A collection of useless information
specially designed to blend in well
with any decent drinking session.

(I'm looking for contributions to this page,
so please e-mail me with your facts.
)


Some facts you may
never have realised

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming one tenth of a calorie.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds: more than any other animal.

A roach will live nine days without its head. The only reason it doesn't live longer is it's unable to eat.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length; that equivalent to a human jumping the length of a football field.

A cat's urine glows under black light - and stinks forever.

Right-handed people, on average, live nine years longer than left-handed people.

The reason people say 'Bless you' when you sneeze is because your heart actually stops as long as it takes for you to sneeze.

A sneeze travels at over 100 m.p.h.!

7 in 10 Americans have some kind of fear of the dark.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

Pigs are the only animals other than humans which can get a
sunburn.

The human brain only accounts for 2% of your body weight, but takes up
more than 20% of your blood flow.

If you were to fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas
would be produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

Rats can't vomit - that's why rat poison works.

More people have a phobia of frogs than of rats.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of
1,000 and a size 108.7 acres.

Venus's day is longer than its year because of how it rotates and spins.

Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water.

On New Year's Day in Spain they throw a goat off a church.

There are more plastic flamingoes in the U.S. than real ones.

The longest town name in the world has 155 letters:
Krungthepmahanakonbowornratanakosinmahintarayudyayamah
adiloponoparatanarajthaniburiromudomrajniwesmahasatarnamor
npimarnavatarsatitsakattiyavisanukamphrasit -
which is Thai for 'Bangkok'.

In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity; so the
tears can't flow!

Slugs have 4 noses!

If you were to yell for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have
produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If a wolf gets its leg caught in a trap, it will chew the leg off.


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