Monday, February 23, 2009

that was random!

  • ants don't sleep
  • the average human bladder can hold 13 ounces of liquid
  • the most popular ice cream flavour is vanilla
  • people don't actually get sick from cold weather, it's from being indoors a lot more
  • in an average human, one heartbeat pumps 5 tablespoons of blood
  • raindrops are not actually teardrop shaped, but rather round on the top and flat on the bottom
  • an elephants trunk can hold two gallons of water
  • sound travels four times faster in water than in air
  • men get hiccups more often than women
  • cockroaches can live for nine days after their heads have been cut off
  • donald duck cartoons were banned from finland because he doesn't wear pants
  • the cigarette lighter was invented before the match
  • 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals
  • 'typewriter' is the longest word that can be made using only one line of the keyboard
  • if you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have built up enough sound energy to heat a cup of coffee
  • 20% of tuxedo rentals take place in may
  • 23% of photocopier faults world wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts
  • 90% of women who walk into a department store (eg. target, big W, myer, dj etc.) turn automatically to their right
  • no word in the english dictionary rhymes with 'month'
  • your right lung takes in more air than your left one does
  • buttermilk does not contain any butter
  • the traditional dollar symbol ($) has two lines not one, and is actually a U combined with an S. one guess as to who thought that one up eh.
  • the tune for the alphabet song (a, b, c, d, e, f, g...) has the same tune as 'twinkle twinkle little star'
  • a new born baby usually deprives its parent's of an average for between 500-750 hours of sleep in it's first year of life


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