25 Unbelievable Television Facts. - Random Facts

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

25 Unbelievable television facts

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1. The typical American child will be exposed to 12, 000 violent acts on television a year.
2. Dog TV is a television channel designed specifically to keep dogs entertained and stimulated while you go about your day.
3. In Bhutan, marijuana plants were historically used as pig food—until the country got television in 1999 and learned cannabis was a drug.
4. Some television stations would edit out parts of the Popeye cartoons due to offensive, racist portrayals of African Americans.
5. "Scrubs" has been described as the most medically accurate television show on air.
6. You burn more calories sleeping than watching television
7. A Baltimore TV producer once told Oprah that she was "unfit for television news."
8. The first four countries to have television were England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
9. In television shows, CPR works 66% of the time. In real life, it works 15% of the time.
10. Lonely and depressed people are more likely to binge watch television.
11. It is predicted that by 2016, half of all television will be delivered by the Internet.
12. A person of average size and weight burns about 60 to 70 calories each hour just by sitting and watching television.
13. Watching good television increases your appetite.
14. In China, it is illegal to use a pun in advertising or on television.
15. In 1968, Star Trek featured the first interracial kiss on American television.
16. In 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on television in the U.S.
17. U.S. homicides briefly, but sharply increase following heavyweight championship prize fights on television.
18. Robin Williams’ favorite television shows were “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek.”
19. Scrubs" has actually been described as the most medically accurate television show on air
20. Falling televisions send a child to the emergency room every 30 minutes.
21. Scottish engineer John Logie Baird was the first man to televise pictures of objects in motion. He also demonstrated color television, in 1928.
22. F.D. Roosevelt was the first president to speak on television.
23. First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
24. First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
25. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
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