Sunday, 13 April 2014

Square Watermelons



They have square watermelons in Japan - they stack better. #factoid   
                                  
Neurons multiply at a rate 250,000 neurons/minute during early pregnancy. #factoid       
                                
The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles) #factoid   
                              
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball. #factoid              
     

In 1965, CEOs earned on average 44 times more than factory workers. In 1998, CEOs earned on average 326 times more than factory workers and in 1999, they earned 419 times more than factory workers. #factoid

Donkeys ~ A herb or Pace  of donkeys/asses. #factoid #collectivenouns

Dogs and cats consume almost $7 billion worth of pet food a year. #factoid                  

    
                                      
The first e-mail was sent over the internet in 1971. #factoid

The Bible is available in 2233 languages. #factoid       
                                
Honey is the only food that does not spoil.  Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible. #factoid      
Every year the sun loses 360 million tons. #factoid 
                                   
TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness. #factoid
                                  
Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog. #factoid

While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called "Traff-O-Data." It was a machine to analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. But they never found any buyers for their machine. #factoid                 

Urban birds have developed a short, fast "rap style" of singing, different from their rural counterparts. #factoid

In one hour, your heart works hard enough to produce the equivalent energy to raise almost 1 ton of weight 1 yard off the ground. #factoid     
                  
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. #factoid

The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch. #factoid               
 

The largest Great White shark caught was 37 feet and 24,000 pounds. #factoid 
                                   
For drinking, washing, etc., an average American uses 168 gallons of water per day. The average American residence uses 107,000 gallons per year. #factoid 
           
    


In a year, a person`s heart beats 40,000,000 times. #factoid               

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000 #factoid     
                                  
In 2003, there were 86 days of below-freezing weather in Hell, Michigan. #factoid

Peladophobia' is the fear of bald people. #factoid    

Cow-Town ~ Calgary, Alberta #CanadianSlang 



Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason. #factoid

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails. #factoid   
                                  
Richard II died aged 33 in 1400. A hole was left in the side of his tomb so people could touch his royal head, but 376 years later some took advantage of this and stole his jawbone. #factoid

Our stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself. #factoid      
Because they had no proper rubbish disposal system, the streets of ancient Mesopotamia became literally knee-deep in rubbish. #factoid     
                  
Cranes ~ A Herd, Seige or Sedge of cranes. #factoid    #collectivenouns     
                              
The border between Canada and the United States is officially known as the International Boundary. At 5,525 miles, including 1,538 miles between Canada and Alaska, it is the world's longest border between two nations. #factoid
                                 


The cell bodies of neurons vary in diameter from 4 microns (granule cell) to 100 microns (motor neuron in cord). #factoid
                            
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. #factoid    
                                   
Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F. #factoid

Percentage of American women who say they'd marry the same man: 50% #factoid