Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday Thirteen - Strange-But-True Facts + funnies!

I haven't done this in quite a while and I'm a little late with it today, but I thought I'd throw up some strange-but-true facts like I used to, with some (very) loosely-related demotivationals b/c they made me laugh.

It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

If you go blind in one eye, you'll only lose about one-fifth of your vision (but all your depth perception.)

The letters in "Listen" are the same ones as in "Silent"

About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday.

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

40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. 

The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.

The focusing muscles of the eye move about 100,000 times a day. To give the leg muscles the same exercise would involve walking 80km (50 miles) a day.

 Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.

 According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.

The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet and one inch long.
If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange.

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  1. Also, I would like to visit Chernobyl. At least once.

  2. I'll bet I've already spent more than two weeks waiting on traffic lights. There's one by my house that I've clocked at 65 seconds, and I'm always getting caught by it, sometimes more than once per attempt to cross.

    1. We have one like that. It is timed really poorly- 2 minutes red for the largely traveled road and 45 sec red for the side road. Don't know what the heck they were thinking!

  3. I knew a guy who drank tons of fresh carrot juice and he did have sort of an orange glow.

  4. The golf one made me laugh! These were great, and who knew olives could add up to so much?

  5. As for the SILENT = LISTEN fact...

    RACECAR spelled backwards is RACECAR.

    Also...and this is the funny one...

    STRAP-ON backwards is, ironically, NO-PARTS.

  6. you put a lot of work into that! greatness!
    have a cool weekend!

  7. Goodness. The mosquito fact, while a little comforting in the sense that you'd never run into that many mosquitoes (hopefully) ever made me cringe. And that is CRAZY about Bruce Lee. Way to go, bud!