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8/17/2005

Believe It or Not!

Believe it or not, but:

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.

Cat's urine glows under a black light.

China has more English speakers than the United States.

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

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

I am. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand five feet, nine inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

No word in the English language rhymes with month.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the '30s lobbied against hemp farmers, they saw it as competition.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Starfish haven't got brains.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

The most common name
in the world is Mohammed.

12 Comments:

Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
...................................
On the above point, I know some "fart-bombers" in Nigeria who could be very valuable to Iran in the invention of WMDs in the next years years.

Where can they forward their resume?

That was a great post.

Lessons worth millions!

How?

Put them together with colourful pictures to illustrate them with "Marilyn Monroe Had Six Toes" on the cover and the book would be sold out!

10:07 AM

 
Anonymous Korean Celt said...

I think life would be much simpler if humans mated the way the praying mantis does. :-)

11:15 AM

 
Blogger carrie said...

bonobos have sex for pleasure. i think there are others that do, also.

1:04 PM

 
Anonymous Wesley said...

hahahahaha that is hilarious! some of them i knew, some i didnt. haha i love the one about china and its population. crazyness, its a crazy world out there. =)

cheers
a random visitor

1:25 PM

 
Blogger #28 said...

heck of a post, I enjoyed every bit

4:05 PM

 
Blogger Mama Mouse said...

That was a great way to start my 'day'! I really DIDN'T want to know how many spiders I've eaten in my life though. Nor did I really need to know that cat urine glows in the dark under black light! LOL

Thanks for sharing anyhow though ... it was fun AND informative.

5:28 PM

 
Anonymous Ned said...

If lions don't do it for pleasure then they have a heck of a job. I didn't know Shakespeare invented any words... I have to think about this.

9:02 PM

 
Blogger Clublint said...

Ummmm is this an Odd Spots thing?

I won't say where I've seen these little useful pieces of information but if I say the word "Libra", would I be close to your source?

Found you while surfing Blog Advance and thought I'd say hi

Deb

9:59 PM

 
Blogger Tachizuno said...

Not sure what you're talking about Deb.

I found them at http://www.naute.com/stories/believe.phtml

10:14 PM

 
Blogger Ben Dash said...

"Marilyn Monroe had six toes"

Unfortunately not, it's just an urban legend.

11:58 PM

 
Blogger Tachizuno said...

You're correct Ben, I had to look it up, and saw a picture of her feet...

5 on each.

12:43 AM

 
Blogger Ross said...

Barbie is 11.5 inchs tall and is made to a scale of 1/6th therefore she would be 5feet 9inches tall in real life.

7:35 AM

 

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