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Noses never stop growing

on Wednesday, 05 August 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Here’s some interesting trivia passed along by a friend: 

  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. 
  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day. 
  • You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin! 
  • A hard working adult sweats up to four gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it’s there, though. 
  • Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
  • Ancient drinkers warded off the devil by clinking their cups.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. Since Venus is normally associated with women, does this mean women are going the ‘right’ direction? 
  • A ten-gallon hat holds three-quarters of a gallon.
  • The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.
  • Anteaters prefer termites to ants. 
  • A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. 
  • After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again! 
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
  • A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off – it dies from starvation!
  • A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth.
  • A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4-foot tall child inside.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • Crickets hear through their knees. 
  • Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland! 
  • Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed...or is that paws?
  • Oak trees do not have acorns until they are 50 years old or older. 
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet.
  • Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
  • A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
  • If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion. 
  • One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen.
  • There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
  • Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave. 
  • Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
  • It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. 
  • In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
  • On 15 April 1912 the SS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson which seemed to foretell the disaster. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of Robertson’s fictional ship was the Titan.
  • Panama hats come from Ecuador not Panama. 
  • Peanuts are used in the production of dynamite.
  • Clark Gable used to shower more than 4 times a day.
  • Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were even in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the fraternity house walls with drawings of his characters. 
  • Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army was one of two cadets who have graduated from the West Point military academy without a single demerit.

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