I am always intrigued by the mystical, the unusual and enticed by the enigmatic. I also enjoy reading about the weird facts of the world we live in. And guess what, the web is full of charts listing the odd.
Here are a few facts that captured my interest. Whether they are true or not is anyone's guess, but they make for a fun read:
*Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
*Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
*Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
*Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.
*The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
*Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
*A dragonfly has a lifespan of twenty-four hours.
*A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
*A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
*An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
*Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.
*Crickets hear through their knees.
*Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
never stop growing.
*All polar bears are left handed.
*Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
*From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
*It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
*Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
*Only female mosquitoes bite.
*Race car is a palindrome.
*The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
*There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
*There is a city called Rome on every continent.
*There is about 200 times more gold in the world’s oceans, than has been mined in our entire history.
*A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.