Friday, 1 August 2014

If a Statue...

On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day. #factoid                                       
The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds #factoid                                       
The 'Crystal Palace' at the Great Exhibition of 1851, contained 92 900 square meters of glass. #factoid 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. #factoid

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. #factoid

Honeybees never sleep #factoid   
Stewardesses" and "reverberated" are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand. #factoid   
The American pilot Charles Lindbergh received the Service Cross of the German Eagle from Hermann Goering in 1938. #factoid   

The Beatles played Shea Stadium in New York City on August 15, 1965 playing for 35 minutes and sang 12 songs in front of 56,000 fans. They were paid $160,000. #factoid   
The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons. #factoid

Only female mosquitoes bite #factoid    
Mars appears red because it's covered in rust #factoid

For his first James Bond film Dr. No, 32-year-old Sean Connery received a reported $16,500. By 1966, his salary was $750,000. #factoid   
The Beatles gave The Rolling Stones their first hit single "I Wanna Be Your Man". #factoid      

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again. #factoid

Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile. #factoid

1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old. #factoid                                       
Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet. #factoid
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight." #factoid

According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week. #factoid   
The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead". #factoid       

There are more pyramids in Peru than in Egypt #factoid                                       
The pancreas produces Insulin. #factoid       
The study of stupidity is called 'monology'. #factoid   
Wesley Snipes installed public telephones while struggling to become an actor in New York. #factoid 
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic. #factoid                                       
The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat #factoid   
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year. #factoid                                       
Sir Winston Churchill's mother was descended from a Red Indian. #factoid       

Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions. #factoid                                       
One of the largest carriers of hepitius B is dinner mints. #factoid                                       
Elephants (and some other animals) sleep standing up during non-REM sleep, but lie down for REM sleep. #factoid   
Whales can't swim backwards #factoid   
Wipe with full strength Listerine to help eliminate mildew odors. #factoid
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. #factoid

Animosity = No Amity #anagram   
In 1960, an estimated 4,000 people were over 100 years old in the U.S. By 1995 the number had jumped to: 55,000. #factoid