Friday, May 04, 2007

Odd facts from a bored mind.

Here are some odd facts that I have discovered whilst trawling the Internet.

A cockroach can live several days without a head – but will eventually die of starvation.

Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

To be considered for the Olympics a sport must be widely practiced by men in 75 countries on four continents and by women in 40 countries on three continents.

The youngest parents ever where a Chinese boy aged nine and a girl aged eight !

A human could swim through a blue whales aorta.

Eighty-five percent of all plants and animals are to be found underwater.

A dentist invented the electric chair – he was put to death by it for murder too !

More to follow when I next get bored.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the list, even if it made me think more about cockroaches than I usually do. I hope you don't mind, but I linked thie list on my blog I mean, who wouln't want to swim through a blue whale's aorta?

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Reuben said...

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5:20 PM  

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