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100 facts tweets from UberFacts and OMGFacts #1

  1. If Ellen was president, there would be no wars. Just dancing.
  2. 55% of people will yawn after reading the word “yawn.”
  3. It is actually illegal to name your child “Ikea” in Sweden.
  4. Hyenas are more closely related to cats then they are to dogs.
  5. The original name for the Disney Channel character “Hannah Montana” was actually “Alexis Texas.”
  6. Young sloths have been known to fall to their death because they sometimes mistake their own arms for tree
  7. branches.
  8. Your nose runs when you cry because there are little holes in the corners of your eyes which drain excess tears into your nose.
  9. In Bali, twins would often marry each other - It was assumed they had sex as fetuses.
  10. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people in Japan under the age of 30.
  11. The Pokémon Koffing and Weezing were originally named NY and LA.a
  12. The U.S. Air Force research laboratory contemplated making a "Gay bomb," a weapon that would induce homosexual behavior when dropped.
  13. When kissing, high amounts of dopamine are released in the body - Effects are loss of appetite and inability to sleep (symptoms of love).
  14. Studies suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties of marijuana can prevent the clumping of brain proteins - a cause of Alzheimer's.
  15. Forgiveness actually has health benefits! It can reduce the risk of heart attacks and slow the spread of cancer.
  16. In 2005, magician David Blaine was sued by a man named Christopher Roller for using his "Godly powers without permission."
  17. Scientists have determined that counting sheep does not help you fall asleep - But, visualizing a calming landscape will help.
  18. "Somniphobia" is the fear of sleep.
  19. The average person wakes up about 6 times every night.
  20. A snail can stay asleep for 3 whole years.
  21. In Oklahoma, it's actually illegal to take a bite out of another person's hamburger.
  22. Scientists suggest that the average person will fall in love seven times before they get married.
  23. If Bart Simpson were a real person, he would be 34 years old.
  24. Paul McCartney's first name is James.
  25. For about $2,200 you can get a gold iPad2. You can also get a platinum one for $2,400.
  26. Studies show that before we even speak, the way we stand (slouched or not) counts for over 80% of a first
  27. impression.
  28. Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
  29. About 1 in 5 long term relationships began with one or both partners being involved with someone else.
  30. Aside from the 3 monkeys that depict “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” there’s also a 4th that symbolizes “do no evil.”
  31. Zebras are actually black, with white stripes - If you were to shave one, it would be completely black.
  32. The difference between a “gift” and a “present” is that a gift is simply given, while a present must be “presented.”
  33. Children exposed to violence in the family show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat.
  34. Saddam Hussein was forced to watch the South Park movie over and over again after he was captured.
  35. The first word to ever be spoken on the moon was “Okay.”
  36. Jackie Chan is actually a classically trained opera singer.
  37. The oldest cat on record is 38 years old.
  38. The French equivalent of ‘LOL’ is ‘MDR’ or “mort de rire” which actually means “dying with laughter.”
  39. The word “sex” appears 275 times in the book “50 Shades of Grey.”
  40. There are about 73,500 Gangnam Style parody videos on YouTube.
  41. Captain Crunch’s first name is actually Horatio.
  42. The longest case of hiccups lasted 69 years.
  43. New Zealand has a human population of about 7 million and about 30 million sheep - Thats 7 sheep per person.
  44. Elephants can move their skin to crush mosquitoes between their rolls of skin.
  45. J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books) is now wealthier than the Queen of England.
  46. In the summer of 1995, the Nicktoon “Rugrats” surpassed Seinfeld and Frasier, in becoming the most watched show among adults ages 18 -31.
  47. Michael Jackson had a meeting at the World Trade Center on 9/11 but missed it because he overslept.
  48. “Ed, Edd n Eddy” is Cartoon Network’s longest running series, airing for almost 11 years.
