AMAZING TRIVIA FACTS 8!
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An average office desk was found to have 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
Golf clubs can be deadly. An angry golfer flung his club at a bench. The shaft broke and sprung back, piercing his heart. The same thing has been recorded to happen to at least 3 other people.
A prison in Washington pairs up 'death row' shelter cats with select inmates as part of a rehabilitation program. It seems to be a pretty wonderful thing for both the inmates and the cats.
Although it is usually prisoners that are supposed to be rehabilitated, this experiment introduced non-violent prisoners with violent felines who were going to be put down because of their behavior. The study proved to do wonders for the cats, who got so much love and attention their behavior completely changed, and they learned to trust humans again.
The National Safety Council reports that 12,000 people die after falling on stairs, with half of these deaths occurring at home.
Blind people smile even though they've never seen anyone else smile. Being blind doesn't mean you don't make all the facial expressions other people make, which goes to show that we are born with these abilities, and do not learn them from others by imitation.
More Americans choke on toothpicks than any other object. Toothpicks injure almost 9,000 people every year.
When threatened, swans can be very aggressive. They have been known to capsize boats, attack humans on jet skis, and strangle dogs to death.
In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers. An average of four to five fast-food workers are killed every month, usually during robberies.
Once lightning enters a structure, it may run through the electrical system, phone lines, plumbing, and even TV and radio antennas and cables.
Texting while driving kills 6,000 people annually in the U.S. alone.
The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylores were married for 20 years together (and probably made some funny noises at home) until Wayne unfortunately passed away in 2009.
Candiru, a tiny parasitic freshwater fish living in South America, is reputedly capable of following a stream of urine to its source where it enters the body, and flares its barbed fins, keeping it firmly embedded in the flesh.
Gentoo penguins propose to their lifemates with a pebble. If the female agrees, it may be just for a mating period, but just as often - it's for life.
15 percent of the air you breathe in an average metro station is human skin.
Puffins mate for life. They make their homes on cliff sides and even leave some separate room for their toilet. Puffins form long-term pair bonds or relationships. The female lays a single egg, and both parents incubate the egg and feed the chick.
The Kingdom of Bhutan uses 'Gross National Happiness' as an important national measurement. The assessment of gross national happiness was designed in an attempt to define an indicator and concept that measures quality of life or social progress in more holistic and psychological terms than only the economic indicator of gross domestic product (GDP).
Beds can be deadly. Every year, 600 people die just in the U.S. alone after falling out of bed.
When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.
Why do they do it? According to researchers who have studied this behavior, the male pups do this because it prolongs play time with the females. If they used their advantage to win, the play would be over. They also get to spend more time with the females and to create more of a relationship with them - a relationship that may help them secure a future mate.
London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine found out 16 percent of cell phones have feces on them.
A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M's 'Everybody Hurts.' You'd think they'd prefer a happier song, but maybe the slower, sadder songs relax the cows and in turn gets more milk.
Google, the periodic table, the structure of our DNA, and 'Yesterday' by the Beatles are all ideas that were conceived in dreams.
When we sleep, our mind is still busy. Many a time, it will continue to work on a problem even without our conscious effort. That is why dreams may sometimes supply answers to problems we face, or we might wake up with an answer, which explains the phrase: 'I'll sleep on it.'