Thursday, August 17, 2006

"UNKNOWN" FACTS

  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  • The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. I know some people like that!
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
  • A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2 by 3-1/2.
  • During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! That explains it!
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan." There was never a recorded Wendy before.
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
  • The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  • Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
  • By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
  • Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
  • An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
  • The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. Not to mention the other drawback.
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  • 136 Comments:

    Blogger Clangnuts said...

    I thought the fact about female ferrets was bullshit, until I looked it up. It's true - female ferrets have to be spayed, if not used for breeding!

    12:53 PM  
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    3:07 AM  
    Blogger ruud van tarun said...

    good find

    9:10 AM  
    Blogger Paquito said...

    AMAZING!!!!! :-)

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    7:45 AM  
    Blogger Nuno Cruz said...

    Fantastic!

    12:39 PM  
    Blogger May said...

    wow, thats an excellent compilation.

    6:24 PM  
    Blogger tasialue said...

    the "rule of thumb" bit is false. The origin of the phrase is not fully known, but there was no law on the books detailing the width of a stick for beating one's wife in England.

    1:10 AM  
    Blogger Raj said...

    Amazing facts there...!

    11:35 PM  
    Blogger Mr. Nuts & Milk said...

    Do u havea gtalk id?

    2:32 AM  
    Blogger Anshul Gagneja said...

    Good Job Buddy....Keep Posting...

    1:39 AM  
    Blogger Ricardo Mora said...

    It's a great collection of facts, however the "Wendy" thing is a little over the top as I could read later on. Anyway good work
    http://www.wendy.com/wendyweb/history.html

    9:00 AM  
    Blogger AKMA said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    2:29 AM  
    Blogger AKMA said...

    Duck's quack doesn't echo??take a look at this then decide..

    2:32 AM  
    Blogger JuggleJonta said...

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    4:32 AM  
    Blogger JuggleJonta said...

    Many of these are myths and urban legends. It is quite a small compilation, larger ones exist. This has obviously not been tested or orginially written by the owner of this blog, one example of false myths is the one concerning echoes, it has been tested by e.g. the "Mythbusters" from Discovery channel, and it was proved to be a myth.

    Celery does not have "negative calories", it just has very little of them (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celery#Trivia) <-- see this wikipedia-article.

    Another thing th Mythbusters have tested, is if quicksand works; turns out, it doesn't.

    Please check your facts before posting such things.

    4:33 AM  
    Blogger Silvia Elena said...

    Lies! They're all LIES, i say!

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    9:20 PM  
    Blogger Josi said...

    Thanks that was some good informations ;P

    3:35 AM  
    Blogger Yan Shan said...

    Impressive... XD

    7:08 AM  
    Blogger Michael said...

    ha wow, you learn something new everday.

    6:26 PM  
    Blogger Jeffrey said...

    Orange => door hinge

    Shakespeare came up with that one--I think it was in Twelfth Night, though I admit, that's stretching it a little!

    Nice list, although I have to agree with the consensus: many of them are disputed. But it's easily checkable.

    6:40 PM  
    Blogger Rampy said...

    Relative...everything (and everyone :) ) is relative!

    2:11 AM  
    Blogger Sophie LC said...

    Sliver rhymes with silver!

    I believed everything until I came to this (a bit doubtful about the duck's quack, though!)

    2:57 PM  
    Blogger drtaher said...

    Most of these I have read earlier. I found that Charlie Chaplin bit the most funny and yet, a definitely believable piece of information. I think, as others have, that many of these "facts" will not stand up to close scrutiny.

    2:42 AM  
    Blogger srinath said...

    koo!! most of 'em never heard before..

    3:04 AM  
    Blogger Spritey said...

    Isn't 'This, That & the Other' really fun?

    Which is where you got all this from anyway.

    5:33 PM  
    Blogger jasmine said...

    thanx for sharing such infomation now i came to know about such facts

    jasmine
    tech-chek.blogspot.com

    10:37 PM  
    Blogger piewie said...

    Super facts! New to me, from first to last!

    8:54 AM  
    Blogger SCOTT SUMMIT said...

    "The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before."

    Dave Thomas had a Peter Pan fetish. True story.

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    8:51 PM  
    Blogger Karen said...

    Really enjoyed this...

    12:07 PM  
    Blogger NewLifeFromHeaven said...

    You don't say?

