28 June 2009

Trivia -- Interesting Facts...

It has been a while since I posted some interesting, or not, piece of trivia. Generally, these tid bits are only every going to be useful in games like trivial pursuit or Jeopardy or maybe Who Wants to be a Millionaire. But, they are fun.

Did you know any of the following:

1. That each year insects eat one third of the world's food crop;

2. That human thighbones are as strong as concrete;

3. That apples, not caffeine are better at waking you up in the morning;

4. That the evidence of a bloodhound is admissible in an American court of law;

5. That a raisin in a glass of champagne will float to the top and then sink to the bottom over and over again;

6. That the average human body contains enough iron to make a 7.62cm nail;

7. That bulletproof vests, fire escapes, laser printers, and windscreen wipers were all invented by women;

8. That the first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, and was used by Egyptians as early as 2000 BC;

and,

9. That the human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all of the world's telephones combined.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

the writer said...

Interesting indeed. I am particularly curious about apple as coffee replacement in the morning. Must head to the supermarket to see if this "fact" really holds :)

Rob Baiton said...

Yep, I am a little curious on this one as well.

I have my coffee later in the day. So, I am not so sure that it makes any difference for me.

I just had a doppio doppio (or is it a quaddio?)...and I still feel like I need a good sleep.

lawsulk said...

Dont mean to be a spoil sport but the real fun of trivia, apart from remembering it accurately and telling it later at some appropriate time (to everyone's amazement), is qualifying it.

Rob Baiton said...

Lawsulk...

Disagree.

You can believe it or not believe it, up to you.

You can look it up / research it and either prove trivia to be correct or disprove it, and then give me a public serve for telling trivia lies.

Truth be told, these tid bits of trivia came of the wrapping to a panty liner. Is that qualification enough? :)

Enjoy your week!

you know who said...

Does that make you a "bogger"??

Rob Baiton said...

You Know Who...

I am not Irish (this seems to be where the term finds its roots). I am not sure that I would be calling myself a bog warrior or bogman.

I am not sure that I am of rough manners, uncouth, from the country, or of little concern for social niceties. Then again, maybe I am all of those things and more ;)

Or was it a typo and you were intending the more Australian, bugger?

youknowwho said...

Dear oh dear, how is it not possible to communicate with a fellow ozzie

bog - excrement; toilet
bog in - eat heartily
bog house - outside toilet

Rob Baiton said...

You Know Who...

Mate, too easy! :D