Friday, April 08, 2011

Got these from Will and Guy, but wondering what they might have been drinking at the time LOL. Especially the one about the spotted skunks.

** Fascinating But Irrelevant Facts **


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.

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.

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.

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

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 Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

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

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.

Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.

Bubble gum contains rubber.

Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured iced water over his head.

It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.

Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

4 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Very educational quotes.. i like the growing quarter inch at night.. i m short.. in that case, i love the nights.. haaa...

Lady Di Tn said...

Patty
I was amazed that only 55 percent knew the sun was a star. Others I had no idea until you enlighten me. I thought the previous post a WINNER. Now I too can look in the mirror and see how smart and cultured I am. LOL
Peace

Renie Burghardt said...

I sure am glad Edison was afraid of the dark, and did something about it! And I have to look up Bhutan! Never heard of it.

Have a nice evening and great weekend.

Margaret Cloud said...

A very good list and Einstein parents did think him retarded.