Cool Random Facts

  1. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell
  2. Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump
  3. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly
  4. Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese
  5. The most common name in the world is Mohammed
  6. There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible
  7. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley
  8. According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction
  9. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"
  10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect
  11. The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets
  12. Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali
  13. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  14. Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class
  15. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear