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Interesting facts that you always wanted to know . . . . . . .

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

(Hardly seems worth it.)
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If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is
produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

(Now that's more like it!)
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The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to
squirt blood 30 feet.

(O.M.G.!)
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A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

(In my next life, I want to be a pig.)
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A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
(Creepy.)

(I'm still not over the pig.)
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Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

(Do not try this at home......maybe at work or school.)
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The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its
body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

("Honey, I'm home. What the....?!")
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The flea can jump 350 times its body length.
It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

(A pig, 30 minutes...can you imagine?)
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The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)
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Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity.)
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Butterflies taste with their feet.

(Something I always wanted to know.)
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The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

(Hmmmmmm........)
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Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed
people do.

(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)
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Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump.

(OK, so that would be a good thing....)
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A cat's urine glows under a black light.

(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)
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An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that.)
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Starfish have no brains.

(I know some people like that too.)
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Polar bears are left-handed.

(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)
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Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig?)
[ March 27, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
 
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.



Ever see the episode of The Simpsons where actor and ichthyophile Troy McClure tries to revive his career by marrying Selma...


Mog Guy 1: I thought you said Troy McClure was dead.
Mob Guy 2: No, I said he sleeps with the fishes.


[ March 21, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
 
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meaning of Orgasm from Merriam Webster : http://www.m-w.com/
: intense or paroxysmal excitement; especially : an explosive discharge of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexual arousal that is usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen in the male and by vaginal contractions in the female
I thought this is the cause for pleasure!

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig?)


orgasm and pleasure go together. Cindy, I wish your prayers are answered
 
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...dolphins...
I know of course what mammal you refer to.
Where I am from (on the Gulf of Mexico) we never call them that, always 'porpoise' even tho' that is incorrect.
What we do call dolphin are fishes, not mammals. Also known in other parts of the world as 'dorado' or 'mahimahi'.
See here for info.
I have way too much time on my hands .... as a kid I lived on a farm for a few years .... I can tell you some things about pigs ..... but I'm sure you know all that.
G.
 
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Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
This was largely discredited a few years ago. It came from some statistically incompetent researcher in the US who noted that the ratio of right-handers to left-handers was higher among old folks than younger ones. This ignored the fact that the old farts had generally been raised in environments which actively discouraged left-handedness. Heck, even good old Dr. Benjamin Spock told parents they should discourage left-handedness. So, there are fewer left-handers among the elderly, because many people who would have been left-handed were converted.
This also largely accounts for the (largely past) perception of lefties as clumsy. The conversion process was often less than successful, creating either clumsy right-handers who were known to *try* to use the left hand in the past - and were thus still identified partly as lefties - or irreconcilable lefties whose motor skills were ultimately impaired by years of misguided instruction.
Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump.
Ummm, OK. Could be true, depending on what exactly a "jump" is defined as. I'm sure elephants are jealous of the sprightly hippopotami seen bouncing along the savannah. :roll:
A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)

Easy enough to discover accidentally if you've got a cat and have a black light in your home. "Hey, why's the carpet glowing over there?" This is how carpet cleaners know which spots need special attention.
[ March 21, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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I haven't had sex for decades (= 18 months). This discussion is not helping.
 
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Try to look on the bright side. At least your last mate didn't rip off your head for foreplay. :roll:
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Try to look on the bright side. At least your last mate didn't rip off your head for foreplay. :roll:


In which case, your last mate really would be your last mate.
 
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So those guys only get to do it ONCE? How did the species EVER last so long?
 
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
So those guys only get to do it ONCE? How did the species EVER last so long?


Each session produces upto 300 young mantids - I guess that's statistically sufficient to sustain the species
And btw, the male gets eaten after mating, so if you are having them as a pet, it's advisible to house the sexes in separate chambers, and run a mantis dating service And when a coy female and a brash male decide 'till death do us part', you make sure that doesn't happen after their first night together. This means you keep watching while they go at it, and the moment they reach orgasm (I bet you can tell), and the female is assured of progeny, quickly move the male back to his chamber. Hey, he'll be heartbroken, but atleast his head would stay intact
And this is something you'll like, Cindy:
Mating may last a day or more so it is a good idea to keep the cage supplied with food so the female can eat while mating.
Interested more in the care of the mantis, in sickness and in wellbeing? See here.
[ March 23, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]
 
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Nanhesru Ningyake. Olle hesrappa! Superru. Ranchnalli peddambhattarige nin hesru hesaralla antha gothagilla!
The name Nanhesru Ningyake is not a proper noun if translated to my mother tongue and i'm sure in Nanhesru Ningyake's mother tongue too! The language is Kannada!
It means "why the heck do you want my name"!
 
