Monday, August 30, 2010

From Will & Guy

Today we have a classic of our philosophy - something for everyone.

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

"Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

In Kentucky, 50% of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI.

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.

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

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.

An average person laughs about 5 times a day.

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

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

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.


Arkansas Patti said...

Those were really interesting. Love weird facts.

Lady Di Tn said...

Facts I often never thought about. Maybe the energy czars should harness the speed in a sneeze. I got 6,000 miles out of my sneezes this morning. Peace

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Babli said...

Very nice and interesting. Liked it very much.

Denise said...

I always enjoy this kind of post. Thanks Patty. Have a great week.
An English Girl Rambles

Margaret Cloud said...

Very interesting post, I always like reading facts.

Renie Burghardt said...

Ha! Interesting stuff! Kotex was first manufactured as a bandage? That one gave me my fifth laugh of the day.

We had some nice showers today and it was 80F. My daughter tells me they were over 90F in the Cleveland area.

Have a good evening, Patty.


Cheryl said...

This was a great post...its always fun to "learn something new each day"!

Wanda said...

mmmm that was really an interesting read.