Wednesday, 7 May 2014

In Sanskrit "War" means "Desire for More Cows"

Swine ~ A Herd, Drift or Sounder of swine. #factoid  #collectivenouns
The cost of the first pay-toilets installed in England was tuppence. #factoid  
It would take 17,000 McDonalds strawfuls of water to fill a standard bathtub. #factoid
Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33 #factoid
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. #factoid   

The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt holds a constant temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit #factoid 

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart. #factoid  
The wheelbarrow is invented in China #factoid  
Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish. #tips 
The women of an African tribe make themselves more attractive by permanently scaring their faces. #factoid      
Casey Kasem provided the voice for Scooby Doo's Shaggy. #factoid      
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. #factoid         

23% of employees say they have had sex in the office. #factoid                                       
Two dogs were among the Titanic survivors. #factoid

According to both French and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, Bells Nichols is the name of Santa's Brother. #factoid  

Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that may have blue eyes #factoid

Cobras ~ A Quiver of cobras. #factoid  

There were 5 Marx brothers: Groucho (Julius), Chico (Leonard), Harpo (Adolph), Gummo (Milton), ZEPPO (Herbert). #factoid  
Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 151,600 miles. #factoid 
There are about 13,500,00 neurons in the human spinal cord. #factoid

Most live rattlesnakes held in the mouth; Jackie Bibby held 10 rattlesnakes by their tails in his mouth . #factoid

Tobacco is a $200 billion industry, producing six trillion cigarettes a year - about 1,000 cigarettes for each person on earth. #factoid               

Before Prohibition, Shlitz Brewery owned more property in Chicago than anyone else, except The Catholic Church. #factoid      
A Decimal Point = I'm a Dot in Place #anagram  
Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6,400. #factoid    
Ivan the terrible claimed to have 'deflowered thousands of virgins and butchered a similar number of resulting offspring. #factoid

Blackbird, who was the chief of Omaha Indians, was buried sitting on his favourite horse. #factoid  
If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy. #tips      

A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer. #factoid 

Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life. #factoid    
Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal-sized children, even if both parents are midgets or dwarfs. #factoid      
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. #factoid     
The average IQ is 100, while 140 is the beginning of genius IQ. #factoid    
Urine was once used to wash clothes. #factoid       

The average person goes to the toilet 6 times a day #factoid                                      
There was a total of 180 "I Love Lucy" episodes. #factoid  
The origins of the soldier term "G.I. " is an abbreviation for "Government Issue," which was stamped on all government kits supplied to recruits in the US Army during World War II. #factoid

City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong. #factoid                                      
The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows. #factoid"                                      
Bubble gum contains rubber. #factoid  

Humans can hear in the range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. #factoid                                      
A Raft of otters. #factoid #collectivenouns  
Most of the Vitamin C found in fruits is in the skin #factoid 

Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it #factoid
During a total solar eclipse the temperature can drop by 6°C (20°F) #factoid 
It was quite common for the men of Ancient Greece to exercise in public naked. #factoid

The east coast of Canada was settled by Vikings around the year A.D. 1000. Archaeological evidence of a settlement has been found at L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. #factoid