Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Did You Know?

That it is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open?

That when you sneeze, all of your bodily functions stop, even your heart?

That right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people?

That women blink nearly twice as much as men?

That blondes have more hair than dark-haired people do?

That in the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator?

That ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats?

That your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life?

That you were born with 300 bones and by the time you're an adult, you have 206?

That human thighbones are stronger than concrete?

That Canadian Scientists have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal?

That Barbie's full name was Barbara Millicent Roberts?

That the world's longest name officially used by a person is "Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorft Senior" which is composed of 28 words or 192 letters?

That Tina Turner's real name is Annie Mae Bullock?

That President John F. Kennedy could ready 4 newspapers in 20 minutes?

That "Moon" was Buzz Aldrin's (second man on the moon) mother's maiden name?

That Walt Disney was afraid of mice?

That Mark Twain, real name Samuel Langhorn Clemens, worked on a riverboat when he was a teenager. The call "Mark twain!" meant that the water was deep enough to proceed safely?

That 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue?

That the correct animal group terms:
A herd of donkey
A sloth of bear
A clutter or clowder of cat
A drove or herd of cattle
A clutch or brood of chicken
A herd of deer
A pack of dogs
A brace or herd of ducks
A herd of elephant
A shulk of fox
A tribe or trip of goat
A flock or gaggle of geese
A herd of horses
A pride of lion
A band or troop of monkeys
A flock or drove of sheep
A bevy of swans
A litter of swine or pigs
A gam or pod of whale
A pack of wolves

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