Did You Know?

Kaylah Sanchez, Reporter

1. Even if you cut off a cockroach’s head, it can live for several weeks.
2. The word “mustache” (also spelled “moustache”) comes from the Greek term “moustaki”.
3. The number of Nutella jars sold annually, if lined up, would wrap around the moon four times.
4. People spend more than 7 billion dollars a year on chocolate.
5. Polar bear fur is transparent, not white!
6. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades.
7. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.
8. Your eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing…..
9. Two asteroids have been named after Bambi and Thumper. Cute!
10. The song “Part of Your Word” from the Little Mermaid was nearly cut, because Jeffery Katzenberg felt that it was “boring” and too far over the heads of the children for whom it was intended.
11. The United States has spent more than $1,350,000,000,000 on the “wars” with Afghanistan and Iraq. This is enough to wipe out world poverty for 10 years.
12. The word ‘verb’ is a noun.
13. People with awkward and weird personalities tend to make the best friends.
14. After needing 13 liters of blood for a surgery at the age of 13, a man named James Harrison pledged to donate blood once he turned 18. It was discovered that his blood contained a rare antigen which cured Rhesus disease. He has donated blood a record 1,000 times and saved 2,000,000 lives.
15. Doritos could be made without the powder and taste exactly the same. It was left on because it was decided that the residue left on your fingers was part of the “Doritos experience.”
16. Ryan Gosling was cast for the role of Noah in the movie “The Notebook,” because the director wanted someone “Not Handsome”.
17. Since February 10th, more than 4,000 “Harlem Shake” videos have been uploaded to YouTube every day.
18. A goldfish’s attention span is three seconds.
19. Slugs have 4 noses.
20. Emus and Kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
21. Children grow faster in the spring.
22. The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
23. An ant’s sense of smell is stronger than a dog’s.
24. A cat’s lower jaw cannot move sideways. Watch your kitty at home!
25. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza a day. This is why we are the fattest country on Earth!