Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Did You Know That?

- it is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open?
- when you sneeze everything in your body stops including your heart?
- making a ton of paper from recycled paper saves up to 17 trees and uses 50% less water than making paper from virgin fiber?
- the USA uses nearly $1 million worth energy every minute?
- the average American’s trash has doubled since 1960 to 4.5 lbs. a day?
- the global recycling industry employees more than 1.5 million people?
- incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job; landfilling 10,000 tons of waste creates six jobs; recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36 jobs?
- as part of “Clean Up Australia” day, almost 500,000 plastic bags were found and removed from the landscape?
- in 2001, Ireland consumed 1.2 billion plastic bags, or 316 per person? An extremely successful tax was introduced on the plastic bags named
PlasTax. This tax was introduced in 2002, reduced consumption of plastic bags by 90% and worked beyond everyone’s wildest dreams. Approximately 18,000,000 liters (4755096.9) of oil have been saved due to this reduced production made possible by one simple tax. Governments around the world are considering implementing similar measures.
- the average lifespan of a tastebud is 10 days?
- the human heart contracts with enough force to propel blood 30 feet?
- when you were born you had 300 bones? As an adult you now only have 206.
- your thumb is as long as your nose?
- your foot is as long as the distance between your wrist and your elbow?
- a sneeze can travel at up to 100 mph?
- camel milk is the only milk that doesn’t curdle when boiled?
- almonds are a member of the peach family?
- an elephant’s trunk can hold up to 4 gallons of water?
- a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, in the air: a skein: a group of unicorns is a blessing; a group of kangaroos is a mob; a group of whales is a pod; a group of ravens or crows is a murder; a group of larks is an exultation; a group owls is a parliament; a group of frogs is an army; a group of goats is a trip; a group of rabbits is a husk; a group of finches is a charm?
- the tooth is the only portion of the human body that is unable to repair itself?
- the average human body contains enough: Sulphur to kill all fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire :a toy cannon, Fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make :2,200 matchheads, and enough Water to fill a ten-gallon tank?
- a man’s testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day - enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months?
- a human nose can recognize 50,000 different smells?
- every square inch of human skin has about 32 million bacteria on it?
- the average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime- enough to fill two swimming pools?
- feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands?
- some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze?
- females have more tastebuds than males?
- the adult human body requires about 88 lbs of oxygen a day?

1 comment:

kathi said...

I've been offline for nearly a week - first time to not come to your site daily since you started it. Will up number of clicks to get caught up!

I'm finishing a book called, Franky Furbo by William Wharton that you might really enjoy.

hugs!