Sunday, October 01, 2006

Facts of Life

I read in a book written by Lesley Krueger that being a purveyor of information is a sign of loneliness... much for facts too.

*the last letter to be added to the alphabet is J*

*the average person will spend 5 years eating during their lifetime*

*the original recipe for chocolate contained chili powder instead of sugar*

*It took Leonardo da Vinci 12 years to paint the lips of Mona Lisa*

*Caterpillars have 2000 muscles*

*Snoopy is the most common dog name starting with the letter "S"*

*Cows give more milk when they listen to music*

*Every hour, the body replace one billion cells*

*You have to play table tennis more than 24 hours to lose 1kg*

*Honeybees are the only type of insects that provides a type of food for human*

*Pineapple is actually a very large berry*

*Top performing companies are called the blue chips after the costliest chips in casinos*

*China only has one time zone*

*The largest fish is the Whale Shark, which can be 15 metres long and weigh 2000kg*

*When glass breaks, the crack moves faster than 5000kmph*

*Favourite horses only wins 30% of the races*

*To survive, most birds have to eat at least half of their body weight in food a day*

*Swimming 1/4 km is like running 1km*

*Your brain is more active sleeping than it is watching tv*

*Barbie is 25cm tall*

*A two-hour motion picture uses 3.3km film*

*Lettuce has been grown and cultivated for 2500 years*

*Kermit the Frog has 11 points on his collar*

*A man's voice is deeper because they have larger vocal chords*

*The Koala is the few land animals that doesn't require water to survive. It consumes a kilo of leaves a day sleeps up to 18 hours a day*

*The Garfish has green bones*

*The size of your foot is approximately the size of your forearms*

*Acorns if eaten can cause kidney damage*

*Placing a piece of charcoal, chalk or mothballs in a toolbox can prevent tools from rusting*

*On a clear, dark night, human can see a candle burning 50km away*

*As much as 50 litres of maple sap is needed to make a litre of maple syrup*

*The bullfrog is the only animal that doesn't sleep*

*Female elephants produces only one off spring every five years*

*The African eagle, swooping at 200kmph, can brake to a halt at 6 metres*

*Cooking and freezing does not affect the heat of chilli*

*Termites eat wood twice as fast while listening to heavy metal music*

*A violin contains of 70 individual pieces of wood*

*The brain is 74% water*

*Most newborns cry without tears until they are three to six weeks old*

*The scale on the underside of snakes are called 'scutes'*

*In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10.10*

*It takes about 500 peanuts to make a jar of peanut butter*

5 comments:

Rosyada said...

*Cows give more milk when they listen to music* <---- This is soo funny!

::tAsSy:: said...

hehe nak tambah lagi :

"the electric chair was invented by a dentist"

"donal duck comics were banned in finland because he doesn't wear pants" (!)

"human thighbones are as strong as concrete"

interesting kan? hehe

ah^kam koko' said...

.........
i jz had my infomation injection for the day...
din xpect this from Ana...
any1 know if Chai or Madeline has a blog?

Ana Shirin said...

hahaha.. there's more to come.. just wait for the second instalment

::tAsSy:: said...

jarod, they don't! almost positive hahaha