Monday, November 22, 2010

My ipod might be lying to me

I have an app on my ipod called 'Cool Facts'. I find these so called facts very interesting and I'm also skeptical of them but what the hell do I know. Would Steve Jobs lie to me? Here are some random ones I picked. Do you think they are all true?

63 feet of wire is required to make a Slinky toy.

"101 Dalmatians" and "Peter Pan" are the only Disney animations in which both of a character's parents are present and don't die during the movie.

Cher's last name was Sarkissian, she changed it because no one could pronounce it and it would not be accepted in show business.

The honeybee kills more people worldwide than all the poisonous snakes combined.

85% of all Valentine's Day cards are purchases by women.

Most Greyhounds are universal blood donors and are used to provide extra blood during another dog's surgery.

Gutzon Borgium, the sculptor of the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore, died a few months before the project was completed. It took him 14 years.

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. 

The first TONKA truck was made in 1947.

Holland has the densest population per square mile of any nation in the world.

The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat.

The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.

In other blog related news, Mr. Peanut beat Mr. Monopoly in their battle on November 12th. He only won by one little vote. If you missed that post for some reason which you can't explain and will make up a ridiculous excuse in two minutes, click HERE.

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm buying the one about the stupid Valentine's cards!

Teachinfourth said...

Sleeping Beauty?

Pat Tillett said...

crisscrossing urine streams! I guess all business meetings were held outside...

Oilfield Trash said...

HA.

Tricia said...

I would've guess it was a higher percentage of women buying Valentine's cards!!

Copyboy said...

85% percent? Jeeze, I bet 95% pick up the check that night. Cool app. I'm off to download it or buy 63 ft of slinky wire.

Baby Sister said...

Now you've got me going through all of the Disney movies in my mind trying to come up with other ones besides Sleeping Beauty...I'll let you know if I come up with others.

I love random facts like this, they make me feel smarter.

Sierra said...

I have an app like that on my phone and I also suspect that a lot of them aren't true, unfortunately. I do believe the Valentine's Day one, though.

Bossy Betty said...

I want to believe them all! Holland though? Hummm...

TS Hendrik said...

You're never supposed to cross streams! Ghostbusters taught me that.

Hart Johnson said...

Look pretty right to me... interesting, yes, shocking, not so much...

Never Fairy said...

Both parents are alive and well in Disney’s
Sleeping Beauty, Mulan & Hercules
For a non-Disney Pan unlike any other:
Click!
And here's a great 'What if?' adventure (but it's not for the kids!): Click!
BELIEVE!

Chuck said...

Damn those bees and their anaphylactic shock inducing stings...damn you!

Cheeseboy said...

Are you talking classic Disney movies or recent ones too. I can think of a few recent Disney flicks.Oh wait, looks like someone beat me to it already.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm with Betty. The Holland one's gotta be a fraud. That can't be right. I'm unhappy that Mr. Monopoly lost to a nut. It's just not right. xo