Did you know……

16 Oct

that the average human being will produce enough mucus in their lifetime to fill up 8 Olympic size swimming pools?

that if you were to go to one end of our galaxy, and call someone who is at the opposite end of our galaxy, once you hit ‘send’ it would take 75,000 years for the phone to ring?

that because of its long neck, the giraffe requires a tremendous amount of blood pressure to get blood to its brain? This means that when it would lower its head to drink, it would have a massive brain aneurysm and die but it has a sponge behind its brain to absorb the blood temporarily until it can raise its head upright again.

that the most common name in the world is Mohammad?

that elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump?

that the smallest bone in your body is found in your ear?

that many Asian cultures can hear musical tones that Americans can’t?

that the word “nerd” was coined by Dr. Seuss?

What other random facts do you know?

6 Responses to “Did you know……”

  1. whittakerwoman October 16, 2008 at 6:13 p10 #

    I want to know how many people on average are in the air at any given time. How many people are in planes over the world? H

  2. bogiegirl October 16, 2008 at 6:13 p10 #

    I looked it up. In the US, there are on average 250,000 people in the air right now, and 500,000 people worldwide, for a total of about 750,000 total. I found it on the internet so it must be right.

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=297288

  3. mamirhi October 17, 2008 at 6:13 p10 #

    ahhh good ol’ teacher trivia! I love that stuff!

  4. Bekah October 17, 2008 at 6:13 p10 #

    Random statistic that may or may not be interesting;
    In 1952, a presidential election year, 74.07% of the eligible California population voted. Eisenhower was elected. However, in our last presential election in 2004, 57.03% of the eligible California population voted. George W. Bush was re-elected.
    What will happen in another 52 years?

    http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/hist_stats_gen_prim/historical_voter_reg_general_nov06.pdf

  5. holly November 2, 2008 at 6:13 p11 #

    you are totally a school teacher

  6. sassybug November 13, 2008 at 6:13 p11 #

    the longest word containing all of the vowels in reverse order is subcontinental.

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