Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Some Cool Facts

I have an application on my ipod touch called Cool Facts. Here are some picked at random.

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

Pinocchio was made of pine.

70% of Americans have visited Disneyland/Disney World.

Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.

There are more than 900,000 known species of insects in the world.

The word diastema is the word for having a gap between your teeth.

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

Go. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

South Africa used to have two official languages, now it has eleven.

There are six fictional characters that have stars on Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame'.

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.

Dogs can't decipher size. That's why little dogs are mean.

Cats urine glows under a black light.

A strand of spider's web is stronger than an equal diameter of steel.

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States (I bet you started thinking of the states to see if it's true).

Adding a drop of olive oil and lemon juice to an ice cube then running it over your face gives you better results than some expensive skin care products.

A queen bee uses her stinger only to sting another queen bee.

There are about 72 million worldwide users visiting adult web sites monthly.

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team his sophomore year.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations.


baygirl32 said...

I think that's an application I need. However, I knew some of those random facts already.

DEZMOND said...

Ok, you need to prove to us that cats urine glows under a black light by giving us a video or a pic :)))

Cruella Collett said...

So, this is not the most interesting of these facts at all, but I couldn't stop pondering over this one. Human teeth akin to rocks? What kind of rock? Because it makes a BIG difference if we're talking slate or limestone or marble, or dare I say diamonds? If my teeth were no harder than slate I'd be slighlty worried, but if we're talking bling bling rocks, I'd bite right through my desk just to prove I could!

I did enjoy and ponder and muse (and try to think of US states with a Q in it) over all the other facts, though :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I gotta get that app!
And I saw Shrek got his own star recently.

Geofree Capodanno said...

I know for a fact that I share my b-day with Mike Tyson. Whoopee!

BTW - I awarded you a deserving gift! http://www.theman-cave.com/2010/07/etmc-wins-truly-meaningful-and.html

Ms. Anthropy said...

My teeth are certainly not hard as rocks!

Teachinfourth said...

And I used to think my birthday was something special...

Marlene said...

Ugh. I know cat piss glows under a black light. Don't remind me WHY I know. I used to have a pissin' cat.

HEY - my LITTLE dog isn't mean at all! He doesn't even bark! (Maybe he's slow?)