Saturday, 14 December 2013

Just some facts you may or may not find interesting

Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. English is second.

An old law in British Columbia, Canada, made it illegal to kill a Sasquatch [Bigfoot].

The slowest animal in the world is the 3-toed sloth.

The Hundred Years War actually lasted for 116 years.

In Denmark you cannot wear a mask.

"THE" is the most commonly used word in the English language.

In Alabama, bear wrestling matches are outlawed.

An albatross [kind of bird] can sleep while it flies. It dozes while cruising at 25 MPH.

The Roman Emperor Domitian liked to spend hours catching flies with his hands.

Pteronophobia: the fear of being tickled by feathers.

In Utah it is illegal to cause a catastrophe.

Skin is the body's heaviest and biggest organ.

Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.

In the UK, MP's are not allowed to wear armor in Parliament.

There are no words in the English dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, silver, and month.

In Washington, it's illegal to pretend one's parents are rich.

Peanuts can be used as one of the ingredients in dynamite.

Queen Elizabeth I of England bathed regularly....................

It is illegal to sell tarantulas in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The continent of Antarctica is the only continent with no trees.

Apocolocynposis: the fear of turning into a pumpkin.

In Brookfield, Wisconsin, it is illegal to use another person's phone to make a prank call.

A lump of pure gold the size of your thumbnail can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

During the California Gold Rush, some people paid $100 for a glass of water.

A somnambulist is a sleepwalker.

In Acworth, Georgia, all citizens must own a rake.

Arachibutyrophobia: the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

Octophobia: the fear of the figure "8".

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

A man named Charles Osbourne had the hiccups for 68 years.

In 2002 the Greek government passed a flawed law that accidentally banned all electronic games.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

In 1982, Larry Walters tied 45 weather balloons to a lawn chair and rose to 16,000 feet.

The sentence THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER A LAZY DOG uses every letter of the alphabet.

At least 80% of the people that read this scroll back up if it really DOES use every letter of the alphabet. IT DOES!

Most human heads are covered with approximately 100,000 hairs.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.