Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Favorite Fun Facts

Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.

There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.

There are 53 Lego bricks manufactured for each person in the world.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off – it dies from starvation!

Your cat purrs at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine. This is around 26 purrs per second. Guinea pigs, rabbits, squirrels, lemurs, elephants and gorillas also purr.

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed… or is that paws?!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don’t die throughout the movie.

A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word “seppuku” which means, literally, “belly splitting.”

Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marrying a tree first. The tree ( his third wife ) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again.

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don’t, you can’t see it.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

In the 40’s, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it ‘Bitch.’

It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

Soda water does not contain soda.

Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.

The term “Mayday” is used for signaling for help. It comes from the French term “M’aidez” which is pronounced “MayDay” and means, “Help Me.”

There is no mention of Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Bible.

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