Thursday, April 29, 2010

Today's Trivia - Assorted

Ready for another week of interesting but totally useless information? Of course you are.

So let’s get to it...

1) The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue.

2) Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Did someone actually do this?)

3) The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off. (Scary... )

4) Butterflies taste with their feet.

5) Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

6) Starfish don't have brains. (I know some people like this. )

7) Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

8) Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

9) Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

10) Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

11) Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

12) The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

13) More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

14) Certain frogs can be frozen solid, then thawed, and survive.

15) Cat's urine glows under a black light. (Someone actually thought to try this?)

16) A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

17) If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom. (Something to keep in mind.)

18) If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

19) It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs. (Now, where can I get me a cow to try this out?)

20) Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
    Spades - King David
    Clubs - Alexander the Great
    Hearts – Charlemagne
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

Now, wasn’t that fun?


  1. Interesting stuff, Martha! Regarding #1: There's probably no other muscle in the human body that gets us into so much trouble as the tongue. :-)

  2. Ha ha are right, Beth! That is too funny :)