Sunday, March 05, 2006

Things I bet you didn't know...

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MUSTACHE

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from DEAD SKIN!

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
So did the first "Marlboro Man."

Walt Disney was afraid OF MICE!


The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

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

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (My tooth brush isn't anywhere near the toilet.)

Turtles can breathe through their butts. (I always wanted to know that...NOT)

A friend of mine emailed this to me and I thought it was interesting enough to share.

Note from Lucy: For those of you who believe in God and country, take a look at this short video.


At 9:49 AM, Blogger Katie said...

that is very interesting....but, i dont think i wanted to know that turtles can breathe through their butts! lol

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Looks like I have to get rid of our pet donkey.

I loved the video.

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Lucy they were fabulous! I did know a few of them , re: Venus, pearls,donkey's and the icky dead skin!

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous ~Dawn said...

Very interesting stuff. Thanks

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Catrina said...

Very reassuring considering I am DEATHLY afraid to fly! (The donkey thing) Thanks for the video too! It was beautiful!

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Jahn said...

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

Um, yeah, it does. They did that one on Mythbusters once. (If you haven't seen it, that show's a hoot.)

At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Nettie said...

Heh, knew the TV thing, but definitely not the turtles!

At 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The acorn thing - depends on what kind of oak, when they start producing acorns. For most its somewhere around 25 years with major full blown production at 50 years.

At 3:03 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

Interesting stuff, but why are so many people killed by donkeys?

At 7:41 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

katie - The turtle thing grossed me out too.

fred - Who's going to take your donkey now, that the truth is out? I loved the video too.

Michelle - It's amazing what vinegar will do. I also heard that if you put a steak in a pan and poured coke over it that it would eat up the steak. I wonder what it is doing to our stomachs.

dawn - I thought it was interesting too.

Catrina - Actually the video was my favorite.

jahn - I didn't understand that Duck one either.

Nettie belle - I'm still not sure how that works. Don't want to know either.

anoym - Thanks for the additional info.

prag - I have no idea. It would be interesting to know. Fred has a donkey up for sale now.

At 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The children and I thought it fun and interesting. Thank you


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