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[Ei aihetta]Sunnuntai 16.12.2007 19:01

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Random facts 2Torstai 13.12.2007 20:27

#1 A Goldfish's attention span is three seconds

#2 Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons

#3 Beavers can hold their breathe for 45 minutes under water

#4 Slugs have 4 noses

#5 Camels have 3 eyelids

#6 A honey bee can fly at 15mph

#7 A queen bee can lay 800-1500 eggs per day

#8 A bee has 5 eyes

#9 The average speed of a housefly is 4.5 mph

#10 Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas

#11 Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp

#12 Emus and Kangaroos cannot walk backward

#13 Cats have over 100 vocal chords

#14 Camel's milk does not curdle

#15 All porcupines float in water

#16 The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1

#17 A hummingbird weighs less then a penny

#18 A jellyfish is 95% water

#19 Children grow faster in the spring

#20 Broccoli is the only vegetable that is also a flower

#21 Almonds are part of the peach family

#22 Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work

#23 The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile national monument

#24 The state of Maine has 62 lighthouses

#25 The only food that does not spoil is honey

#26 The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters

#27 A ball of glass will bounce higher then a ball of rubber

#28 Chewing gum while peeling onions will prevent you from crying

#29 On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime

#30 Fish have eyelids

#31 The average human will eat an average of 8 spiders while sleeping

#32 There is one million ants to every human in the world

#33 Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music!

#34 If you keep a goldfish in a dark room it will eventually turn white

#35 Elephants only sleep 2 hours a day

#36 A duck's quack doesn't echo

#37 A snail breathes through its foot

#38 Fish cough.

#39 An ant's smell is stronger then a dog's

#40 It is possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down

#41 Shrimp can only swim backward

#42 Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open

#43 A cat's lower jaw cannot move sideways

#44 The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps

#45 Elephants are capable of swimming 20 miles per day

#46 Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump

#47 Giraffes have no vocal chords

#48 Cats can hear ultrasound

#49 Despite its hump...camels has a straight spine

#50 Mosquitoes have 47 teeth

#51 There is 63,360 inches in a mile

#52 11% of people in the world are left-handed

#53 The average women consumes 6lbs of lipstick in her lifetime

#54 The average smell weighs 760 nanograms *

#55 A human brain weighs about 3lbs

#56 1/4 of the bones in your body are in your feet

#57 You blink over 10,000,000 times a year

#58 A sneeze travels out of your nose at 100mph

#59 Brain waves can be used to power an electric train

#60 The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body

#61 Pigs get sunburn

#62 The lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days

#63 The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime

#64 Strawberries contain more Vitamin C then oranges

#65 A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion math calculations

#66 Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza a day

#67 There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal cracker zoo

#68 The longest one syllable word is "screeched"

#69 No word in the English language rhymes with month

#70 A "jiffy" is actually 1/100 of a second

#71 There is a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia

#72 The average person uses 150 gallons of water per day for personal use

#73 The average person spends 2 weeks of its life waiting for a traffic light to change

#74 You share your birthday with 9 million others in the world

#75 The average person makes 1,140 phone calls per year

#76 The average person spends 2 years on the phone in his/her lifetime

#77 No piece of paper can be folded more then 7 times

#78 Alaska is the most eastern and western state in the US

#79 There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter

#80 About 18% of Animal owners share their bed with their pet

#81 Alaska has more caribou then people

#82 August has the highest percent of births

#83 Googol is a number (1 followed by 100 zeros)

#84 Oysters can change genders back and forth

#85 The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows

#86 Until the 19th century solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia

#87 A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance

#88 A ten gallon hat holds less then one gallon of liquid

#89 The average American walks 18,000 steps a day

#90 The average raindrop falls at 7mph

#91 There are more telephones than people in Washington D.C.

