Saturday, October 15, 2005

Some random facts for today

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

The neanderthal man's brain was bigger than modern man's.

40 people are sent to hospital for dog bites every minute.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

No words in the english language rhyme with month, orange, silver or purple.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 0.1 calorie.

Travelling by air is the safest means of transport.

The modern flushing toilet was invented by Thomas Crapper

The left lung is smaller than the right lung to make room for the heart.

Bulletproof vests, fire excapes, laser printers and windshield wipers were all invented by women.

Apples, not caffeine are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

The average human body contains enough iron to make a 7.62cm nail.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and then sinking to the bottom.

Most people fear public speaking more than death.

You can hear the tick of a watch from 6 metres in very quiet conditions.

Most lipsticks contain fish scales.

It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown.

A fingernail of toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.

1 Comments:

Blogger Pat the Vast said...

Nice blog Dani ;), I like the random facts

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