Friday, May 11, 2007

Some Facts

  • THAT’S HOW THEY CRAWL: Babies are born without kneecaps, and they do not develop them.

  • Leonardo DaVinci invented the scissors, the analog synthesizer, and the wheelbarrow.

  • Most atoms contain protons.

  • The names of all 7 (seven) continents end with the same letter that they start with, except for South America.

  • WHO KNEW? The cigarette lighter was invented before the cigarette.

  • A duck's quack does not echo anywhere, and no one knows why.

  • VERY INTERESTING: The words “racecar,” “kayak,” and “a” are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left. These types of words are called palimpsests.

  • Things that glow under a black light:

    • cat urine
    • quartz
    • glowsticks
    • strawberry Poptarts
    • a pregnant woman’s skin
    • compact discs
    • mercury
    • fluorescent light bulbs
    • glowworms
    • maple syrup
    • hair spray (aerosol only)

  • If the entire population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.*

*Assuming that you could get the entire population of China** to walk past you in single file, which would be difficult (if not impossible) even with an autocratic, centralized government. Also assuming that the population of China would choose to engage in sexual relations without prophylaxis while waiting in the line, which is far from certain given their repressive cultural mores.

**It is unclear whether the residents of Taiwan R.O.C. are included in this statement.

1 comment:

walrus1960 said...

Analog Synthesizers are made using microchips or transisters. I doubt that Leonardo, as brilliant as he was, could have invented these componants without the modern means needed to do so and for what purpose would an analog synthesizer be needed in the 14 and 15th centuries in the first place? Bogus bogus bogus.Shame shame sham.