May 13, 2009 at 10:31 pm #28689
Interesting Statistics If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.) If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it !)The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. (O.M.G.!)A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes. (In my next life, I want to be a pig.)A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.) (I'm still not over the pig.)Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour (Don't try this at home, maybe at work)The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off. (Honey, I'm home. What the...?!)The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. (30 minutes.. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. (What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.(Hmmmmmm......)Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. (If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. (Okay, so that would be a good thing)A cat's urine glows under a black light. (I wonder who was paid to figure that out?)An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that.)Starfish have no brains (I know some people like that too.)Polar bears are left-handed. (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. (What about that pig??)
Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread these crazy facts and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to, maybe even a chuckle.May 14, 2009 at 7:12 am #31826MitzKeymaster
The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "e."There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.Singapore has only one train station.The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.September 15, 2009 at 1:27 am #31827SolracnasParticipant
I wish I was a pig…September 16, 2009 at 10:45 pm #31828
Same here 😛Some more facts1/3 of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.The Australian $5,$10,$20,$50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic. (A real question here to the Aussies, Is this true? If it is weird)In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for chugging 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds. (Cool! Doubt I could ever get close to that, wouldn't even try, rather keep the food in my gut)Most liquid laundry detergents are alive with living organisms that help to break down stains!Panophobia is the fear of everything.In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes'.September 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm #31829MitzKeymaster
Australian money is indeed made of plastic. Each note is a different colour and size. Its much, much more durable than paper money, can be washed and ironed, and looks prettier than the rest of the worlds money (though the NZ currency is very colourful too). Its not stiff like a credit card or anything, its very like paper money to use and hold. We have had this money for years. The first plastic note was the $10 in 1988 and then they started phasing out all of the paper money until by 1996 all Australian banknotes were made of plastic.For me, the wierd thing is that our currency is based on the cent, ie 100 cents to the dollar, but there is no such thing as one cent. Our smallest coin is the 5 cent piece. You can still buy things for $9.97, they all go onto the total at the supermarket, and the total is rounded down or up, so if your total comes to 34.67 then you will pay 34.65, but if your total is 34.68 then you will pay 34.70.The government is actually even looking at removing the 5 cent piece too, making our smallest coin the 10 cent piece.
Mitz from Tips4pcSeptember 16, 2009 at 11:37 pm #31830
Interesting, still like our paper money :), 4 notes Â£50 (Though these are rarely seen, I haven't held one yet or seen one near me, I assume they are used more between banks as higher denomination notes and retailers are normally fishy about accepting them anyway, quite a lot don't accept them), Â£20, Â£10 and Â£5.Then the coins are Â£5 (They are more a commemorative coin and seen as Souvenirs and are rarely seen in circulation, I have one oddly enough, and they are accepted by most retailers as legal tender) Â£2, Â£1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p.So we avoid your problem of rounding up or down the cost, although I find it odd that they wouldn't put a 1 cent in circulation, oh well BoA's choice anyway.
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