Monday, April 30, 2012


Did you know...
  •  the names of all continents both start and end with the same letter.
  •  that a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue.  (Wonder if Gene Simmons can do this?)
  •  macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs. (Chocolate is as well)
  •  dreamt is the only word that ends in mt.
  •  apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee. (Does apple juice count?)
  •  a cat has 32 muscles in each ear.  (we only have 6)
  •  cats have a peripheral vision of 285 degrees.  (No wonder I cannot sneak up on mine)
  •  cats spend 66% of their life asleep.  (Yawn)
  •  cats have over 100 vocal chord sounds.  (And only speak when they want something)
  •  a 1 minute kiss burns 26 calories.  (Ladies, let the kissing begin!!)
  •  a group of frogs is called an army.  (I think several armies of them live in the pond by my  house!)
  • domestic cats dislike citrus scents. (I will have to try this near my planters!)
  • cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length.  (What about the Manx?)
  • Pearls melt in vinegar. (Takes a while but does happen.)
  • only female mosquitoes bite. (I know all the men out there will have a comment about this one!)
  • Bali has the worlds largest variety of flora. (Would be great to go there with my camera!)
  • Halley's comet passes the Earth every 76 years. The next time it will return will be 2062. (Darn! I think I will miss it.)
  • the Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps. (One reason why I will only look up at it, never down from it.)
  • as of 2008 there have been 138 pyramids found throughout Egypt.
  • the average bed contains over 6 billion dust mites.  (Well, I will have bad dreams tonight!)
  • Earth is the only planet not named after a god.  
  • a house fly lives only 14 days. (Sometimes I swear one has bugged me for at least a month!)
  • an annoyed camel will spit at a person. (So don't go teasing the camels.)
  • the heaviest crustacean ever found was a lobster weighing 42 lb, caught in 1934. (It would have fed quite a few people!)
  • the tallest waterfalls in the world are Angel Falls in Venezuela. at 3,212 ft., which is 3 times taller than the Empire State Building.  (Wow)
  • The pleasant feeling of eating chocolate is caused by a chemical called anadamide, a neurotransmitter which also is produced naturally in the brain. (We woman all have experienced this)
  • During the Battle of Waterloo, Lord Uxbridge had his horse shot from under him 9 times. (Someone should have set the horses free!)
  • All the planets in the solar system rotate counterclockwise except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Of course, she had to be different!)
  • 80% of millionaires drive second-hand cars.(Duesenbergs, Butattis, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars, Lamborghinis, ...)
  • 2 billion videos are watched per day on YouTube. (Geesh, who is filming them all?)
  • An exocannibal eats only enemies. An indocannibal eats only friends. (what about those who eat no one?)
  •  Lightning strikes men about seven times more often than it does women. (Makes me think the Lord is maybe sending a message)
  • Zoroastrianism is known as the world’s oldest prophetic religion.  It was started some 8,000 years ago by Zarathustra, who claimed his god, Aton, as the only god;  700 years before the Jews became total monotheists and 1 300 years before the time of Jesus.
  •  Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Kikazaru – Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Iwazaru – Speak no evil). (I never knew they had names!)
  • A fathom is 6 feet
  • The last word in the Bible is AMEN.  (Amen!)


  1. You are also so full of interesting facts and tidbits. Love reading them.

  2. Oh Rose I love all of this interesting bits and pieces :) this is true entertainment for me! Just great. and Rose, thank you so much you sweet girl for your concern. All is well with me, I have just had computer, camera probs (nothing serious) and have been totally swamped with the family. Soon, soon a couple of days at most! :)