Did you know that
The giant midget: I Had a forum on here about funny facts some years ago so I will restart it again
Did you know that 7 % of Americans believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows
7 % don't seem much but that's 16 million people
The giant midget: Ever wonder where the phrase “It’s raining cats and dogs” comes from? In the 17th century many homeless cats and dogs would drown and float down the streets of England, making it look like it literally rained cats and dogs.
Angry Beaver: A single cattle ranch in South Australia is larger than the state of Israel.
Australia is home to 10 of the world’s 15 most poisonous snakes as well as a disproportionate number of venomous spiders.
The only two mammals in the world that lay eggs are found in Australia, the platypus and echidna.
(Edited by Angry Beaver)
The giant midget: Not known to vast majority of Canadians but Quebec City has a special feature that makes it unique in Canada (and the U.S., for that matter): it has walls. One of the most fascinating facts about Canada is that Quebec City is the only city north of Mexico that still has fortified walls.
Corwin: Here's an interesting fact I just read.... baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.
This came as a surprise to me, as I wasn't aware that earthworms even had feet.
Corwin: At first I was wondering how somebody would even know that.... then I decided that I didn't want to know.
Corwin: Here's an interesting fact:
Did you know... that if you took all the fish that reside in all the oceans, and laid them out side-by-side and end-to-end across the expanse of the Sahara Desert...
... that you would have the stinkiest desert in the world?
Angry Beaver: Did you know that:
* In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalised by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.
Gotta luv OZ!
Corwin: Another interesting fact:
Did you know... that if you took all the blood vessels in your body, and stretched them end-to-end around the equator of the Earth, that you would die?
Corwin: Here's a little known bit of fact regarding skydiving accidents:
There has never been a single recorded case of fatality as a direct result of when a skydiver's parachute and reserve-chute fails to open.
It's that sudden stop when they hit the ground that is usually fatal.
Angry Beaver: The reason that divers fall backwards out of the boat is that if they fell forward they'd still be in the boat
Corwin: This is interesting:
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
Damn... I've been doing it wrong... I've spent the last 51 years peeing in the damn things.
The giant midget: The founders of Google were willing to sell Google for $1 million to Excite in 1999, but Excite turned them down. Google is now worth $527 Billion.