Monday, January 22, 2007

Useless Facts of the Day

-A whale's penis is called a dork.
-Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
-The average person spends 6 months of their life sitting at red lights.
-In 1912 a law passed in Nebraska where drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.
-More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money throughout the world.
-Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920's.
-One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
-Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her.
-Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.
-Right-handed people live, on average; nine years longer than left handed people.
-Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
-In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
-A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel.
-A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.
-Nearly 80% of all animals on earth have six legs.
-In the marriage ceremony of the ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.
-Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds.
-There is approximately one chicken for every human being in the world.
-Most collect calls are made on father's day.
-The first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The track ran from Chicago to Evanston, Illinois. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose average speed was 71/2 miles per hour.

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Awesome facts. I love stuff like this.

The One and Only Bugg said...

Me too- lots of trivia I can use the next time I play Trivial Pursuit!

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you can contribute to the monopoly money in the world by printing your own.

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Very interesting... thanks.

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