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Thursday, February 01, 2007

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Amazing Facts

-If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

-The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet.

-On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

-The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.

-It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

-Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

-Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?

-Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

-In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

-The act of snapping one's fingers is called a "fillip".

-The dot on top of the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

-Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.

-Any number, squared, is equal to one more than the numbers on either side of it -- 4x6 is 24, 5x5 is 25 etc.

-A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

-The word four has four letters. In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.

-The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

-No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.

-A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

-The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

-Polar bears are left handed.

-The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.

-The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.

-Butterflies taste with their feet.

-It is impossible to sneeze and keep ones eye's open at the same time.

-Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. ( thankfully !!)

-A cat's urine glows under a black light.

-An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

-Cockroaches can change course as many as 25 times in one second, making them the most nimble animals known.

-Mosquitoes do not bite. They stab. A mosquito has no jaws, hence when attacking a victim, it pierces it with its long proboscis and sucks the blood up through it's nasal tube.

-Starfishes haven't got brains.

-Ostriches live about 75 years and can reproduce for 50 years.

-Some breeds of vultures can fly at altitudes as high as 36,900 feet.

-The skin of the armpits can harbor up to 516,000 bacteria per square inch, while drier areas, such as the forearms, have only about 13,000 bacteria per square inch on them.


  1. Anonymous2:58 PM

    The theory that you cannot sneeze with your eyes open is false, you can. proven on mythbusters.

  2. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Four and five same


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