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Friday, May 29, 2015

THINGS I BET YOU NEVER KNEW (OR CARED ABOUT) PART III






(If you're tired of learning new things, don't blame me.  Blame Susan of I Think, Therefore I Yam--she sent this to me!!)

The heart is an extremely hard-working organ, beating more than 100,000 times in a single day. By the time a person is 70 years old, his or her heart will have beaten more than 2.5 billion times.

Sixty thousand miles of vessels carry blood to every part of your body.  How does the blood know where to go?

 In Victorian England, turkeys were popular for Christmas dinners. Some of the birds were raised in Norfolk, and taken to market in London. To get them to London, the turkeys were supplied with boots made of sacking or leather. The turkeys were walked to market. The boots protected their feet from the frozen mud of the road. Boots were not used for geese: instead, their feet were protected with a covering of tar.

Did you know the YKK on your zipper stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha?

Did you know 3.14 is PIE backwards?

Did you know the dot over an i or a j is called a tittle?

Did you know cashews grow like this? 

Now let’s shrink things down.

Here's what Velcro looks like close up:

And here's what sand looks like under a microscope:

Speaking of sand...
there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth:
Thanks to Carl Sagan for this knowledge.

Speaking of things that are huge...
A blue whale’s heart is so big a small child could swim through the veins:

Let’s think even bigger:
If you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a rock down, it would take 45 minutes to reach the bottom:

Here’s what Jupiter would look like if it were the same distance to Earth as the Moon:

And here’s what a sunset on Mars looks like (ours is much better):

Did you know a compressed spring weighs more than a relaxed one?  
Apparently tension makes you fatter!!

We know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the ocean:

Now let’s talk about time:
The Ottoman Empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series.

The Great Pyramid was built circa 2560 BC

Cleopatra lived 69 BC-30 BC and the first Moon landing was in 1969, AD
which means Cleopatra lived closer to the Moon landing than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.  Speaking of the pyramids,
they were as old to the Romans as the Romans are to us.

Here’s one more:
In 1903 the Wright Brothers flew for the first time

and in 1969, man landed on the Moon.
That’s only 66 years.

PHEW! That was intense.

Here's a picture of some dogs to chill you out:





And a bloody funny bunch of cartoons:




 

 







Now you & I know everything!!----fishducky

 





22 comments:

  1. Ooooh. Lots and lots and lots of interesting facts. Sadly the last cartoon is truer than I like.

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  2. I never realized that pi backward spells pie. This alone was worth the trip.

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  3. Lots of information there, I liked most of it, some of it I didn't understand and some of it I've misplaced.
    Merle....................

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  4. Oh, my...I'm overwhelmed, Fran. I had a former boss who declared himself the master of useless information, like the name of a dog on a sitcom several years past.

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    1. He usurped the title--I am the master, queen, goddess, font, etc of useless information!!

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  5. Who knew sand was so interesting. Great facts here, can't wait till my next party to amaze.

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    1. Sand is apparently ground up everything!!

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  6. Those must be some tuff turkeys. I think Carl Sagan forgot to count a few beaches. Why do I get slapped when I tell a lady she makes beautiful Tittles?

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    1. Perhaps you're mispronouncing it!!

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  7. The sand was amazing! I'm extra appreciative of your posts being sick because they always cheer me up. ;)

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    1. You're sick or my posts are?

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    2. LOL! Me. Cough...cough...cough. ;)
      That was an awkward sentence from a snot-filled brain.

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  8. Here's to my sister knowledge seeker, and lover of trivial crap. May we ever find this kinda stuff fascinating. :)

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  9. Okay, I can't get past the thought that Cleopatra was closer to the moon landing than the building of the pyramids. Mind blown.

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    1. I'm sure the pyramids are well past their expiration date--& so is Cleopatra!!

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  10. That last cartoon is me, exactly. If I don't write it down, I forget it.
    So many things here I didn't know. all of them interesting.
    Cleo lived so long ago, but it seems even then dresses were made open fronted so the breasts would be exposed.

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    1. Some of us--but not me--would be nothing without our boobs!!

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