Friday, July 12, 2013

...And Now You Know

Thanks to the factoid gurus at Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, we all can go to bed tonight a little older and least a little more informed.

  • About 47 percent of New York City residents older than age five speak a language other than English at home.
  • Giant Asian Squirrels are three feet long and can leap up to 20 feet.

  • Not every Pez flavor has been successful. A couple failures: eucalyptus and chlorophyll. [Hmmm...go figger.]
  • Mosquitoes are twice as attracted to pregnant women. [Apparently, pregnant men are safe.]
  • In the U.S. alone, McDonald's sells about 17 Big Macs every second.
  • The average American adult receives eight cards and four gifts on his or her birthday. [I already knew I was below average, but this is just rubbing salt in the wound.]
  • 65% of test subjects had the urge to yawn after reading the word "yawn". [ are YOU doing right now?]
  • Some scenes in Disney's Bambi (1942) are unused footage from Pinocchio (1940). [So THAT explains why Thumper has donkey ears and Flower's tail is held up by a string.]
  • The odds are 1 in 100,000 that you will get stuck on your next elevator ride. [TRY not to think about that the next time you step into an elevator.]
  • How to tell whether you have a cold or the flu: Colds make you sneeze; flus don't.
  • There are 200,000 more people on Earth today than there were yesterday [But only a couple of them need to worry about getting stuck on an elevator.]
  • In 2008, psychologists introduced a new diagnosis: Facebook Addiction Disorder. [Is it just a coincidence that spells "FAD"?] 

1 comment:

THE Disney Freak said...

I didn't yawn! VICTORY!!
That Disney one is interesting. I had no idea about it, but I'm wondering how true it is. I mean, the two movies don't have much alike...
Thanks for sharing them all Dewey and your ever humorous insights ;)