Friday, September 3, 2010

Top 25 Short Facts, 9/4

  1. Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays.
  2. If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.
  3. It’s a common practice in southern India for a man to marry his elder sister’s daughter.
  4. The average tastebud lives only 10 days before it dies and is replaced by a new one.
  5. The average housefly lives only two weeks.
  6. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  7. More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year!
  8. A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
  9. Rats can't vomit, that's why rat poison works.
  10. If you were to roll a lung from a human body and out flat it would be the size of a tennis court.
  11. The word 'Indiana' is Native American for 'Land of the Indians', yet less than 16,000 Native Americans live there.
  12. Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.
  13. Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
  14. The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.
  15. When nobody else is around, 47% of people drink straight from the carton.
  16. The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.
  17. When you correct for weight differences, men are proportionately stronger than horses.
  18. All the platinum ever mined would fit into an average-sized living-room!
  19. Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
  20. 85% of men don't use the slit in their underwear.
  21. The first two years of a dog's life are equal to 24 human years.
  22. Nearly 10% of American households dress their pets in Halloween costumes.
  23. In 1897, Bayer, who is the maker of Aspirin, marketed the drug heroin.
  24. Technically speaking, crystal glass is actually a Liquid that flows very slowly.
  25. 7,000 new insect species are discovered every year.