Friday, November 2, 2018


Try to breathe and swallow at the same time. You can’t.

It’s also impossible 
to hum while holding your nose.

If you folded a piece of paper 42 times, it would be thick enough reach to the 

Coconuts kill more people
 than sharks every year. Same with cows.

Scotland is further north than Alaska.

Not only is Reno, Nevada, west of Los Angeles, but so are six state capitals.

If you’re in Detroit and you walk south, you’ll actually walk 
into Canada.

Maine is the closest 
US state to Africa.

The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a DINOSAUR is almost 100%. 

There are more tigers in Texas than the rest of the world.

There are fewer atoms on Earth than there are ways to shuffle a deck of cards.

 A “butt load” is an actual unit of measurement, equivalent to 126 gallons.

There is enough iron in your body to make a 3-inch nail. 

When the first Star Wars came out, France was still executing people with the guillotine. 

Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born
 in the same year.

Shakespeare and Pocahontas both lived 
during the same time.

Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln have the same exact birthday — down to the year.

The lint that collects in the bottom of your pockets has a name — gnurr.

Cambridge University is older 
than the Aztec empire.

Beethoven and George Washington were alive at the same time — in fact, George Washington was in his forties when Beethoven was born.

One million seconds is 11 days. One billion seconds is 33 years. 

Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did in the 19th century.

It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.

Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
(buzzfeed.com/Dave Stopera)

Do you feel like this now?

or this?

Or maybe even this:

How about some confused cartoons:

I think, therefore I am confused----fishducky



  1. I did manage to hum with my nose pinched shut. Briefly.
    I do love these pieces of trivia. Thank you.

  2. I had to try humming and holding my nose. I also looked at a us map to check the state capitals :)

    1. But were you holding your nose while you looked at the map?

  3. I don't believe all of these, but I am too lazy to Google them. I did not try an humm while holding my nose, I'm on to that trick...ok, i did.

    The thing about cows is you seen them coming, and I never swim with coconuts.

  4. Gee, I guess I'm not as unique as I thought I was... I hummed while pinching my nose shut, too. :) I'm dubious about a lot of these "facts," but they were still fun to read. Besides, in today's world, the words "fact" and "truth" have lost a lot of their meaning, anyway.

  5. I love facts like these and readily believe them. You would never lie to us. Tried humming and pinching nose. I made a noise but it was not a hum.

    1. I would never lie to you. I may kid you a little, but I would NEVER lie!!

    2. Fox Mulder (X-Files): I would never lie. I wilfully participated in a campaign of misinformation. (when accused of lying by Dana Scully)

  6. Thank you for your great sense of humour.

    God bless you.

  7. Must mean humming with your mouth closed.
    Some of these seem impossible, but unless I had the time to google them I'll take your word for them. Amazing! I had never heard of most of these. :)

    1. I found them online, but I assume SOMEONE checked their veracity!!

  8. Only newborn babies can breathe and swallow at the same time, we lose that ability by about 9 months of age. Great fun facts and funnies!

  9. I wonder how many 3-inch nails you could make if you had a butt-load of iron in your body.

  10. Some of us are more confused then others, some of us are always confused, some of us have no idea what is happening or what we are saying or writing.

    These facts were interesting and some of them made me scratch my head and think what the hell. Of course I tried to humm with my nose blockedc and failed

  11. "Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year"
    Where do you get these statistics? Can you verify the numbers of sharks killed by coconuts? How many cows have killed a shark? how many coconuts does it take to kill a cow?
    Love that final cartoon. Or should I write "cartoon final that Love"?

    1. I would imagine that less sharks than people are killed by coconuts (unless they are thrown by cows with a good aim)!!

    2. I usually get them from factslides.com. or buzzfeed.com.


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