38 Best Race Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

38 Best race facts

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1. When doing long assignments, set a 30 minute timer, and race it. This will prevent you from procrastination
2. Humans are the best long distance runners on the planet, able to beat horses (and everything else) in marathon distance races.
3. It is illegal to race horses on the highway in Rhode Island.
4. The word “bagel” is derived from the German word “bougel, ” meaning “bracelet, ” coming from the Yiddish “beygl.”
5. Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meter race with his shoelace undone.
6. A horse named Tulsy Tsan was banned from entering a race because its name, when spelled backwards, is "Nasty slut".
7. For racing scenes in "The Fast and the Furious" (2001), the director recruited 200 real illegal street racers.
8. The human race uses 15, 000, 000, 000, 000 watts of energy at any given moment.
9. Traces of cocaine can be found on nearly 97% of all the U.S dollar bills.
10. Stephen Hawking believes that either artificial intelligence, human aggression, or aliens will destroy the human race.
11. All blue eyed people can be traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea 10, 000 years ago.
12. Statistics from OKCupid reveal that people would rather date someone that is the same race as them.
13. When doing long assignments, set a 30 minute timer, and race it. This will prevent you from procrastination.
14. A racially diverse group has the ability to solve problems more effectively than a group with only one race in it.
15. When two people embrace or cuddle, their brains release oxytocin, making them feel happy and more connected.
16. Hitler carefully collected Jewish artifacts and took photos of Jews to be preserved in what he called, "The Museum of an Extinct Race."
17. The largest land mammal ever was Paraceratherium, an 18 foot tall prehistoric rhinoceros.
18. We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us, and wealth classified us.
19. By 2050, the average American will be of mixed race.
20. The "F" bomb traces back to the Norwegian "fukka" and Swedish "focka", both meaning "to copulate."
21. In 2010, 15 percent of new marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of different races.
22. White Americans are about 10% more optimistic about race relations than Black Americans are.
23. Ostriches cannot fly but they can outrun a racehorse
24. All blue eyed people can be traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea about 10, 000 years ago.
25. One in seven UK banknotes contain traces of anal bacteria.
26. Ostriches can run as fast as racehorses.
27. Beaver testicles were once used to brew tea, it was believed to work as a contraceptive.
28. Traces of cocaine can be found on nearly 97% of all U.S dollar bills in circulation.
29. On average, men are more willing to fall in love with partner of a different race than women are.
30. In the largest study of its kind, mixed race faces were rated as more attractive than non mixed race faces.
31. At least 99% of all the species that ever existed have left no trace in the fossil record.
32. Racehorses can wear out new horse shoes in one race.
33. cheetahs were raced at Romford greyhound stadium in 1937.
34. Ayrton Senna always had a Brazilian flag hidden in his car in the case he won the race.
35. Duracell, the battery maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
36. 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.
37. At horse race tracks, the favorite wins fewer than 30% of the time.
38. From a complete stop, a human is capable of outrunning a Formula One Race car for about 30 feet.
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