#92 Fish can drown

#93 A Kangaroo can jump 30 feet

#94 Lizards communicate by doing push-ups

#95 Squids can have eyeballs the size of volleyballs

#96 The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in his/her lifetime

#97 A turkey can run at 20mph

#98 When the moon is directly over you, you weigh less

#99 You burn 20 calories an hour chewing gum

#100 In a year, the average person walks 4 miles making their bed

#101 About half of all Americans are on a diet at any given time

#102 A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories

#103 Frowning burns more calories then smiling

#104 There are more then 30,000 diets on public record

#105 You will burn 7% more calories walking on hard dirt then pavement

#106 You way less at the top of a mountain then sea level

#107 You burn more calories sleeping then watching TV

#108 Licking a stamp burns 10 calories

#109 Smelling apples and/or bananas can help you lose weight

#110 Frogs never drink

#111 Only male turkeys gobble

#112 At birth, a Dalmation is always pure white

#113 The fastest recorded speed of a racehorse was over 43 mph

#114 The oldest known animal was a tortoise, which lived to be 152 years old

#115 Bamboo makes up 99% of a panda's diet

#116 The largest fish is the whale shark - It can be over 50 feet long and weigh 2 tons

#117 The starfish is the only animal that can turn its stomach inside out

#118 Honeybees are the only insects that create a form of food for humans

#119 The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards

#120 The only continent without native reptiles or snakes is Antarctica

#121 The only bird that can swim and not fly is a penguin

#122 A duck can't walk without bobbing its head

#123 Beavers were once the size of bears

#124 Seals sleep only one and a half minutes at a time

#125 Pigeons have been trained by the U.S. Coast Guard to spot people lost at sea

#126 A pigeon's feathers are heavier than its bones

#127 A hummingbird's heart beats 1,400 times a minute

#128 Dragonflies have six legs but can't walk

#129 Mosquitos have 47 teeth

#130 Koala and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints

#131 Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to fresh water

#132 A crocodile cannot move its tongue

#133 Honeybees navigate by using the sun as a compass

#134 An ant can lift 50 times its own weight

#135 A single coffee tree produces only about a pound of coffee beans per year

#136 Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

#137 The city of Los Angeles has three times more automobiles than people

#138 Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee

#139 Hawaii is the only state with one school district

#140 Holland is the only country with a national dog

#141 The square dance is the official dance of the state of Washington

#142 Hawaii is the only U.S. state never to report a temperature of zero degrees F or below

#143 "Q" is the only letter in the alphabet not appearing in the name of any U.S. state

#144 Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space

#145 Lake Superior is the world's largest lake

#146 The smallest county in America is New York County, better known as Manhattan

#147 Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic

#148 The tallest man was 8 ft. 11 in

#149 Theodore Roosevelt was the only president who was blind in one eye

#150 The first sport to be filmed was boxing in 1894

#151 The fastest served ball in tennis was clocked at 154 mph in 1963

#152 In 1985, the fastest bicyclist was clocked at 154 mph

#153 The speed limit in NYC was 8 mph in 1895

#154 Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls

#155 In 1926, the first outdoor mini-golf courses were built on rooftops in NYC

#156 Swimming pools in the U.S. contain enough water to cover San Francisco

#157 The first TV soap opera debuted in 1946

#158 The first MTV video was "Video Killed the Radio Star," by the Buggles

#159 The first TV show ever to be put into reruns was "The Lone Ranger"

#160 One alternative title that had been considered for NBC's hit "Friends" was "Insomnia Cafe"

#161 The first TV network kids show in the U.S. was "Captain Kangaroo"

#162 The temperature of the sun can reach up to 15 million degrees fahrenheit

#163 The first penny had the motto "Mind your own business"

#164 The first vacuum was so large, it was brought to a house by horses

#165 Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise

#166 Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers

#167 You have to play ping-pong for 12 hours to lose one pound

#168 One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns

#169 The first human-made object to break the sound barrier was a whip

#170 In 1878, the first telephone book ever issued contained only 50 names

#171 The most sensetive parts of the body are the mouth and the fingertips

#172 The eye makes movements 50 times every second

#173 Chinese is the most spoken language in the world

#174 The world's biggest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico

#175 In 1634, tulip bulbs were a form of currency in Holland

#176 The first bike was called a hobbyhorse

#177 The first sailing boats were built in Egypt

#178 The first ballpoint pens were sold in 1945 for $12.00

#179 The first lighthouse to use electricity was the Statue of Liberty in 1886

#180 The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano

#181 The first jukebox was located in San Francisco in 1899

#182 A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon

#183 The Capitol building in Washington DC has 365 steps to represent every day of the year

