Saturday, 7 June 2014

A Parade of Elephants

Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name. #factoid    
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life". #factoid  
The authorities do not allow tourists to take pictures of Pygmies in Zambia. #factoid 
Buzzards ~ A Wake of buzzards. #factoid  #collectivenouns
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana. #factoid          

The Matami Tribe of West Africa play a version of football, the only difference being that they use a human skull instead of a more normal ball. #factoid  
African elephants only have 4 teeth #factoid  
Helium is named after the Greek word for "sun". #factoid  
Turtles can breathe through their butts. #factoid   
The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population. #factoid   

Rice paper does not have any rice in it! #factoid  
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. #factoid  
In 1995, Blue replaced Tan in the standard package of M&M candies. Blue was the overwhelming choice in a vote taken by MARS, Inc. The runner-up colors were purple and pink. #factoid

The Anglo-Saxons believed Friday to be such an unlucky day that they ritually slaughtered any child unfortunate enough to be born on that day. #factoid  
Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help? ~ This comes from the French word m'aidez - meaning 'help me' - and is pronounced approximately, 'mayday.' #factoid

The Toltecs, Seventh-century native Mexicans, went into battle with wooden swords so as not to kill their enemies. #factoid
The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom. #factoid

Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo. #factoid

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day. #factoid

Smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory. #factoid  
A Pulchritude of peacocks. #factoid  #collectivenouns 

The British did not release the body of Napoleon Bonaparte to the French until twenty days after his death. #factoid      
More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines. #factoid  
The avocado has the most calories of any fruit. #factoid  
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. #factoid
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth #factoid

The average human produces a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime. #factoid     
A cat's urine glows under a black light. #factoid  

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit #factoid

The word 'underground is the only word that begins and ends with the letters 'und' #factoid
The skin of the average woman weighs 3 kilograms, while that of the average man weighs 5 kilograms #factoid  
Elephants ~ A Herd or Parade of elephants; A Crash of elephants. #factoid  
Women have a better sense of smell than men. #factoid   

From the smallest microprocessor to the largest mainframes, an average American depends on more than 250 computers per day. #factoid  
For the 66% of American's who admit to reading in the bathroom, the preferred reading material is "Reader's Digest. #factoid"      
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. #factoid

Gorgias of Epirus was born during the preparation of  his mothers funeral. #factoid   
Deer/Roe Deer~ A herd, leash or Mob of deer; A Bevy of roe deer. #factoid  #collectivenouns

Soldiers from every country salute with their right hand. #factoid                                      
The cat brain weighs about 30 g. #factoid      
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate. #factoid      

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks. #factoid
Asses ~ A herd or pace of asses; A drove of asses. #factoid   #collectivenouns
The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred. #factoid         
Canada became a country on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament. #factoid      
Waterfowl ~ A Bunch, Knob, Trip or Plump  of waterfowl. #factoid #collectivenouns

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. #factoid