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domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2008

Random Facts~ 1-50

  1. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
  2. According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.
  3. Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.
  4. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  5. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
  6. Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.
  7. Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name.
  8. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."
  9. It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
  10. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
  11. The pancreas produces Insulin. 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
  12. There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).
  13. A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.
  14. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
  15. Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.
  16. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
  17. Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
  18. Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.
  19. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).
  20. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  21. American car horns beep in the tone of F.
  22. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people.
  23. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.
  24. Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.
  25. The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year. S
  26. tressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
  27. Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.
  28. Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
  29. Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
  30. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  31. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
  32. A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.
  33. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
  34. Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.
  35. The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.
  36. The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.
  37. The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
  38. Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.
  39. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
  40. The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."
  41. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.
  42. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  43. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  44. The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
  45. Children grow faster in the springtime.
  46. On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun. M
  47. inus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  48. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"
  49. Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.
  50. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.


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