Friday, 22 July 2011

The Most Weird Facts Ever

Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off, eventually it dies of starvation.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The opposite sides of  a couple dice cubes always add up to seven.

Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, was afraid of darkness.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother. They were both deaaf.

Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.

Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girl don't seem to have this problem.

By rising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

 If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon diioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted pople without killing them, use to burn their houses down. Hence the statement "to get fired".

Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

Due to gravitation effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg on the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

If a surgeon in acient Egipt lost a paatient while performing an opperation, his hands were cut off.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

On 15 April 1912 the SS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson which seemed to foretell the disaster. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of the boat in the novel was was Titan.

One of the reason marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers, they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as nicottine, alcohol or caffeine.

Only female mosquitoes bite.

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