20 Random Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Before

By Elijah Eversman

Staff Reporter

1.Cats sleep for 70% of their lives

2.Dolphins sleep with one eye opened

3.More monopoly money is printed than real money

4.In 1880 in England “Pants” was an obscene word

5.The average iceberg weighs 20,000,000 tons

6.In Alaska, it is illegal to view a moose from an airplane

7. 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on TV

8.A lit match can be seen from 50 miles away on a mountaintop

9.Benjamin Franklin gave guitar lessons

10.Hitler had his own 15 car train named Amerika

11. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars

12.Lions sometimes mate over 50 times a day

13.Rats cannot vomit

14. Cows sleep for 3 hours a day

15.A parrots intelligence is comparable to a 5-year-old child

16. In the filming of The Wizard of Oz Toto the dog’s salary was $125 a week

17.Average human dreams last 2-3 seconds

18.Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark, thus he invented the lightbulb (or stole the idea from Nikolai Tesla)

19.Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice

20. It takes 7 pounds of pressure to rip off your ears



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