  49. Having an orgasm a day can add up to 4 years to your life - 700 in a year can add up to 8 years to your life.
  50. The average person has a lifespan of about 25,000 days.
  51. The average person farts 14 times a day.
  52. The two most effective treatments for battling depression are exercise and spending time with pets.
  53. Chinese parents have the ability to sue their children for not visiting them enough.
  54. A “moment” technically means 90 seconds.The rhyme “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” was originally “Step on a crack and your mother will turn black.”
  55. A 1960 study found that LSD had the ability to cure 60% of alcoholic patients.
  56. With less than an hour’s time of instruction, people can be taught how to hold their breath underwater for over 4 minutes.
  57. The chills you sometimes get when listening to music are caused by a releases of dopamine in your body.
  58. Dancing, drawing, painting, singing, and masturbating can all help combat depression.
  59. We've already forgotten 40% of what happened to us yesterday.
  60. Due to our natural instinct for protection, we naturally tend to focus on the negatives of a person more than
  61. the positive.
  62. People who move together (such as dancing or walking) will automatically strengthen their bond with each other.
  63. Our memories aren't that reliable. What we remember is usually altered by our emotions and other thoughts at that time.
  64. Attractive people are easier to read and understand. People are more likely to positively judge an attractive person.
  65. People are naturally happier when kept busy, but are programmed to be lazy.
  66. Risky behavior is contagious. Our bodies can detect this in the sweat of others near us, causing us to feel anxious and risky also.
  67. The things that we smell, touch and see strongly influences the way we think. This is called "embodied cognition."
  68. We spend about 46.9% of our time simply daydreaming.
  69. According to a Florida State University experiment, 75% of men would agree to sleep with a stranger.
  70. Men have dreams about other men 70% of the time, while women dream about both genders equally.
  71. Chimpanzees, sea lions, and elephants all have better memories than humans.
  72. People with Conversion Disorder  experience physical effects from emotional stress -- Teasing them can cause temporary blindness.
  73. People who own dogs tend to be more outgoing and are more likely to carry conversations with others.
  74. Staring is an auto-suggestive power -- If you drop your bags and stare at someone, that person will probably be the first to help you.
  75. Prostaglandins, a component of semen, act as anti-depressants.
  76. If Barbie were real, she would be too skinny to bear children, and to disproportionate to walk upright.
  77. Honey is so easy to digest because it's already been digested by a bee.
  78. Harry Styles (From One Direction) was born with 4 nipples.
  79. Chewing gum has been proven to improve a person's mood, while decreasing anxiety and stress.
  80. You are more likely to memorize what you've written, if you wrote in blue ink.
  81. Hopeful people are more likely to eat fruit, while happy people tend to prefer candy bars.
  82. Intelligent men tend to be more sexually faithful.
  83. Relationship insecurity can actually lead to heart problems.
  84. You are only born with 2 fears -- We are naturally afraid of falling and loud noises.
  85. It takes about 4 seconds for a silence to become awkward.
  86. It takes about 1/5th of a second to fall in love.
  87. The average couple bickers about 2,455 times a year.
  88. Psychologists have found the more friends a user has on Facebook, the more likely they are to suffer from stress and anxiety.
  89. Men tend to spend more money when they are not in a relationship.
  90. The chills you sometimes feel when listening to music is called "musical frisson."
  91. Heavier women tend to be more intelligent -- They also tend to produce more intelligent children.
  92. Splenda is actually 600 times sweeter than sugar.
  93. From fossil evidence that was uncovered in New Zealand, researchers have found that penguins actually coexisted
  94. with dinosaurs.
  95. Mosquitos are more attracted to the scent of smelly feet.
  96. Studies have found that marijuana use does not actually lower the IQ of teens.
  97. Regularly consuming berries can help reduce your risk of a heart attack by about 32%.
  98. The term “kiss my ass” dates back to at least 1705.
  99. It is illegal for a man to marry his wife’s grandmother in Colorado.
  100. Humans spend a third of their life sleeping (at least 25 years or more).
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