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Sixty amazing facts

Another funny e-mail circulating around…. I wonder who invents this stuff. Some look genuine though.

Sixty Amazing-but-True Facts!

o In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.

o The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth’s magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.

o The idea for “tribbles” in “Star Trek” came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.

o Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.

o Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.

o Smearing a small amount of dog *** on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.

o The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren’t for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.

o The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.

o The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there’s no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.

o Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say “gesundheit” to a sneezer was never repealed.

o Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don’t do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.

o SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.

o Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.

o Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender’s system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.

o Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.

o The first McDonald’s restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.

o The Air Force’s F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.

o You *can* get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.

o Silly Putty was “discovered” as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It’s not widely publicized for obvious reasons.

o Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.

o The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the *** of a cadaver.

o The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.

o A cat’s purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White.

o The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his “signature” on the keyboard.

o The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.

o King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.

o Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.

o In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

o Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.

o Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.

o Calvin, of the “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip, was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.

o Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour baseball game.

o Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.

o You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.

o To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.

o Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a game. For Canadians who don’t play hockey, that figure drops to five out of ten.

o A dog’s naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.

o A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one’s nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations.

o Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden’s headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.

o Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.

o At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.

o Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.

o If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.

o Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.

o Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.

o Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost “an arm and a leg.”

o When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.

o Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.

o Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.

o If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.

o When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.

o In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models’ turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.

o Although difficult, it’s possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.

o Napoleon’s favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.

o The world’s smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.

o Due to the natural “momentum” of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.

o In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

o It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.

o The “nine lives” attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.

o The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.

o The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.


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27 Responses to “Sixty amazing facts”

  1. Linus Says:

    I realize it’s “humor” but you said: “Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch”, yet there was no Johhny Plessey on the Spiders’ roster in 1891.
    I like funny facts. I hate internet bullshit.

  2. Pal Says:

    Polar bears don’t eat penguins. Penguins occur only in the Antarctic. Polar bears occur only in the Arctic.

  3. Raf Mertens Says:

    Another fact:
    At [censored] , you found a mobile phone tracker.
    It localizes a Mobile Phone via satellite all over the world.
    You give a number and date and it zooms in 5 times!
    Have fun!!!

    spamming is bad for you, don’t do it.

  4. ur mothers fan clubs knob Says:

    not bad i could do beta

  5. Pat Says:

    The only “fact” involved here is that none of it is true. And it’s not even funny. A waste of space and bandwidth.

  6. abz Says:

    ace facts

  7. kayamel Says:

    Amazing fact :

    Somebody spent time to invent this load of bullshit

  8. gwish Says:

    I actually read that for almost 60 seconds before I realized it was all bullshit.

  9. Lindz Says:

    Well I spent hours rubbing together my ranch doritos but alas no fire.

  10. zac myers Says:

    yea…heres an actual fact for you

    whoever made this, is probably 40 and lives with their mom

  11. castle Says:

    i agree they live wit they mom in her basement and is probably still a virgin

  12. jonjon Says:

    yea still a virgin lives with their mom and most likely has downsyndrome

  13. marg Says:

    if u guys hate it so much and really have lives ur self, u wouldnt have time to comment

  14. angie Says:

    marg is right ..u all must not have a life either if you reading all the stuff.
    even if half the stuff is crap..it is still finny.!!!!

  15. lolgirl666 Says:

    lol everyone is dissing the post cause they prolly read trhough half of it before realizing it’s all made up!
    That is the point people! They are supposed to be made up, but aaaaalmost plausible so it can trick you. LOL @ teh n00bs

  16. zing-bat-babba-roo Says:

    Some of them are pretty good , and yes some are lame lol I got a giggle out of it and know more than a few people I could drop this on as fact and they would believe it lol I agree that the piont is to be almost plausable

  17. zing-bat-babba-roo Says:

    *point*

  18. Mr.Gullible Says:

    AW MAN!!! i really believed these and told them to my friends and family(seriously). i’m glad i scrolld down to the end to read the comments and find this stuff is BS. u make me sad no life guy.( u owe me 10 min of my life back XD)

  19. kamehameha Says:

    ho hum

    !

  20. Tillie Keisel Says:

    Max Silvestri is kicking things off and hosting ROFL

  21. Ricardo Says:

    marg and angie just left a comment saying leaving a comment means u have no life implying they have no life, and that i have no life which is all probably true

  22. chuayeeyu Says:

    LOL Ghandhi had gold coins in his stomach? dood i bet he was reallllyyy hungry that time.

  23. ahmed Says:

    get lost ,,,,,,,, hipecrits

  24. Ohkmed Says:

    Its HippoCrates Ahmed

  25. Daleknee Says:

    I would say that leaving a comment is for the foolish and bored and persons whos lives are boring enough to spend time to read this bullshit in the first place.

  26. I'm alergic to bullshit! Says:

    I was thrilled. I was about to use these shit 4 a talk.
    Gash. I would have fooled myself.
    It wasnt funny though.

  27. bonziiboo Says:

    Im less than 13 and am using this for homework perposes so stop swearing and complaining and get lives :p

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