Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wandom Wednesday

1. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

2. 99% of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.

3. A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

4. A "jiffy" is actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second

5. A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.

6. A Blue Earth, Minnesota, law declares that no child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.

7. A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute.

8. A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

9. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

10. A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.

11. A chef's hat is tall and balloons at the top so as to counteract the intense heat in the kitchen. The unique shape allows air to circulate around the scalp, keeping the head cool.

12. A chicken who just lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping dead.

13. A cockroaches favorite food is the glue on the back of stamps.

14. A company, Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday".

15. A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year.

16. A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.

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

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

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

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

1 comment:

sourpatch said...

I especially like the one about losing hair and the miles of pumpkin roots. Very interesting!!


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