Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.

A Holstein's spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

A honey bee must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey

A honey bee travels an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey. A pound of honey consists of 29,184 drops.

A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.

A horse can sleep standing up.

A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.

A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

A human has a bone just after the spine ends, which helps proves that humans once had tails.

A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.

A human's scent membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is about the size of a handkerchief. It's olfactory lobe is also 4 times that of a human.

A humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times in one second or over 5000 times a minute.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

About 10,000,000 people have the same birthday as you.

About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.

About 20% of bird species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them because of human activity.

About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

About 24% of the total ground area of Los Angeles is said to be committed to automobiles.

About 55% of all movies are rated R. About 500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India annually.

About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.

About 75% of the people in the U.S. live on 2% land.

About 80% of the city was burned in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

About one-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.

7 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

You are the champion of TRIVIA... where do you get all this information from?

Scottsdale Girl said...

Ewww! splash back!

cmk said...

I cannot comprehend the choking on a ballpoint pen!

Hubby calls it a 'courtesy flush.' Go figure--must have been learned in the Navy or at his work place. :)

alyndabear said...

'About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.'

For some reason, this one was the fact that stood out for me. Obviously, I like facts about toilets..

dragonlady474 said...

"A human's scent membrane in the nose is about the size of a postage stamp. A dog's is about the size of a handkerchief. It's olfactory lobe is also 4 times that of a human."

And yet they still sniff their own, and other dog's butts.

sue said...

yikes. I'm stuck on that decapitation thing... I'll only hope that while concious, there is no pain...

coach said...

I have a question - who thinks to do research about whether people are sitting on the toilet when they flush it? Great list.