25 July 2010

Trivia for a Sunday Morning...

Because I know you want to know!

  • A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  • No two spider webs are the same.
  • The Neanderthal Man's brain was bigger than modern man's.
  • It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.
  • A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • Ancient Egyptian priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he does not wear pants.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • The largest number of children born to one woman is 69 in Russia.
  • Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  • A study of 200,000 ostriches over 80 years did not record a single case of an ostrich burying its head in the sand.
  • If you sneeze to 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.


Enjoy your Sunday!

7 comments:

David said...

I think I've proven the gold fish thing wrong...
I had 10 gold fish in a 40L tank.
There were three others living in the same house at that time.
I was the only one to tend to their every need, excluding wiping their bottoms after no. 2s
Any time one of the other three people came home, no reaction whatsoever from the gold fish.
Anytime I came home, through the front door approx. 7 metres from the gold fish tank, the 10 gold fish would congregate in the front corner, wagging their tails excitedly, like 10 little floating puppy dogs, eagerly awaiting their master's touch.

If they had a memory span of only 3 seconds, how is it they could always distinguish me, their food giver, and tank cleaner, from anyone else in the house?

Cheers,

DG

David said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfish#Intelligence

David said...

BTW, like the no-two-snow-flakes are the same theory, no one has ever seen every single spider web, so no one could possibly be so sure that the second point is true....sorry, don't mean to be a party pooper, just testing theories...like the one that says no two humans have the same DNA pattern...now that is one hellava dangerous theory!! hahahha....thanks for the post....keeps me on my toes :-)

Cheers,

DG

Rob Baiton said...

@ David...

Thanks for the link. It is just trivia and it is meant to be fun. It is not the first piece of trivia that I have posted that has been disproved.

On the DNA front, how many cases have there been where people have had the same DNA (outside of identical twins)?

H. Nizam said...

Hi Rob,
Most of them are okay, except for Donald Duck banned in Finland LOL, Russian woman giving birth to 69 children hmmmm ..., if she's married at 18 start delivering baby at 19 that means that if she gave 34 twins then her last baby would have been born when she's 54, or perhaps some were born triplets. What age do Russian women reach menopause?

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

Maybe she started earlier, and maybe in amongst the twins there are some triplets and quadruplets.

Alternatively, you could do what David has done and use the vast resources of the internet to check them out and then shoot them down where you think they are wrong :D

As to menopause for Russian women. I can honestly say I am not an expert on this subject :)

David said...

"On the DNA front, how many cases have there been where people have had the same DNA (outside of identical twins)?"

Hi Rob,

We'd have to check the DNA of every single human being before we could be sure.

Cheers,

DG