Trivia

How many calories are in a stamp?

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

How many people choke to death on pens each year?

An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

How much energy is generated from recycling a glass jar?

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to operate a television for three hours.

What unit of time is a “jiffy”

A jiffy is a unit of time equivalent to 1/100th of a second. Likely, there is almost nothing humanly possible that can be accomplished in a “jiffy.”

Why do mattresses gain weight?

A ten-year-old mattress weighs double what it did when it was new due to debris that it absorbs over time. That debris includes dust mites (their droppings and decaying bodies), mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand, and a lot of perspiration, which the average person loses at a rate of a quart a day. Good night!

How many active thunderstorms are there on earth at any given time?

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth’s atmosphere.

What is the lifespan of an MLB baseball?

The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.