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I thought I'd stun you with another thought-provoking question...?

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Asked at 2009.12.22 07:22:41
Okay, so it's not that thought-provoking. Or maybe it is. Let me know later because I'm getting myself all confused at the moment.

I have this friend who's obsessed with a couple of things I told him a few weeks ago. Apparently it's uncommon to know that the "57" on the Heinz Ketchup was originally put on the bottle to brag that Heinz could grow 57 different types of pickles. Or that elephants can't jump. Or that the fourth dimension is called a tesseract. I just kind of pick up trivia.

So now he's asked me to tell him a new something or other every day. It's becoming quite difficult! Over the past couple of years, I've definitely gathered my fair share of weird facts, but I'm not equipped to tell him 365 tidbits a year!

So what weird facts do you know? Are you in a sharing kind of mood?

Thanksssss :)
answer ALEX  Answered at 2009.12.22 07:22:41
I used to buy these sanitary pads, libra, that had interesting facts written on the cover thing. I found them hilarious and tried to compile a list. I got over it but i managed to collect quite a few.

And yes I realise this is slightly weird

Odd Spot #10
Human thighbones are as strong as concrete.

Odd Spot #71
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by the Ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC.

Odd Spot #93
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue prints are different.

Odd Spot #107
The honeybee kills more people worldwide than all the poisonous snakes combined.

Odd Spot #142
Each year insects eat one third of the world's food crop.

Odd Spot #92
During a 24 hour period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times, exercise 7 million brain cells and speak 4,800 words.

Odd Spot #66
The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.

Odd Spot #69
Only female ducks can quack.

Odd spot #58
During a kiss as many as 278 bacteria colonies are exchanged.

Odd Spot #137
The average human body contains enough phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads.

Odd Spot #28
No two spider webs are the same.

Odd Spot #139
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.

Odd Spot #129
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight and can pull 30 times its own weight.

Odd Spot #125
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Odd Spot #94
Chocolate stimulates the release of endorphins in the body. Endorphins enhance one's mood and block pain.

Odd Spot #84
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs have only about ten.

Odd Spot #76
Until 1990, sausages were still legal tender in East Germany.

Odd Spot #148
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 bones in our bodies.

Odd Spot #105
The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by bees.

Odd Spot #81
The human eye sees everything upside down, but the brain turns everything right side up.

Odd Spot #110
One quarter of the bones in your body is in your feet.

Odd Spot #161
23% of all photocopier faults are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

Odd Spot #30
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times.

Odd Spot #118
The average human body makes enough carbon for 900 pencils.

Odd Spot #96
Althaiophobia is a fear of marshmallows.

Odd Spot #120
Our eyes are always the same from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Odd Spot #133
On average, people fear spiders more than death.

Odd Spot #57
A snail can sleep for three years.

Odd Spot #168
Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

Odd Spot #59
A full moon always rises at sunset.

Edit: there's an actual list online so I'll copy paste that hey?
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