Monday, 7 July 2014

Isaac Newton Invented the Cat Door

Eau de Cologne was originally marketed as a way of protecting yourself against the plague. #factoid    
Gorillas can't swim #factoid       
Porpoises ~ A Herd, School or Podof porpoises. #factoid #collectivenouns 

Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue. #factoid     

Scorpions can have as many as 12 eyes. #factoid

Over 80% of professional boxers have suffered brain damage. #factoid 

Blue light fends off drowsiness in the middle of the night, which could be useful to people who work at night. #factoid                        

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches. #factoid    
Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time. #factoid    
Kangaroos can't walk backwards. #factoid
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. #factoid

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ? #factoid

Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks #factoid

Hydro ~ A reference to electricity, not water.  #CanadianSlang   
Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. #factoid   

When shipped to the US, the London bridge (thought by the new owner to be the more famous Tower Bridge) was classified by US customs to be a 'large antique'. #factoid    

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable. #factoid 

You begin to feel thirsty when your body losses 1% of water #factoid      
The investing term "Blue Chip" derives from the colour of the highest value of poker chip, blue. #factoid

Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty," but he did say, "Beam me up, Mr. Scott."#factoid  
In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man. #factoid   
Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. #factoid   
Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy. #factoid   
Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women. #factoid               
The human eyeball is about 24.5 mm long. #factoid     

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface! #factoid   

Crabs ~ A Bushel or Cast of crabs. #factoid #collectivenouns     
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury. #factoid   
The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz". #factoid   
Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. #factoid   
The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man. #factoid   
The Mounted Police were formed in 1873, with nine officers. In 1920, the Mounted Police merged with the Dominion Police to become the famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police, an organization that now has more than 28,000 members. #factoid

Chocolate has four times more of the same antioxidants found in tea. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage. #factoid   
Isaac Newton invented the cat door #factoid   
Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water. #factoid
Canuck - A Canadian! #CanadianSlang