40 unbelievable but true facts that might surprise you

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Here are 40 unbelievable but true facts to get you thinking today.

I love weird and wonderful facts, so I hope you find them interesting too, dear reader.

Enjoy them all and feel free to share them all.

Unbelievable but true facts (1-10):

On average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving.

The leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4 is motor vehicle crashes.

A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.

The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle, which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long.

Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute.

The record for the longest Monopoly game played in a bathtub is 99 hours.

More pollution is emitted from the average home compared to the average car.

Annually, a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico.

Only 4% of babies are born on their actual due date.

The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest.

Unbelievable but true facts (11-20):

Elvis Presley was a truck driver before he started singing.

The Saguaro Cactus, found in the Southwestern United States, does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.

Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard in his youth at a beach near Dixon, Illinois, and saved 77 lives.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand 7 feet, 2 inches tall.

A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts.

There are over 2,000,000 millionaires in the United States.

The only member of the band ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones: Bhutan.

The world’s youngest parents were ages 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910.

In the United States in 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.

Unbelievable but true facts (21-30):

Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, in the country of Turkey, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.

In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favourite smell.

The word “testify” is based on the Ancient Roman practice of making men swear on their testicles when making a statement in court.

There is enough fuel in a full jumbo jet tank to drive an average car four times around the world.

“Go,” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose of combating the counterfeiting of money.

An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

In 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna held an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.

The longest distance a deep-water lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles.

Unbelievable but true facts (31-40):

On average, 749 pounds of paper products are used by an American individual annually.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is 176 verses.

Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels.

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression as men in the UK.

On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States.

In North America, there are approximately 620 rollercoasters.

Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of their shell.

The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the “water displacing” substance.

The odds of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.

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