Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 135

Did you know that the average person's left hand does 56% of the typing? There's an interesting fact that your day wouldn't be complete without. Here are some more:

  • there are 293 ways to make change for a dollar
  • rubber bands last longer when refrigerated
  • mageiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook (that's me!)
  • the Guiness Book of Records holds the record for being the most stolen book from public libraries
  • on average a 4 year old child asks 437 questions a day (double that for my 6 year old)
  • the bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps (bloody Queenslanders)
  • every year, the moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth
  • the Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps (I challenge you to count them)
  • if you attemped to count the stars in a galaxy at a rage of one every second it would take around 3000 years to count then all (no wonder I never win at that game, I usually fall asleep)
  • the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows (neither do I! That reminds me, time to book in for my eyebrow dye)
  • elephants are the only animals that can't jump (I thought it was white men?)
  • animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons
  • slugs have 4 noses (ewwwww)
  • camel's milk does not curdle (whey don't we dairy farm camels?!)
  • frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open (does that mean they never swallow then, given they don't sleep either?)
  • there are a million ants to every human in the world (who the hell gets paid to count our ants?)
  • the toothbrush was invented in 1498 (which obviously means those carnival folk really are prehistoric - or at least predentistoric - Day 97)

Aren't they interesting facts! You learn something new every day, particularly when you take the time to read the "odd spot" wrappers on the feminine hygience products. Thankyou Libra for giving me someting to write about.

That done, I'm off to boot camp :)

Without my cap given it is now considered performance enhancing (refer to day 130 including the comments).

A few hours later:

My cars tried to tell me not to go to boot camp. Some people listen to their stars, I should have listened to my cars. I managed to drive as far as the highway (about 2km from home) when I discovered a flat tyre. So I drove back home (very close to the rim) and swapped it for Derek's car. Again I got to the highway when I discovered the petrol light was on! Shit. Went to boot camp via the service station. I arrived late to boot camp and it was horrendous!!! I should have listened to my cars .... I almost passed out twice and my legs were dead. "I'm so grateful I have legs, I'm so grateful I've got legs, I'm so grateful I've got legs ...."

3 comments :

  1. I love useless facts. (except the one about slugs having four noses. That's just freaky weird)

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  2. Oh my god, the 4 year old one is SO true. I feel like I need new ears. And it doesn't stop at 5 either.

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  3. I love Libra and their interesting facts! te he x

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