13 Best Running Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-29 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 3 years Ago

13 Best running facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random running facts.

1. The people who come running to hug you after you haven’t seen them in awhile are my favorite type of people.
2. In the late 1600s London was plagued by an attacker who would spank his victims with a rod and shout "Spanko!" before running away.
3. McDonalds McRib sandwich contains some of the same ingredients used to manufacture gym mats and running shoes
4. Sharks swim toward storms, instead of running away from them like most animals.
5. 96% of snowblower related amputations (caused by sticking appendages into running snowblowers) happened to males.
6. A study showed that swimming when compared to running, walking or being sedentary, cut death risk for men by 50 percent.
7. Over 4 million cars in Brazil are now running on gasohol instead of petrol. Gasohol is a fuel made from sugar cane.
8. Taylor Lautner was a junior world karate champion for several years running.
9. California quail chicks can start running an hour after they hatch.
10. Jim Fixx, the man who popularized jogging, died from a heart attack while running.
11. The world is running out of chocolate.
12. From a complete stop, a human is capable of outrunning a Formula One Race car for about 30 feet.
13. Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.
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