The Skinny

20 things you probably never knew

I love random facts and you never know when they might come in handy. Here’s 20 things that you might not already know.

  1. You have no sense of smell when you are asleep
  2. Your brain is more active sleeping than it is watching TV
  3. Mother in law is an anagram for Hitler Woman
  4. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had
  5. Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards
  6. Cats can hear ultrasound
  7. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
  8. The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years
  9. Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight
  10. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime
  11. The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn
  12. All the swans in England are the property of the Queen
  13. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos
  14. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo
  15. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour
  16. People say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond
  17. 11% of the world is left-handed
  18. A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through
  19. The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime
  20. A survey in the US reported that bosses are most receptive to requests on a Wednesday
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