Thursday, July 17, 2008

Things you don't need to know...

... but are fun aways! :)

  1. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  2. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  3. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  4. A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
  5. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  6. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  7. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
  8. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  9. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  10. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
  11. Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!
  12. It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
  13. It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
  14. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!
  15. No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!
  16. There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!
  17. Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!
  18. Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!
  19. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
  20. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
  21. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!
  22. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!
  23. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
  24. you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!
  25. In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.
  26. One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!
  27. Dogs can hear sounds that you cant!
  28. Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow!
  29. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!
  30. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  31. There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!
  32. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!
  33. Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
  34. Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
  35. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
  36. New York''s Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.
  37. Nylon is made from coal and petroleum.
  38. On average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.
  39. A new baby usually deprives it's parents of 400-750 hours of sleep in the first year.
  40. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  41. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
  42. ''Jedi'' is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.
  43. ''Vodka'' is Russian for ''little water''.
  44. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
  45. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
  46. In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.
  47. The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
  48. Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.
  49. Ants never sleep.
  50. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

And now one for you to try at home: You can NOT lick your elbow!

I collected those facts out of pure boredom and I am not responsible for the correctness!!!
I think most of them are legit though!


Grey said...

you mean to say lick the elbow?

Aurous said...

"Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants"

Caleb Bardeforte said...

also North America and South America dont end on teh same letters they start with - unless you consider them both Americas... :P