Monday, April 24, 2006

Strange but true...

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.
4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!
6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in queues.
10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
11. The average housefly lives for one month.
12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.
16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.
23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburettor.
24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.
25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
26. If colouring wasn't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

7 comments:

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Hitchcock didn't have a belly button? Where did he keep his lint??

Little Lamb said...

Guess he didn't keep any.

RM said...

I was almost one of the 40,000 in number 12 (I'm not american but you get the idea). I once passed out only a few seconds after leaving the bathroom - I could have whacked my head on the toilet bowl had it happened earlier.

Is the losing of teeth because of the smoking or because people think the type of people that smoke a pack a day are likely to be the ones that don't take good care of their teeth? I like cause/symptom analysis like that :P

Little Lamb said...

Good question.

RainStorm1212 said...

I'm realted to Princess Diana too. We're 800,000 cousins.

RainStorm1212 said...

I'm realted to Princess Diana too. We're 800,000 cousins.

Little Lamb said...

Oh really? I didn't know that!