Tuesday, March 22, 2011
On this slow news day (in other words, I haven't written any reviews for you to enjoy), here's a little trivia to keep you amused. Don't worry, more substantial posts will resume tomorrow. But until then, maybe you'll find some of this kinda fun...
Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
Highly intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair than those who test as average intelligence.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school.
Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
Special growing methods allow for the production of square watermelons in Japan... see the accompanying photo if you don't believe me! Why make them square? They stack better.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year.
Armadillos can be housebroken.
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge; a dime has one less groove.
A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
The State of Florida is bigger than England.
The preceding was gathered from around the 'net, with your lazy host at least taking the time to remove typos, redundant words, bad grammar, and other annoyances. Now, fact verification? I can't say I went that far. So you might want to check into a particular "fact" a little further before you tell your kid to put it into a report. You've been warned.