    2:26 PM  
    Blogger jack said...

    gurgle rhymes with purple

    3:56 AM  
    Blogger Karma by Morgan said...

    thats a very very interesting list! I really enjoyed reading it :)

    11:52 AM  
    Blogger LIFE OF WALID said...

    man this web page is full of info. thank ha.

    11:17 PM  
    Blogger LIFE OF WALID said...

    thank you for your info.

    11:18 PM  
    Blogger Sonofjango615 said...

    I want to buy a scorpion just to see that happen. It will probably haunt me for years, but I'm honestly intrigued.

    8:09 AM  
    Blogger Pushans said...

    Have read these facts. Dunno how true they actually are.

    Travelmatters

    6:50 AM  
    Blogger Bobzero said...

    Thanks, i did not realize quite of what i assumed was false is actually true!

    12:47 PM  
    Blogger Kimberlee said...

    I love lists like this!

    5:02 PM  
    Blogger jignutz said...

    nice post dude!

    12:00 AM  
    Blogger Mark said...

    A ducks quack actually does echo. The mythbusters proved it. The way a ducks quack looks wave wise, looks exactly like an echo, so we don't perceive it as echoing.

    1:10 PM  
    Blogger jakewriter said...

    interesting stuff....

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    3:45 AM  
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    8:28 AM  
    Blogger Kyle said...

    Interesting facts

    11:13 AM  
    Blogger Chris Graham said...

    A LOT of these are completely made up. The duck's quack not echoing, for one. They disproved that on Mythbusters. And the Donald Duck thing. Anybody can make up any ol' "fact," so be careful where you get these from. Check out www.snopes.com. It debunks myths.

    12:01 PM  
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    10:15 AM  
    Blogger <<<< m y s t i c >>> said...

    good facts:)

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    11:35 AM  
    Blogger Strange Agent said...

    Actually, ducks quacks DO echo. See the following: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_071.html

    2:08 PM  
    Blogger The Raider said...

    nice post! :)

    Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. <== Wow

    10:35 AM  
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    I like you blog and I thought you would like to put a google web search widget in your sidebar. I would find it useful when I'm on your site so that I can search the web easily.

    1:16 PM  
    Blogger Matangi Mawley said...

    tht was gr8. informative!

    3:43 AM  
    Blogger Ziekerz said...

    Wow. Interesting.

    3:44 AM  
    Blogger Rana Sinha said...

    Very interesting! Thanks.

    Just one comment - "Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants." It was actually only a local public library which banned Donald Duck and not the whole country.

    Rana Sinha
    http://originalwavelength.blogspot.com

    1:51 PM  
    Blogger jasmine.celion said...

    nice blog
    facts are really good

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    12:23 AM  
    Blogger shawn said...

    wew... most are new to me...yuou should post new entries..HIHI

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    6:13 AM  
    Blogger Incogneto said...

    Funny.

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    3:07 PM  
    Blogger cutenaz said...

    nfantastic it is interesting than raving and ranting about emotional immaturity.
    great blog

    10:45 AM  
    Blogger BAS said...

    nice long list
    cool computer tricks

    2:20 AM  
    Blogger Soul Sachet said...

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    11:41 PM  
    Blogger Mike said...

    A few things incorrect: The duck's echo thing is completely false, and I'm quite strongly doubtful about bats always exiting left. Also, "Herpal" rhymes with "Purple", meaning "Relating or pertaining to herpes". You also forgot "Month", which, from what I can recall, does NOT have any rhymes. I read somewhere that there's something for "Silver", however I forget it.

    Also, I'm doubtful about the rule against astronauts eating beans before going into space, as the gaseous reaction to beans doesn't happen in many people. People make gas naturally, and outlawing beans won't prevent that.

    1:30 AM  
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    2:41 AM  
    Blogger Benny Andhika said...

    funtastic..
    keren abis

    10:54 AM  
    Blogger TAREQ AL HINDI said...

    Good Job...
    just keep on searching....

    5:21 AM  
    Blogger Max tells you to enjoi. said...

    learn something new everyday! thanks

    1:18 PM  
    Blogger Heidi said...

    Totally interesting! Those poor ferrets. My hubby is a real "cliff claven" from Cheers, so now I have some totally off the wall facts to throw back at him. Thanks

    5:43 AM  
    Blogger An Instant Star said...

    that was interesting!

