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Things We Didn't Know – Part I

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
Steve, NZ

If everyone in the world was the size of a grain of salt the entire human race would fit in a tuna can.
Staci, Sudbury

Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
Daniel, Tonypandy

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
Daniel, Tonypandy

Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
Daniel, Tonypandy

In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans every year.
Daniel, Tonypandy

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
Daniel, Tonypandy

Did you know that a towel gets wetter the more it dries. Figure that!
Clive, Thatcham

Tapirs have no eyelids
Sarah, London

Plutonium was the first man-made element. It's atomic weight was first determined in 1942 at the University of Chicago.
Qian Hui, Surrey

The saying 'freeze the balls off a brass monkey' comes for the old war ships that when in extreme cold the brass plates that held the canon balls would contract throwing the balls alll over the place these plates were called monkeys.
Phil, Worcester

Did you know that Hiltler invented methadone? Also that it is very hard not to wiggle your bottom when you brush your teeth? And that things are always in the last place you look because thats where you find them?
Vikki, A Land Far Far Away

Woman who boils beans and peas in same pot is not sanitary (Confucius)
Alex, Borders

Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana...
Chris Chenery, Crystal Palace

Keep it under your hat - English longbow men kept a spare bow string under their hats.
Thomas, Leytonstone E11

Knowledge is knowing that a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Kim, Gillingham

There are the about the same number of water molecules in a teaspoon of water as there teaspoons of water in the Atlantic Ocean.
Jules, Tonbridge

If you cut the legs off a grasshopper it can't jump!
Peter, Preston Lanc's

Pigs don't fly, no matter how much gunpowder you put in the canon.
Clone6291, The Great Circle, Grand Council Palace, Saturn

Our finger and toenails take six months to grow from base to tip.
Qian Hui, Surrey

Sotheby's auction house sold a piece of moon rock for $442,000 in 1996.
Qian Hui, Surrey

Somebody below me said that 1% of the people on the world have an IQ on 135 or more. well I have an IQ of 137, and I'm only 13 years old.
Mollie, Cumbria!

Never Eat Yellow Snow.
Alex, Borders

the fear of becoming bald/being around bald people is Peladophobia.
Chelsea Campanella, Parker,Colorado


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