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Around 2,200 people are bitten yearly by Black Widow Spiders in the USA. Contrary to common belief, most people suffer no serious damage and don’t even require medical attention.

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In Denmark studies have found that it’s okay to drink a standard serving of alcohol per day when you are pregnant. According to social norms, not only is it okay, it is expected.

In 1953 an Air Force radio squadron operator was the first American to receive word that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had died. The operator’s name? Johnny Cash.

The perfect length of a vacation is 8-days. Longer vacations have little benefit. Experts say more vacations are better than long vacations.

A suicide bomber had planned on detonating in Moscow on New Year’s Eve in 2011, using her cell phone as the trigger. On her way to the city her mother called her to tell her to have a safe New Year’s Eve. The bomb detonated, killing her and only her instantly.

1990 is closer to the JFK Assassination than it is to today.

According to studies, 84% of vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat.

30% of Americans don’t drink alcohol. 60% have less than one drink per week. The top 10% have 74 drinks a week.

According to the American Temperament Test Society, 804 American Pit Bull Terriers were tested and 695 passed. This means that 86.4% of Pit Bulls tested by the ATTS had a good temperament. The Pit Bull’s pass rating was above 121 other breeds of dogs, including Golden Retrievers. Pit Bulls have an inclination towards being protective of their owners and property but not to the extent some may think. They are unequivocally not naturally aggressive.

Of the 30,000 types of edible plants thought to exist on Earth, just eleven – corn, rice, wheat, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, millet, beans, barley, rye and oats – account for 93% of all that humans eat.

 

 

George Washington died in 1799. The first dinosaur fossil was discovered in 1824. George Washington never knew dinosaurs existed.

12 of the 24 2017 NBA All-Stars are now on different teams.

 

An Amur Tiger can leap 25-feet and can easily jump over a 15-foot wall.

 

Dogs can smell their owners from up to 11-miles away.

 

An adult gray whale in the summer eats approximately 2,400 pounds of food a day. It swallows at least 67-77 tons of food during a four to six month feast on the Arctic feeding grounds.

 

As if we needed more proof that our country is becoming dumber:

A recent study showed that 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Military deaths in World War II.

 

Pistanthrophobia is the fear of trusting others due to bad experiences in the past and relationships gone wrong.

 

Although 1920’s Chicago has a reputation as being lawless (mainly because of Al Capone), that simply wasn’t the case. Here are the annual murder rates in American cities in 1927:
Memphis – 69.3
Charlotte – 55.5
Atlanta – 43.4
Miami – 40.0
Little Rock – 37.9
New Orleans – 25.9
Detroit – 16.8
Chicago – 13.3
New York – 6.1
Los Angeles – 4.7
Boston – 3.9

Fun Fact – The average in the United States today is 6.0.

If “Finding Nemo” were scientifically accurate, Marlin would have switched sexes after Nemo’s mom died and mated with his son.

 

A Honey Badger in a South African Wildlife Center built towers out of rocks and sticks so he could climb over the wall and fight lions in the exhibit next to his.

 

Henry Ford is the only American mentioned favorably in Adolf Hitler’s semi-autobiographical book “Mein Kampf.” In 1931, Adolf Hitler called Ford an “inspiration.”

 

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

 

Studies suggest that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

 

The actor Creed Bratton went by his actual name in the TV sitcom The Office, playing Creed Bratton. He was also a member of the band The Grass Roots.

 

Creed Bratton, far right.