Friday, April 13, 2007

Useless Facts: More mush to clog your brain

Is your brain filled with useless information? Do you peeve/dazzle your friends in "Trivial Pursuit"? Is your thirst for knowledge insatiable?

Well, then you are -- like me -- probably wasting too much of your "hard drive" (your brain) for the sole purpose of storing meaningless data. Sheesh, you need to defrag or dump your Temporary Trivia Files occasionally.

But since you're here, I'll give you a few more interesting facts (courtesy of my friend ThatCleaningLady):

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.
(Just ask O.J.)

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.
(I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a 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.
(Takes a licking, keeps on ticking ...)

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.
(OK, so that would be a good thing)

A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(Another expensive government study, no doubt)

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??)

3 comments:

Jspiker said...

Very Funny...and you're right.
Some people have WAY to much time on their hands.

Sir Winston Churchill once said:

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals".

Now I know the rest of the story!

Jill said...

LOL! I enjoyed that. Then again, Bob Newhart once said that if given enough time monkeys could write all the great books...to be or not to be, that is the gazorninplat.

No wonder my daughter always liked pigs.Pig toys, statues, kitchen towels,etc.

Love, Rita said...

Ummm, I am going to leave the pig comments to others....but, I LOVED the trivia! LOL. I needed the laughs more than I care to admit.

A person NEEDS some mush in their brain to cushion the hard edges of everything else the world tells us is important!!

Thanks for helping to keep everything in perspective.