Ketchup, Whiskers And More

Ketchup, Whiskers and other random facts.

Ketchup, Whiskers And More


Over 300,000 tonnes of ketchup sachets are distributed every year to catering services.
It generates approximately $1 billion of profit for manufacturers who make them, of which Heinz has 70% of the market share.


Rats have approximately 30 large whiskers and a lot of smaller ones.
Each whisker is connected to roughly 40,000 neurons in the brain and they sweep it back and forth approximately 8-12 times per second.
As soon as one of them comes into contact with something and bends, it tells the neurons in its brain to investigate further.


In 2022, an estimated 500,000 jobs in the U.S. were associated with the professional Marijuana trade.
Even Lake Superior State University in Michigan offered a $1,200 scholarship to wannabe chemists in their new 2,600-square-foot facility for studying Marijuana.  

Palm Oil

In 2021, Sri Lanka announced it was banning the import of 200,000 tonnes of palm oil each year, and reducing its own production of palm oil to protect the environment.
Plantation owners will be encouraged to plant rubber trees instead.

School Bus

55% of children in the U.S. take the school bus. 95% of these school buses are relatively old diesel buses and recent studies revealed that the pollution inside the bus was up to ten times higher than outside of the bus.

Internet Use

In 2000, 48% of Americans did not use the internet.
By 2005, it was 32% didn't use it.
By 2010, it fell to just 24% who didn't use the internet.
By 2015 it was 15% of Americans did not.
In 2020, that number dropped to 7%, which is still 23 million people.

Digital Advertising

Digital advertising such as banner adverts, sponsored videos and so on, are big businesses for the major players that distribute them.
Google is the top earner with a 28.9% share of the market.
Facebook is second with a 25.2% share.
Finally, Amazon is slowly catching up with a 10.3% share, reported to be worth $15 billion per year.