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Heather Shay

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Some body facts, hard to find ones that aren't really gross.

 

It is not possible to tickle yourself

 

Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to boil 1/2 gallon of water

 

Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.

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I'd heard about the tickling one before - the others are quite cool.

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Michale Lang (organizer of Woodstock - the guy with curly hair and rode around on a motorcycle in the Woodstock Documentary) originally wanted Roy Rogers to close the festival because as a kid he remembered his generation loved hearing Roy and Dale sing "Happy Trails". Roy turned him down so he had to get that guy from Seattle - Jimi Hendrix.

 

No number from 1 to 999 includes the letter "a" in its word form.

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On 4/16/2021 at 5:27 AM, Shay said:

I thought after yet another LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG week it might be fun to relax and just tell fun things.

 

My FRIDAY FUN FACT - I learned that if you put your finger in your ear and move the finger up and down you will hear the sound the old Pac-Man machines made. I tried it and it made me smile. Hope it does especially for those old enough to remember Pac-Man.

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"Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends with "mt."

 

Go into the darkest room that you can find, one where there's no light at all, and spend a few minutes with your eyes closed. Then, open them up and take a look around. While you'd expect to be staring into pitch-blackness, you'll actually notice that you're seeing a sort of dark gray shade. And that color has a name: It's called "eigengrau."

 

Cats can jump surprisingly high, slip through the tightest spaces, and seemingly have nine lives. But there's one thing they can't do: taste sweet things. According to a 2007 article in Scientific American, unlike other mammals, felines can't taste sweetness due to the fact that they "lack 247 base pairs of the amino acids that make up the DNA of the Tas1r2 gene. As a result, it does not code for the proper protein … and it does not permit cats to taste sweets."

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found a few other cute ones

 

A group of hippos is called a "bloat."

 

Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.

 

 "tesseradecades," "aftercataracts," and "sweaterdresses" are the longest words you can type using only your left hand.

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2 hours ago, Shay said:

"Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends with "mt."

Except for "Slammt my finger in the door, Dammt!"  ?

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Continuing with amazing animal theme

 

The male lion sleeps 20 hours day

 

The sailfish can travel at 68 mph including when it leaps in the air. A sailfish would swim 200m in 10 sec; Michael Phelps takes 1 min 42 sec.

 

Sea Lions can do backbends so far that their head nearly touches their back

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Sea Lions have rhythm.  They are the only animal able to clap to a beat.

Hippopotamus milk is pink.

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In 1912, a law passed in Nebraska where drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, and wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.

 

Somali pirates have such a hatred for Western culture, that the British Navy uses music from Britney Spears to scare them off.

 

Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch.

 

The chicken and the ostrich are the closest living relatives of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

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1 hour ago, miz miranda said:

The chicken and the ostrich are the closest living relatives of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

I had a rooster once that makes me believe it.

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On 9/10/2021 at 8:45 AM, Shay said:

No number from 1 to 999 includes the letter "a" in its word form.

 

What about the sqAre root of four? ??

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1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
2. No number from one to 999 includes the letter “a” in its word form.
3. Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin.
4. Jupiter is twice as large as all the other planets combined.
5. The Super Soaker was designed and invented by a NASA engineer.
6. Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
7. Salt used to be a currency.
8. Alaska is the only state whose name is on one row on a keyboard.
9. There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
10. There are 32 muscles in a cat’s ear.
11. The chicken and the ostrich are the closest living relatives of the Tyrannosaurus rex.
12. Junk food is as addictive as drugs.
13. The largest bill to go into circulation in the United States was a $10,000 note.
14. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
15. A cubic inch of human bone can bear the weight of five standard pickup trucks.

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1 hour ago, Shay said:

15. A cubic inch of human bone can bear the weight of five standard pickup trucks.

I was once under a friends 1967 Camaro when it fell off the jack.  Crazily it was on the soft lawn.  Duh!  Thankfully I was able to scamper out.  I wouldn't have wanted to test that!  

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A bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread.

 

The most requested funeral song in England is by Monty Python. ("Always Look on the Bright Side of Life")
 
Research shows that all blue-eyed people may be related
  • At least, they may share the same distant ancestor. After studying the DNA of blue-eyed individuals from Scandinavia, Turkey, Jordan, and India, Danish researchers found that they all had identical gene sequences for eye color. They believe this trait comes from a single individual, called the "founder," whose genes mutated between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Before that, everyone had varying shades of brown eyes.

Water bottle expiration dates are for the bottle not for the water

There's Manhattan specific ant

  • On Broadway medians between 63rd and 76th streets, biologists discovered a new species of ant. They named it ManhattAnt, naturally. Hey, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

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Doritos are flammable and can be used as kindling.

  • Might come in handy during a zombie apocalypse
 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, miz miranda said:

Doritos are flammable and can be used as kindling.

Only the "Flaming Hot" ones?

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On 9/10/2021 at 5:45 AM, Shay said:

No number from 1 to 999 includes the letter "a" in its word form.

except "a hundred" LOL

 

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6 hours ago, Shay said:

8. Alaska is the only state whose name is on one row on a keyboard.

... thanks to Sholes and Glidden who invented the QWERY keyboard in 1873!

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On 10/1/2021 at 1:05 PM, miz miranda said:
Research shows that all blue-eyed people may be related
  • At least, they may share the same distant ancestor. After studying the DNA of blue-eyed individuals from Scandinavia, Turkey, Jordan, and India, Danish researchers found that they all had identical gene sequences for eye color. They believe this trait comes from a single individual, called the "founder," whose genes mutated between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Before that, everyone had varying shades of brown eyes.

I didn't know this.  Cool.  

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And now for you music fans or music ians....

 

The Seikilos Epitaph is the oldest musical composition in the world.

Dating back to the 1st century AD, it was on a column marking a grave in Turkey. The epitaph includes both a musical score and a short set of lyrics. The lyrics read, “While you live, shine. Have no grief at all. Life exists for only a short while. And time demands his due.”

The world’s largest performing rock band included 953 musicians.

The Beijing Contemporary Music Academy achieved this record on June 16, 2016. They performed in the city of Tianjin, China. The band included 349 singers, 154 guitarists, and 151 drummers. 100 bassists also took part in the performance, along with 100 keyboard players, and 98 players of wind instruments.

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