Where facts are few,
experts are many.
- Donald R. Gannon
consists of ignoring facts.
- Henry Adams
There is nothing as
deceptive as an
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
UFO by By KCE Gleghorn, courtesy Digital
On average, 100
people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
with their feet.
More people are
killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
In 1994, electromagnetic interference
(EMI) from a nearby cellular telephone captivated the power of a
wheelchair at a scenic vista in
sending the passenger over a cliff.
More people working in advertising died
on the job in 1996 than those who died while working in petroleum
Babies are born
without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years
A cockroach will live
nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
On average, people
fear spiders more than they do death.
of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
Elephants are the
only mammals that can't jump.
Only one person in
two billion will live to be 116 or older.
It's possible to lead
a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
Women blink nearly
twice as much as men.
The Main Library at
Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was
built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the
books that would occupy the building.
Four sunken nuclear submarines sit at
the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. One, a Russian sub resting in deep
water off of Bermuda, holds 16 live nuclear warheads. Scientists and
oceanographers are unsure what the impact of the escaping plutonium
will have, but warn that corrosion could create the proper chemical
environment for a massive nuclear chain reaction.
The electric chair
was invented by a dentist.
All polar bears are
An ostrich's eye is
bigger than its brain.
TYPEWRITER is the
longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the
"Go." is the shortest
complete sentence in the English language.
A crocodile cannot
stick its tongue out.
In the 1890's more than 30 people were axed, hanged, burned and mobbed
to death in the United States for practicing witchcraft.
The average human
eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.
Unusual deaths have plagued the cast of the Poltergeist trilogy
of films including 12-year-old actress Heather O'Rourke, who died of
septic shock. The theory is that the set was cursed by evil.
A dragonfly has a
lifespan of 24 hours.
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