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Old 06 Jan 2009, 12:05   #1 (permalink)
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Best entires from a trivia book I was browsing during my lunch hour...enjoy.
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- The average person over 50 will have spent up to 5 years waiting in lines.

- Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

- There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins. Under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for
virgins to marry. (wtf?)

- You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisnous spider.

- When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch.

- There are more living organisms on the skin of each human than there are humans on the surface of the earth.

- Researchers have found that the colour light green can be effective in relieving homesickness.

- Seeing another person yawn makes it likely that you will yawn yourself. Thinking about yawning, or even reading about it, can set you off.
Chances are that you are doing it right now.

- 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

- More people are killed each year by coconuts than by Sharks. (Personally I'd prefer the coconut :P)

- Each year more people are killed by donkeys than by plane crashes.

- Many people fear spiders and public speaking more than they do death. (public speaking for me I reckon!)

- In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may onyl do so with her bare hands. (The husbad's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.)

- the names of all the continents end with the same letter they start with.

- Dolphins jump out of the water to conserve energy. it is easier to move through the air than through the water.

- Since domesticated cats are clean and their coats are dry and glossy, their fur easily becomes charged with electricity. Sparks can be seen if their
fur is rubbed in the dark.

- Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground.

- Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

- Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

- The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.

- In 1980, the Yellow Pages accidentally listed a funeral home under frozen foods.

- Trained dogs can alert their owners up to an hour before theonset of an epileptic seizure.

- 10% of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.

- Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.

- It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

- Most cows give more milk when listening to music.

- Most lipsticks contain fish scales.

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Old 06 Jan 2009, 17:44   #2 (permalink)
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- It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
I'm guessing you have not seen mythbusters. Adam did it on camera.

Other than that, I like the list. Lots of funny and interesting things in there.
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 20:32   #3 (permalink)
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I think it needs to be more accurate.

You cant hold your eyes open with only your muscles in your eyelids while you sneeze.
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 22:10   #4 (permalink)
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- Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Sounds reasonable, and here is my completely unscientific explanation: Men are better at seeing small things because we are hunters, women are better at hearing for hearing crying children and sneak attacks.
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 22:44   #5 (permalink)
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- the names of all the continents end with the same letter they start with.
Gondwana...Crap. Let me try again.
Pangea... >.<*

...I suck at this game. :

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- 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
This is entirely true and very scary I might add.

You ever seen the injuries a person can get from a broken toilet?! It's disgustingly worse than many other things. I saw the pics for a person who fell onto a toilet (they had been standing on it to reach something) and whn it broke it lacerated them so badly that it looked like someone took a sword to their torso. :P
Unless you've seen those pics, you have no idea how I look at toilets. *Shudders*

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When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch.
This...I'm not surpsied at. Someone pointed out to me in an argument that the space shuttle launch really doesn't generate as many G's as most people think.
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- the names of all the continents end with the same letter they start with.
Gondwana...Klkn. Let me try again.
Pangea... >.<*

...I suck at this game. :
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 23:29   #7 (permalink)
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Mine were continents! At one point anyways. ;D
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Grrrr, You and your smart past geographical knowledge...
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 23:43   #9 (permalink)
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Bleh, I liked it better when we had our normal set and then Pangea (in the past).

I get to Uni and find out there's a load more in the past that I had to memorize (for a Biology class!) and I was not thrilled to say the least...

Imagine my shock when I found out that there isn't just the blood types O, A, B, and AB in the + and - varieties. Were you aware that there are over six-hundred different blood antigen types to modify what your blood is?!

Stupid stuff like Bombay, Vel, Duffy, RzRz, Di (-) ... WTF science? Some of the names look more like scientific notation than words. Thankfully I didn't have to memorize all the rare blood types. :funny:
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This is why I'm not going to do biology!
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