Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

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

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

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

A giraffe and rat can go longer without water than a camel can.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue. i know some people who can do some amazing stuff too.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Mathematician Edward Kasner supposedly asked his nephew Milton Sirotta to suggest a name for the number, and he came up with this word.

A grasshopper needs a minimum temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be able to hop.

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group in the air is a skein.

A group of crows is called a murder.

A hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.

A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.

A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.

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

A hedgehog's skin is so tough that when they get run over, its entrails come out of its mouth and its ass.

A herd of forty-five thirsty, rambunctious elephants stampeded into a brewery in Midnapore, where they smashed vats and slurped up beer in a bender that went on for two days.

A hinny is the offspring of a female donkey.

6 comments:

sue said...

Thanks! I needed that information to wow my office mates. :)

Melissa said...

A group of jellyfish is called a smack.

cmk said...

I finally know HOW to lose weight--release more gas!!!! Thanks! :)

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

Don't you want to see a documentary about how they measured the physical volume of a human fart?

Priceless.

Mrs. Who said...

Thanks...what would I do without you to expand my sphere of knowledge? At the very least, it kept my off youtube for awhile, lol!

Ordinary Janet said...

I love trivia like this! Now I can have nightmares of giant squid with eyes bigger than my computer monitor.