Really Odd FACTS
*Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
*85 per cent of all life on earth is plankton.
*The oldest known vegetable is the pea.
*To see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun.
*Men of the Walibri tribe of cenral Australia greet each other by shaking each other's *****,instead of shaking each other's hand.
*Carniverous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
*Iguanas can and do commit suicide.
*An eyelash lives for about 5 months.
*There is cyanide in apple pips.
*The water we drink is 3 billion years old.
*Everything weighs one per cent less at the equator.
*Only two female mammals possess hymens;humans and horses.
*Ants dont sleep.
*Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
*Sheep buried in snowdrifts can survive for up to 2 weeks.
*Strawberries are members of the rose family.
*More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.
*Nobody knows where Mozart is buried.
*Eskimos use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
*Birmingham(UK) has 22 more miles of canals than Venice.
*If an Amish man has a beard,hes married.
*Mexico once had three presidents in one day.
*The Coca-Cola company is the largest consumer of vanilla in the world.
*Millions of trees are accidentaly planted by squirrels that bury their nuts and then forget where they left them.
*9 out of every 10 living thing lives in the ocean.
*Lipstick contains fish scales.
*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
*Cows give more milk when they listen to music.
*'Puffs' tissues didnt sell well in Germany because 'Puff' in German means brothel.
*Parsley is the most widely used herb in the world.
*There is 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has ever been mined.
*The Wright brother's first flight was shorter than the wingspan of a 747.
*The Sanskrit word for 'War' means 'Desire for more cows'.
*Monaco's national orchestra is bigger than it's army.
*About 70 per cent of all living organisms in the world are bacteria.
*The Zambian authorities dont allow tourists to take pictures of Pygmies.
*Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
*In China, the bride wears red.
*The largest toy distributor in the world is Mcdonalds.
*The cashew nut is a member of the poison ivy family.
*Beleif in ther existence of vacuums used to be punishable by death under church law.
*M&Ms were developed so that soldiers could eat chocolate without getting sticky fingers.
*The only wild camels in the world are in Australia.
*Half the world's population has seen a James Bond movie.
*Numbering houses in London streets only began in 1764.
*Only 4 percent of babies are born on their due date.
*Anthropologists know of no known human society whose children dont play hide and seek.
*A snail's reproductive organs are in it's head.
*90% of women who walk into a department store turn to the right.Noone knows why.
*The average 4 year old child asks over 400 questions a day.
*More people are killed annually by donkeys than in aeroplane crashes.
*Schizophrenics hardly ever yawn.
*Every year there are more births in India than there are people in Australia.
*Sex between snakes lasts from 6 to 12 hours.
*During US conscription for World war two,there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.
*A Dalmation is the only dog that can get gout.
*A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
*Himalaya means 'home of snow'.
*In Belgium there is a strawberry museum.
*In Chinese the words for 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.
*Horses,rabbits and rats can't vomit.
*The first time women and men used separate toilets was in 1739 at a Paris ball.
*Ocean waves can travel as fast as a jet plane.
*The creature with the largest brain in relation to it's body is the ant.
*Camel milk does not curdle.
*John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
*The religion of the Todas people of southern India forbids them to cross any type of bridge.
*Every year in the US,more people are killed by deer than by any other animal.
*Cows can hear lower and higher freqencies than we can.
*15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in th human body every second.
*China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.
*Mitsubishi launched it's 'Pajero' four wheel drive without realizing that 'Pajero' is spanish for 'W*nker'.
*Geese often mate for life,and can pine to death at the loss of their mate.
*The sound made by Victoria falls in Zimbabwe can be heard 40 miles away.
*The word 'Sunday' is not in the bible.
*More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.
*In ancient Egypt ,when a cat died,it was mandatory for it's owner to shave off his eyebrows to show his grief.
*Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
*The US has more bagpipe bands than Scotland.
*Before 1800 there was no such thing as separate shoes for left and right feet.
*10 tons of space dust falls on the earth every day.
*Unlike humans,canaries can regenerate their brain cells.
*Vincent Van Gogh's brain was destroyed by the mercury he took to counteract syphilis.
*Most of the villans in the bible have red hair.
*A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror but a monkey cannot.
*Ben and Jerrys send their waste to local pig farmers to use as feed.Pigs love all flavours except 'Mint oreo'.
*The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
*Men with a certain rare medical condition can breastfeed babies.
*On average 12 newborn babies will be given to wrong parents every day.
*Squirrels cannot contract rabies.
*In ancient Rome,when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
*50% of female polar bears also have a *****.
*Duelling in Paraguay is legal as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
*An adult giraffe´s kick is so powerfull it can decapitate a lion.
*There are more pigs than humans in Denmark.
*A female donkey´s milk is closest to human milk.
*Chocolate can kill dogs-it directly effects their brain and nervous system.
*Porcupines float in water.
*Turtles can breathe through their anus.
*Camels have three eyelids.
*A bee can smell with it´s knees.
*There have been 2,036 known nuclear bomb explosions since World War two.
*All human beings have four nostrils.
*The steam engine was invented in ancient Greece.
*Coffee is not made from beans.
*Strawberries are not berries.
*Over a billion people have been killed by marmots.
*The largest thing a blue whale can swallow is a grapefruit.
*George Washington's teeth previously belonged to a hippopotamus.
*Panama hats come from Equador.
*Reigndeer were the first animals ever to be domesticated.
*Balsa is the world's strongest wood.
*Loofahs come from trees (not the sea).
*Carrots were purple in the middle ages.
*Shrimps are the loudest thing in the ocean.
*Hitler was not a vegetarian.
*The fruit fly was the first animal in space.
*Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.
*The largest man made structure on earth is Fresh kills ,the rubbish dump on Staten Island New York.
*European earwigs have two *****es.
*The moon smells like gunpowder.
*In the late 1700s, a tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. So THAT'S where the term, "blowin' smoke" came from!!
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