Little Known Weird Facts

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

    The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

    No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.***How many calories would one burn if they fell asleep while watching TV?

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

    Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

    Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground
    floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

    Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

    Turtles can breathe through their backsides.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

    On average people fear spiders more than death.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH" or "ORANGE".

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

    Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    A crocodile cannot stick it's tongue out.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow. :rolleyes:

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  2. Speedpass

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    Here's one: St John's Wood is the only station on the London Underground that does not contain at least one of the letters in "mackerel" [​IMG]
     
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    Hahaha! I tried to lick my elbow and it didn't work! I laughed out loud when I got to the last sentence! Called the girls out of bed because they weren't asleep yet and they can't either, but now they're all in bed still trying. [​IMG]
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    I wonder how many hours a day it took those Egyptian priests to keep all those hairs plucked? I can't keep up with eyebrows and midlife hair! LOL
     
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    My wife hates spiders - whenever I'm home and she sees one she wants me to kill the poor thing.

    I usually kill them to keep peace in the house - but I like the things - they eat flies - and I hate flies - big time!!! ;)
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Good grief!! My toothbrush is like, 3 1/2 feet from my toilet!!!

    :mad: :eek: :confused: :rolleyes: :eek:

    Who knew?? Who knew??

    Peace-

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    Sweet Sixteen--

    I had that one figured out about Clinton long long ago!! Direct quote from Rush Limbaugh, "President Clinton says 'Hello!' today! Bill says 'Hey!', too!"

    Blackbird
     
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    [​IMG] LoL Gina!
     
  9. Baptist Believer

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    Nope. I’ve done it – 9 times is my record. (Yes it was thin paper, but not extremely thin.)

    Donkeys ought to be locked up. [​IMG]

    In our solar system that is…

    I have 10. [​IMG] Seriously, that’s just an urban legend.

    Only when it is attached. [​IMG]

    [ April 10, 2003, 09:19 AM: Message edited by: Baptist Believer ]
     
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    I have 10. [​IMG] Seriously, that’s just an urban legend.</font>[/QUOTE]Very true. These two are also:

    I've heard the second one about the University of Toronto library, and probably every other uni library in north america has the same "problem"... ;)

    www.snopes.com

    teehee. I'm such a party pooper. :D
     
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    Got me!!!


    This figures since anything that operates under the principle of "if I stick my head in the ground and can't see you, you can't see me either!!!" can not have a big brain! lol

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    It is also a myth that Ostrichs stick their head in a hole.

    Cheers,

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  13. Baptist Believer

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    But I've known a cat who would stick her head under the ruffle of the bed (with the rest of her head out in the open) and think she was hiding. [​IMG]

    That cat wouldn't last an hour in the wild!
     
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    True, but that cat isn't in the wild. We all adapt to our environment. We learn safe areas. Animals held in captivity too long have a difficulty returning to their natural environment. We learned this from the studies in Africa with the lions and apes.

    A primary reason for making children "street wise"...they are not familiar with a hostile environment.

    Cheers,

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  15. I Am Blessed 24

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    Exxon: I'm not blonde, but I don't get that.

    Gina: How did I know YOU would be one to TRY this? [​IMG]

    Diane: I hear that! :rolleyes:

    Dan: I don't blame her. I will stay upstairs during a tornado warning rather than go into the basement where there are spiders!

    Scarlett: Just make sure the lid is down before you flush... :D

    Blackbird: Me too, my fine feathered friend, and also 'Tricky Dicky'.

    Baptist Believer: That's not an urban legend. If you have ten toes, then you also have six! [​IMG]

    Blush: There's one in every crowd. :rolleyes:

    G: And here I thought Gina would be the only one who would try that one. [​IMG]

    Jim: You mean all those cartoons I used to watch were wrong??? :confused:

    I'm glad you all had fun with this one. Your answers cracked me up! [​IMG]

    Blessings,
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    I Am Blessed 16, there are approx 275 stations on the London Underground --the subway system in the UK's capital city(aka "tube"). And it just so happens that St Johns Wood is the lone station out of approx 275 that does not contain at least one of the letters in "mackerel". I used to live in London, so I am interested in this stuff. Click here to learn more about the "Underground". I hope this is a clear explanation.

    Have a blessed day [​IMG]
     
  17. Alcott

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    Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

    I always thought I would be the underdog in a game of hide-&-seek with a mosquito.

    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

    How long should a flush handle be in order to keep ourselves free from those particles?

    The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

    I bet it doesn't work the other way around, though.

    No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    It can if it's unfolded after each time.

    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

    And just how many plane crashes do donkeys kill annually?

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.***How many calories would one burn if they fell asleep while watching TV?

    Sure; sawing wood does take energy.

    The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

    Of all things people might need a code for in a bar, I would think chewing gum would be among the last.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    Must be because the Queen of hearts catches cold easily and her nose runs all the tilme.

    A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

    That's not hard; the Wright brothers' first flight was only 12 ssecond long.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

    Wow, how much could they have saved by making their flights all first class?

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    Observers must be looking at it from the vantage point of the wrong pole.

    Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    Yeah, apples are heavier than coffee beans, so if either of them fell on your head the heavier one would be more likely to wake you.

    The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    Do they grow up to be full-grown ags?

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    'To dust we shall return'-- if we want a clean house. But losing weight shouldn't be as hard as it seems to be.

    The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

    I guess that's why he's referred to as the "first owner."

    Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

    Well, she was a blonde (or made herself one), and once she needed to subtract 4 from 20, and opted for her toes instead of her more screen-visible fingers.

    Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

    I bet they were afraid of him, too.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    There's nothing better for them to do in vinegar, anyway.

    It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

    I guess barns should have the hay below and cow in the loft. That doesn't leave much room for the cow to be led, but she can't be led at all downstairs.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

    There aren't very many bogus veteranarians anyway, so their echos are nothing to worry about.

    The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground
    floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.


    If they had used cows to pull the carts, that probably would not have been a problem.

    Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

    I hope we never have a president named Al McInri.

    Turtles can breathe through their backsides.

    I doubt if they take CPR classes among themselves.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    How about their yards? Their miles?

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

    Likely true. I went to New Orleans and sample one of those at Pat O'Brien's... they're strong.

    On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

    I didn't know 100 people could even fit on ball point pens.

    On average people fear spiders more than death.

    On average, death ahead is inevitable, sut spiders ahead ain't.

    Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

    But can they be led up and down stairs?

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    Well, I guess somebody's got to be blackballed.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    Men must not care as much about using thier turn signals.

    It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    I don't think I'd like the taste anyway.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    One night = 3 years must be what they mean by "snail's pace."

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!

    I'll buy that. As we get older we get nosier and eerier, but our eyer is not raised so easily.

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

    That's one way of taking care of difficult patients.

    All polar bears are left handed.

    That means the'yre southpaws. So if some are relocated to Antarctica, the change would make them northpaws and thus right-handed.

    Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    So?

    A crocodile cannot stick it's tongue out.

    Probably a good thing for the croc; it would end up full of holes.

    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

    Was it invented before the cigarette?

    Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.

    It's good you said "almost." I wasn't one of them.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Alcott [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    "The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    Do they grow up to be full-grown ags?"


    That's when they become boot laces .... [​IMG]
     
  20. HankD

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    Here's one...

    Alcohol, when consumed in sufficient quantities
    will produce all of the effects of intoxication.

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