Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Follow and Weird Facts

I have my Anatomy OSCE on Monday, so true to form I'm procrastinating. Here are some weird facts I read instead of studying....

-Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
-Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
-Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
-A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. (lucky pig)
-Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
-On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
-A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
-The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
-Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
-You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
-You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
-Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
-More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
-Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
-Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump".
-If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
-The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it. (sorry Robyn)
-Women blink nearly twice as much as men.


  1. Interesting stuff...I am a trivia hound.
    I think crocodiles and alligators don't HAVE tongues at all, which why they can't stick them out.

  2. Thank God I read this before injecting myself with nutmeg. I just hate having extra spices around the house and was considering it.

  3. Ha ha, BB.
    Then you better stay away from the ginger too.

  4. Joe, they do have tongues, but they are fixed which is probally why they can't lick them out. (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, LOVE those books)

    Betty too funny!

  5. This is great!
    Happy Friday Follow!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yep, the truffles are SOOoo Good. You gotta try 'em! I'm your newest follower!

  7. Great blog. I'm now following you back.

  8. Thanks for the interesting facts. Do women really blink twice as much as men, or are they really just batting their eyes?

  9. These are really fascinating, Baygirl. No, I simply refuse to believe the average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it..? That is bizarre. Please say it isn't so.
    Your BabyGirl Bar Award has none. I know because I made it, and I didn't put any insect legs in it..Ok, now I need to do some research. What insects? How? Whym oh why?