Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some random facts to get us started :D

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

Astronauts get taller when they are in space.

Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.

Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen.

Canada is an Indian word meaning ''Big Village''.

Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats!.

Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.

Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpastes.

From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.

Ambergris (whale vomit) has been added to cigarettes for flavor.(Gross!)

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know some of these. Well, most of these. Pretty much all of them, in fact.