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chocco
15-10-03, 12:48
Fascinating Facts:

1. If missiles are so accurate, then surely they should be called 'hit'iles.

2. In the late 1800's, water was hauled around on horse-drawn carriages. That's why, when giving up alcohol, you are 'on the wagon'.

3. when people say "my god, I am sweating like a pig", in fact this means that they aren't sweating at all, as pigs don't have sweat glands, so they can't sweat!!!

4. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!

5. If all the people in Dover were laid end-to-end they could stretch across the English Channel........but they'd drown as well.

6. The sun is the only star you can see during the day without a telescope.

7. The average driver emits more than 912 pints of wind inside a car during his or her lifetime.....according to Top Gear magazine.

8. It is illegal in Suadi Arabia to have a gorilla in the back seat of your car

9. Most lipsticks contain fish scales.

10. Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.

11. It is illegal to sell an ET doll in France. They have a law forbidding the sale of dolls that do not have human faces.

12. A lightning strike in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed all 11 members of one soccer team while leaving the opposing team in the match untouched, leading to accusations of witchcraft by the survivors.

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

14. During an hours swimming at a municipal pool you will ingest 1/12 litre of urine.

15. In England it is illegal to hang a bed out of a window.

17. Bats always turn left when exiting from a cave.

18. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

19. The worlds strongest beer is 'Samuel Adams' Triple Bock, which has reached 17% alcohol by volume. To obtain this level, however, they had to use a champagne yeast.

20. Madonna was once sacked from her job at Dunkin' Donuts for squirting jam at a customer.

21. If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.

22. A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long.

24. A Blue whale's tounge is as big an an elephant.

25. If your nose runs & your feet smell ........... then your upside down !

26. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

27. The saying 'Mind your P's and Q's' comes from the time when alcoholic beverages were served/sold in Pints and Quarts. Thus, to mind your P's and Q's meant to be careful how much you drank.

28. An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

29.Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

30. Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege.

31. In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be lifted by the law if the driver is deemed either 'poorly dressed' or 'unbathed'.

32. You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

33. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

34. The German team's away strip is green in honour of the fact that the first team who would play them after WWII was Ireland. They were shunned by all other nations.

35. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

37. Oprah is actually a typo. Her parents wanted to use the biblical name Orpah, but the midwife couldn't spell so it became Oprah.

38. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

39. Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting. Dogs and wolves yawn as a sign of contentment.

40. You can use pine cones to forecast the weather - The scales will close when rain is on the way.

41. If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

42. In ancient Greece, women counted their age from the date they were married.

43. If you have a tapeworm in your stomach it will come up when you are asleep to lick the salt off your lips!

44. The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat," which means "the king is dead."

45. It is totally impossible to touch your nose with your elbow even if you are double jointed.

46. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

47. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

48. In Shakespeare's time mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".

50. You burn 26 calories in a 1-minute kiss.

51. Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.

52. If you wore a pair of glasses that made what you see appear up-side-down, after about six months your brain would work-out what was wrong and would adjust your vision to turn it the right way up. But upon taking the glasses off again the world would appear up-side-down, and again it would take about six months for your brain to rectify itself.

53. Woodpeckers have tongues so long they can wrap them around their brain to cushion it when they are pecking.

54. The sole effect of the first bomb dropped by the allies on Berlin was to kill the only elephant in their city zoo.

55. The left leg of a chicken is always more tender than the right.

56. He who laughs last thinks slowest.

57. If you put a woollen jumper in the washing machine at 95 degrees it will shrink. If you put a sheep in the washing machine at 95 degrees it will not (however, it will die).

58. An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.

59. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

60. Tina Turners real name is Annie Mae Bullock.

61. Sharks will only attack you if you're wet.

62. Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.

63. Donald Duck was banned in Finland because he wears no pants.

64. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas would be produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!

67. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

68. The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

69. There is an exception to every rule, without exception - Think about it!

70. The picture of the mona lisa has no eyebrows in her time it was the fashion to remove them.

71. Eskimos use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.

72. If moths like light so much, why do they only come out when it is dark?

73. Octopuses can eat themselves, if they get very upset.

74. TIP actually stands for: To Insure Promptness. So one should tip before you eat if you want to receive a prompt service.

75. Penguins are the only other animal who openly allow and participate in prostitution. While the males look after the eggs the females go off and sleep with other males who have more impressive nests. As payment they receive a stone from the males nest!

76. The bike ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape is the same bike ridden by the Fonz in Happy Days.

77. Radar was invented by the ancient Egyptians to find cats in the dark.
:rolleyes: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
I've taken some out that I think we've heard before. :rolleyes:

Wizzkiddo
15-10-03, 13:05
26. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

63. Donald Duck was banned in Finland because he wears no pants.
What's that, a memory test?
;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
thanks Chocco!

chocco
15-10-03, 13:10
Hi Wizzkiddo http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
10/10 for alertness. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Wizzkiddo
15-10-03, 13:14
yay!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
Hi Chocco http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

68. The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
LMAO!

jun89
15-10-03, 13:18
I don't know when that Donald Duck thing has been here in Finland, but now you can buy Donald Duck comics. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

TopCat.TopBeing
15-10-03, 13:25
Hi Chocco http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Funny stuff! :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

chocco
15-10-03, 13:55
Hi Jun + Tc http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Jun that rule for Donald Duck may be an old one perhaps. :rolleyes: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

dmc444
15-10-03, 14:58
Originally posted by chocco:
Fascinating Facts:

A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!

Try telling that to the women in my household!!

[ 15. October 2003, 15:59: Message edited by: dmc444 ]

chocco
15-10-03, 17:07
Originally posted by dmc444:
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A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!

[/qb]Try telling that to the women in my household!![/QB]</font>[/QUOTE]LOL :D :D

egyptspy
15-10-03, 21:25
Originally posted by chocco:
Fascinating Facts:

14. During an hours swimming at a municipal pool you will ingest 1/12 litre of urine.

I go swimming 2 hours everyday!! :( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Helix
17-10-03, 19:35
Originally posted by jun89:
I don't know when that Donald Duck thing has been here in Finland, but now you can buy Donald Duck comics. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif I think they banned banned Donald Duck in the 60's or 70's. But now that is a thing that everybody laught about, because nowadays Donald Duck comic is the most read magazine in Finland.

LCAJfan214
17-10-03, 22:26
How come you don't have number 36?

Judie
17-10-03, 23:56
Originally posted by chocco:
Fascinating Facts:

43. If you have a tapeworm in your stomach it will come up when you are asleep to lick the salt off your lips!

46. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

:#43 Ewwww http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

#46 Figures!

chocco
18-10-03, 09:18
Originally posted by LCAJfan:
How come you don't have number 36?Hi LCAJfan http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif There are 4 which are not displayed because of the content in them and some of which have been seen before. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif