Did You Know... Slightly Random True or False Questions

by: Kaybarr

Slightly random facts, and some that are so outrageous they're actually true. (Please don't look anything up, just go by what you know or what you guess, thanks)
For citation purposes, most of these I got from National Geographic, some I got from http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~bingbin/ and some I seriously have no idea where I got them.

  1. 1

    Tap water, when viewed under a microscope, looks purple.

  2. 2

    When CBS broadcast the first color TV show, nobody besides CBS had color television sets!

  3. 3

    A billion years ago, days on Earth were only about 18 hours long.

  4. 4

    The Earth is slightly pear-shaped.

  5. 5

    Your hair and a rhino's horn are made of the same material.

  6. 6

    Your fingernails are not biodegradable.

  7. 7

    There are exactly 82 different ways to make change for a dollar.

  8. 8

    Someone is born in the US every eight seconds.

  9. 9

    Writers used to use bits of swiss cheese instead of rubber erasers to erase pencil marks.

  10. 10

    The wingspan of a 747 airplane is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight.

  11. 11

    3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies is the largest amount of money in coins from which you cannot make change for a dollar.

  12. 12

    Earth rotates a second or two slower every decade.

  13. 13

    It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

  14. 14

    The Eiffel Tower was a gift of friendship from Australia to France.

  15. 15

    It's impossible to hum with your mouth open.

  16. 16

    According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

  17. 17

    A man made a statue of himself usiing his own teeth, hair, and nails.

  18. 18

    A goat's pupils and an octopus's pupils are both rectangular.

  19. 19

    A diamond heated to 1405°F turns into vapor.

  20. 20

    It's impossible to breathe and swallow at the same time.

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