Random Facts and Figures

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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:37 pm

There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on your tongue.
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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:40 pm

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive.

Clinophobia is the fear of beds.

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs.

Astronauts cannot cry. In space, there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow.
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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:28 am

Mosquitos have 47 teeth.
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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Little White Dove » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:16 pm

One has to eat 11 pounds of potatoes to put on 1 pound of weight -- a potato has no more calories than an apple.

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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:20 am

During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water!

A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.

Tibet is the highest country in the world. Its average height above sea level is 4500 meters.
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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:24 pm

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a 'Friday the 13th'.
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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:23 am

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.

The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.

Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.

Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.

It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:32 am

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.
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Re: Random Facts and Figures

Postby Rippling Brook » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:22 pm

A shrimp's heart is in their head.

Did you know that orange and black became Halloween colors because orange is associated with harvests and black is associated with death.

The biggest pumpkin in the world tipped the scales at a whopping 1,446 pounds. This gigantic gourd was weighed in October 2004 at a pumpkin festival in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

Disney world is twice the size of Manhattan.

The only food that does not spoil is honey.
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