Between Hovering Hubby and Princess Nagger being underfoot all day yesterday, and the creation of 74 jars of Wine Jelly, I didn’t have time to come up with a coherent Random Tuesday post for today. I know, how coherent does ‘random’ need to be? Ah well – there’s always next week for coherent randomness. Meanwhile, here’s some fun trivia for you to enjoy!
A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. “UP” indicated the direction of the bubbles.
Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.
The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime. (unless you have an aversion to the phone like I do.)
The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum. (I wonder if they chose gum so that if they messed it up they could just chew it up and spit it out.)
The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary “Peter Rabbit” children’s stories in 1902.
The word “nerd” was first coined by Dr. Seuss in “If I Ran the Zoo.”
Liberace Museum has a mirror-plated Rolls Royce; jewel-encrusted capes, and the largest rhinestone in the world, weighing 59 pounds and almost a foot in diameter.
A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.
Children grow faster in the springtime. (That explains Princess Nagger’s sudden surge upward!)
On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun. (I dare you to count them.)
Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down — hence the expression “to get fired”.
Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
7.5 million toothpicks can be created from a cord of wood.
The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary “I quit smoking tobacco.” He died one month later.
The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company – on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
If you want actual Random Thoughts, head over to Keely’s place for some Random Fun!