Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just A Few Little Known Facts

In the spirit of the fact that I'm sure you don't give a shit where I've been, I decided not to dump any crap on you in this post...Have fun reading!

Little Known Facts

About People
1. 40% of all people who come to a party in your home snoop in your medicine cabinet.
2. 72% of people in Mali earn less than $1 per day.
3. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
4. 90% of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right.

About Laws/Government
1. By law, citizens of Vermont must take at least one bath a week.
2. It's illegal to put coins in your ears in Hawaii.
3. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
4. The U.S. Government spent about $2 million on potato research in 2003.
5. In Cleveland, Ohio, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
6. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.

About Animals & Insects
1. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
2. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
3. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
4. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
5. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
6. A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
7. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
8. Reindeer like to eat bananas.
9. You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
10. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

About Sex
1. Male and female rats may have sex twenty times a day.
2. The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.
3. Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. It is 10 times more effective than Valium.
4. Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
5. Human and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

About Stuff
1. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
2. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
3. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
4. Pearls melt in vinegar.
5. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atom bomb.
6. There is more lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
7. The can opener was invented 48 years after the can.

In Comments: Are you a medicine cabinet culprit? Who's the idiot that set precedence on that law in Hawaii? Who was the first person to feed a banana to a reindeer? I'd like to know how anyone knows that about dolphins and humans...did they ask all other species and get an answer? Did they circulate a survey? Which geek knows what the hell that long word is and what it means...I'm sure one of you do?

Bonus question...What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?

38 comments:

heather said...

does it mean that there are tiny ass things in your lungs erupting? (that's what it looks like anyway)
in bozeman, mt it's illegal for members of the opposite sex to have sex in the yard or on top of a building in the nude.
you're ok if you leave your socks on. :)

dmarks said...

Another silly law: McCain worked with Feingold to pass a law to try and censor negative campaign ads just before an election, and to get big money out of politics.

It sure has worked well, hasn't it?

Tera said...

Heather~Tiny things in your lungs erupting??? Uh....Hmm...

I totally didn't think of socks! Thanks! You know, just in case I go there!

Dmarks~Uh...Hmm...yes?

heather said...

or just have sex with another girl. lol
and yeah, pneumono is lungs, ultramicroscopic is tinyass, silico is something to do with silicone or a silica based substance and volcano is, well, shit errupting. and the osis? well, that just means that your ass is sick.

Tera said...

Heather~Wow...you really beat the geeks to it! I really didn't have the time to dissect it that way, but you rock!!

I think I'll wear socks.

M. Robert Turnage said...

I have decided to put this one to the test. Who's with me?

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atom bomb.

Tera said...

MrT~Uh...hmmm...how about you just let us know how that goes!

And why the hell isn't anyone taking a stab at the question???

Tera said...

The Bonus Question that is...

Linda said...

What a great post! I love reading useless facts like that..

as for the 90% who turn right in a department store.. would the other 10% be -perhaps- british?

Since they drive on the left side, it would be natural for them to turn left, as so not to hinder traffic?

just a thought.. ;)
greetings from the netherlands!

NoRegrets said...

OK, I haven't even read the post, only the first line. And of course we care! Doofus. (notice I did NOT use the word Stupid... - sorry I was a little aggressive that day)

NoRegrets said...

3. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S A RIGHT HANDED WORLD AND IT STRESSES LEFT HANDERS OUT.
4. 90% of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right. AND 99.9% OF THE MEN TRY TO TURN AROUND AND WALK OUT THE DOOR.

Bonus question...What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? THEY ALL HELP YOU GET OUT OF A JAM.

MRT, um, I've already beaten you to it. I think I've destroyed half the world already with my eruptions. And why dont' they have a hero on Heroes that has that ability??? Jeez...

Tera said...

Linda~Welcome to P&P...and from the Netherlands? That is awsome! Thanks, and thanks for the comment. I think you make an excellent point there!

NoR~Doofus? Hmph! :)

NoR~LMFAO!

P.S. Your answer to the bonus is wrong...Doofus!

Churlita said...

Damn. Those are a lot of fun facts there.

I care about what you've been up to.

