shahid Kapoor starred in the film R. Rajkumar.

2. Arvind Kejriwal recently won the Delhi elections and will take the oath of office on 14th February, 2015. A year ago, he resigned on Valentines Day. Which basically means: He had resigned on February 14, 2014. He will take oath again on February 14, 2015.

3. The sad demise of the Ebbin brothers.

Neville and Erskine Ebbin both died at the age of 17 in an accident with a taxi. Here’s the weird part. They both died a year apart while riding the same moped. So so much of a coincidence. But here’s where it gets weirder. Both brothers were killed by the same taxi, which was being driven by the same driver and it was carrying the same passenger. Don’t believe us? Here’s a clipping from 1975 reporting the incident.

4. Mark Twain’s prediction.

In 1909, the author of Tom Sawyer was quoted saying, “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth.

5. The former and present stars of Indian cricket have more than extraordinary talent in common.

On December 28, 1999, Sachin Tendulkar scored a total of 1000 runs versus Australia in the 5th test on Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 19th innings. Exactly 15 years later, Virat Kohli also scored a total of 1000 runs versus Australia in the 5th test in the 19th innings at MCG. They were both 26 years old at their respective times of setting this milestone.

6. Did the cartoonists of Johnny Bravo know?

An episode of Johnny Bravo that aired on Cartoon Network in April 2001 featured a movie poster with an image of a burning building with the label ‘Coming Soon’. Five months later 9/11 happened.

7. A weird pattern of the hosts and winners of the T20 World Cup since 2009.

a. 2009

– Host was England

– The winner was Pakistan

b. 2010

– Host was West Indies

– The winner was England

c. 2012

– Host was Sri Lanka

– The winner was West Indies

d. 2014

– The host was Bangladesh

– The winner was Sri Lanka

So will Bangladesh be the next winner? Nope, Australia was the winner. And hey hosted the competition this time.

8. Licence to pass (or fail).

In 1990, a 15-year-old student from Argoed High School in the UK sat for his GCSE examinations. His name was Bond…James Bond and his paper reference number was 007 😉

9. Alastair + Michael = Sachin

Before you get freaked out by our disturbing equation, let me explain.

Sachin Tendulkar’s stats, i.e. 200 matches, 15921 runs and 51 centuries, is the sum of Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke’s stats.

10. Identical twins who were separated at birth, lived identical lives.

Jim Springer and Jim Lewis who were separated at birth were reunited at the age of 39. They discovered that they were both married to women named Linda, divorced, and remarried to women named Betty. One of them had a son named James Allan while the other named his son James Alan. They both had dogs named Toy.

11. Dennis the Menace across the Atlantic.

The famous comic strip “Denace the Menace” existed in both the US and the UK. However they were completely different entities created by two different cartoonists. Hank Ketcham’s Dennis the menace (the boy with the golden hair and a dog named Ruff) in the USA released the same time as David Law’s entirely different comic under the same name in the UK. Both comics were about a little boy who liked wreaking havoc, although Law’s version was dirtier and grittier.

We are more familiar with the US comic as it appears on the newspaper daily and was made into a movie in 1993.

12. A bullet is not lost until it serves its purpose (well at least for this guy).

Henry Ziegland, a resident of Texas, dumped his girlfriend, which made her commit suicide. Her brother shot Ziegland and hurriedly took his own life. Ziegland had survived the shot as the bullet touched his face and got lodged in a nearby tree. Years later, when he was trying to cut the tree down, he used dynamite. The explosion caused the bullet to fly through and hit his head. R.I.P Mr. Ziegland.

