Top 100 Weird Work Facts. - Random Facts

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

Top 100 Weird work facts

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1. If you had every single muscle in your body work together at the same time, you could lift about 50, 000 pounds.
2. In Japan, napping at work is viewed as fatigue from working hard and it is completely acceptable, employees fake it to look committed.
3. Since 2012, 900 workers have died building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar— around 4, 000 workers may die to complete it.
4. A study found that men who had working mothers spend significantly more time caring for their own children.
5. Mount Everest has its own 3G wireless network.
6. Henry Ford astonished the world in 1914 by offering a $5 per day wage ($110 today), which more than doubled the rate of most of his workers.
7. With 150, 000 post offices, India has the largest postal network in the world. However, a letter can take two weeks to travel just 30 miles.
8. Only 20% of employees feel strongly valued at work, while 80% feel poorly or moderately valued, a survey revealed.
9. Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with great people.
10. Too much homework can cause stress, depression, and even lower grades.
11. In Ancient Egypt, men could take time off of work to care for menstruating daughters and wives.
12. Moms are 10 times more likely than dads to skip work to care for an ill child.
13. People who live in the Northeast are much more likely to stop on the way to work for coffee.
14. Women who are not active at their work or in their leisure time are 2.4 times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
15. Someone becoming angry with you will motivate you to work harder and in more creative ways, a study shows.
16. 300 workers, 18, 038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets were needed to build the Eiffel Tower.
17. girls do everything in a picture to make their ass look bigger except workout.
18. "Jake from State Farm" actually works at State Farm and his name is actually Jake.
19. There was a cable network called The Puppy Channel. All it did for three years was broadcast footage of puppies playing.
20. Students today spend more time on homework than ever in recorded history.
21. The drug cartels are capturing technicians and making them build a private cell phone network.
22. In the U.S., only 9% of dual income marriages share housework, childcare, and breadwinning evenly.
23. France passed a law making it illegal to read work email between 6 PM and 9 AM.
24. When people are being watched, they behave better. And the illusion of being watched works, too.
25. Dancers are known to be disciplined, focused and high achievers who tend to be successful students and hard workers.
26. A U.S. study finds that more than 50% of fast food workers depend on some form of government assistance.
27. Employees who sit near a window show greater interest in their work, stay on task, and report more loyalty to their company.
28. If you ask for small things, then work up to big things, people are more likely to say yes than if you start off with a huge favor.
29. You cannot work in Antarctica unless your wisdom teeth and appendix are removed.
30. The prune industry asked the FDA to relabel prunes as “dried plums” because “prunes” weren’t selling. It worked.
31. One researcher estimates that it takes 64 seconds to get back to work after checking a new email.
32. Men whose parents had broad and active social networks tend to have more friendships.
33. According to a poll, Japanese citizens don’t find Americans particularly honest or hardworking.
34. Penguins’ eyes work better underwater than they do in the air, giving them superior eyesight to spot prey.
35. A number of studies show “work life balance” as the main reason people start their own small businesses.
36. Most of the things you instinctively do to relieve stress don’t work.
37. Taking a short walk during the workday can improve memory and attention by as much as 20%, according to a University of Michigan study.
38. People who multitask are actually much less productive, though, they feel more emotionally satisfied with the amount of work done.
39. Japan lifted the ban on women working past 10 PM in 1999.
40. The actor who played the farmer in the movie "Babe" decided to go vegan after working closely with the "extraordinary animals" in the film.
41. While you are not required by law to report UFO sightings, the Mutual UFO Network expresses that you are obligated to.
42. Research states that British workers mentally check out for the weekend at 10:19 AM on Fridays.
43. In 1999, two women were burnt down by a lightning strike when the underwire in their bras worked as an electrical conductors.
44. Working mothers today actually spend as much time taking care of their kids as stay at home moms did in the 1970s, according to research.
45. If a website is blocked on your work/school internet, you can use Google translate as a proxy. Just copy/paste the URL into it
46. A 2014 survey revealed that more than one quarter of Americans ages 18 to 33 had quit a job because their co workers were rude to them.
47. In 2015, the International Space Station installed the first Italian espresso maker built to work in microgravity conditions.
48. Keanu Reeves donated about 75 million dollars from his Matrix earnings to the costume and special effects teams who worked on the films.
