Thursday, September 16, 2010

Interesting, Yet Useless Facts...#4

Because I have a lot going on in my head & absolutely no way of putting it into an legible post, you get the greatness of random facts...

*applause* *cheers*

I knew it'd brighten up your day!

1. A ducks quack does not echo.

2. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.

3. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

4. According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

5. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

6. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

7. It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked one on top of the other, to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

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

9. Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian.

10. The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

11. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down -- hence the expression "to get fired"

12. Early Romans used to use porcupine quills as toothpicks.

13. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

14. It's against the law in Iceland to have a dog.

15. Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking Countries because Colgate translates into the command "go hang Yourself."



  1. Oh my gosh! 69 nine children! That's crazy. I don't even want to know how they used crocodial dung as contraceptive.

  2. Oh, so much to say :)

    #4-Of course-everyone hates Mondays

    #5-I sure hope nobody has to land on the interstate while I'm driving to work....

    #6-Sounds like one hellish infection to me.

    #10-Dear God. By chance, is "Duggar" of Russian heritage?

  3. That was fun and interesting to read! I love your blog!!

  4. I love random tidbits like this... and now thanks to your great blog..... I know more!!


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