Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Sixth Sick Sheik's Sixth Sheep's Sick

The brain is soft and gelatinous - its consistency is something between jelly and cooked pasta. #factoid

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns. #factoid   

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven. #factoid       
Lions ~ A Pride, Flock, Sawt, Souse or Troop ; A Sault of lions. #factoid #collective nouns          

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump. #factoid

6% DNAs of a monkey are exactly same as those of human beings. #factoid   
The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime. #factoid   

The Moons diameter is 3,476km #factoid       

Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% #factoid   
During World War II the U.S. government used 260 million pounds of instant coffee. #factoid  
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs. #factoid                                        
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. #factoid                                       
The NASDAQ stock exchange was totally disabled one day in December 1987 when a squirrel burrowed through a telephone line. #factoid   

Fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle #factoid   
Peter the Great had the head of his wife's lover cut off and put into a jar of preserving alcohol, which he then ordered to be placed by her bed. #factoid           
The word 'denim' comes from 'de Nimes', Nimes being the town where the fabric was originally produced. #factoid   

India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000) #factoid                                 

An Enchantment of nightingales. #factoid  #collectivenouns  
Soccer is the most followed sport #factoid   
The average soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels and held together by 642 stitches #factoid                                       
Peanuts are used in the production of dynamite. #factoid  

Julius Caesar, Martin Luther and Jonathan Swift all suffered from Ménièr's disease. It is a disorder of the hearing and balance senses causing hissing, roaring or whistling sounds to be perceived. #factoid

Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones plays sax on The Beatles' single "Baby You're a Rich Man". #factoid  
Newfoundland was the first part of Canada to be explored by Europeans. Ironically, it was the last area to become a Province, in 1949. #factoid      
The average human's heart will beat 3,000 million times in their lifetime. The average human will pump 48 million gallons of blood in their lifetime. #factoid  
There are more nerve cells in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. #factoid     

A bear has 42 teeth #factoid   
In 1982 the computer was named "Man of the Year" by Time magazine. #factoid                                       
Edgar Allen Poe got inspiration from a dream featuring large luminous eyes for his story, "Lady Ligea. #factoid"               
Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day. #factoid            

In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers. #factoid                                       
Catherine the First of Russia, made a rule that no man was allowed to get drunk at one of her parties before nine o'clock. #factoid   

If you get water flowing fast enough, it can cut metal. #factoid                                       
Contradiction = Accord not in it #anagram       
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." #factoid                                       

Buffalo ~ A Herd, Troup, Gang or Obstinacy of buffalo.  #factoid #collectivenoun

You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening! #factoid    
The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head. #factoid

The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer #factoid 

The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. #factoid       
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma. #factoid