49. Hit TV show "Lost" was greenlit based on a one line concept from an ABC network president, having little backstory or plot.
50. Australian scientists have worked out how to kill malaria inside human cells at any life stage.
51. Quentin Tarantino lied about his age to work as an usher at a porno movie theater.
52. The Golden State Fence Company was hired to build a part of the US Mexico border wall, and fined $5M for hiring illegal immigrant workers.
53. In 1917, Margaret Sanger was arrested and sentenced to a workhouse for establishing the first birth control clinic in the U.S.
54. Repeatedly hitting something until you get it to work is actually called “percussive maintenance.”
55. Too much homework has a negative impact on the GPA of High School students. Feeling overworked in school also cause depression.
56. A college student in 1979 only had to work 182 hours per year to pay for tuition, but the average 2013 student had to work 991 hours.
57. This year, it is estimated that March Madness will cost the collective American workplace nearly $2 billion due to distraction.
58. Students who do their homework by themselves instead of constantly asking for help get higher scores on tests, according to a study.
59. More people work for Wal Mart than live in Estonia.
60. Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
61. Nice people make less money than mean people at work.
62. Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
63. According to a study, people who are prone to doing many things at once also tend to show up late for work.
64. A study found that 27% of teens change clothes, do homework, or change contact lenses while driving.
65. Listening to music while working helps create a more positive mood, and can help you to become more productive.
66. 100 years ago, most Americans spent 43% of each day working just to get food. Now, they spend only 7% of each day doing so.
67. Studying or working in your room? Keep your shoes on. Your mind associate having your shoes on with being busy.
68. iPhones are designed to last just a few years, then they break down and work slower.
69. That NASA is currently working on a warp drive that could get us to Alpha Centauri in 2 weeks.
70. If you want to burn fat faster, a cup of coffee (with no milk or sugar) before a workout will speed up the process.
71. In Japan, napping at work is viewed as fatigue from working hard and it is completely acceptable, employees fake it to look committed.
72. After working together on "Fat Albert, " Bill Cosby told Kenan Thompson he would "need two d***s for all the women" he was going to get.
73. The key to happiness and success: Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.
74. A man from Google is working on technology that could let humans live to be 500 years old.
75. A U.K. study found that by age 4, girls think that they are more clever, more successful, and harder working than their male classmates.
76. Men are 20 times more likely to have a fatal injury at work than women.
77. Responding to work emails too quickly can cause physical and mental burnout.
78. Einstein denounced segregation, calling it a "disease of white people" and worked against racism in America.
79. Steve Chen worked at Facebook for a few weeks before quitting to do his own startup. It was called YouTube.
80. Eat an orange before working out. Not only does it keep you hydrated, but it also prevents your muscles from getting sore.
81. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually that all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
82. Instagram is the most important social network for teens, followed by Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, respectively.
83. In the porn business, there are people called "fluffers" whose job it is to get male actors erect again so they can go back to work.
84. Mondays are the most unproductive days of the week. Only about 3 and a half hours of work are actually done on Mondays
85. A study found that people who volunteer are happier with their work life balance than those who do not.
86. Stop doubting yourself, work hard, and make it happen.
87. Polish scientists are working on a new method to detect drunk drivers – a laser to zap your car and sniff out any alcohol fumes.
88. A Palestinian has to work for 15 years to earn what an Israeli makes in 1 year.
89. When two people love each other and want to make it work, they will.
90. If a website is blocked on your work/school internet, you can use Google translate as a proxy. Just copy/paste the URL into it.
91. A survey found that 64 percent of single men feel they are more productive at work when they are in a relationship.
92. From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation in the US, inflation adjusted, increased 937 percent, and the typical worker’s wages rose 10 percent.
93. One day, someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.
94. Just 30 minutes of exercise can improve your working memory.
95. Babies brought up in a bilingual environment have stronger working memories than those brought up with only one language.
96. Al "Scarface" Capone got his infamous scars when he told a woman "You got a nice ass" in front of her brother while working at a bar.
97. The harder your brain works, the more your pupils dilate.
98. In television shows, CPR works 66% of the time. In real life, it works 15% of the time.
99. The richer you are, the larger your social network probably is.
100. People are least happy when they are commuting to work.
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