I have no idea how to answer your question. Who's the doofus now?

Tera said...

Churlita~Awww, how sweet! :) Too bad I don't have anything exciting to report! LOL!

I would probably be in the same boat if I didn't know the answer already!

NoRegrets said...

So, churlita gets an awww, how sweet, and you just focus on the doofus word . sigh. never appreciated (me that is).

Tera said...

NoR~That's what you get for being aggressive before! And play nicely or I'll have to ask you to leave the sandbox.

Nance said...

Hey! Stop it with the negative press about COWS. You KNOW how I feel about them.

Tera said...

Nance~You cannot begin to know how much I totally thought about you on that one!!! I was about to put in parenthesis (sorry Nance)! LOL!

NoRegrets said...

I was being nice! I said I cared! (pout)

heather said...

your answer?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJrSyFpK3iQ

(the windshield wipers threw me, i'll fully admit to looking that one up to check to see if i was right.)

heather said...

and re: the long ass word? i was trying to read it and as i read medical shit like that i try to associate the bits with what they refer too. it comes from dealing with all of my mom's cancer/arthritis/diabetes doctors. things are less scary in plain english.

Tera said...

Heather~You're such a nerd!

NoRegrets said...

Heather, friggin' hilarious. I'm watching the video looking for a laser printer!!! ha. (I googled because it was driving me nuts)

Dagromm said...

Wait, so all those gay bats are having sex why, if not for pleasure?

Tera said...

Dagromm~Wow!!!!!!!!! You ARE still alive! And of course only YOU would connect the 2 and ask that question...which is a very good one by the way! :) Welcome Back!!!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

i guess im 66% rat lol

and one bath a week, lol

Alan said...

9. You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.

Damn skippy. Because I'm not taking my black ass out where sharks can eat it. What is wrong with people? (lol)

6. There is more lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.

This? Cracked my ass UP. I've no idea why. Except that it just figures. Leave it to us...

Alan said...

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG!!! Tera!!!!!!!


TERA!!!!!!!!


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dmarks said...

"4. 90% of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right."

At my Wal-Mart, I immediately turn to the left and wander into the store by going the wrong way through the checkouts. That's because if you go right, you go the long way around to everything.

NoRegrets said...

Hi

Tera said...

NoR~I do have to post the answer to that question don't I?

Torrance~Hmmm...

Alan~As always, you crack me up Brotha...good point on the shark thing!!!

Alan~Do you know how it feels to be a Black woman right now? Perhaps you don't...but I'll tell you what...nothing makes me happier than to see a Sista puttin' down in the White House! :)

DMarks~Aside from that, I'm trying to figure out why no one told me that I couldn't carry ice cream in my back pocket?!?!?

NoR~Why hello there! :)

Nance said...

tera, i just had to tell you that your comment verification word right now is "freal".

as in, I'm not lyin'--Barack Obama is gonna be our next president, freal!

Nina said...

i think that men can breath out of their butts too, that is why they talk to much shit sometimes.

fun post!

Tera said...

Nance~Isn't wonderful?!!

Nina~I concur...Thanks!

Tera said...

((((((Answer to the Bonus Question)))))

****They were all invented by.....................can you guess??? WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!******

Alan said...

Waaaaaait ... there's a true life movie due out with Grge Kinnear about the inventor of the windowshield wiper. He's a dude who sued a big auto company to get his props. Don't tell me he's going to have to sue you too! lol!

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Out of all of this, I'm more shocked at the stupid government laws...like, who in the hell thinks of this crap?!

Rats have sex 20 times a day...that explains a lot.

I didn't know bats were homosexuals...I thought humans were the only mammals with that (not like I think male bats are fucking other male bats).

Maybe that's why dolphins are so nice...they just had a nut (it makes me happy). Hmmm, so do the dolphins always get pregnant or is there some method to prevent it...then again, I'm mad that I'm thinking of dolphin birth control and asking you about it.

Tera said...

Alan~Hey don't kill the messenger!!! LOL!

BCU~Girl you made me laugh so hard I almost pissed on myself!!!

P.S. Girl "that" makes me happy too :)