Wednesday, 19th December 2012
STRANGE FACTS ABOUT LIFE – Here’s a few quirky true facts about life that you should find entertaining. I have to be honest that I often wonder who thinks this stuff up?
It’s hard to believe, at times, that there are folks out there compiling all sorts of factual information that is more than a little strange and I often find myself asking; “Did I really need to know that?”
Well if you are one of those people who likes the unusual and those little tit-bits of factual information then you’ll love these… Enjoy!
Shouting is a Waste of Energy
According to experts if you were to shout for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you could produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. That’s an awful lot of yelling for just a single cup of coffee, so it’s hardly worth the effort. I think I’ll stick to the electric kettle; it’s much easier and less noisy.
Farting as an Energy Source
Did you know that if you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months you could produce sufficient gas to create the energy of an atomic bomb?
That’s amazing and when it comes to producing energy from the human body I would have to say that this is far more productive than shouting. Considering the danger aspect it might me a good idea if we all cut down on the consumption of baked beans.
Human Heart is a Powerful Pump
Amazing to think that the human heart creates sufficient pressure, when it’s pumping blood around our bodies, that it can squirt a stream of blood a distance of 30 feet.
Now that is simply amazing and one very powerful pump.
Oh But to Be a Pig
According to those in the know, a Pig’s orgasm lasts a total of 30 minutes. Now who found this out and exactly why is a mystery but now I know that if reincarnation actually exists then I’m definitely coming back as a Pig.
The Resilient Cockroach
There are not many people I know who find the cockroach an endearing creature but you have to admire its stamina as a cockroach, according to the scientists, can live up to 9 days without its head.
So, if you cut the head off a cockroach it would basically starve to death… Now that’s creepy in anyone’s book.
I have to admit my thoughts of reincarnation are still with the Pig.
Banging Your Head Against the Wall
This is a diet trick that is NOT recommended, but according to the lab coats you can lose up to 150 calories per hour simply by banging your head against the wall.
I’ll stick with the 30 minute orgasm, surely that burns off way more calories and it’s far more fun. Seriously that Pig really does have it all!
The Male Praying Mantis Love Life
I am definitely NOT coming back as a male Praying Mantis. This poor guy cannot have intercourse while his head is attached to his body, so the female initiates sex by ripping his head off.
Hi Honey I’m home… Arrrg – end of. Nope I’m definitely coming back as a Pig.
The Feat of the Flea
Did you know that a Flea can jump 350 times the length of its own body. I know you’re completely amazed but what will really blow your mind is when you put that in perspective. If a human could do the same it would be the equivalent of jumping the entire lenght of a football field.
Just to get side tracked for a minute… Just think, a 30 minute orgasm! Can you imagine such bliss – I seriously want to come back as a pig.
According to those in the know a Catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. I’m not really sure what could be that tasty on the bottom of the pond but whatever it is I assure you that the Catfish is able to sample its delights to the full.
Lions Have Real Stamina
What do Lions do? Well according to the experts, they eat, sleep an awful lot and when it’s mating season they really know how to get it on. The average Lion will mate over 50 times a day. No wonder they need all that meat and have to sleep a lot.
Ummm, coming back as a cross between a Lion and a Pig – now that sounds more than interesting and would no doubt lead to a very happy and content life.
On that note it’s not possible to cross breed a Lion and a Pig so I’ll take the pig. It’s simply a matter of Quality over Quantity.
Butterflies Have Tasty Feet
Maybe the title is somewhat misleading so let me rephrase that… Butterflies apparently taste with their feet. At last I’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep as this has been on my mind a lot lately as I’m sure it has yours. Sleep tight!
According to scientists the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. I really think we should leave it at that, but it does make you wonder how long a Pigs tongue is. No doubt someone has the answer to that one tucked away somewhere.
Right Hand Vs. Left Handed
On average, right handed people live 9 years longer that left handed people. Hardly seems fair but the question on the tip of my tongue is if you are ambidextrous does that mean you can split the difference?
Polar Bears are left handed according to scientists – maybe they should switch and live longer.
Elephants Can’t Jump
Well quite frankly what would be the point? Not exactly the most salacious piece of information I’ve ever read but it was on the list and no doubt this kept some people awake at night contemplating this conundrum.
Glow in the Dark
Did you know that a Cat’s urine glows under black light? More is the point did you really care.
Makes you wonder how much government scientists get paid to figure this stuff out.
Scientists tell us that an Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. Must be an awful lot of Ostrich’s in Parliament.
It is interesting to note here that politicians, it has been said, are directly related to Baboons. However, when you consider that the Star Fish does NOT have a brain then I would suggest the correlation is far greater.
Humans and Dolphins Are Alike
According to extensive research Humans and Dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
What about the Pig? Do Dolphins know about Pigs? Seriously someone should let them know – it’s not nice to be cruel to animals.
Well I am sure you feel enlightened and very well educated with all these fascinating facts. May be you should share this with your friends so they too can become enlightened and pray that if reincarnation does exist we’ll all come back as Pigs.
Seriously, I didn’t realise the Pig was such a lucky animal – who knew?