Random Facts pt.3

Here’s a new portion of interesting facts.

Enjoy!

did you know - facts

  1.  Indoor pollution is 10 times more toxic than outdoor pollution.
  2. A rat can fall of a five story building without injury.
  3. The average bra size today is 36C. Ten years ago it was 34B. (Talk about obesity…)
  4. In Florida penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
  5. Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
  6. A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is off the ground.
  7. Kangaroos and Emus cannot move backwards. That is why they are Australia’s national symbols (Always only forward).
    Australian Emblem
  8. Kangaroo is the aboriginal  word for “I don`t understand”. When the white people asked the natives what the animal is called, the natives always said “Kangaroo” because they didn`t understand but as dumb as we are we thought that’s the name of the animal.
  9. All coffee is grown within 1000 miles of the equator.
  10. Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer. Hence their emblem – a plane propeller spinning with the blue sky in the background.
    BMW emblem story
  11. Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller.
  12. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
  13. A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
  14. On some Caribbean islands the oysters can climb trees.
  15. There are no rental cars in Bermuda.
  16. Ants, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side. (And I`m thinking – WHO GETS PAID TO RUN SUCH TESTS?!?)
  17. Elvis had a twin.
  18. Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk!
    dragonfly
  19. Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive.
  20. Farts are created mostly by E. Coli.
  21. The name “Wendy” was made up for the book “Peter Pan”!
  22. Kittens are born both blind and deaf.
  23. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter in the alphabet.
  24. Pearls melt in vinegar. (Don`t try this at home or anywhere else for that matter unless you want your SO to be furious).
  25. The Kangaroo Rat can last longer without water than a camel.
    kangaroo rat

 

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