Monday, August 2, 2010

And That's A Fact!

My weekend can best be described as positively dull!  I spent it hanging out with the chi's.  Oh, and at a classic car show on Sunday.  Which basically means I pretty much have nothing to talk about today.  So what's a girl to do?  Lucky for you, I have a back-up plan! 

Did you know:

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.  Yum!

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springstein's 'Born in the USA.'

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Dachshunds were originally bred in 1600 to hunt dachs, which is German for badgers.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The almond is a member of the peach family.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A shrimp's heart is in its head.

Elephants are the only land mammals that can't jump.

A snail can sleep for three months.

Americans eat on average 18 acres worth of pizza every day.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twerp.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

Source:  Absolutely Useless Trivia

Don't you just feel all smart and stuff now?  You're welcome!!!  I used to post trivia fairly frequently when I very first started blogging and didn't have any readers yet.  Unfortunately, I deleted a bunch of old posts which I regret now.

14 showed me some love:

Unknown said...

I love random trivia lol :) I think my favorite in this list was the preggo goldfish. hehe

Zuzana said...

What a great post dear sprinkles.;)) I knew some of the facts, but the one about chickens was quite interesting.;))
Have a great Monday!;)

George The Lad said...

Well I have to say that was very interesting, I look forword to more posts like it, Maukie is great I have seen him/her before, but didn't think it would cut the mustard on me dog blog it being a cat and all!
See Yea George xxx
There one for you to google "Cut the mustard" I bet you all ready know what it means

P said...

Hahaha, great facts there. Random!!!

little princess Luna~ said...

great random facts~!! :)


Marianne Pysh said...

That's amazing- I've never heard most of that stuff! Thanks for sharing that! I feel so much smarter now!

the booker man said...

miss sprinkles!
okie dokie, first like, i love love love your new bloggie look!! and second like, thanks for posting all the awesome trivia stuff 'n thingies. me and asa and mama are so ready for jeopardy! if only they'd have a parent and doggies week. teehee.
the booker man

koko said...

Those random trivia are really interesting... thanks for sharing... now I'll go and ask the hoomans what I learn.

Licks, hero

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We've been having a lot of days like that lately?

The Life of Riley said...

Thanks for that - I've learnt all sorts of things I never knew I needed to know, and some of your triva made me smile like the number of muscles in a cats ear. I will never look at felines in the same way ever again!

Diana Chiew said...

We have not been around for some time but when we drop by today...your new layout (at least it is to us) put a smile on Aunty Diana's face. What a sweet page! Those strawberries look yummy and we love the colour pink. Hope to catch up soon.

Deborah said...

It's always good to learn something new every day!!! Have a good night!

Life With Dogs said...

You just crowded this already minuscule noggin to the extent that I'll probably get lost on the way to work in the morning...

Melissa said...

haha.. I laughed about the pregnant goldfish..

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