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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Interesting facts

I found these while looking for food facts for my Recipe of the Month blog and found some of these quite interesting and thought I would share a few:

  1. 1. The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one. I can attest to that
  2. 2. The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population. So does that mean I don't have to diet?
  3. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times. And I neede to know that why???
  4. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. What a weenie!!! LOL
  5. The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper. Hmmm..so that's where that word came from???
  6. The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever. Wow that means we are getting bigger???
  7. The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year. Oh my ...my son would freak on this one as he hates spiders!!!!
  8. Men can breastfeed babies! ok all you men out there step up to the plate and help...RIGHT!!!
  9. Washington State has the longest single beach in the United States Long Beach, WA..WOW that is weird considering that it rains so much there you probably never get to the beach!!! LOL
  10. The largest living thing on the face of the Earth is a mushroom underground in Oregon, it measures three and a half miles in diameter. Now what kind of mushroom that is the question??? Do you think everyone there will start digging?
  11. The Population of the world can live within the state boundaries of Texas. So does that mean that no one wants to live in Texas now? I mean to have that much room for everyone else????
  12. 83% of people hit by lightning are men. So ladies what does that tell us????
  13. Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery. I loved his movies, anyone else watch him?
  14. New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states. Ok who is joining me to fly there to see this place????
  15. "Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish. Uh Oh...we better watch out for those goldfish people!!!
  16. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. And how many do we have??? The cat's have it!!
  17. Napoleon was terrified of cats. If only they knew...
  18. The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states. Ok now I live here , but I was born in NY, so I can honestly say that I am NO Turkey!!!!!
  19. Dry fish food can make goldfish constipated. I really didn't need to know that..
  20. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases. So the problem was what???? Did the horses fall down the stairs????
  21. More Americans have died in automobile accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States. I guess that has meaning??? It does prove that the protesters need to reavaluate, maybe....???
  22. A duck''s quack doesn''t echo, and no one knows why. Very interesting, but stupid!!!
  23. 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 leg front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all 4 legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. Ok now everyone run to the park and chek out those statues..
  24. Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg. Wow she was cooking!!
  25. Mosquito repellents don''t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito''s sensors so they don''t know your there . Ok and when they land on you where do they think they are????
  26. At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing. so there is my perfect diet I'm moving to Alaska people!!!!
  27. The X''s that people sometimes put at the end of letters or notes to mean a kiss, actually started back in the 1000''s when Lords would sign their names at the end of documents to other important people. It was originally a cross that they would kiss after signing to signify that they were faithful to God and their King. Over the years though, it slanted into the X. I like that fact !!
  28. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. Ok this one I actually knew after visiting Maui for 8 days in 05'. Its, M,N,A,P,
  29. In the 40''s, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it ''Bitch.'' I can understand the confusion it might cause????
  30. The average person will spend two weeks over their lifetime waiting for the traffic light to change. So we drive much too much scary huh???

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