Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Now That's Interesting!

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

The flea can jump 350 times its body length.  It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

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.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

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. 

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class. 

Apples are more efficient at waking you up in the morning than coffee.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Hippo milk is pink.

The human brain has the capacity to store everything that you will ever experience.

The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.

In the United States, more steel is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.

It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.

Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.

A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven, an average blow dryer uses more than both.

Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.

Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale's tongue.

In Brazil, there's a species of cockroach that eats eyelashes, usually those of young children while they are asleep.

Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue. The total biomass of all the ants on Earth is about equal to the total biomass of all the people.

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