Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Some things I didnt know!

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
You blink over 20,000,000 times a year.
You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.
You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
Some Autistic stims could be Tourette tics

“If you know, to recognize that you know, If you don't know, to realize that you don't know: That is knowledge.” Confucius

47 comments:

Anne Brooke said...

Give me back my bones!!! And hey I've counted all those golf ball dimples, you know ...

:))

A
xxx

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

Isn't it amazing what we can learn!!!
xx

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

I'm pretty sure I'm going to consume significantly more cookies than 35000. ;)

frog ponds rock... said...

hehehehe! excellent bits of trivia..mmm my toothbrush is blue.. oh dear I will have to buy a red one now. :)

cheers kim

Cathy said...

Good grief, where do you find all your facts?

The Tourettes one...interesting, I have always suspected that.

Cx

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Lucky pigs! I'd heard of the tourettes one before...there's a doctor who voluntarily advises on one of the hypermobility forums who has tourettes syndrome...once again there seem to be many crossover points. BG

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Your post has taught me yet more this morning.

Crystal xx

Tot's Mom said...

Yes, I use a blue toothbrush. But the Monopoly money bit is interesting. Didn't know it is THAT popular.

Elizabethd said...

Knowledge indeed.

Milla said...

An interesting list. My toothbrush is green and I take forever to fall asleep so, by the law of averages, some lucky person out there is falling asleep before they've even got into bed. And how on earth do people know about the 12 newborns?? Sounds very careless. But it is why I insisted on having an epidural for my caesarean (placenta praevia, mine was the first under epidural carried out at Cheltenham) so E could be there (can't for a general) to ensure we got the right baby. And even though they subsequently went through an artery and I nearly bled to death, it was worth it! Had F9 "normally" so we def knew he was ours. Used to work for BBC Radio Drama and LOVE the ingenuity that goes into sound effects.

Jen said...

I'm pretty sure that I want to come back as a pig :-)

Suzy said...

Hopefully there will never be a "Donkey Airlines".

I'll watch my consumption of stamps over the year.
I'd rather have the cookies anyway.

Great post Casdok!!

Love,
Suzy

lime said...

i am afraid that i may already have used up my lifetime cookie allotment! the 12 wrong newborns a year is kind of scary.

didn't know the stims could be considered tourette's tics.

buffalodickdy said...

To all the women out there: The next time you say "Men are pigs!", amend it to say "Men wish they were pigs!"......

laughingwolf said...

hahahahaha

of course, the male of the species has an extra 'bone' :O lol

Christy said...

I need to know more about these donkey deaths. Do they get kicked by said donkey? Is this some sort of mafia donkey gang we don't know about? Details. Details! =o)

mumkeepingsane said...

My toothbrush is red. And I'm pretty sure I've already consumed more than my alloted number of cookies!

Frances said...

Some of those facts sounded familiar, but I don't know if I knew them before reading your listing, or whether I just absorbed them very quickly!

The gaining of knowlege is a wondrous activity.

xo

dgibbs said...

"More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes" never would have guessed that one!

That Confucius guy sure did say alot didn't he? :)

Phil Plasma said...

I can think of at least a few other things you don't know, for example, what my shoe size is or what is the most common favourite colour of your blog roll?

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow - I've got party ice-breakers for the next year now. Thanks!

Maddy said...

I can feel my brain expanding even though statistically, at this age, I know I lose 3 and a half brain cells every minute [or something like that coz I didn't check my facts.]
Cheers

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Can't talk now - gotta go wish I were a pig! 30 minutes? Wow!

2 Dollar Productions said...

Very interesting, but I'd like to find the person who already knew all these things because that would be scary.

I also would like to know what sentence was handed down to the monkey and where do the bones in adult bodies disappear to?

craig andrew said...

If anyone wants my allotment of cookies, that would be fine by me; I don't eat that many. And, where do those bones go? I haven't dropped any... that I know of...

Seamus said...

Out of the 1460 dreams, I wonder how many come true???

Maarten Rijs said...

So what about green toothbrushes?

thanks for the comment. ive been reading through your blog and i must say im impressed too.

maarten

Odat said...

I wish I were a pig!!!!! ;-)
Peace

FXSmom said...

I knew that Austin couldn't be our son...he's too normal...lmao

¿Yh8? said...

How did they measure a pigs orgasm?
Meh guess is that the method wouldn't be legal in most states. LOL

Dick said...

Hi

Thank you for your visit, you have an interesting blog. My english is more or less basic but I understand most of it. Sometimes when things are very complicated I don't understand.

Laura said...

OH my! How cool is that list! I am all about Confucius - down with the guy who said ignorance is bliss - give me knowledge and even some Cliff Claven facts any day!

You rock!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

katy said...

where have me bones gone then :(

Family Adventure said...

Awesome list. But the average person falls asleep in seven minutes?!? What???

Heidi

Cathy said...

There's an award for you over on mine. Didn't realise you already had the lion, but hey, you can get another in a different colour...!

But Why? said...

I've long thought that most people would rather be a happy pig than an unhappy Socrates, but I hadn't previously appreciated why the pig was so happy!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

I don't wish to reveal tooo much about my love life, but - ahem - I am clearly not the right kind of Pig... ;-)

The Muse said...

Thank goodness for self-adhesive stamps!

It takes me forever to fall asleep, would that make me below or above average?

Janis said...

I love lists and you rocked that one..

inherwritemind1 said...

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

Wonder if eating bacon can do the same for humans?

dykewife said...

i won't be eating that many cookies. i'm not crazy about cookies and i rarely bake my favourites

mommy~dearest said...

Something I didn't know? That picture of the sneeze would gross me out as much as it does. Yuuuck!

Self employed mum said...

More intersting facts to share with my 10 yr old son, although I will have to remove the pig and orgasm one, perhaps once we've dealt with sex we can move on to orgasm, when he's about 20!

When I had my daughter, we were moved to a lounge next to the bathroom, I went for a bath while I waited for my tea and toast as they were out of bread and milk!! my husband stayed with the baby and when we were ready to be taken to the ward the staff realised she hadn't been tagged, this apparently should have been done before leaving the labour suite. There was a big fuss and we were asked if we had left her, I had been in the bath and my husband was with her the whole time, so she was never left and I knew it was the baby I had given birth to. If we had left her even for a second, they would have had to check all the babies in the hospital to make sure they were tagged, ensuring we had the right baby. I have these mad moments where I imagine someone coming to my door at 16 and saying they are my daughter! Just as well she is her brothers image and I trust my husband didn't leave her, so this fact is no surprise to me. Shoking.

Great information as usual.
x

Lainey-Paney said...

Where the hell do some of my bones go???????????

Casdok said...

For those of you who are wondering where your bones go;
When you're born you have about 300 bones but by the time you're an adult you only have about 206 bones because some of your bones join together as you grow!!!

Norah said...

Well, I hope people didn't want to walk around with big holes in their heads for all their life... :P

I'm glad my bones grew together, I've always found it rather scary that babies have such sensitive spots on their heads, though I understand their use.

Meredith said...

"The average person falls asleep in seven minutes." Oh wow. Average people are lucky. It takes me about an hour, or even more.