Sunday, 7 April 2013

On Average People Fear Spiders More than They do Death



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

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




A third of the world's people live on less than $2 a day, with 1.2 billion people living on less than $1 a day. #factoid 

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2". #factoid   
                                   
King George III was declared violently insane in 1811, 9 years before he died. #factoid                                       
  
Horses ~ A Stud or String of horses (Breeding); A team, Harras, Pair or Rag of horses #factoid #collective nouns


The doorbell was invented in 1831 #factoid   
                                   
On average people fear spiders more than they do death. #factoid         






The average human body contains enough:- Sulfur to kill all the fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire a toy cannon, Fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make 2,200 match heads, and enough Water to fill a ten-gallon tank. #factoid

Idi Amin, one of the most ruthless tyrants in the world, before coming to power, served in the British Army. #factoid       
                       
Latrophobia' is the fear of doctors. #factoid       
                               
The revolving door was invented in 1888 #factoid    

The last time a cigarette commercial appeared on TV was December 31, 1970. #factoid                                       

Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows. #factoid                                       
Penguins ~ A Rookery or Colony of penguins. #factoid #collectivenouns    



Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs? ~ Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense orange clay called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on. #factoid

Click- A euphemistic term for a kilometer. #CanadianSlang       
                                                          
Cormorants ~ A Gulp (Solitude) or Flight of cormorants. #factoid  #collectivenouns       

The British ship Carpathia was the first ship that answered the SOS of the Titanic. #factoid 
                                    
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call. #factoid 


An Athens legislator named Solon passed a law in the 6th century that let fathers sell their fornicating daughters into slavery. #factoid   
                   
In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator. #factoid                                       


Some in Japan bath in coffee grounds that were fermented with pineapple pulp to improve their skin and reduce wrinkles #factoid  

You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog. #factoid   
                                   
The first words that Thomas A. Edison spoke into the phonograph were, "Mary had a little lamb". #factoid"  



The 'Hundred Years War' lasted 116 years. #factoid  
                                  
Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants. #factoid 
                                    
Rinse red or brown hair with brewed Lipton Tea for golden highlights. #factoid    
                                 
The octopus does not have a blind spot. #factoid
    
Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs. #factoid  
                              
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white #factoid