Over almost 8 years I have enjoyed sharing this with you and it has been fun. I’ve reached a lot of people and, based on various emails and comments to the blog touched a lot of people in a positive way.
However, as with all good things, it’s time to call it a day with this blog as the time commitments in my personal and professional life require me to make some cutbacks in the number of lists / blogs I maintain: this will be the last post to this site. I will keep the content up for a while for people to peruse.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life over the years!
The Australian Emu holds the land speed record for birds at 31 mph.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
Humans and Dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight.
A bowling pin needs to tilt only 7.5 degrees to fall.
1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on TV at some point in their lives.
The study of word origins is called etymology.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
According to an old English system of time units, a moment is one and a half minutes.
In 1855, dentist Robert Arthur was the first to use gold to fill cavities.
The smallest bone in the body is the stirrup.
The average mattress contains 2 million house dust mites.
No other animal gives us more by-products than the pig.
Mexican jumping beans jump because of a moth larva inside the bean.
An electric eel produces an average of 400 volts.
A myrmecologist studies ants.
To crack a whip, the tip must be traveling faster than the speed of sound.
Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869 by a dentist named William Semple.
Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
At the nearest point, Russia and America are less than 4 km apart.
The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year.
Why is the color blue used for baby boys?
Several centuries ago, it was believed satanic spirits hovered around nurseries waiting for a chance to enter the bodies of young children. It was also believed these evil spirits could be repelled by the color blue, which was the color of the Heavens. Since it was considered important to protect young males, the custom developed to dress young boys in blue to ward off evil spirits lurking about.