Web Blog of Connie Vines, author or multi-genre fiction. Awards: H.O.L.T. Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent), Orange Rose, Award of Excellence--Contemporary Romance; Independent eBook Award, Dream Realm Award. National Book Award and Frankfurt Book Award, nominee--YA Historical Fiction. Blog includes guest bloggers and snippets of WIP.
I found the following facts very interesting and fun. What is your favorite? I think mine is between It's impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath. and It is impossible to hum if your nose is plugged. Hope you have fun reading these facts. :) A fun break for your mind.
machines are as dirty as public toilets.
Punk named their band after a negative reviewer called their act "a bunch
of daft punk."
typical lead pencil can draw a line that is 35 miles long.
4. If you
had 10 billion $1 notes and spent one every second of every day, it would
require 317 years for you to go broke.
hands of the clock on the back of the $100 bill are set at approximately 4:10.
usually survive in circulation for about 30 years.
car horns beep in the tone of F.
8. No one
knows Albert Eistein's last words. Just before he passed, he spoke several
words in German, but his nurse only knew English.
Monopoly, the character locked behind the bars is called Jake the Jailbird.
Officer Edgar Mallory sent him to jail.
longest Monopoly game in history lasted 70 straight days.
was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner.
Kwon Do is only around 60 years old.
13. The 409
escalators in the London subway cover a distance every week which is
approximately equivalent to several trips around the globe!
14. It is
impossible to hum if your nose is plugged.
15. One in
five long-term love relationships began with one or both partners being
involved with others.
someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated
with social judgment are suppressed.
personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.
withdrawing money from an ATM, the 'whirring' sound before your money pops out
is actually a recording. The actual mechanism is so far back that you can't
19. Most of
the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
became symbolic for a kiss because in the middle ages when alot of people were
illiterate and they used to sign documents with an X and then kiss it for
glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean,
but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
taking place all over the
24. A new baby
usually deprives each of its parents around 350-400 hours of sleep in the first
year. That is one entire nights sleep per week, per parent.
Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when
it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books
that would occupy the building.
26. If you
mouth the word "colorful" to someone, it looks like you are saying
"I love you".
27. You can
actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in
aluminum foil before inserting them.
was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
29. If left
alone, 70% of birthmarks gradually fade away.
light fends off drowsiness in the middle of the night, which could be useful to
people who work at night.
32. If you
get water flowing fast enough, it can cut metal.
two hundred babies are born worldwide every minute.
burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all
invented by women.
kill more people annually than plane crashes.
impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath.
burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
human hair can support 3 ounces.Fact
·40. On average people fear
spiders more than they do death.
41. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
42. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
43. The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.
44. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.