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