Friday, January 10, 2014

Time For Some Friday Fun Facts...!

As most folks know, I'm a sucker for trivia! Any kind of trivia!

Knowing me as she does, my friend in New Zealand sent me a few facts, some of which I did not know! Of course, the first thing I wanted to do is to share them with you, being the nice guy that I am! (Besides, I needed something to post!)


It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet's tail always points away from the sun

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

If you are dazzled by all this unnecessary information, you can thank my friend, Minerva, from New Zealand! I just figured you might find it interesting!

Coffee outside this morning. Supposed to hit 70 today, and that's fine with me!


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Mamahen said...

Thank you Hermit and Minerva for those interesting facts! Patio sounds nice. Still to cool for me here at 33°. I'll bring some crumb cake to share :))

Chickenmom said...

Love trivia! - 19 degrees and light snow here, Mr. Hermit! I'll bring apple pie for all!

texasann said...

Bubba -
Love all the trivia facts, but I'm not a believer that the flu vaccine causes the flu. Call me brain-washed, but if it's dead when it enters your body, how can it propogate itself? Anyway - fun stuff, and thanks to you and Minerva. Big hugs ~

linda m said...

Thank you Hermit and Minerva, those are some very interesting facts. Lucky you with your beautiful temps. We are starting to warm up a little - it is 22 degrees outside. Save my spot on the swing. Have a great weekend.

JO said...

Thank you Minerva and my friend for passing these fun trivia our way.

Sounds like lots of goodies around the patio today. I'll have some coffee please.

Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

65 and raining in Aransas Pass, Tx. Had hot chocolate inside this morning. Radar shows no rain??? Enjoy the warm and keep smiling.

Rob said...

Stars in the middle of the day? That was something to learn! Thanks!