With one hundred fresh pencils, if you had enough paper, you could draw a line from New York City to Philadelphia, although you would have to stop and sharpen the points quite a few times.
There is a chemical called scrooge which is specially designed to smell bad, much like a skunk’s smell, but worse. A typical use of scrooge is to spray it in doorways of warehouses and unguarded inner city buildings to keep tramps away.
Why tombstones? The original idea was that the weight pressing down on the body would not allow the ghost to float away.
There are 3,615,122 square miles in America. If you could space all of us Americans out equally across the whole country, assuming that you could place some people on the sides of mountains and others in the middle of factories, but assuming that all Americans had to be the same distance apart, we would be 645 feet away from each other. That’s about one-half the length of a city block. We each would have 415,388 square feet, which is approximately 10 acres or the amount of land covered by 500 apartments.
The largest “Swiss army knife” (this one was made in England) had 1,973 different blades.
The largest number of words on a single postage stamp is 746 (from the country of Greece, year: 1954)
Population of America: 327,200,000. If you start counting as fast as you can, it will take you 40 years to count to this number. One out of every 23 people is an American.
If you could stack up all the copies of the Guinness Book of World Records made just in one year, your pile would reach into outer space. It would be 1,006 miles high.
Americans use enough toilet paper in one day to wrap around the world nine times. If it were on one giant roll, we would be unrolling it at the rate of 7,600 miles per hour – roughly mach. 10, ten times the speed of sound.
Worldwide there are 1,006.7 men for every 1,000 women. There are 48,900 extra men.