Friday, 25 July 2014

Okay?

You will weigh less if you weigh yourself when the moon is full #factoid
                                   
The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is "lollipop. #factoid  
                                
Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon. #factoid


60% of all US potato products originate in Idaho. #factoid 

Excessive use of credit is cited as a major cause of non-business bankruptcy, second only to unemployment. #factoid      
                      
Jimi Hendrix was the opening act for the Monkees on their first tour. #factoid  
                                  
Camel's milk does not curdle. #factoid 

Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open #factoid    


Average number of days a West German goes without washing his underwear: 7  #factoid

Kangaroos ~ A Mob or Troop of kangaroos. #factoid #collectivenoun  

    

America's first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men. #factoid  
                                
Instant coffee was invented in 1901 #factoid  
                                  
The most used expression in every known language is 'OKAY'. #factoid
Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself. #factoid                                      
About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30. #factoid 

The 'vintage date' on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling! #factoid    



Native American Indians used to name their children after the first thing they saw as they left their tepees subsequent to the birth.  Hence such strange names as Sitting Bull and Running Water. #factoid

Laughter is a proven way to lose weight #factoid
                                  
A grizzly bear can run as fast as the average horse. #factoid

The colour khaki was first used during the Afghan War in 1880 because the colour was considered good camouflage. #factoid      
                  
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. #tips

Crocodiles ~ A congregation or nest; a bask or float of crocodiles; a striker. #factoid #collectivenoun



The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. #factoid

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under is cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings. #factoid  
                                  
One of the greatest soldiers in history, Alexander the Great, was tutored by the greatest thinker of all time, Aristotle. #factoid
                 
It is impossible to lick your elbow. #factoid  
                                  
You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. #factoid      
                              
Whales ~ A School, Herd or Gam  of whales; A Pod of whales (small school); A Grind of bottle nose whales. #factoid #collectivenoun
                      
One out of ten children in Europe are conceived on an IKEA bed. #factoid      
                             
One in every 9000 people is an albino. #factoid  
                                  
The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions. #factoid 

Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson. #factoid"                                     

Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Pitying of Turtle Doves




One 75-watt light bulb gives off more light than three 25-watt light bulbs. #factoid  
                                 
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off. #factoid  
          
John Kellogg invented corn flakes #factoid  
                                  
The city of Hiroshima left the Industrial Promotion Centre standing as a monument to the atomic bombing. #factoid      
                          
Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo. #factoid   

Our bodies are recreating themselves constantly - we make a skeleton every 3 months, new skin every month. #factoid       
                      
The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor. #factoid                                              
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. #factoid       


40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. #factoid
                                    
Russia has the most movie theaters in the world. #factoid

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver. #factoid  
                                  
Ants will not walk through baby powder or chalk. #factoid

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed (paw). #factoid      
                              
Ladybirds (ladybugs/ladybeetles) ~ A loveliness of ladybirds. #factoid  #collectivenouns 
The Beatles' move Help was originally titled "Eight arms to hold you". #factoid                                      
Most boat owners name their boats. The most popular boat name requested is Obsession. #factoid                                      
The most sensitive range of human hearing is between 1,000-4,000 Hz. #factoid


MacDonalds fries are made with beef flavoring. #factoid
                                      
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell. #factoid                                      
An average person will spend 25 years asleep #factoid   
Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time.  They could avoid misfortune by marring a tree first.  The tree (his third wife) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again. #factoid

The average person swallows 295 times during a meal #factoid

Camels ~ A caravan, flock or train of camels. #factoid #collectivenoun
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. #factoid 

Paul Revere was a dentist. #factoid 
                                
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out. #factoid
                                  



The Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence - he invented dynamite. #factoid           
                              
Pedophobia' is the fear of children. #factoid   
For every 10 successful attempts to climb Mount Everest there is one fatality. #factoid (As of 2006)                                      
Over 500 meteorites hit the Earth each year #factoid    
 
Doves ~ a flight, dule or dole of doves; a pitying of turtle doves; a plague of doves. #factoid #collectivenoun                               


Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. #factoid   
                                 
A banana contains 75% water #factoid  
    
Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. #factoid   
                                  
Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants. #factoid                                      
Slugs have 4 noses. #factoid  
                                  
Cats can hear ultrasound. #factoid  
                                  
The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times. #factoid                                      

                                

                                 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Monday, 7 July 2014

Isaac Newton Invented the Cat Door

Eau de Cologne was originally marketed as a way of protecting yourself against the plague. #factoid    
                                   
Gorillas can't swim #factoid       
                               
Porpoises ~ A Herd, School or Podof porpoises. #factoid #collectivenouns 

Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue. #factoid     

Scorpions can have as many as 12 eyes. #factoid

Over 80% of professional boxers have suffered brain damage. #factoid 

Blue light fends off drowsiness in the middle of the night, which could be useful to people who work at night. #factoid                        

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches. #factoid    
                                   
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time. #factoid    
                                   
Kangaroos can't walk backwards. #factoid
                                       
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. #factoid

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ? #factoid

Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks #factoid

Hydro ~ A reference to electricity, not water.  #CanadianSlang   
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. #factoid   

When shipped to the US, the London bridge (thought by the new owner to be the more famous Tower Bridge) was classified by US customs to be a 'large antique'. #factoid    

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable. #factoid 

You begin to feel thirsty when your body losses 1% of water #factoid      
                                 
The investing term "Blue Chip" derives from the colour of the highest value of poker chip, blue. #factoid

Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott."#factoid  
In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man. #factoid   
                   
Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. #factoid   
                                   
Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy. #factoid   
Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women. #factoid               
                   
The human eyeball is about 24.5 mm long. #factoid     

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface! #factoid   

Crabs ~ A Bushel or Cast of crabs. #factoid #collectivenouns     
                                    
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury. #factoid   
                                 
The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz". #factoid   
           
Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. #factoid   
                               
The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man. #factoid   
           
The Mounted Police were formed in 1873, with nine officers. In 1920, the Mounted Police merged with the Dominion Police to become the famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police, an organization that now has more than 28,000 members. #factoid

Chocolate has four times more of the same antioxidants found in tea. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage. #factoid   
               
Isaac Newton invented the cat door #factoid   
                                   
Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water. #factoid
                                         
Canuck - A Canadian! #CanadianSlang