inkwellSome facts in life fall in the “Go Figure” category, while others are very important. The following facts are neither. I choose to place them in the “Reeealy?!” category. Take a look.

  • The venom in a Daddy Longlegs spider is more poisonous than a Black Widow’s or a Brown Recluse, but they cannot bite humans because their jaws won’t open wide enough.
  • A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  • If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  • Humans and Dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  • The pop you get when you crack your knuckles is actually a bubble of gas bursting.
  • 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents who are present and don’t die throughout the movie.
  • The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
  • There’s no Betty Rubble in Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.
  • It’s impossible to get water out of a rimless tire.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour and Excedrin has no calories.
  • In Minnesota it is illegal to cross state lines with a duck on your head.
  • In Indiana it is illegal to ride public transportation for at least 30 minutes after eating garlic.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.
  • A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
    Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.
  • A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
  • A polar bear’s skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
  • More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
  • Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  • Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump”.
  • Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
  • If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
  • If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1,000 and a size 108.7 acres.
  • The longest town name in the world has 167 letters.
  • You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
  • “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
  • No president of the United States was an only child.
  • The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
  • The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

Just trying to keep you well-informed and well rounded. It’s OK, you don’t have to thank me.