Fun Fact Friday, Number Seven!

Okay, we are about three weeks into our New Year’s resolutions and I thought this would be the perfect time to “weigh in” on the subject of weight (yes, pun intended, of course). Since losing weight is always one of the top resolutions that people make, here are some fun facts concerning weight (courtesy of  Enjoy!

  • the world’s termites outweigh the worlds humans about 10 to 1 (#16)
  • a hummingbird weighs less than a penny (#17)
  • the average smell weighs 760 nanograms (#54)
  • the human brain weighs about three pounds (#55)
  • when the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less (#98)
  • you would weigh less on the top of a mountain than at sea level (#106)
  • smelling apples and/or bananas can help you lose weight (#109)
  • the largest fish is the whale shark, it can be over fifty (50) feet long and weigh over two (2) tons (#116)
  • an ant can lift fifty (50) times its own weight (#134)
  • the largest ball of twine in the U.S. weighs over 17,000 pounds (#213)
  • the biggest pig in recorded history weighed almost one (1) ton (#235)
  • the legs of bats are too weak to support their weight, so they hang upside down (#324)
  • cold water weighs less than hot water (#351)
  • the weight of the moon is 81 billion tons (#353)
  • the smallest mammal in the world is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny (#418)
  • in the U.S. a pig has to weigh more than 180 pounds to be called a hog (#434)
  • a gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds (#447)
  • 454 U.S. dollar bills weigh exactly one (1) pound (#469)
  • the human brain takes up 2% of human body weight but uses 20% of its energy (#737)
  • most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale (#768)
  • President William Taft weighed more than 300 pounds and once got stuck in the White House bathtub (#872)
  • just a sugar cube of neutron star matter would weigh about one hundred million tons on Earth (#1004)


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