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male ejaculation facts

  • One ejaculation produces a data transfer of 15 875MB of DNA information. That is equivalent to 62 MacBook Pros
  • Human semen only contains about 10% of sperm, which is about as much as a rabbit. Pigs however, produce almost 3000 times that.
  • The rest includes 150mg of protein, 6mg of fat and about 20 calories.
  • Food affect the taste of sperm. Fruits and natural sugar make it sweeter, while red meat, onions and garlic make it bitter and acidic.
  • The world record for ejaculation is 18 feet. The average is less than half that distance.
  • Males ejaculate at a top speed of 31mph.
  • In Papua New Guinea, the Etoro tribe believe that rite of passage from boy to man includes swallowing the semen of their elders.
  • Sperm can stay alive inside a woman for up to 5 days. Compared to less than 5 hours on the toilet seat.

nurse facts

  • Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in modern history, was only a nurse for three years of her life
  • James Derham in 1783 was a black slave who worked as a nurse, which eventually paid for his freedom. He then moved to Philadelphia and became a doctor
  • In poor countries, there is 1 psychiatric nurse to every 1,000,000 psychiatric patients
  • Nepal has the lowest ratio of nurses per capita in the world. The highest is in Finland
  • The first nursing school dates back to 250 B.C, and was founded in India
  • In olden times, male nurses were only found in organizations such as The Teutonic Knights, the Knights of Lazarus and the Knights Hospitalers (founded in 1119)

Age facts

  • If you take your age and then multiply it by the number 7, then multiply that by 1,443, the answer is stated as your age 3 times.
  • Your DNA age is much older than your physical age. In fact, it is as old as your age in addition to your mother’s age. Your DNA was formed when your mother was born, and kept in an egg in her ovaries until you were conceived. If your mother was 30 when she gave birth to you, half of your DNA would already be 30 years old when you were finally born.

Lego facts

  • LEGO was started by a carpenter and is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”
  • When Lego first began in 1934, its first toys were made of wood.
  • It would take a tower of over 40,000,000,000 LEGO bricks to reach the moon.
  • There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person on earth.
  • There are 915 million ways to combine six LEGO bricks.
  • Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold yearly would reach more than 5 times round the world.
  • There are over 4 billion LEGO minifigures, larger than any single race in the world.
  • Lego manufactures 306 million tires every year, more rubber than any tire manufacturer in the world.
  • The highest Lego tower is in Delaware, containing half a million bricks and over 34 meters high.
  • A lego snake measuring 318 m has been built at LEGOLAND Malaysia.
  • The first three Lego types of sets were town, space, and pirates.

Miss World Pageant facts

  • The Miss World Pageant began as a one-off event called the Festival Bikini Contest but was dubbed Miss World by the media
  • Miss India, Reita Faira became the first Asian to be crowned Miss World in 1966. The Government of India wasn’t very happy with the fact that Faria later jointed Bob Hope to cheer up American soldiers in South Vietnam. At that time, India was supporting Ho Chi Minh’s Communist government in North Vietnam.
  • India is also one of the few countries to have won more than 5 titles and even consecutively.
  • Miss Wales, Helen Morgan, who became Miss World in 1974, was originally not even going to contest for the crown. She was paid £30 as a last-minute stand-in when another competitor dropped out at the Miss Wales competition earlier.

Mickey Mouse facts

  • Mickey Mouse’s original name was Mortimer Mouse but was changed to Mickey upon request by Walt’s wife.
  • The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in real life, even though their cartoon characters never did.
  • The angle of Mickey’s ears is exactly 105 degrees
  • Mickey’s ears do not obey the laws of physics. No matter which way Mickey Mouse is facing, his ears will always face forwards.
  • Mickey mouse is over 80 years old
  • The first 2 Mickey Mouse movies cost $2,500 to make.
  • Mickey wears white gloves because it is easier to distinguish his hands when they are against his body.
  • The password to the invasion at Normandy was “Mickey Mouse.”

