Friday Facts ~ Week 1

  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel. Book from heaven
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  • The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.
  • A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
  • During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur", a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.
  • The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s "Born in the USA".
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  • Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
  • By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
  • Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
  • An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
  • The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!!
  • Every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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