Saturday, 1 March 2014

Tigers Have Striped Skin



There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. #factoid   
                                   
Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio. #factoid   
                                   
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day. #factoid   
           

Washroom - Refers to a place where one would find the toilet, sink, and bath tub. #CanadianSlang 

Ancient drinkers warded off the devil by clinking their cups. #factoid  
                                   
After you die, your body starts to dry out creating the illusion that your hair and nails are still growing after death. #factoid

Eagles ~ A convocation of eagles; A Congregation of eagles. #factoid #collectivenouns                       

The world's record for continuous pogo stick jumping is 41 hours. #factoid  

Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks. #factoid                 


The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched." #factoid  
                                   
Crabs have hair on claws and other parts of the body to detect water currect and vibration. #factoid                                       
 
Each year, about 500,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world. About 100,000 of those can be felt and about 100 of them cause damage. #factoid     

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. #factoid                                        
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. #factoid                      


Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music. #factoid   
                                 
The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words. #factoid 
                                    
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. #factoid
                                       
During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch). #factoid       
                   
Galaxyland at the West Edmonton Mall is the world's largest indoor amusement park #factoid

One beaver can cut down as many as 216 trees per year. #factoid      



Point Roberts in Washington State is cut off from the rest of the state by British Columbia, Canada. If you wish to travel from Point Roberts to the rest of the state or vice versa, you must pass through Canada, including both Canadian and U. S. customs. #factoid

Blue and white are the most common school colors. #factoid   

The first credit card was issued by American Express in 1951. #factoid   
                                  
In every episode of "Seinfeld" there is a Superman somewhere. #factoid         
                            
Worms reportedly taste like bacon. #factoid   

One pound of tea can make 300 cups of the beverage. #factoid                                       
The Olympic flag's colors are always red, black, blue, green and yellow rings on a field of white.  This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet. #factoid

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long:  eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, gum. #factoid       

A sneeze will travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.! #factoid                                       
Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol. #factoid     

Ethelred the Unready, King of England in the Tenth-century, spent his wedding night in bed with his wife and his mother-in-law. #factoid       
               
                        
The entire length of all the eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m). #factoid                                       
People who have been blind from birth have dreams that are formed from their other senses (e.g., touch, smell, sound). #factoid       
                   
Baby rattlesnakes are born in August and September #factoid     
The Seven Virtues are Faith, Hope, Charity (Love), Fortitude, Justice, Prudence and Temperance. #factoid  

An armadillo can walk under water. #factoid   
                                   
The Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night" won TWO Academy Awards. #factoid  
                                   
It takes 17 muscles to smile but 43 to frown. #factoid   
                                   
Walt Disney was afraid of mice. #factoid    
                                   
Smithee is a pseudonym that filmmakers use when they don't want their names to appear in the credits. #factoid   
                               
One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet. #factoid