Thursday, 7 March 2013

Jedi is an Official Religion in Australia





The word millionaire was first used by Benjamin Disraeli in his 1826 novel Vivian Grey. #factoid                                       
Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours. #factoid   
                                   
The TV dinner was introduced during WWII by Swanson because cans and metals were rationed during the war. #factoid
                           
Jedi is an official religion in Australia with over 70,000 followers. #factoid      





Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards #factoid                                       
60 Minutes on CBS is the only TV show to not have a theme song or music. #factoid                                       
Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water. #tips       


The Morse Code = Here come Dots #anagram
                                       
During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. #factoid   
                           
Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight. #factoid   
                                  
On average 22% of all restaurant meals include potato chips #factoid   
                                 
Even though they may not remember them, everyone dreams several times a night.  In fact, during a typical lifetime, we spend about six years dreaming. #factoid   
        



Pheasants = A Head, Nye, Nest, Nide (brood) or Bevy; A Bouquet of pheasants (in flight). #factoid #collectivenouns

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes. #factoid
                                    
It takes a ton of water to make a pound of refined sugar. #factoid   
                               
The Backstreet Boys were named after a flea market in Orlando, Florida. #factoid                     


Tablecloths were originally meant to be used as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating. #factoid   
                   
Sir Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' cloakroom after his mother went into labour during a dance at Blenheim Palace. #factoid   
                       
John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. #factoid"   
                       
There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous. #factoid









Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe. #factoid
                                    
Coots = a Covert or Cover of Coots.  #factoid   #collectivenouns    
                                           
                                 


The silkworm moth can detect pheromones up to 11 km. away. #factoid     

To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature & roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing. #tips   
                                   
      





Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th." #factoid

Birds = A Flock, Flight or Parcel of birds; A pod of birds (small flock); A Volary of birds (in an aviary); A Brace a pair of gamebirds or waterfowl; A Dissimulation of birds. #factoid   #collectivenouns

The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters. #factoid                          


The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache. #factoid                                        
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes. #factoid   
                                   
There is about 200 times more gold in the worlds oceans, than has been mined in our entire history. #factoid 

The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets. #factoid   
Monkeys = A Troop, Cartload or Barrel of monkeys.  #factoid #collectivenouns                                                        
In 1992, 29,000 rubber ducks washed off a ship.  They were found thousands of miles away 8 years later. #factoid   

Like bats, dolphins use echolocation for movement and locating objects. #factoid   
                                 
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. #factoid                                       
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000. #factoid       
                       
Eighty nine per cent of the weight of water is made up from oxygen. #factoid

The lie detector was invented in 1921 #factoid