Light-heartedness: Fun Facts About Stuff

My past couple of posts have been rather serious and sad, so I thought it was about time to lighten things up around here with some useless, but interesting, facts about life. Enjoy 🙂

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

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A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

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Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

Colgate faced big obstacles when marketing toothpaste in Spanish-speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”

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German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

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The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

No word in the English language rhymes with ‘MONTH’.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jodes on March 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Love it Treens, very cool! Breathing through one’s butt has got to smell bad… with every breath you take!


  2. Posted by Shara on March 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I love the turtle one and then under the photo it says click on photo for location…is that the location of the Turtles butt???


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