Did you know that Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew? No, he didn’t make a typo while choosing his stage name—he chose the middle initial J. as an homage to character actor Michael J. Pollard.
The world’s largest ball of human hair, incidentally, clocks in at around 100 kilograms. Meanwhile, there are approximately half a billion pounds of hair on human heads across the planet, based on some very speculative math.
On the opposite end of the body: Human feet, on average, contain more than 100,000 sweat glands each.
In the latest episode of The List Show, host and Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy shares 100 weird facts. Learn about solo synchronized swimming, Dildo Days, and Pope Francis’ past gigs. We know you’re curious.
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