Saturday, 19 April 2014

A Clowder, Pounce, Kindle, Intrigue, Clutter, Comfort or Chowder of Cats

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" read 4:20. #factoid                                       
Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels #factoid                                       
Scotland has the most redheads #factoid   
The first heavyweight boxing title bout in which gloves were used was in 1892 between John L. Sullivan and James J. Corbett. It was won by Corbett in 21 rounds. #factoid  

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: "adhere" and "separate." #factoid   
Russia has 11 time zones. #factoid    
Curlew ~ A Herd of curlew. #factoid #collectivenouns
If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato-it absorbs the excess salt for an instant "fix me up. #tips"

Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman. #factoid    

A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints. #factoid 

The average person has 10,000 taste buds #factoid   
Larks ~ A bevy of larks; An Exaltation of larks; An Ascension of larks. #factoid  #collectivenouns    

Some very Orthodox Jew refuse to speak Hebrew, believing it to be a language reserved only for the Prophets. #factoid   
A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I. #factoid   
Cats ~ A Clowder of cats; A Pounce of cats; A Kindle, Litter or Intrigue; A Clutter of cats; A Comfort of cats; A Chowder of cats. #factoid #collectivenouns

The cheetah is the only cat that can't retract it's claws #factoid                                       
The average person laughs 15 times a day. #factoid       

Scuba divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below #factoid                                       
Dr. Pepper is the oldest major soft drink in America. #factoid                                       

Heaviest car balanced on the head ~ John Evans balanced a 159.6 kg (352 lb) Mini on his head for 33 seconds. #factoid   
Newborn babies are given to the wrong mother in the hospital 12 times a day worldwide. #factoid              

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark. #factoid       
The tea bag was invented in 1908 #factoid   
Most cockroaches eaten; Ken Edwards of England ate 36 cockroaches in one minute. #factoid    

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is the second wealthiest woman, with $5,2 billion. #factoid  
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" were considered a dirty word. #factoid   
Air pollution may contribute to two percent of all deaths in the US, some 50,000 cases per year. A nine-year study of US cities showed a strong correlation between death rates and periods of significant pollution. #factoid
Most fingers and toes on a living person; 25 digits each, Pranamya and Devendra have 12 fingers and 13 toes. #factoid
The average person will consume 100 tons of food and 45,424 liters (12,000 gallons) of water in their lifetime #factoid         

Cattle ~ A Herd, Drove or Drift of cattle; A Mob of cattle (US and Australia). #factoid  
Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son. #factoid 
India never invaded any country in her history #factoid       
Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better. #factoid          
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year. #factoid                                       
The electric toothbrush was invented in 1939 #factoid       
Bees ~ A Grist, Hive, Swarm, Drift or Bike of bees; A Cluster, Erst or Nest of bees. #factoid #collectivenouns                      
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny. #factoid  

The word for 'mother' begins with the letter 'M' in virtually every language. #factoid