    3:57 AM  
    Blogger Alexander Horschack said...

    I wish you'd made a bibliography for this. I'm surprised this page hasn't erupted into debates! Do you have a list of sources please?

    12:43 AM  
    Blogger Hari said...

    original,interesting & so sweet -

    11:16 PM  
    Blogger The Passionbee said...

    Wow thanks for the info~ it's pretty interesting! Nice post~

    11:32 AM  
    Blogger illBeTheSky said...

    glad i stumbled this!

    9:52 PM  
    Blogger Mark said...

    Cat urine glows under a blacklight.

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    4:22 PM  
    Blogger Alison said...

    I know other people have already noted that a duck's quack does echo, but here's a link to a video for sound proof (literally!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHe6gd7v94s

    10:19 AM  
    Blogger Da_Boni said...

    really good post, i might pick some ideas to put it in my own if you don't mind

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    3:16 AM  
    Blogger Gabriel said...

    Actually, the name Wendy was in use in both the US and UK before Peter Pan. It was rare, and often a middle name, but it was in use. Scorpions don't sting themselves to death if you drop alcohol on them. But the will suffocate. Their lungs can't handle the vapor.

    9:04 AM  
    Blogger Dawn said...

    Very funny and quite informative. I laughed and I learned :) FYI- sticking your tongue out while slicing onions will help with the tears- do with it what you will!!
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    8:54 PM  
    Blogger GwynnsGifts said...

    That was entertaining. I was reading along and couldn't help but laugh alot when I came across the one from Bellingham, WA and three steps backwards. That is where I work and play. Such a small world we live in. Thanks for sharing

    9:56 PM  
    Blogger Keep It Classy, Jen said...

    Love the ferrets fact....LOL!

    9:00 PM  
    Blogger Faith Marie said...

    Amazing stuff you have here. Are they really facts??? I wish to be able to observe them all myself. What amazed me is why a duck's quack doesn't echo. That's breaking the rules of science right?

    Anyway, does this blog make you money? Learn how to start making money through your blog. Hope you'll succeed in the blogging world. If you do, please don't forget to remember me. :)

    6:21 PM  
    Blogger mizdemeanor said...

    how about: apple for purple..
    or lozenge for orange...
    or liver for silver...
    i don't think u're right on that one... its the first one amongst ur list that i beg to disagree.. the others are little known facts that i beg to agree..

    1:33 PM  
    Blogger So much to say said...

    nice blog ... but not updated since 2006?

    7:55 AM  
    Blogger Roukse said...

    Ehhm i'm not sure everything is true, lot of shit in this stuff :s

    1:10 AM  
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    Blogger the apple lady said...

    Methinks there's some misinformation here.

    Not true about the duck's quack, among other things.
    http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/duckecho.asp

    3:12 PM  
    Blogger Mo said...

    I think it would help your initial introduction if you spelt "secrets" properly. the wrong spelling detracts from its lovely poetic tone. I don´t mean to criticise but to help!

    2:44 PM  
    Blogger Dhawal said...

    A duck's Quack does echo.

    http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/duckecho.asp

    1:42 AM  
    Blogger E'lona M. said...

    Cool...

    2:45 PM  
    Blogger F.B. Faht said...

    Wow. Those are some pretty cool facts. Nice Work!! haha.


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    10:34 PM  
    Blogger Inn Shan said...

    good good

    10:10 PM  
    Blogger a.t.d said...

    that was ver fun and educating... i knew some of them before but still....very fun.. thanks :)

    7:45 AM  
    Blogger Nikola said...

    Awesomeness!

    1:21 PM  
    Blogger Mamã said...

    :D I enjoyed it, thanks...

    12:07 PM  
    Blogger mrbennlikescats said...

    Strangely I knew about the tittle..

    12:44 PM  
    Blogger Someone said...

    Nice list.
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    9:33 AM  
    Blogger Green Man said...

    lol
    wow!!

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    6:02 PM  
    Blogger Jenni_fi_fer said...

    I looooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvveeeee cool fact like this.

    10:37 PM  
    Blogger Jenni_fi_fer said...

    The ducks quack does echo. It was done on mythbusters and on brainiac.

    10:51 PM  
    Blogger Narrator said...

    "Violets are, indeed, violet."

    That cracked me up, I can't believe that never occurred to me.

    3:54 PM  
    Blogger outhouse said...

