Random Information and Facts

I decided to put together random information and facts most people would find interesting about three main topics: U.S. presidents (Huffpost), earth (National Geographic), and health/food (Live Science, Livestrong, Time Magazine, Health.com, Health24, Houston Chronicle, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)


Earth’s inner core is a solid sphere of iron and nickel that’s 759 miles wide and as hot as 9,800 degrees Fahrenheit.   The outer core is a 14,00 mile thick band of iron and nickel fluids.  The mantle, which lies beyond the outer core, is 1,800 mile thick layer of viscous molten rock.

John Quincy Adams regularly skinny-dipped in the Potomac.

Nearly 30% of the world’s population is obese.

There are more than 3,800 planets orbiting other stars, some the size of Earth.

McDonald sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.

James Buchanan was the only president not to marry.

The human body has more than 650 muscles.

Earth’s atmosphere is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% other gases like carbon dioxide, water water, and argon.

If improperly prepared, fugu or puffer fish, can kill you since it contains a toxin 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide.

Even at rest, muscle is three times more efficient at burning calories than fat.

Andrew Johnson was drunk during his inauguration.

On average, Earth’s surface temperature is 57 degrees Fahrenheit, but without an atmosphere it would be zero degrees.

There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world, and if you tried a new variety each day, it would take you 20 years to try them all.

Exercising regularly can increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA healthy and young.

On land the Earth’s continental crust is an average of 19 miles in thickness, but the oceanic crust that forms the seafloor is an average of 3 miles in thickness.

The popsicle was invented by an 11-year old in 1905.

Woodrow Wilson was the only president to have a Ph.D.

There are more bacteria per square inch in a kitchen sink than the bathroom.

Liquid water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and is on average 2.5 miles deep.

Fruit-flavored snacks are made with the same wax used on cars.

Brushing teeth too soon after eating or drinking can soften the tooth enamel.

George W. Bush was a cheerleader in high school.

Earth moves through its orbit at an average velocity of 18.5 miles a second.

SPAM is short for spiced ham.

Humans have 46 chromosomes, while peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.

Apples float in water because 25% of their volume is made of air.

Earth is the fifth largest planet in the solar system and the only one known to have liquid water on its surface.

Humans can cough at 60 miles an hour and sneezes can be 100 miles an hour.

And the best for last,

According to FBI statistics, serial killers comprise less than 1% of all murders and according to the numbers crunched the odds of being president of the US out of the entire population is 1 in 43,000,000 chance.  So in other words, you are more than likely not to ever meet a serial killer or become president of the US.  Lucky us!!!!!!!!!!!!


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