Friday, 25 April 2014

A Duck Can't Walk without Bobbing its Head


The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it. #factoid  
                                  
In 1982, seven books by Jim Davis about GARFIELD were on the New York Times best-sellers list at the same time. #factoid      
                  
One of the many Tarzans, Karmuala Searlel, was mauled to death by a raging elephant on set. #factoid

A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can. #factoid              
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. #factoid   
                                   
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run. #factoid


Giraffes have no vocal cords. #factoid

You burn 26 calories in a one-minute kiss. #factoid  
                                  
Monopoly is the most played board game in the world #factoid          

99% of the solar systems mass is concentrated in the sun. #factoid     
                                 
Wet sand weighs less than dry sand. #factoid  
                                  
One of Queen Victoria's wedding gifts was a 3 metre diameter, half tonne cheese. #factoid                                      
          




Hang On Snoopy is the official rock song of Ohio. (Note Real title is "Sloopy")  #factoid

Colts ~ A Rag colts. #factoid #collectivenouns                                   
When lightning strikes it can reach up to 30,000 degrees Celsius (54,000 degrees Fahrenheit) #factoid  
                                 
A snail can slide over a razor blade without being hurt by producing slime that helps it slide harmlessly #factoid      
                          
A duck can't walk without bobbing its head #factoid  
                                  
A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second. #factoid            

In 1 square inch of skin there lies 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 3 million cells, and 3 yards of blood vessels. #factoid  
              
In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam." Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."#factoid



The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe. #factoid
                                   
Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill 'if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee'. His reply ' if you were my wife, I would drink it!' #factoid #quotes    
          
To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh - if it rises to the surface, throw it away. #tips  
              
You can't trademark surnames #factoid  
                                  
The city of New York contains a district called 'Hell's Kitchen'. #factoid           
Jacques Cousteau invented scuba gear while in the French resistance during World War II. #factoid       
                               
Some toothpaste's contain antifreeze. #factoid  
                                  
A strawberry is the only fruit which seeds grow on the outside #factoid                                      
A full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon #factoid   


The word "Highjack" originated during prohibition. When a truck of illegal liquor was taken, the gunman would say "High Jack", indicating how the driver should raise his hands.   #factoid

M & M's refused the opportunity to be the candy featured in "ET". #factoid  
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured. #factoid

One out of every 43 prisoners escapes from jail. 94% are recaptured. #factoid  
                                 
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older. #factoid

The Public Art Galleries = Large Picture Halls, I Bet #anagram  
                                  
Toonie - A common euphemism for the Canadian two-dollar coin, pronounced "too-nee." #CanadianSlang      
                          
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. #factoid
                                    
Toilets use 35% of indoor water use #factoid  
                                  
Local calls using a coin-operated phone in the U.S. cost only 5 cents everywhere until 1951. #factoid

It costs more to send someone to reform school than it does to send them to Eton. #factoid                                      
In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs. #factoid