South Park facts

  • South Park began as a Christmas video called ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ created using construction paper and glue and filmed with an old 8mm camera.
  • In the South Park movie, when Kenny take off his hood and says “Good bye you guys.” his voice was dubbed by Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis & Butt-Head and King of the Hill.
  • When the show first premiered, the voice actress of Wendy and a lot of other female characters, Mary Kay Bergman, was credited under a fake name (“Shannen Cassidy”) because she was Disney’s official voice for Snow White at the time and was worried about conflicts regarding her work.
  • The episode Scott Tenernman must die was actually thrown together last minute and Matt and Trey thought is was going to tank hardcore but it turned out to be one of the most popular episodes.
  • Cartman’s Mom is named Liane, after Trey’s Ex-Fiancee who cheated on him with a T-Shirt Salesman. So he made her the town crack-whore.
  • Timmy was supposed to be a one shot character, but was so popular that the writers kept him around and he became the first character outside of the boys to have an episode dedicated to him in Timmy 2000.
  • Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson) was invited to cast for the ‘pilot’ but turned it down.
  • In 1997, South Park had 9.1 million viewers. By 2003, they had 82 million viewers.
  • In the first season, each episode cost $250,000.
  • South Park has won 4 Emmys and in 2007 the South Park was listed by Times magazine and the 100 Greatest show of all time.
  • Shouth Park creators have one of the fastest episode production timeline. The Terri Schiavo case aired hours after her passing and the episode ‘About Last Night’ used Obama’s speech excerpts less than a day after his victory speech.

Nintendo facts

  • Nintendo actually started out as a card company, called Nintendo Koppai.
  • In the early days, the company even sold risque playing cards. This card series featured a number of women in different states of undress, but this project was abandoned later on.
  • Nintendo’s famous Duckhunt game actually started out as a toy, with a projecter placing ducks on the wall.
  • Nintendo tried to sell Twister in Japan, but failed.
  • Nintendo has had the same president Hiroshi Yamauchi for 50 years, a decade longer than any national leader.
  • Miyamoto’s first NES game never came to the US due to demonic imagery
  • Luigi wears green overalls because when they added his character to the game, the developers couldn’t add any new colors to the game for him, so they recycled the ones used for the game’s turtles. And that practical decision is why Luigi is so famous for wearing green.
  • The first game made by the creators of Pokémon was a Yoshi puzzle game
  • The once superior SNES sound chip was built by the creator of the PlayStation. Ken Kutaragi, a Sony engineer, began designing it without Sony’s knowledge out of a desire to push the electronics giant to enter the gaming business. His bosses were annoyed but ultimately approved working with Nintendo, and after completing the chip Ken was tasked with creating a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. After Nintendo infamously cancelled that project, Kutaragi transitioned that work to his next major project, codenamed “Play Station.”
  • Super Mario Kart was censored in the US due to Nintendo of America’s stance against imagery of alcohol used at the Champion’s podium.
  • Nintendo owns the Seattle Mariners

Mid-autumn festival mooncakes facts

  • The most strongly associated myth revolves around an extraordinary archer named Houyi (Hòu​ Yì), who was awarded an elixir of life. In some versions of the story his beautiful wife Chang’e takes the whole elixir and finds herself, and her jade rabbit, floating all the way to the stars and getting trapped on the moon, forever being known as the Moon Goddess. On that day each year, when the moon is at its fullest, Houyi prepares Change’s favourite food, looks at the full moon and misses her. It later became custom for people to prepare food for family reunions, or miss separated loved ones, on a mid-autumn day under the moonlight.
  • In China, the mid autumn festival is associated with many different versions of the Moon Goddess Chang’e myth involving the jade rabbit and immortality pills.
  • The whole salted egg yolk in the middle of the moon cake symbolizes the full moon.
  • Han Chinese insurgents planned their entire rebellion against the Yuan Mongolian dynasty by stuffing secret messages into mooncakes, counting on the Yuan dynasty’s hatred for the simple dish.
  • Mid-Autumn festival is also considered the ‘Chinese Valentines Day’ in ancient times, a tradition rooted in Yue Xia Lao Ren (月下老人) – meaning “the Old Man in the Moon” – a sort of Chinese cupid on the moon.
  • In South China, there is a tradition of wearing pamelo rinds on your head so that Chang’e can find you and answer your prayers for a son – the Chinese name for pomelo is “you(4) zi(3)” – 柚子 – which sounds a bit like “to have a son” – 有子 – you(3) zi(3).
  • Several countries have issued absolute postal bans on mooncakes, including Singapore, India, Indonesia, Russia, Germany, Spain, France, Thailand and South Korea.
  • At the end of each festival, Singapore throws away over 2,000,000 uneaten mooncakes, most being used as gifts and gestures.

Basketball facts

  • Basketball was invented by a teacher in 1891
  • Basketball hoops were orignally just baskets. It was only 15 years after basketball was invented, that someone decided to cut a hold in the bottom of it.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played 20 seasons in the NBA, holds the record for most points scored in a career with 38,387.
  • It was almost a hundred years after its creation, that the three-pointer was instituted in the NBA.
  • Basketball was first played using a football
  • Slam dunks were once considered illegal.
  • Women’s basketball was founded only a year after the invention of basketball itself.

boardgames facts

  • The tradition of playing boardgames is even older than the Mayan Calander