Aug 18 2005, 06:43 AM
Joined: 3-August 04
Member No.: 466
I copied these from somewhere else so I don't know if they are all true.
-Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
-Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
-A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.
-People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
-When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!
-Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
-Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
-Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
-The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
-The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
-The average housefly lives for one month.
-40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
-A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
-The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
-Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.
-Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
-The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
-The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
-John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."
-Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
-Most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
-Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.
-The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.
-Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.
-Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
-If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green
Post some weird facts that you know.
Aug 18 2005, 04:11 PM
Joined: 3-August 04
Member No.: 466
There are more telephones than people in Washington
There are more than 1,750 "O's" in a 15-ounce can of
There are more than 15,000 different kind of rice.
There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the
world every year.
There are no living descendants of William Shakespeare
or George Washington.
There are no recorded human deaths from tarantulas,
piranhas or wolves.
There are no technical definitions for what makes a
body of water a pond, lake, sea, or ocean.
There are professional tea tasters as well as wine
There is a barn in Old Jordans, Bucks, UK, which is
built from the wood from The Mayflower.
There is a town in Sweden called "A" and a town in
France called "Y".
There is about 1/4 pound of salt in every gallon of
There is absolutely no documented proof that Betsy
Ross designed the American flag.
There is approximately one chicken for every human
being in the world.
There is no way to tell a moth from a butterfly.
Though there are differences of physiology and habit
between then, it is almost impossible to isolate a
single differentiating characteristic that applies
uniformly to both species.
Thomas Jefferson invented the dumbwaiter.
Though "Striptease", starring Demi Moore, flopped in
the U.S.A., it was a huge hit in Mexico, Italy, and
Germany. It made $70,000,000 it its first ten weeks
To help create her sexy walk, Marilyn Monroe sawed off
part of the heel of one shoe.
To make a one-pound comb of honey, bees must collect
nectar from about two million flowers.
"To prevent violence," it was at one time customary at
certain phases of the moon to chain and flog inmates
of England's notorious Bedlam Hospital.
Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints.
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