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Humans produce about 40000 litres of saliva in a lifetime

Clouds fly lower during the night than during the day

The oyster is usually ambisexual. It begins life as a male and becomes a female. It may go back and forth many times.

Barbie is 25cm tall

Your brain is more active sleeping than watching tv

A two hour motion picture uses around 3.3km of film

The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps

Female elephants only produce one offspring every five years

An African eagle, swooping at nearly 200km an hour, can brake to a halt in 6 metres

Cooking and freezing does not affect the heat of a chilli

And the best for last....termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.



You'd be surprised where i got these fact from but i'm not telling *mwuahahaa*
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post

And the best for last....termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
Wonder who figured that one out, and HOW!?!
post #3 of 13
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body that it could squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes long.

A cockroach can live up to nine days without it's head before it starves to death.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

The flea can jump up to 350 times its body length. For a human, that would be equivalent to jumping the length of a entire football field.


The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Butterflies can taste with their feet.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

A cat's urine glows under a black light.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Starfish have no brains.

Polar bears are left-handed.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by DaniMarie View Post
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body that it could squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes long.

A cockroach can live up to nine days without it's head before it starves to death.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

The flea can jump up to 350 times its body length. For a human, that would be equivalent to jumping the length of a entire football field.


The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

Butterflies can taste with their feet.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

A cat's urine glows under a black light.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Starfish have no brains.

Polar bears are left-handed.

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
Did you post all of that in my laqst thread? my last 'did you know' thread a few weeks ago vanished under piles of posts. *sighs*
post #5 of 13
Awww no, I didn't!!! I'm sorry I missed that one!!!
But I'm happy you revived it!!!

I love fun trivia!!!

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Originally Posted by DaniMarie View Post
Starfish have no brains.
My DH must be part starfish. Just kidding, I wuv him. Really, I do!
post #7 of 13
Here's lots of fun for you:

In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
If a man watches a woman undress in front of a window, he can be arrested as a peeping tom. If a woman watches a man undress in front of a window, she can have him arrested for indecent exposure.

Bizarre New Hampshire Law: On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

Leonard Da Vinci invented scissors.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses.
The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

In California, it's against the law to use your dirty underwear as a dust rag.

Earth means "dirt."

Abdul Kassem Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels which were trained to walk in alphabetical order.

Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.

In Maine, it's illegal for a police officer to tell you to have a nice day after giving you a traffic ticket.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

While in some countries the penalty for driving while intoxicated can be death, in Uruguay intoxication is a legal excuse for having an accident while driving. "Please believe me officer, I really was drunk."

The original Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland had a six thousand year lease.

China has more English speakers than the United States.

There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear


A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.

The milk of a hippopotamus is bright pink.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average women eats 20kg of lipstick in her life.

When a piece of glass cracks, the crack travels faster than 3,000 miles per hour.

The act of snapping one's fingers has a name. It is called a "fillip."

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum
.

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

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. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Another name for the card game "Solitaire" is "Patience".

If you sleep in a cold room, you are more likely to have a bad dream.

45% of dollar bills you'll ever own have been in a stripper's g-string
.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

The "spot" on the 7-Up comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.

Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily
.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

Crickets hear through their knees.

During it's lifetime an oyster changes its sex from male to female and back several times.

Barbie's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts.

Mosquitos have forty-seven teeth.

Your brain is 80% water.

Brazil got it's name from the nut, not the other way around.

The magic word 'Abracadabra' was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.

The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil.

Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.'

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.


If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

A rhinoceros' horn is made of compacted hair.

The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is 'Live Free or Die'. These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.

No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.



post #8 of 13
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Some lions mate over 50 times a day.QUOTE]

So that is why the lioness' have to do the hunting, huh?

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Originally Posted by DaniMarie View Post
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
My husband's comment on this was, "How do they know that? By the smile on the dolphin's face?"
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by DaniMarie View Post
No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
I believe this was broken on Mythbusters? But they had to use a air plane hanger (I think? or some other large building) to lay it out in originally and several people.

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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
....termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
So that explains why we've had more problems getting rid of the termites in here. Also the only room they actually popped out of the walls in.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by DaniMarie View Post

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
I'm a goldfish.

Wait what are we talking about

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I believe this was broken on Mythbusters? But they had to use a air plane hanger (I think? or some other large building) to lay it out in originally and several people.
I think they actually confirmed it, didn't they? I remember that one.
post #12 of 13
I have no idea...
but this is my favorite:
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45% of dollar bills you'll ever own have been in a stripper's g-string.
Ewww.

I want to investigate the truth to that....but I don't really want to find out it's true!!!!!!!!
post #13 of 13
Let's get back to business....

Did you know...???


June and September are the most popular months in America to buy a car.

Volkswagen has sold more than 21 million beetles, making it the most popular car in history.

The Earth's atmosphere weighs about 450 trillion kg (5.5 quadrillion tons).

Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

In the United States there are about 3 billion bridge crossings every day; about 12 per person.

The lifespan of a tastebud is ten days.

Only 1% of rainforest plants have been tested for medicinal purposes, but are used in 25% of medicines. (IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!!!)

There are more bacteria in your mouth than people on the earth.

The Lion Maned Jellyfish is the longest creature on earth; it is more than 100 feet long.

Mars' fastest winds gust at 350 miles per hour.

Robert E. Lee is the only person to have ever graduated from Westpoint with no demerits.

Gilligan of "Gilligan's Island" has a first name, Willy, that was only used in the Pilot.

Out of 10,000 tosses a penny will land heads-up about 4950 times - the image of Lincoln is slightly heavier than the other side.


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