Monday, September 12, 2011




  • the average pool cue is 1.4m (4.75ft) long
  • the average porcupine has 30,000 spikes
  • the average shower temperature is 38°C (101°F)
  • the average soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels and held together by 642 stitches
  • the average speed of a skydiver is 200kph (124mph)
  • the average woman will consume over 2.7kg (6 pounds) of lipstick in their lifetime
  • the ball on top of a flag pole is called the truck
  • the bigger the orange the sweeter sweeter it is
  • the 'black box' that houses an airplanes voice recorder is actually orange so it can be more easily detected amid the debris of a plane crash
  • the blueprints for the Eiffel Tower covered more than 14,000 square feet of drafting paper

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