Thursday, July 27, 2006

Random facts?

The email forward I received said "Good to know these facts". I don't know how many of these are really factual, but thought you might like to read. Here goes:


1. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from stop producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions!!!!!!!!!!

2. Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time. Indeed convenient!

3. Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.

4. Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Only females bite.

5. The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle.

6. To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.

7. Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp.

8. Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

9. It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.

10. Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.

11. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

12. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

13. Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.

14. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

15. Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints.

16. Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.

17. At 40 Centigrade a person loses about 14. 4 calories per hour by breathing.

18. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.

19. Cats, camels and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk right foot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot,left foot...

20. Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.

21. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

22. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch and make it look=20 like it's smiling.

23. The color blue can have a calming affect on people.

24. Depending upon the shade, the brain may send up to 11 tranquilizing chemicals to calm the body

25. Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously. Now we know why his pictures were exquisite!!

26. Names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

27. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and parrot.

28. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

29. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age

30. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.

31. Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

32. All U.S. Presidents have worn glasses; some of them just didn't like to be seen wearing them in public.

33. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

34. Raw cashews are poisonous and must be roasted before.



Hey..U got a pretty bunch of facts...Never hear of them n I was gaping at each one of them...But now I wonder why I keep knucking and the sound comes? Is it coz I intake lotsa nitrogen...I presumed it was some bone problem or something! :)

starry nights said...

Interesting facts .a lot of them I did not know.thanks for sharing.

bitchlet said...

i got a similar email.. it had one more interesting fact tho..

pinch the skin of ur elbow.. thats exanclty what a 97 yr old womans nipples would feel like..

dhruv said...

bitchlet, that is a GROSS fact. I cant touch my elbow skin! :(

Mumbai Guy, thanks for visiting my blog :) But its Dhruv, not Druv.

Mumbai Guy said...

B'let...that is perhaps why they censored before sending it to me.

Mumbai Guy said...

Starry...Some of them may not be facts..I mean ...I am not sure.

Mumbai Guy said...

Scribb...that was not me...just posted what I got in email. But thanks :)

Mumbai Guy said...

Dhruv, sorry about mispelt. Thanks for stopping by.

samuru999 said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my
I enjoyed reading all these facts.
Very interesting!
I think most of them are quite factual.
Take care.

priya said...

Pretty interesting.
/Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Only females bite.
How mean only female bites??? Then it shud not bite a women.. Just kidding...........
/The color blue can have a calming affect on people/
With this I can include green too.

Mumbai Guy said...

Margie : Glad you enjoyed the reading. Thank You.

Mumbai Guy said...
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Mumbai Guy said...

Priya : I am not sure how many of these are facts but I am amused by the one mentioned by you.

As for only females bites, Yeah, I know it is mean. But someone is just listing the facts :)

Male moskeetose are really vegans. "females" do bite "females". Mosquito or sapiens. Doesn't matter. :)


Satan said...

great find man.


Ajay said...

cool post dude
btw mumbai all in water naa
in pune the situ is too bad
roads n water logging has bcome a nightmare

Mumbai Guy said...

Hey Ajay, Enjoying rains? I guess this is too much rain. There is water all over Mumbai. Typical Monsoon season wid ever increasing chances of flooding.

Priyanka Mahanta said...

Very interesting facts. Chewing gum while chopping onions...will definitely try dis one one. Most helpful tip...

mist1 said...

I feel smarter now. Thanks.