Arizona Daily Wildcat
Illustration by Jennifer Kearney
Friday, October 7, 2005
Things you've always never wanted to know
A can of Spam is opened every four seconds.
On average, Americans eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails.
The average person has more than 1,460 dreams a year.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.
On average, right-handed people live nine years longer than left-handed people.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
Government by a woman or women is called a gynarchy.
Geyser is derived from an Icelandic word for hot springs.
A clue originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to unravel the clues of a mystery.
The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 mph.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
After death, the body starts to dry out, creating the illusion that hair and nails grow after death.
During a 24-hour period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times.
Human blood travels 60,000 miles per day on its journey through the body.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.
Sheryl Crow's front two teeth are fake - she knocked them out when she tripped on the stage earlier in her career.
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