Posts Tagged ‘insects’

Marshmallow Peeps

The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928

Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green

Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes

On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels

The green ring that is formed around the yolk of eggs that have been cooked too long is formed by the chemical reaction from the iron in the yolk and the sulphur in the white part of the egg

The silk that is produced by spiders is stronger than steel

The first president to have a picture taken was John Quincy Adams

Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze

1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.

It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war

In 1902, the game table tennis was brought to the U.S. from Europe by Parker Brothers

Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes themlooks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

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Worm Food

There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the “Bermuda Triangle.” It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers.

State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.

Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.

The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history .

Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever.

The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent

Humpback whales are capable of living up to 95 years.

The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match

Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake. It is located in Canadian Lake Superior.

Cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400.

The Chinese politician Mao Zedong refused to ever brush his teeth and instead just washed his mouth with tea.

The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

In 1884, Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher invented the milk bottle.

Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food.This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”

Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called “Chakalates.”

In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger.

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Flying Mammels

The honey bee is the only bee that dies after stinging.

The only person whose birthday is a legal holiday everywhere in the U,S, is George Washington.

The only mammel that can fly is the bat.bat

The only thing named from the U.S. Patent Office is “patent leather”.

A shark is the only fish that can blink both eyes,

James Buchanan was the only bachelor President.

Maine is the only state in the U.S. which has only one syllable.

Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes entirely in the U.S.

The bee is the only insect that produces food which is eaten by man.

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Crayola Galaxy

Crayola is a French word that means “Oily chalk.” 1

Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers .

Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament .

Dumbest Dog: Afghan hound .

At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour .

It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960’s car did.

The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal .

There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year .

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world .

In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs .

The word “moose” comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning “twig eater.”

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill .

An armadillo can walk under water .

There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars .

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Food That May Explode

In ancient China, doctors received their fees only if their patients were kept healthy. If their health failed, the doctor paid the patient.

Six people can feast on one scrambled ostrich egg for breakfast.

140 members of the Lodi Diving School in California played a monopoky game for 1008 hours-underwater.

The dot over the lettet i is called the tittle.

Morman leader Brigham Young invented the department store.

peanutsDirty snow melts faster than white snow because it is darker and absorbs more heat.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

A telephone signal travels 100,000 miles a second.

An elephant is not afraid of a mouse.

Mortarboard-the square topped hat worn at a graduation.

U.S. patent number 3,593,345 was granted for the “whisper seat” , a toilet seat with soundproofing lining to prevent noise from being heard by others.

The only mammel that can fly is the bat.

The bee is the only insect that produces food which is eaten by humans.

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3 Nipples

In 1855, dentist Robert Arthur was the first to use gold to fill cavities.brushing_teeth

Half of all coffee drinkers drink it black.

The revenue generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.

The rate of quadruplets are one set in every 490,000 births.

On Neptune, a year lasts 165 Earth years.

A person suffering from “polythelia” has three nipples.

Some herons in Japan pick up insects and cast them on the water, luring fish up to be speared by the herons’ beaks.

Between 1725 and 1765, the wife of a Russian peasant, Feodor Vassilyev, gave birth to 69 children. Two died in infancy.

It’s estimated that 40% of direct mail advertising is thrown away without it being opened.

Studies show 83% of men experience nocturnal emissions.

The smallest book in the Library of Congress is Old King Cole measuring just 1/25 inch by 1/25 inch, or about the size of a period at the end of this sentence.

Robert E. Lee was offered the opportunity to command either side during the Civil War.

The presiding doctor at an execution by hanging is known as a “ligophysician.”

The Incas measured time by how long it took a potato to cook.

From development to ejaculation, the lifespan of a sperm is about 2.5 months.

Qantas, the Australian airline, stands for Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service.

The Backstreet Boys have sold more than 200 million books worldwide.

A cocktail of gin and vermouth is called a Gibson if it has an onion in it. A cocktail of gin and vermouth is called a martini if it has an olive in it.

For every older brother a man has, his chances of being gay increase by one-third.

The Supremes started out as a quartet known as the Primettes.

A recent survey showed 75% of women made their bed every day, while 45% of men do so.

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Chuck Berry’s Occupation

A fly’s tastebuds are in its feet.

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was the second manto walk on the lunar surface. His mother’s maiden was moon.

An alligator can swallow an eight pound chicken in one swallow.

Thge comic strip “Peanuts” was originally called Li’l Folks.

In 1944, Fidel Castro was Cuba’s best schoolboy athlete. He was once given a tryout by the Washington Senators baseball team.

Studies found out that most right handed people will scratch with their left hand and vice-versa.

Chuck Berry has a degree in cosmetology from Gibbs Beauty College.

Normal body temperature for a cat is 101.5 and a dog’s  is 101.

Bees flap their wings 300 times per second.

No U.S. president has been an only child.parrot

John Wayne had an 18 inch neck.

In Massachusetts, it  is against the law to drive while shaving.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

A parrot’s vocabulary is usually no more than twenty words.

On average, each American will eat 286 eggs.

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Death By Mating

The average catepillar has sixteen legs.CATEPILLAR

When Joseph Gayette in 1857, he had his name printed on each sheet.

A woodpecker can peck 20 times per second.

When Shell Oil Co. first opened its doors it was a seashell novelty shop.

The geographical center of Ohoo is Delaware- a small town 25 miles north northeast of Columbus.

Thomas Paine, the author 0f “Common Sense” and the creator of the name “United States Of America” died in obscurity June 8, 1809. Only six people came to his funeral.

Leslie King was president of the United States. As a child, when his parents divorced his stepfather adopted him and was given a new name, Gerald Ford.

Laugh and you will burn 3 1/2 calories.

In the US, the average bride is 21 years old and the groom is 23 years old.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

When asked to say a color, 3 out of 5 people will say “red”.

At 90 degree F below zero your breath will freeze and fall to the ground.

In 1915 a telephone call from New York to San Francisco cost $20.70 for the first 3 minutes.

Most people take an average of seven minutes to fall asleep.

England’s Queen Anne (1665-1714) outlived all of her seventeen children.

The tallest man in the world, Thomas Wadlow,  was 5′11″ tall.He died at 22 years old due to an infection caused by leg braces he needed to keep him on his feet.

Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it was 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the union.

A squirrel can live up to nine years. Reduce several years if it lives near a street.

In 1885 the tallest building in the world was seven stories. It housed the Home Insurance Company of Chicago.

The female praying mantis devours her male partner while mating.

In ancient Rome, it was commonplace for a woman’s bath  to be filled with donkey milk and spiced with perfumed swan’s fat.

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Termite Moles

Termites are roasted and eaten like popcorn in South Africa

Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined

In 1890, Scott Paper produced the first toilet paper to be available on a roll

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin

Over 500 million gallons of Kool-Aid drink are consumed each year

The country of Fiji is made up of 332 islands

The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles

A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night


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Mosquito Happy Meal

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there. Also, the mosquito_bitepowder on the bark of a quaking aspen tree works as a mosquito repellent.

No piece of paper can be folded in half consecutively more than 7 times (doubling factor… you end up folding 27 == 128 sheets of paper).

The data track on a CD is a very long spiral. If it were unwound and laid out in a straight line, it would be over 3.5 miles long.

Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist.

The ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan.

40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.

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