Tuesday, October 26, 2010

OMG FACTS - Part 2

  1. A piece of paper can’t be folded in half more than 7 times . I swear i tried this with a tampon paper when i was younger...took a lot of effort but i swear I did it.
  2. No word in the English language rhymes with purple, orange, month or silver.
  3. Chewing gum can keep you from crying when cutting onions.
  4. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th”.
  5. A mosquito is more likely to bite a blonde than a brunette.
  6. Odds are, any memory you believe you have before the age of 4 isn’t real. They are false memories and have usually either been told to you by someone else, or you made them up without knowing it.
  7. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  8. In New York, the penalty for jumping off a building more than 50 ft without a permit is death.
  9. Elephants are the only land mammals that cannot jump.
  10. If you look at the sun RIGHT NOW, you are technically looking back in time. It takes eight minutes for light from the sun to reach Earth.
  11. A strawberry is not an actual berry, but a banana is.
  12. You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
  13. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
  14. The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions
  15. Eating celery is technically exercise. When you eat celery, you burn more calories than you consume.
  16. A toothpick is the object most-often choked on by Americans.
  17. Men have nipples because, as an embryo, everyone is a female until the Y chromosome kicks in.
  18. A female platypus sweats milk.
  19. The powerful 8.8 magnitude earthquake that rattled Chile likely shifted the Earth’s axis an estimated three inches and shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds
  20. ‘racecar’ is spelled the same forwards and backwards.
  21. ‘Uncopyrightable’ is the longest word in the English language that doesn’t repeat a letter once.
  22. Penguins cannot walk backwards.
  23. In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, ‘They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.’ On July 20, 1969, just minutes after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first home run.
  24. Vending machines kill four times more people each year than sharks do.
  25. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  26. When you put a seashell next to your ear, it’s the sound of your blood surging in your veins, not the ocean.
Please Note: I do not have the facts to back these statements up. I just found these in a post and happened to find them interesting.

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