LITTLE KNOWN FACTS X

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Wisdom Nook
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·         A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

·         A full-grown pumpkin has about 15 miles of roots.

·         A ghost writer pens an anonymous book.

·         A giant squid has eyes that can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. (Now think of how big your computer screen is..)

·         A giraffe and rat can go longer without water than a camel can.

·         A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue. i know some people who can do some amazing stuff too.

·         A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

·         A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this word.

·         A grasshopper needs a minimum temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be able to hop.

·         A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group in the air is a skein.

·         A group of crows is called a murder.

·         A hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.

·         A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.

·         A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

·         A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.

·         A hedgehog’s heart beats 190 times a minute on average and drops to only 20 beats per minute during hibernation.

·         A hedgehog’s skin is so tough that when they get run over, its entrails come out of its mouth and its ass.

·         A herd of forty-five thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in Midnapore, where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went on for two days.

·         A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.

·         A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.

·         A Holstein’s spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

·         A honey bee must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey

·         A honey bee travels an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey. A pound of honey consists of 29,184 drops.

·         A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.

·         A horse can sleep standing up.

·         A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.

·         A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

·         A human has a bone just after the spine ends, which helps proves that humans once had tails (possibly).

·         A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.

·         A human’s scent membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog’s is about the size of a handkerchief. It’s olfactory lobe is also 4 times that of a human.

·         A humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times in one second or over 5000 times a minute.

·         A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

·         Pain is measured in units of “dols”. The instrument used to measure pain is a “dolorimeter”.

·         In a nod to astronauts, Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.

·         Eleven top executives of the Direct Marketing Association (the telemarketers’ group that is trying to kill the federal “Do Not Call” list) have registered for the list themselves.

·         An iceberg the size of Long Island, New York, has broken off Antarctica and has blocked sea lanes used by both ships and penguins.

·         In 2003, the Transportation Security Administration dropped a requirement that air marshals pass a marksmanship test. Some applicants were even hired after they repeatedly shot flight attendants in mock hijacking episodes.

·         As of January 2004, the United States economy now borrows $1,500,000,000 each day from foreign investors.

·         A Costa Rican worker who makes baseballs earns about $2,750 annually. The average American pro baseball player earns $2,377,000 per year.

·         Former keyboard player for Jethro Tull David Palmer is now a woman named Dee Palmer. He waited until his wife died before going through with his longtime desire for a sex change.

During Bill Clinton’s entire eight year presidency, he only sent two e-mails. One was to John Glenn when he was aboard the space shuttle, and the other was a test of the e-mail system.

·         The only state with a one syllable name is Maine.

·         Albert Einstein never knew how to drive a car.

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