Monday, 17 December 2012

Did you know?

Hola :)
How was your day?
Had an amazing day with my friend Tee....'The food was so yum'...
Been checking for random stuff on the internet and stumbled upon this 'strange but true' facts on begent website
Image source:google images

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

The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue. (Really?)

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. (Yuck!!! Never ever licking a stamp)

A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if 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. Try it! (Have you tried it?)

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs. (They are so stubborn!!!)

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. (How did they know this?)

A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.(Have you tried experimenting this....Live without its head....Wow)

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only mamals that can't jump. (I can believe that!!!)

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678(9)87,654,321

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building, it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.

Trek, was missing the entire middle finger of his right hand. (Lemme check again and get back to you...)

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. (Love that rule.... Totally abhor wife beaters)

Most lipstick contains fish scales. (Really?)

You can tell from the statue of a mounted horseman how the rider died. If all four of the horse's feet are on the ground, he died of natural causes. One foot raised means he died from wounds suffered in battle. Two legs raised means he died in action. (Now that's fact!!!)

Honestly, I did not know most of the facts. You?

Have to verify some though, like how can a hippo outrun a human?

Some of the 'points' made just shows how creative and powerful God is. Like a different taste organ in the butterfly. 

In a way, I've learnt resilience from the cockroach 'fact'.... LOL

Thanks so much for 'learning' with me......

Enjoy the rest of your day