Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween? That ain’t scary. This is scary (well some of it kinda sorta is)

  • If you sneeze too 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.
      • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over 1 million descendents.
      • If you urinate when swimming in a South American river, you may encounter the Candiru. Drawn to warmth, this tiny fish is known to follow a stream of urine to its source, swim inside the body, and flare it's barbed fins. It will remain firmly embedded in the flesh until surgically removed.
      • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
      • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
      • People dress their pets.
      • When you sleep, you grow by about 8mm (0.3in). The next day you shrink back to your former height. The reason is that your cartilage discs are squeezed like sponges by the force of gravity when you stand or sit.
      • 90% of women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right. 
      • More than half the population of Kenya is under the age of 15.
      • Harrison Ford has a species of spider named after him.
      • If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.
      • Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.
      • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
      •  The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
      • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
      • A man makes 10 million new sperm cells a day. If you grab a calculator and are bored, you can work out that that is enough cells to repopulate the planet within 6 months. How sweet would the world be with one Bill Y per person, to personally teach the ways of Mocking! Bill Y


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