Thursday, December 13, 2007

Did ya know?

Aulophobia is the fear of flutes.

The average cup of coffee contains more than 1,000 different chemical components.

Each year, about 46 million Cokes, five million pounds of French fries and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World.

The human eye consists of more than two million working parts

Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour

In Hinduism, there are 330 million gods.

Scientists say the higher your I.Q. is the more you dream.

You use 200 muscles to take one step

Experts say 77% of Americans go to the grocery store with a list. It's estimated that half of everything bought there is bought on impulse.

The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book that doesn't mention the name of God.

Before 1863, postal service in the U.S. was free.

It takes 72 different muscles to produce human speech.

The Old Testament has 23,214 verses. The middle verse of the Old Testament is 2 Chronicles 20:17.

Mattresses have an average life span of 8 to 10 years.

"Somniphobia" is the fear of sleep.

A "quinquagenarian" is someone in their fifties.

Just one mourner walked with Mozart's coffin before it was buried in a pauper's grave.

Jesus wasn't born on December 25, and estimates of the year of Christ's birth range from about 14 years B.C. to as late as 23 A.D.

More than three billion Christmas cards are sent each year in the United States.

Fifty-six percent of Americans say they sing Christmas carols to their pets

The first electric Christmas tree lights were telephone switchboard lights


  1. Very interesting facts Houise. Must remember the coffee one.

  2. How do the Hindu's worship all those gods???
    I'm a what- agenerian? In my 50's!
    Missed you and love you!
    Have fun at your Christmas dinner, we have a Christmas dinner tonight
    too. [kemp builders] Have fun!!