Thursday, January 8, 2009

Useless Amazing Facts

Just for fun 25 useless and random facts. . . this may become a regular addition!

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not

Slugs have 4 noses.

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

1 comment:

annaliese said...

and soon our thighs shall be able to crush the concrete to DUST!!!!

random fact about me: I love the word 'queue'.