Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday Fun Facts...!

Today I want to do something just a little bit different, OK?

I searched long and hard (not!) to find these tid-bits of information, so I hope you'll find them interesting! If you don't, don't worry...it won't hurt my feelings!

1. Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails

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

3. If you rub an onion on your foot – within 30 – 60 minutes you will be able to taste it – this is because it travels through the blood stream

4. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath (if you hold it until you go unconscious, you begin to breath normally as soon as you do)

5. On one square inch of human skin there are 20 million microscopic creatures

6. Armadillos are the only creatures apart from men that can catch leprosy – there are known cases of armadillo to human transfers of the disease

7. A snail can sleep for 3 – 4 years – during which period it does not need food

8. Giraffes can live longer without water than camels

9. The songs of humpback whales can change dramatically from year to year, yet each whale in an oceanwide population always sings the same song as the others

10. The forces required to remove a foot from quicksand at a speed of one centimeter per second would require the same amount of force as “that needed to lift a medium-sized car.”

11. To test if a pearl is real, you can rub vinegar on it – the composition of the pearl will cause it to bubble furiously

12. Goldfish kept in a dark room turn much paler – and if it wasn’t for the color in the food they eat, they would turn completely white

13. Unlike normal bees, the Queen bee’s stinger is not barbed and can be used repeatedly without harming her

14. Quicksand doesn’t directly kill humans as it is usually not very deep at all – it is the fact that it can be incredibly difficult to remove yourself from quicksand that causes death by the environment – such as exposure.

15. Oysters can change between being female or male

16. Men are over 30% stronger than women on average, especially in the upper body, and men’s brains are heavier than women’s

Some of these are fairly interesting, don't you think? I'm surprised that I haven't posted these before. In fact, I may have done that, but if I did I forgot! Not surprising considering my memories now days!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. I still have some pumpkin pie if you want a slice!

9 comments:

covnitkepr1 said...

Interesting facts. Simple data like these posted make for good conversation at times.

I’ve been a follower on your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Hmmmm - didn't know that about giraffes.
Pumpkin pie sounds great! Warm this morning; 50 degrees and very foggy.

Sixbears said...

You sprung some new ones on me.

Coffee and bacon on the cookstove.

Bob from Athens said...

Well I guess that #16 proves that more is not better !

JO said...

Some of them are very interesting and some I could live without,hahah but that's why they are fun.
I can't believe you still have pie left. I'll be right over.

JMD said...

Now, if I can just remember any of them.

HermitJim said...

Hey Covnitkepr1...
Glad to drop by your place and give it a look!

Some would definitely jump start a conversation, I think!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Phyllis...
Always glad to share the useless info I find!

Thanks for dropping by today!


Hey Sixbears...
Nothing like finding some new fun facts!

Bacon cooking on the woodstove sounds good to me! I can almost smell it!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by this morning!


Hey Bob...
Guess it does at that! Of course, we all know that women rule the world!

Many thanks for dropping in today!


Hey Jo...
Just take what you can use and leave the rest! That's what I do!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!


Hey JMD...
Sounds like your memory is almost as good as mine.

I appreciate you coming over for a visit!


Dizzy-Dick said...

I love to read facts, especially if I didn't know about some of them. As always, thanks for your special blogs.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
Always happy to add some useless information to what you already know!

Heaven knows I'm just a virtual warehouse of almost useless facts!

Thanks for coming over today!