Friday, July 8, 2011

Fun And Mostly Useless Facts - Part 3

It's trivia time! You know that you will never need them, but they are good to know. :)

- In 1982, in the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device.

- A murder is committed in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about 22852 murders each year.

- About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.

- In 1845, President Andrew Jackson's pet parrot was removed from his funeral for swearing.

- "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

- Americans consume 29 billion, or 58 percent, of the 50 billion aspirin tablets which are taken worldwide each year.

- Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.

- Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." Developed 1950s - 1960s.

- There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Thats it for now, hope you enjoyed these useless facts. :)

12 comments:

bujju said...

Very interesting blog!Check mine out!+Followed!

Zach said...

WTF at choking on ball point pens

ApocTV said...

Interesting stuff.

Jessica Thompson said...

... ballpoint pens?!? Followed!

Brinster's Folly said...

I never would have guessed about the ball point pen casualties haha

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Great stuff! I love random trivia.

Magixx said...

nice one, keep it up

Steve Bailey said...

I've said it a thousand times.... the number one problem in America is cursing birds... finally stats to back me up!

Untouchable said...

Great post .

Bremsy said...

Lol americans on legal drugs xD

blorriepoes said...

the price, im dieing for it!
+1

PabloO said...

Looks like US is a hard place to live in.

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