28 Facts you Always Wanted to Know

You know, it is amazing what you can find out when you spend the day surfing the net as I do.  Tons of information, most of it pretty useless but, hey, you never know when you might need to know one of these 28 cool facts:

  • Did you know that a pig cannot physically look up into the sky?
  • Know the name for a pregnant goldfish? It’s a Twit!


  • Heinz produced Alphabetti Spaghetti for the German market from 1937 to 1945. Instead of letters, they made tiny swastikas
  • In Belgium it is law for every child at primary school to have harmonica lessons
  • Each human being will spend, on average, 2 weeks of their lifetime kissing and will have sex more than 3,000 times.
  • Did you know that over 50% of the world’s population have never received or made a telephone call?


  • Horses and rats are not able to vomit
  • Ladies, are you aware that most lipsticks contain fish scales?
  • Next time your cat goes for a pee, shine a black light on it – it will glow!
  • We know that everyone has a different fingerprint but did you know that we all have a unique tongue print as well?


  • Force your eyes to stay open and they will pop out. Obviously you need to really exert some force but it can happen
  • The toughest tongue twister in the history of the English language is said to be “Sixth sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick”. Go on, have a go!
  • When you try to stop a sneeze from happening you can actually rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck, leading to death. Sneeze too hard and you can fracture a rib!
  • Take a breeding pair of rats and in 18 months, they will produce more than 1 million descendants

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  • If you wear headphones for more than an hour at a time you run the risk of increasing ear bacteria by more than 700 times
  • The government claims it has no knowledge of aliens. Why, then, is it written in the Code of Federal Regulations that it is illegal for any US Citizen to have any contact with an extraterrestrial or their vehicles?
  • Do you watch Seinfeld? In every single episode, you will see a Superman somewhere in it.
  • Cigarette lighters were invented long before matches


  • Around 35% of those who reply to or place personal dating ads are already married
  • Nobody knows why but a duck’s quack produces no echo
  • Around 23% of faults with photocopiers, across the whole world, are caused by people photocopying their own backsides
  • Yummy! Over the course of your life, you will eat around 70 different insects and 10 spiders – all while you are asleep
  • Did you know that Barbie has a full name? It’s Barbara Millicent Roberts
  • It is physically impossible for any human to lick their elbow
  • Crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out


  • A shrimp has a heart – in its head!
  • When you sneeze, your heart stops beating for a millisecond which is where the saying “bless you” comes from
  • 200,000 ostriches were studied over 80 years and not one of them was reported to have ever stuck its head in the sand!

Weird but true, every single one of them! You are now well armed for the next pub quiz.

by Steve

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