Discussion in 'Politics & Current Affairs' started by Neophyte, Jan 14, 2018.
Hey, I liked that one, Neo !
So when I can find some time, and assuming that I can once again survive our tribe's annual First-Half-of-July Province of Ontario/New York State Can-Am Birthday celebrations I'll post some cool stuff about here in the Great White North.
In the meantime, here is a potpourri :
August has the highest percentage of births.
Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it.
The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.
A bear has 42 teeth.
8% of people have an extra rib.
And 85% of plant life is found in the ocean.
I only got a C - 14/20. I started off with a hiss and a roar, getting the first six right, and then got the next three wrong. Stumbled a little bit towards the end as well.
I got 19/20 I missed the one about the oxbow lake. I had assumed that term was limited to rivers. I did guess on one other, but it was an educated guess.
Hummingbirds are amazing creatures - did you know that they are the only bird which can fly backwards ?
Cleopatra lived in a time which was closer to the landing on the Moon than it was to the building of the Great Pyramid.
This building is so big ...
... that it has its own weather !
Did You Know, that .......... Eleven plus Two = Twelve plus One ?
Yes, they both equal 13 numerically, but they also both use the very same letters !
Here are some more alphabetic re-arrangements :
Some natural stuff :
Cats have over 100 vocal chords.
Camel's milk doesn't curdle.
Elephants sleep between 4 - 5 hours in a 24-hour period.
It's possible to lead a cow up stairs, but not down.
Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open.
Elephants are the only mammal that can't jump.
One quarter of all your bones are in your feet.
Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body.
And on your birthday, you share it with 9 million others.
I share my birthday with 9 million others? And here I thought that I only shared it with Kieth Richards!
You DO ?? That's cool - so I wonder how many Keith Richards's there are who share that same birthday.
More random conversation pieces ...
The first MTV video played was 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by the Buggles.
In 1878, the first telephone book made contained only 50 names.
Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal has.
An elephant uses its ears to regulate its body temperature.
A crocodile can't move its tongue.
And crocodiles never outgrow their enclosure, either.
The pupil of an octopus eye is rectangular.
The most commonly forgotten item for travellers is their toothbrush.
Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee.
And ... the oldest word in the English language is 'town'.
I hated Sesame street as a kid. Anyone who doesn't agree with me must get butt invaded!!!!