Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fun trivia! Even more "did you knows"…

1.Saturn's rings are about 500,000 miles in circumference but only about a foot thick. [Now i know why those rings look so thin!!!]

2.Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water. [i wonder how water tastes to animals then. sweet? sour? bitter? definitely not tasteless…]

3.A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon. [yeah, we wouldn't be able to see its beauty if they come out during noon. that could be weird..]

4.The average housewife walks 10 miles a day around the house doing her chores. [hmm. at least it's still becomes a form of exercise. she gains something while doing house chores]

5.The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues. [ooh, i haven't seen dogs with black tongues. hope someone would show me..]

6.Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable. [waaaaa! yeah, it makes sense]

7.It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD's! [why? what's up with that? i wonder why..]

8.If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode. [i'm not a chemistry fan, but REALLY!? now i know!]

9.Sound travels fifteen times faster through steel than through air. [good to know it does! sound does travel a little slow, don't u think?]

10.Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men. [why only "slightly?"]

11.It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily. [smoking is so bad for you!]

12.Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog. [ohhhh. i used to think greyhounds were like small dogs, or puppies. hehe]

13.Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice. [how ironic! but this is such a cool fact!]

14.Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain. [you gotta be kidding me. is this fact for real? relieve pain!? it would probably worsen the swelling or infection..]

15.Astronauts cannot burp in space. [very very interesting.. i sure science has a very good explanation for this]

16.A rat can go without water longer than a camel can. [why can't rats die easily? they're so disgusting and yet they get these kinds of "abilities"]

17.Cats cannot taste sweet things. [..curious fact]

18.In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange. [purple carrots! how i would like to see that!]

19.If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there. [i saw an ad in NGC with this same trivia. Manhattan looked so deserted.]

20.There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States! [we're all familiar with only one hollywood. good to know]

21.The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68. [really? how old do normal pigs live?]
None of the Beatles knew how to read music. (Paul McCartney eventually taught himself.) [wow.]

22.Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks. [i cannot imagine sharks in fresh water!]

23.A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is off the ground. [oooohh, so the tail is like a third foot or something..]

24.The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. [hwaaat!!!?? how was this possible!?]

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