Thursday, July 17, 2008

Strange Facts 4

Facts 1. A duck�s quack doesn�t echo, and no one knows why.
Facts 2. A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing.
Facts 3. A fall of 30 feet can be survived my most cats.
Facts 4. A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.
Facts 5. A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
Facts 6. A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks.
Facts 7. A fetus starts to develop fingerprints at the age of eight weeks.
Facts 8. A flea can jump 150 times its size. That is the same as a person able to jump up 1,000 feet in the air.
Facts 9. A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
Facts 10. A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
Facts 11. A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.
Facts 12. A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue.
Facts 13. A glockenspiel is a musical instrument that is like a xylophone. It has a series of metal bars and is played with two hammers.
Facts 14. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
Facts 15. A group of crows is called a murder.
Facts 16. A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
Facts 17. A group of larks is called an exaltation.
Facts 18. A group of people that are hired to clap at a performance are called a claque.
Facts 19. A group of tigers is called a streak.
Facts 20. A group of whales is called a pod or gam.
Facts 21. A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.
Facts 22. A honey bee has four wings.
Facts 23. A honey bee has four wings.
Facts 24. A honey bee has four wings.
Facts 25. A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute.
Facts 26. A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping.
Facts 27. A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquify the food that they are going to eat.
Facts 28. A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old.
Facts 29. A human eyeball weighs an ounce.
Facts 30. A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.
Facts 31. A Hungarian named Ladislo Biro invented the first ballpoint pen in 1938.
Facts 32. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
Facts 33. A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks.
Facts 34. A leech can gorge itself up to a maximum of five times its body weight.
Facts 35. A leech has 32 brains.
Facts 36. A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.
Facts 37. A lion feeds once every three to four days.
Facts 38. A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians.
Facts 39. A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted.
Facts 40. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.
Facts 41. A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches.
Facts 42. A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.
Facts 43. A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night.
Facts 44. A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
Facts 45. A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times in a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell.
Facts 46. A myrmecologist studies ants.
Facts 47. A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon.
Facts 48. A newly hatched fish is called a “fry.”
Facts 49. A one kilogram packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar.
Facts 50. A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
Facts 51. A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour.
Facts 52. A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.
Facts 53. A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurone disease.
Facts 54. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
Facts 55. A person who is a specialist in wine making is called an oenologist.
Facts 56. A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years.
Facts 57. A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
Facts 58. A person would have to drink more than 12 cups of hot cocoa to equal the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee.
Facts 59. A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay.
Facts 60. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
Facts 61. A rabbit is not able to vomit.
Facts 62. A rainbow can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
Facts 63. A regulation baseball has exactly 108 stitches.
Facts 64. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
Facts 65. A ripe cranberry will bounce. Another name for a cranberry is bounceberry.
Facts 66. A rocket-like device can be traced back to Ancient Greece when a flying steam-powered pigeon was built out of wood.
Facts 67. A rose imprint that was fossilized in a slate was discovered in Florisant, Colorado, which is said to be thirty-five million years old.
Facts 68. A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
Facts 69. A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada.
Facts 70. A scorpion can have up to 12 eyes.
Facts 71. A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt.
Facts 72. A seven year old boy was the first person to survive the Horeshoe Falls (Niagara Falls) in just a life jacket.
Facts 73. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
Facts 74. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
Facts 75. A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
Facts 76. A Singapore singing group by the name of “The Oriental Singers,” sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes.
Facts 77. A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet.
Facts 78. A slug has four noses.
Facts 79. A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle.
Facts 80. A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them.
Facts 81. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
Facts 82. A snake charmer in Bangladesh once found 3,500 poisonous cobras and their eggs hidden underneath the floors of two suburban homes.
Facts 83. A sneeze can travel as fast as one hundred miles per hour.
Facts 84. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
Facts 85. A species of dolphin is born naturally blind in the Indus and Ganges rivers in South Asia. These dolphins have a highly sophisticated sonar system and swim on only one side of their body.
Facts 86. A species of earthworm, “Megascolides australis,” in Australia can grow up to fifteen feet in length.
Facts 87. A squash ball moving at 150 kilometers per hour has the same impact of a .22 bullet.
Facts 88. A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
Facts 89. A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school.
Facts 90. A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.
Facts 91. A study revealed that men that were born with a low birth weight were less likely to get married.
Facts 92. A superstition in baseball is to never lend your bat to anyone or you will be jinxed.
Facts 93. A surfer once sued another surfer for “stealing his wave.” The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on “pain and suffering” endured by the surfer watching someone else ride “his” wave.
Facts 94. A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair.
Facts 95. A swordfish can live as long as 25 years and weigh up to 1,200 pounds.
Facts 96. A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph.
Facts 97. A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years.
Facts 98. A turtle can breathe through its butt..
Facts 99. A U.S. company came out with a toilet night-light that sends out a green warning beacon when the seat is up.
Facts 100. A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood

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