Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Arrangement in Grey and Black

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. #factoid                                       
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum. #factoid                                       
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it. #factoid        


Augustus II, the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland seemed to have a prodigious sexual appetite, and fathered hundreds of illegitimate children during his lifetime. #factoid   
Sir Isaac Newton was obsessed with the occult and the supernatural. #factoid                                       

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery #factoid

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified Kosher. #factoid

The adult human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1,300-1,400 g). #factoid 
If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow. #factoid       
Only 1 child in 20 are born on the day predicted by the doctor. #factoid     

The human body uses 300 muscles to balance itself while standing still. #factoid    

Celery has negative calories - it takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples! #factoid
Your fingernails grow faster in winter. #factoid

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. #factoid                                        
The average speed of a skydiver is 200kph (124mph) #factoid                                       
Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and stuffed with feathers. #factoid  

Non-dairy creamer is flammable. #factoid   
On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year. #factoid

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. #factoid    
Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet. #factoid      

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. #factoid   
The number 39 is considered unlucky by so many in Afghanistan #factoid 
Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour during World War II, left school at the age of eleven. #factoid                                        

The weight of an adult human cerebellum is 150 g. #factoid     
Fourteen million people were killed in World War I, twenty million died in a flu epidemic in the years that followed. #factoid       
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category. #factoid

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow. #factoid

Hawks ~ A Cast, Kettle (flying in large numbers) or Boil (two or more) of hawks. #factoid #collectivenouns

David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars.  He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie. #factoid

Tourism is the world's biggest industry, affecting 240 million jobs. #factoid        

Some Chinese believe that swinging the arms cures headaches #factoid                                       
Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours. #factoid   
According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg. #factoid   

Brutal- Something excessively harsh or unfair. ex. "Oh man, that fall was brutal." #CanadianSlang                                       
Queen Victoria was one of the first women ever to use chloroform to combat pain during childbirth. #factoid

Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one #anagram       
Ophthalmic surgery was one of the most advanced areas of medicine in the ancient world. Detailed descriptions of delicate cataract surgery with sophisticated needle syringes is contained in the medical writings of Celsus (A. D. 14-37) #factoid

On 9 February 1942, soap rationing began in Britain. #factoid 
Whistler's Mother is not what Whistler called his famous picture. His name for it was Arrangement in Grey and Black. #factoid  

Each eye of the dragonfly contains 30,000 lenses. #factoid    

Bagpipes were invented in Iran, then brought to Scotland by the Romans. #factoid