13. Stupid computer or simply confused computer?

A computer error gave two women in America called Patricia the same social security number. When the two women were brought together in an office to rectify the blunder they discovered that:

– They had both been born with the names Patricia Ann Campbell

– Both of their fathers were called Robert Campbell

– Their birthdays were on 13th March 1941

– They had both married military men in the year 1959 (within eleven days of each other)

– They each had two children aged 19 and 21

– They both had an interest in oil painting

– Both had studied cosmetics

– Both had worked as book-keepers

14. Divine Wind or Divine Intervention?

The Mongolians tried to conquer Japan in the 13th century but were prevented from doing so after a typhoon broke out upon their arrival at the Japanese port of Hakata. They retreated and returned the following year in summer where they were once again greeted by a typhoon at Hakata. Being superstitious, the Mongols decided never to invade the country again. The weird coincidence? Typhoons don’t occur in summer.

15. Old Mc Donald had a farm.

Mr Mc Donald, a farmer in Canada, has a postal address EIEIO.

16. This one about Enzo Ferrari’s death, and footballer Ozil’s birth. They were both born in 1988.

Hidden Meanings in Company Logos

1 In case you weren’t craving ice cream yet today, let’s chat about Baskin Robbins! This beloved ice cream chain offers 31 flavors of ice cream so that customers can come in each day of the month and try a new flavor. If you look at the Baskin Robbins logo, you can see the number 31 accentuated in pink.

2. Wendy’s

When you think of Wendy’s, do you think of home-cooked, comfort food? Probably not (although we can’t knock their Frosties). But the creators of Wendy’s logo decided to incorporate the word “MOM” into the fast food chain’s logo to subliminally suggest that you can find some great home cooked meals at Wendy’s. Take a second to see if you can find “MOM” in this logo.

Found it? If you haven’t, here’s a hint: Take a peek at Wendy’s collar.

3. Roxy

Roxy is the female counterpart of the surf-inspired clothing line Quiksilver. At first glance, Roxy’s logo resembles a heart, but upon closer inspection, you can see that this heart-shaped logo was created by putting two Quiksilver logos together.

4. Goodwill

Donating your clothes to Goodwill and shopping at Goodwill helps bring smiles to people’s faces… at least that’s what the logo seems to insinuate. If you look a bit closer, though, you’ll see that what looks like half of a smiling face is actually just a larger version of the “g” in the word “goodwill” below.

5. Tostitos

Tostitos are a necessity for any fiesta, right? Of course they are! Just look at the two “Ts” in the middle of the word — they’ve been designed to look like two people sharing a chip over a bowl of salsa. And when people come together to share tortilla chips, you know it’s a party.

6. FedEx

FedEx wants to be known for speed and efficiency, which is why they hid an arrow in their logo.

7. Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A wants you to “Eat More Chikin,” which is why they made the “C” in their logo resemble a chicken. If only that chicken knew what was coming…

8. Pinterest

Even if you’re an avid pinner, you might not have noticed this subtlety about Pinterest’s logo — the stem of the “P” is a pin. Clever! (As if you could expect anything else from the site where you can find a million and one craft ideas!)

9. Toyota

Did you know that if you disassembled the Toyota logo you could actually spell out Toyota? Take a look below… how cool is that?!

10. Amazon

Amazon makes everyone very, very happy. After all, going to the physical store and interacting with humans is so overrated. But this overwhelming sense of happiness can be found in Amazon’s logo, which has an arrow that resembles a smile stretching from the “a” to the “z.” The logo also illustrates that Amazon has all types of products available, from a to z.

11. McDonald’s

Everybody recognizes the Golden Arches. Like, literally everybody. This iconic logo looks like an “M,” as in an M for McDonald’s, but psychologist Louis Cheskin believed there was something else at work with those supple arches.

He believed that customers unconsciously associated the Golden Arches with “a pair of nourishing breasts.

THANK YOU FOR READING!

Facts:

1–98 = 100 Interesting Facts About The World To Blow Your Mind

99–173 = 75 Super Obscure Facts That Everyone Will Think You’re A Hilarious Genius For Knowing

174–367= 194 Funny and Interesting Facts

Coincidences:

https://www.indiatimes.com/lifes…

Hidden Meanings in Company Logos = http://guff.com/these-11-company…

 

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