Monday, December 27, 2010
Useless Facts Of The Year Part Four
Here we are at the fourth and final installment of this years' round-up of "useless" facts. If you missed any of the other facts check out the sidebar.
**Dragonflies are born without wings. They are born into a larvae state and eventually will undergo a partial metamorphosis in which they grow their wings. Depending on the species of dragonfly, some will remain in the larvae state (nymph stage) for up to three years or more. This is how they will spend most of their lives. Sadly, when we see the adult winged dragonfly they are actually near the last stage of their life.
**Did you know?
26 billion pickles are packed each year in the U.S. That's about nine pounds of pickles per person.
**Did you know that the movie 'A Nightmare On Elm Street', which premiered November 9, 1984, only cost $1.8 million to produce and grossed $25.5 million at the United States box office?
**With the popularity of the movie, its sequel, 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge' (released 1985), grossed $3.3 million in the first three days from its premiere.
**Did you know that a wolf's sense of smell is about 100 times better than that of humans? In favorable weather they can smell its prey about 1.75 miles away.
**Did you know that there are more than 106 million accounts on Twitter? There are more than 200 million on Facebook.
**"The Christmas Song" by Alvin and the Chipmunks is arguably their biggest hit. Did you know that it was a single from their debut album 'Let's All Sing With The Chipmunks,' which was released January 1, 1959?
**Did you know that Taco Bell sells over two billion tacos a year in the United States? They sell over a billion burritos.
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