Friday, January 29

Weird Facts You MIght Never Know

(But Do Now)

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick"

is said to be the toughest tongue twister

in the English language.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months,

two rats could have over a million


Wearing headphones for just an hour will

increase the bacteria in your ear by 700


If the government has no knowledge of

aliens, then why does Title 14,Section

1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations,

implemented on July 16,1969, make it

illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact

with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a

Superman somewhere.

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

knows why.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print

is different.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture

a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze,

you can rupture a blood vessel in your

head or neck and die.

If you keep your eyes open by force,

they can pop out.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a

period of 80 years, no one reported a

single case where an ostrich buried its

head in the sand.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

It is physically impossible for pigs to

look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

More than 50% of the people in the

world have never made or received

a telephone call.

Horses can't vomit.

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 ballpoint pens every year.

On average people fear spiders more

than they do death.

Ninety percent of New York City

cabbies are recent immigrants.

Thirty-five percent of the people who

use personal ads for dating are already


Elephants are the only animals that can't


Only one person in two billion will live to

be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not


Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your


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."

Our eyes are always the same size from

birth, but our nose and ears never stop


The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left handed....pawed!

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY

hair from their bodies, including their

eyebrows and eyelashes.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that

can be made using the letters only on

one row of the keyboard.

Bookkeeping is the only word that has

three double letters.

"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in

the English language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements

would be 39-23-33. She would
stand seven-feet, two-inches tall.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The cigarette lighter was invented before

the match.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza

every day.

Almost everyone who reads this email will try

to lick their elbow.

Note: I got this in email and I cannot verify the truth of any of it - except the elbow thing! LOL


Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I did not know one single one of these, but I'm so much better off now that I do. Trivial Pursuit, here I come.

Kay Dennison said...

Wow!!!!! Those are indeed weird!

Gilly said...

No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH.

Only if you lithp!

What would I do without you to increase my knowledge of useful (?) facts?

Debi said...

I love reading these cute little things, but it always makes me wonder who took the time to figure all of this out.

Pat said...

So when do we get the good news:)

LL Cool Joe said...

Ohh I knew the cow one! :D

Ok I need to wear my headphones less!

The chocking on a ballpoint pen stat was scary.

I have no desire to even try licking my elbow! :D

Granny Annie said...

I guess criminals will have to start wearing little latex gloves on their tongues so they won't leave tongue prints at the crime scene. (I'm imagining a tongue condom -- Yikes!) However they won't be caught if the only thing they try to lick is their elbow.

Tabor said...

I can tell you that if you slice open one of the eyes in some shrimp it will get them to spawn. I know TMI.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Wow! Good things to know! I feel smarter already. :-)

Arkansas Patti said...

Just love that kind of stuff. Only knew a couple of them. Weird world we live in huh?

srp said...

Licking the elbow? Why?

Maria said...

They are weird. Is it true cows can't walk down stairs? Are there any farmers out there who can vereiify that one.

There are times I would not mind having the sleeping ability of a snail. Evidently their mates don't snore or they would never get that much sleep. LOL

Barbara aka Layla said...

I found you! I had lost track of you and was so bummed cause I could not find you.

This list is great! I have a twit in my fish aquarium!

Hope things are going well with you I need to catch up with your blog!

Tracie said...

Great list...I love stuff like this. I never knew that elephants were the only animals that can't jump. Of course, if they could just think of the shaking ground when a whole heard of them got to jumping at the same time!