Fast Facts

Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 15, 2005

  • What would Barbie's measurements be if she were life-size? 39-23-33.

  • Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.

  • The red giant star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth's orbit around the sun.

  • If your eyes are 6 feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away.

  • The 111th element is known as "unnilenilenium"

  • There was once a town named "6" in West Virginia.

  • Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.

  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

  • The oldest word in the English language is "town."

  • The sea wasp is half an inch long at best and more poisonous than any other jellyfish known to man.

  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

  • Gerald Ford pardoned Robert E. Lee posthumously of all crimes of treason.

  • The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella."

  • There are 22 stars surrounding the mountain on the Paramount Pictures. logo.