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Henhead
31-08-05, 20:26
</font> The average British adult will eat 35,000 biscuits in their lifetime</font></font> Birmingham has 22 more miles of canal than Venice</font></font> Soft toilet paper was sold for the first time in Britain in 1947 and was only available in Harrods</font></font> Donald Duck cartoons were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants</font></font> The Simpsons creator Matt Groening gave the characters Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie the same first names has his real-life Father, Mother and two Sisters</font></font> The Flag of Paraguay is different on either side</font></font> Everything weighs one percent less at the Equator</font></font> In Albania nodding the head means “No” and shaking the head means “Yes”</font></font> The USA flag has been changed 26 times</font></font> Mexico City is built on top of an underground reservoir. As more people are drawing water than ever before, the city is now sinking at a rate of six to eight inches a year</font></font> Despite having a land mass over 27 times smaller, Norway’s total coastline is longer than the USA’s</font></font> A matchbox-sized block of human bone can support nine tonnes in weight – four times as much as concrete</font></font> Your body contains enough lime to whitewash a small garden shed</font></font> The body’s entire blood supply – about eight pints – washes through the lungs once a month</font></font> The only human organ that can be transplanted without the risk or rejection is the cornea of the eye</font></font> Thumbs are so vital to human movement that the brain devotes more space to controlling them than the chest and abdomen combined</font></font> Around 700 million people worldwide carry blood-sucking hookworms inside them</font></font> The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than ours</font></font> Terry Kath, the frontman of the band Chigago, killed himself in a game of backstage Russian Roulette in 1978. His last words were “Don’t worry, its not loaded”</font></font> Angelina Jolie appeared in the video for Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through by Meat Loaf</font></font> Without glasses, John Lennon was legally blind all of his life</font></font> Mind your P’s and Q’s comes from the time when alcohol was sold in pints and quarts, thus meaning to be careful how much you drink</font></font> In Uruguay, drunkenness is a legal excuse for having an accident while driving</font></font> Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass</font></font> Women blink nearly twice as much as men</font></font> The average woman uses her height in lipstick every five years, she also eats around 20kg in a lifetime</font></font> George Bush’s presidential limo can do 50mph with all its tyres shot out</font></font> A typical driver will honk their horn 15,250 times in a lifetime, however this rises to 35,654 if you are Italian</font></font> The Electric chair was invented by a dentist</font></font> The quartz crystal in your wrist watch vibrates 32,768 times per second</font></font> Venus spins backwards from east to west</font></font> If you cut certain starfish into pieces, each piece will then grow into a completely new starfish</font></font> If a frog’s mouth is held open for to long it will suffocate</font></font> Cat’s urine glows under black light</font></font> An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain</font></font> 1 out of 4 people don’t know what their astrological sign is</font></font> 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man</font></font> 1 in 70 people who pick their nose eat what they find</font></font> After a three week holiday your IQ can drop as much as 20%</font></font> Every year, the average person eats 428 bugs by mistake</font></font> At any one time, 0.7% of the worlds population is drunk</font></font> You spend around 2 weeks of your life waiting for traffic lights to change</font></font> Six year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15-100 times day</font>

[ 31. August 2005, 21:39: Message edited by: Henhead ]

Mona Sax
31-08-05, 20:31
:D

That one's my favorite:
40% of women have hurled footwear at a man

thesmallprint
31-08-05, 20:39
Originally posted by Henhead:
</font> Mexico City is built on top of an underground reservoir. As more people are drawing water than ever before, the city is now sinking at a rate of six to eight inches a year</font></font> Thumbs are so vital to human movement that the brain devotes more space to controlling them than the chest and abdomen combined</font></font> The average woman uses her height in lipstick every five years, she also eats around 20kg in a lifetime</font></font> The Electric chair was invented by a dentist</font></font> If you cut certain starfish into pieces, each piece will then grow into a completely new starfish</font></font> An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain</font></font> 40% of women have hurled footwear at a man</font></font> After a three week holiday your IQ can drop as much as 20%</font></font> At any one time, 0.7% of the worlds population is drunk</font>These are my favourites. :D
Thanks for posting those Henhead. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Neteru
31-08-05, 20:42
In Albania nodding the head means “No” and shaking the head means “Yes”Shaking the head in India means Yes also.

Mind your P’s and Q’s comes from the time when alcohol was sold in pints and quarts, thus meaning to be careful how much you drinkIt comes from printing, when putting the reversed letters into the block you had to mind 'p' & 'q' as they are mirror images of each other, and if you didn't mind them, you might end up qrinting puotes incorrectly. :D

Tramp
31-08-05, 20:46
And various other objects Mona.

Like anything within reach.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

SpArKy
31-08-05, 20:56
LOL at Net, you know the strangest things!
Nice to see you all again, Tramp, Net Henhead etc. Hope your all ok.

It really interests me to read these, it really does.

The world really is a strange place.

Tramp
31-08-05, 21:08
Welcome back Sparky. I've missed you. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Nicky
31-08-05, 21:22
Donald Duck cartoons were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants:D

Apofiss
31-08-05, 21:35
The Electric chair was invented by a dentist:eek:

Donald Duck cartoons were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants OMG! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/vlol.gif

Neteru
31-08-05, 21:58
Originally posted by SpArKy:
Nice to see you all again, Tramp, Net Henheadhttp://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Henhead
31-08-05, 22:14
SpArKy http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

MizzCroft007
31-08-05, 23:35
WOAH lol those are interesting facts!

Genocide
01-09-05, 01:12
someones been reading NUTS magazine...

Henhead
01-09-05, 01:38
Originally posted by Genocide:
someones been reading NUTS magazine... OH NO my secret is out! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

spence
01-09-05, 13:06
Originally posted by Nicky:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Donald Duck cartoons were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants:D </font>[/QUOTE]Then why is it when he gets out of the bath/shower he wears a towel?

Greenkey2
01-09-05, 14:17
Originally posted by Henhead:
</font> Cat’s urine glows under black light</font>
But who on earth would admit to following a cat around, waiting for it to do its thing, and then shine a black light at the results???? :eek: Somebody who has too much time on their hands I suppose.....