Thursday, January 25, 2007


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

2. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

3. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

(How'd they figure this out, and why?)

4. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

5. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

(Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)

6. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

8. 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.

9. Polar bears are left handed.

10. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

(What can be so tasty on the bottom of the pond?)

11. The flea can jump 350 times its body length.

It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

12. A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.

13. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

14. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

15. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.


16. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

17. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

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

19. Pearls melt in vinegar.

20. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

21. A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why. (Or does it? http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/acoustics_world/duck/duck.htm)

22. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

23. Turtles can breathe through their butts.

24. It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow. (or can you? http://www.uvm.edu/~dfisher1/random/elbow.jpg http://www.uvm.edu/~dfisher1/random/elbow2.jpg)

25. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

26. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

27. Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.

I`m obviously at a loss at the moment for anything original. LOL The bracketed parts aren`t mine but worth leaving in.
Today is the coldest day of the year here in Ontario. Brrrrrrrr. Spring is still so far away! Busy working, cross-stitching the area around that dog...not the one below :), getting ready for the next step in the frontroom - ripping up carpet......the weekend is almost here! Maybe I`ll even find something interesting to post about while I still have some juice left in the camera.

15 comments:

Rowan said...

Elvis looks as though he's not quite sure how he got out there but he is sure he doesn't want to stay! I know a lot of things now that I didn't know 5 minutes ago:)

Home Away from Home. said...

Hi Tea,
It's very cold here too. Weather man said, it might warm up enough for snow flurries. I so wish spring were here.
Stay warm,
Patty

FarmgirlCyn said...

If # 4 were really true, I would be skinny as a rail...and I definitely don't like #7, since I am a south-paw!!!!

Sheila said...

I heard a woman from an Inuit village on the radio today, she came to Toronto because it's mild. She said they regularly have temperatures of 50 below..!
I instantly felt warmer...LOL

Saur♥Kraut said...

I saw this list somewhere else, and thought it was a riot. And great pic of the dog in the snow! I haaaate snow, but it's nice to see from afar.

cityfarmer said...

This was alot of fun on a cold winter night. You caught me laughing.

zUzU said...

=^..^=
.::giggle::laugh::snort::.

heeeeeheeeee!
(I sort of want to get an ant drunk to see if it's true.)

-- zU

Shabby in the City said...

I know the American Airlines one was true because I worked there. I will say this though...they decided it was money well spent and ended up putting the olives back on the food trays!

Dan said...

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

I wonder if my old officemate at work was trying to do this?!

Jacran Cottage said...

I've heard some of these before, they are quite interseting! I'm not crazy about #7 either since I'm also left-handed!

It's bitterly cold again today. I was quite happy with the above normal temps we were getting in December!!

Jackie, cold in ON

LisaOceandreamer said...

now these are some interesting facts...you just have to wonder who does the verifying, lol!
Elvis looks like he isn't sure if he wants to be out or not. I'd vote for not, brrrrr!

james higham said...

Entertaining. It goes in the Blogfocus this evening.

carolyn said...

Very entertaining!

PG said...

Arrrghh, I tried to lick my elbow before I got to number 27, I did feel a fool...

Remiman said...

Tea,
A pigs orgasm last 30 minutes, but only humans and dolphins do it for pleasure? What a shame. ;-)

I wonder what the life expectancy of an ambidextrous person is?

You're right, I can't lick my elbow...I tried.
rel