Quantifiable: did you knows

  1. 70% of all Irish barley grown goes towards the production of Guinness beer 
  2. A Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes 
  3. The average person will consume 100 tons of food and 45,424 liters (12,000 gallons) of water in their lifetime 
  4. A deck of cards should be shuffled at least 7 times before playing 
  5. 32% of all land in the U.S. is owned by the government 
  6. The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has 3 syllables (all others have 1) 
  7. 1 out of every 8 letters written is an e 
  8. 45,000 thunderstorms around the world occur every day 
  9. Elvis Presley made only 1 television commercial 
  10. The typical wave height from Pacific tsunami is between 6 – 9 metres 
  11. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times 
  12. 55% of all movies are rated R 
  13. There are 2 chickens for every person 
  14. 80% of burglaries are committed by people aged 13-21 
  15. Half of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18 
  16. There are a million ants for every person on Earth 
  17. Over 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year 
  18. New born babies have 350 bones (by age 5 the amount of bones merges to 206) 
  19. That in the 17th century the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places (today to 1.2411 trillion) 
  20. You use 72 different muscles while speaking


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