    I hate to be that guy but curple rymes with purple

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/curple

    6:45 PM  
    Blogger Silent_Majority said...

    I never knew. Keep it up and I will have trivial pursiut licked. Thanks for the useless info, seriously I loved it.

    9:35 AM  
    Blogger Time Outdoors said...

    Did you know that if the world were to end scientist have said that the last 3 living things would be Deer, Coyotes, and Cock Roaches.

    12:16 PM  
    Blogger kungfuowl said...

    Awesome!

    9:24 PM  
    Blogger Anwar Vazquez said...

    Great collection of facts...

    9:34 PM  
    Blogger dpanupam said...

    Thats a very interesting post. I have been inspired. Thanks. Web Designer

    11:52 PM  
    Blogger heart.BOMB said...

    I love random facts! Thanks for sharing!!

    8:45 PM  
    Blogger suparna said...

    Really great information. Thank you so much for sharing this nice informative article. Web Designer

    2:01 AM  
    Blogger Veggie Saxophone said...

    The one about Finland and Donald Duck isn't true.

    http://www.helium.com/items/97613-why-donald-duck-comics-were-banned

    10:55 AM  
    Blogger martin_sampson said...

    not being funny several of these are false. expecially the ducks echo its complete bullshit

    5:04 AM  
    Blogger Seventeen said...

    I love lists like these... I suddenly feel smarter! :D

    10:25 AM  
    Blogger Ryan said...

    http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/duckecho.asp

    Interesting stuff though. At least entertaining :)

    7:49 AM  
    Blogger Råddy said...

    Donald Duck is not banned in Finland.

    12:40 AM  
    Blogger UN.raveledgrl said...

    A lot of those I've seen on meebo.com

    5:05 PM  
    Blogger SleightGirl said...

    Great stuff!

    10:49 AM  
    Blogger crispyfinger said...

    i don't want to sound to much like a geek put there are two words that rhyme with purple, i can't spell them so i will spell them, phonetically. they are hurple and kurple. its was on an episode of QI but i can't remember which one.

    3:11 PM  
    Blogger krazykart said...

    super

    12:25 AM  
    Blogger chris said...

    haha this is hilarious. i love the one about the Guinness book of world records

    10:21 AM  
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    Blogger Chris said...

    If they were Unknown Facts... wouldn't we not know them?

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    9:47 PM  
    Blogger Jonathan Woodyard® said...

    huh

    12:07 PM  
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    11:49 PM  
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    Blogger bluestockings said...

    Give us more. I did not ever believe the fact about ferrets but I now know it is true. Cool!

    12:12 PM  
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    Blogger Arianna said...

    wow this is amazingily funny. Good job on these.

    8:31 PM  
    Blogger Interesting Blogger said...

    you got these facts from: http://www.tealdragon.net/humor/facts/facts.htm

    If you didn't you used some of them from that website

    9:32 AM  
    Blogger Clemintine said...

    The second I read this I ran out and bought some raisins, it was amazing! now all i need to do is catch me a scorpion...

    6:48 PM  
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    Blogger Jeff T said...

    This was a great post. Thank you for sharing.

    10:56 PM  
    Blogger Hatshetsup said...

    thanks. i thought this was really funny and i dont think much is.

    6:54 PM  
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    hey thats a nice post....check out my techblog at ishjindal.blogspot.com ....may be we could have a link exchange???

    10:43 PM  
    Blogger Pear2Apple said...

    That is true about ferrets!! I have 2 and I'm a moderator of 2 ferret forums: www.ferretharmony.com if you are interested in learning more. A female ferret will die unless you are breeding it (not suggested) or you get a jill jab, then its ok until the next time she goes into heat. However, if you're in the US you won't find any ferret at a pet store that is not spayed/neutered. Breeders won't give you a female with the intent to breed (you typically need to sign a contract to spay) most of the time. A good breeder won't anyway. If you're in Europe though, you're lucky.

    12:39 PM  
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    11:50 AM  
    Blogger Lost Poet said...

    I knew quite a lot of these already, but good show :)

    3:02 PM  
    Blogger Andy said...

    Cool to know!!!

    7:56 PM  
    Blogger benza said...

    Wonderful --- Keep on Digging and Dishing for the good of the readers.

    Thank you.

    6:52 PM  
    Blogger hamza said...

    That seems to be really unknown!!!

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    9:17 AM  

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