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How funny! And I always thought the official languages of Kannada were French and English.
 
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pamela anderson can rip my head off if you know what i mean....
 
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Good luck Cindy for your next life wish to be a pig, but try to avoid places like China where pigs make favourite dishes, else your wish may never come true
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Some more Interesting facts that you always wanted to know ..
Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the
mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet
away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood
plasma.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or
older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache
A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first
flight.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from
each salad served in first-class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the
morning.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the
Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen
earing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are
already married.
The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and
Budweiser, in that order!
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when
the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground
floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name
contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William
Jefferson Clinton.
Turtles can breathe through their ass.
 
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No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
You're not using the right kind of paper.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Unless you look at it from the other side, of course. "Clockwise" is a remarkably useless term in 3-D space. You're probably referring to a retrograde orbit - rotating opposite the direction of revolution. Except that Uranus and Pluto also do this. I suppose I can understand leaving out Uranus, since "clockwise" is even less applicable for that planet, given its severe axial tilt relative to the plane of the ecliptic.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
When I lived in Arizona, I'm pretty sure most of the dust particles in my house were made of... well... dust. Having indoor/outdoor dogs in a desert can have that effect.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
Did she lose four in an accident or something?
Turtles can breathe through their ass.
Gee, it's tempting, but I think most of us would still rather come back as pigs. (Though I bet a few would prefer to be female mantises.)
 
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given its severe axial tilt relative to the plane of the ecliptic
This man is dangerous. Words like this could seduce even the most tired Praying Mantis.
 
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Jim: You're probably referring to a retrograde orbit - rotating opposite the direction of revolution. Except that Uranus and Pluto also do this. I suppose I can understand leaving out Uranus, since "clockwise" is even less applicable for that planet, given its severe axial tilt relative to the plane of the ecliptic.
Leave it to Jim to want to talk about the severe axial tilt of Uranus in polite company. Scientists...
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:

I suppose I can understand leaving out Uranus, ... given its severe axial tilt relative to the plane of the ecliptic.


Maybe that's why turtles can breath out of theirs?
Speaking of which, how do they know that particular fact about turtles? IS it the bubbles that come from there while they are underwater, that most likely has a more mundane explaination. Or did someone actually take the time to find out.
Jim-Bob: I tell ya it breathin through there.
Billy: Naw Jim-Bob that's just gas it can't no-how breafth through der.
Jim-Bob: Is too, ya idgit! Look stick your ear right here where mine is.
Billy: Goollly Jim-Bob! Your right it is brefin through its tushy. Can I borrow your turtle ? Sally mae 'il be so impressed....
 
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Originally posted by Dave Vick:

Maybe that's why turtles can breath out of theirs?
Speaking of which, how do they know that particular fact about turtles? IS it the bubbles that come from there while they are underwater, that most likely has a more mundane explaination. Or did someone actually take the time to find out.



I had doubts about this one too, but actually... someone did go to the trouble to actually research all this...

-Nate

P.S. - Though the "donkey vs. airplane body count" statistics is on snopes.com as "unverifiable"...
[ March 27, 2002: Message edited by: Nathan Pruett ]
 
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From that link:
To demonstrate the turtle's effectiveness at breathing through its anus and its pharynx, researchers submerged captive turtles for up to eight days
To try this with humans, researchers first need FDA approval :roll:
 
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It is impossible to lick your elbow.
A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,
your heart stops for a millisecond.
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to
suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or
neck and die.
If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one
reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the
sand or attempted to
do so - apart from Bones.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or
received a telephone call.
Rats and horses can't vomit.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have
over million descendants.
The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in the English language.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in
your ear by 700 times.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat
70 assorted insects and 10 spiders. {Yuck!}
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
hey seee now the most interesting one .....
Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
 
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:roll: ....
 
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I think its a compliment to be called a Pig
 
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Imagine being complimented as "You are a pig in bed"
 
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