OT - Amusing & Amazingly IRRELEVANT Facts...Impress your friends!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by victoria, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member


    1. In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

    2. Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I.

    3. Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

    4. In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.

    5. About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it. (Who studied this -- and why? LOL :)

    6. You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.

    7. An average person laughs about 15 times a day. (I'm trying for 30 times...)

    8. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

    9. Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

    10. The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

    11. A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

    12. The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500's.

    13. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C. (must because it made them all change their mind?)

    14. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee. (!!!!)

    15. The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

    16. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

    17. The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

    18. In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.

    19. Every person has a unique tongue print.

    20. Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.

    21. Women's hearts beat faster than men's.

    22. Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.

    23. Bubble gum contains rubber.

    24. You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

    25. Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

    26. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.

    27. Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.

    28. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

    29. The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

    30. Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

    31. In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

    32. A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

    33. About 70 percent of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.

    34. It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

    35. Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.

    36. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

    37. Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991. And, rightfully so. [Heh heh]

    38. Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.

    39. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.

    40. Most lipstick contains fish scales. (for shine?)

    41. Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.

    42. Mosquitoes have teeth.

    43. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

    44. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.

    45. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

    46. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

    47. Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

    48. 27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."

    49. In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

    50. Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

    51. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. (Hence, the light bulb?)

    52. "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.

    [This Message was Edited on 01/06/2006]
  2. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    Thanks for posting. And to you people in Finland (regards #16), lighten up!!!!! LOL ((( )))
  3. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Some are very interesting!!!

    If #14 were a law in the U.S., it certainly would be easy to get a divorce!!
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    but I doubt several.

    I live in LA. We have lots of bus riders here. The largest population group is not Caucasian, it's Latin/Mexican. And they have a very high birth rate. I doubt cars outnumber people.

    And I doubt that any insect has teeth. Not teeth like mammals anyway. But they do have "mouth parts" made out of the same stuff our fingernails are made from.

    And I don't think penguins are equipped to jump. They can barely waddle w/ their stubby little feet.

    And a car horn that only hits one note is not in any key.

    And insects don't fly when it's windy.

    But it's interesting. Anything that provokes us to think can't be bad. And, as Dennis Miller says, I may be wrong.
  5. Bruin63

    Bruin63 Member

    Thanks for posting these, some gave me a real good laugh.
    Some I hope aren't true, but they probably are, lol.
  6. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    This was a good 'laughter cure'.

    The Freud and ferns one I thought was hysterical.

    Also the soggy shrub 'kemo sabe'. I grew up watching that show. The Navajo's especially have a great sense of humor.
    There's an old Cowboys and Indians movie where the Navajo actors
    spoke totally different things in their own language - making bawdy jokes while they were supposed to be lamenting their defeat.
  7. victoria

    victoria New Member

    glad it provoked some laughs, true or not; if we were teachers in different areas, we could assign some of these as research topics for students hehe...

    I'd really like to know if it's true about Freud myself! And about Edison... if true, now we know why he was motivated to keep experimenting LOL!

    Windblade - can you remember what movie that was???? It must've been hard for them to keep a straight face...

  8. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    I read that story in a Tony Hillerman mystery where the two detectives are Navajo. When the movie played on the Rez. at a drive in, of course the Navajo audience thought it was hysterical and kept honking their horns at all the bawdy jokes.

    I saw the movie after reading the book - I'll try and see if I can find any notes I might have taken.

    I really treasure the delicious humor of it.

    And the 'kemo sabe' thing sounds the same. The great 'Lone Ranger' and his faithful Tonto calling him a soggy shrub. Really cracks me up.

  9. Highlandrose

    Highlandrose New Member

    Who got paid how much to study #47 and how do I get a job like that??

    Thanks for the laughs!

  10. victoria

    victoria New Member

    LOL I do believe that one is true, saw something on TV where a farmer was playing classical music for his cows for that reason; and I do know they've done experiments to see if plants also grow better with classical music, also true...

    You know, I'll never hear anything about the Lone Ranger and Tonto now without cracking up....!!!!


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