#184 The most used letters in the English language are E, T, A, O, I and N

#185 A male kangaroo is called a Boomer

#186 A female kangaroo is called a flyer

#187 There are over 61,000 pizzerias in the U.S

#188 Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest, and highest continent on earth

#189 The Sahara Desert stretches father than the distance from California to New York

#190 Thailand means "Land of the Free"

#191 Popcorn was invented by the American Indians

#192 Jupiter spins so fast that there is a new sunrise nearly every ten hours

#193 The year that read the same upside down was 1961. That won't happen again until 6009

#194 You don't have to be a lawyer to be a Supreme Court Justice

#195 Eleven of the fifty states are named after and actual person

#196 If you doubled one penny every day for 30 days, you would have $5, 368, 709

#197 The first person crossed Niagra Falls by tightrope in 1859

#198 The US is the largest country names after an actual person (Amerigo Vespucci)

#199 The largest cheesecake ever-made weighed 57,508 lbs

#200 The first country to use postcards was Austria

Random factsTorstai 13.12.2007 20:14

If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

In the early days of the telephone, operators would pick up a call and use the phrase, "Well, are you there?". It wasn't until 1895 that someone suggested answering the phone with the phrase "number please?"

The surface area of an average-sized brick is 79 cm squared.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

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 first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.

The newspaper serving Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, the home of Rocky and Bullwinkle, is the Picayune Intellegence.

It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace".

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown's baseball team, [when he could find it!]).

The pancreas produces Insulin.

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).

A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

World Tourist day is observed on September 27.

Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).

Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.

There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

American car horns beep in the tone of F.

Turning a clock's hands counterclockwise while setting it is not necessarily harmful. It is only damaging when the timepiece contains a chiming mechanism.

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.

St. Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers.

The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.

Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.

If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.

Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein's brain was 15% wider than normal.

The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.

The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.

The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.

Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.

Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

Cats can hear ultrasound.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

Children grow faster in the springtime.

On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun.

Paul Revere rode on a horse that belonged to Deacon Larkin.

The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"

Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

A 41-gun salute is the traditional salute to a royal birth in Great Britain.

The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

February is Black History Month.

Jane Barbie was the woman who did the voice recordings for the Bell System.

The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.

Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

[Ei aihetta]Torstai 13.12.2007 00:34

KvalitetKeskiviikko 12.12.2007 18:22

Ja tror på någo sätt att 7 ton e lite för myky för denhär bron.

AWW... Så sött :DTiistai 11.12.2007 23:58

After The Gold Rush / Neil YoungTiistai 11.12.2007 23:05

Well, I dreamed I saw the knights
In armor coming,
Saying something about a queen.
There were peasants singing and
Drummers drumming
And the archer split the tree.
There was a fanfare blowing
To the sun
That was floating on the breeze.
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the nineteen seventies.
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the nineteen seventies.

I was lying in a burned out basement
With the full moon in my eyes.
I was hoping for replacement
When the sun burst thru the sky.
There was a band playing in my head
And I felt like getting high.
I was thinking about what a
Friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie.
Thinking about what a
Friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie.

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver
Space ships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun,
There were children crying
And colors flying
All around the chosen ones.
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun.
They were flying Mother Nature's
Silver seed to a new home in the sun.
Flying Mother Nature's
Silver seed to a new home.

...Perjantai 07.12.2007 14:49

A Day In The Life / The BeatlesKeskiviikko 05.12.2007 20:23

I read the news today oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure
If he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I'd love to turn you on

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream

I read the news today oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn you on