Wednesday, May 18, 2011

47 Useless Facts.

I found this while looking  at  Autumn's  friend Kala's  blog. And I just had to share!!!!!!!!!
 Most people who know me know I adore randomly useless facts. I find out a new one and just have to share it!!!!! This was  so me how could I not share it?!?!  

1*Ducks quacks don't echo. No one knows why.

2*Hitler's mother thought about having an abortion, but was talked out of it by her doctor.  ( Interesting indeed.)

3*We shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

4*Like fingerprints, everyones tongue print is different.  ( So if i out ink on my tongue will i see my print? Not so very keen to try this with ink)

5*Right handed people live on average 9 years longer than left handed people  ( What about ambidextrous?)

6*A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day  ( Yikes! That's a lot ! )

7*In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum

8*"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

9*A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

10*Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.  (Slime drink!)

11*Donald Duck was banned in Finland for a while because he doesn't wear pants.  ( I love Donald duck!)

12*The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

13*111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

14*The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."  ( I personally thought it was an old English word that he just popularised)

15*The manufacturing documentation for a Jumbo Jet weighs more than a Jumbo Jet.  ( Who knew right?)

16*If electrodes are inserted at opposite ends of a pickle, and electricity is passed through, the pickle will glow.

17*The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. ( Wowsers! )

18*Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.

19*40% of cases a pizza will arrive sooner than an ambulance.

20*Most toilets flush in E-flat. ( Killed myself laughing over this one. )

21*It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

22*The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly. (Cleaver)

23*In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator. ( So few?)

24*A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

25*The longest one-syllable word is "screeched."

26*1/4 of the bones in your body are in your feet.

27*The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.  (Yuck!!!!!!)

28*If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white. ( I so want to try this)

29*A ball of glass will bounce higher that a ball of rubber.

30*Children grow faster in the spring.

31*On average, a human being will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime. ( So little?)

32*Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. ( Thank goodness I haven't eaten any)

33*A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over100 miles per hour.

34*Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food.

35*A "dude" is an infected hair on an elephants bottom.

36*The average person has a total of 6 pounds of skin.

37*Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. ( Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!! That is unusual to hear)

38*On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

39*On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year. ( Okay gross)

40*Red is the most commonly colored vehicle involved in accidents each year.

41*The swastika was originally a symbol of peace and honor and is still used by Buddhists today. ( I was sure it was a Hindu symbol)

42*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. ( No kidding?!?!?!!!)

43*Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."  ( Hmmmm, I can believe  'bump' but I believed 'assaination' came from a Turkish word  like it. HmmmI just don't quite believe that)

44*In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10. (really ? I must check this out)

45*American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. ( Now that is interesting!)

46*The electric chair was invented by a dentist.  ( Wow!!!!)

47*Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes   ( I assume  it means on one foot she had 6 giving her a total of 11 toes in all)



Gae said...

Dear Autumn,
Yes my child those are toatally useless facts.....something you are good at .
Some are a little gross too I might add.
Love Mummy

Kala said...

hahaha :)) i'm glad you liked this!

Monica said...

5*Right handed people live on average 9 years longer than left handed people

I find this a little creepy considering...I'm left-handed :-)


Vellvin said...

So cool!!!! ☺

Autumn said...

Mummy: I knew you'd love them!

Kala: THey are awesome!

Monica: I think that ones a little ify. these type of ones sound fake. And anyway many left handed people are very famous and clever. Einstien was and Leanardo Da Vinci, and many many others. So your very lucky to be left handed!

Vellvin: They are very very cool!

Anonymous said...

Awesome facts, I loved 'em!