Random fun facts

LoveX LoveX
Do you know any random unknown or fun facts? I love reading them, so if you have any share!
05/03/2013
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KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Too much nutmeg acts as a poison in your body. I just learned this about a week ago and was really surprised.
05/03/2013
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by KinkyKatieJames
Too much nutmeg acts as a poison in your body. I just learned this about a week ago and was really surprised.
That's crazy. What does it do?
05/03/2013
LoveX LoveX
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Originally posted by KinkyKatieJames
Too much nutmeg acts as a poison in your body. I just learned this about a week ago and was really surprised.
Wow really? See, this is why I love random facts, I had no idea! Do you know what the lethal amount is?
05/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by LoveX
Wow really? See, this is why I love random facts, I had no idea! Do you know what the lethal amount is?
from About.com, Nutmeg and Health

"Nutmeg contains a substance called myristicin, a narcotic with very unpleasant toxic side effects if taken in large quantities. Ingestion of small amounts of nutmeg is harmless to the body, however the consumption of 1 to 3 whole nutmegs (in excess of 1 teaspoon ground) can cause wild hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, and/or circulatory collapse within 1 to 6 hours after ingestion. Very large doses can be fatal.

Although nutmeg is said to counteract stomach distress from gas, do not try any home remedies without first consulting your physician. Nutmeg is also an astringent and stimulant, as well as a purported aphrodisiac."

I already new about this because I'm wickedly sensitive & have had hallucinations from it! I just tell everyone that I'm allergic to it & leave it at that!
05/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I am QUEEN of random, mostly useless facts. Here are some:

Most of the heavy Ele­ments (every­thing but Hydro­gen, Helium, and a bit of Lithium) come from stars that went super­nova.

Regular, everyday dairy cows belch anywhere from 3-17 cubic feet of methane gas a day, (the amount is debated by scientists, hence the range I provided), about as much pollution as a car per day. Another interesting tidbit, is that pilots & others with a good view, can tell the direction the wind is blowing just by looking at the cows. They belch so much, they like to face downwind!

The word ded­i­cated to describ­ing a per­fectly shaped beau­ti­ful butt is cal­lipy­gou s!

The sen­tence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” uses every let­ter in the alphabet.

Ants don’t have enough mass to die on impact, no mat­ter the height.

Helicopters rotor blade speed doesn't change whether hovering, accelerating or slowing, it's the angle of the blades that is changed to cause different effects.

Goats have slit-shaped, hor­i­zon 73;tal pupils which increases their periph­eral depth per­cep­tion which is very impor­tant when climb­ing cliffs.

This is debatable, but interesting: When asking someone a question & you want to know if they are lying pay attention to the direction they look,(if they do so). If they look up to their left they are access­ing mem­ory, and are prob­a­bly telling the truth, if they look up to their right they are being cre­ative and poten­tially lying.


I will remember of some others, I'm sure!
05/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
from About.com, Nutmeg and Health

"Nutmeg contains a substance called myristicin, a narcotic with very unpleasant toxic side effects if taken in large quantities. Ingestion of small amounts of nutmeg is harmless to the body, however the ... More
Myristicin is also in parsley & dill in even lesser amounts, forgot to mention that! By the way, the name of the different trees that give us nutmeg are the genus Mytisica.

info on toxicity
05/03/2013
ZZ ZZ
Some turtles can breathe through their bottoms. It's known as "cloacal breathing"

When humans are born we have around 300 individual bones in our bodies. By the time we reach adulthood certain bones have fused together, normally leaving us with 206 individual bones.

The Praying Mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

The odds of being killed by a dog or 1 in 700,000.
These are the same odds for having quadruplets.
These odds are the same for being stuck by lightning in any given year.
However, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 300,000.

The combined weight of all the ants on earth is essentially equivalent to the combined weight of all human beings.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
05/19/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by ZZ
Some turtles can breathe through their bottoms. It's known as "cloacal breathing"

When humans are born we have around 300 individual bones in our bodies. By the time we reach adulthood certain bones have fused together, ... More
Hey, I didn't know about the ratio of the weight of the ants to people, nor the dolphin one! Too, cool! I wish this thread got more play, it's so interesting!
05/31/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
The human brain has the same consistency as Velveeta cheese.

There is a certain pressure point at the base of the spine that can cause a dead person to have an orgasm.

The technology to make a ballpoint pen existed in the 18th century.

Hemp seeds contain the perfect balance of amino acids and protein for the human body.
05/31/2013
ICEE ICEE
worms do not drown

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building, it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in aircrashes.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

The average person in their lifetime will spend an estimated 20,160 minutes kissing!

Blue-eyed people have a higher alcohol tolerance.
05/31/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by ICEE
worms do not drown

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour

Studies show that if a cat falls ... More
These responses are so much FUN! I see I have met my match in Zauna, Chilipepper & ICEE, as far as interesting, random, trivia goes! We should all be in demand as entertaining invites to parties & other social gatherings where we can always keep the conversation going!! I find surreptitious knows a lot of random, interesting facts, as well as Woman China!
06/01/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
These responses are so much FUN! I see I have met my match in Zauna, Chilipepper & ICEE, as far as interesting, random, trivia goes! We should all be in demand as entertaining invites to parties & other social gatherings where we can always ... More
My friends and I are such geeks, it's a party game to remember random trivia.
06/02/2013
junipersgame junipersgame
Human bodies are composed of more bacterial cells than human cells.
06/02/2013
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
If there were no spiders in the world, the surface of the earth would be covered in flies in less than two weeks.
06/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by mjtheprincess
If there were no spiders in the world, the surface of the earth would be covered in flies in less than two weeks.
makes sense, but seriously, OMG!

I am loving this thread & it looks like I have taken over the discussion like I'm the original poster, sorry!
06/02/2013
LoveX LoveX
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
makes sense, but seriously, OMG!

I am loving this thread & it looks like I have taken over the discussion like I'm the original poster, sorry!
It's totally fine lol, take over, I LOVE random facts! I don't know why they are so interesting to me, but I love passing them on to my husband and friends!
06/03/2013
LoveX LoveX
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Originally posted by mjtheprincess
If there were no spiders in the world, the surface of the earth would be covered in flies in less than two weeks.
That is disgusting!

I know there is some sort of number of spiders people eat in their sleep on average, but I don't remember what it is.
06/03/2013
LoveX LoveX
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Originally posted by junipersgame
Human bodies are composed of more bacterial cells than human cells.
Interesting! The things to do with the human body, diseases, and disorders just fascinates me.
06/03/2013
LoveX LoveX
Blondie's real name is Debbie Harry

Marilyn Monroe's real name is Norma Jean Mortonson (may have spell the last name wrong).
06/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by LoveX
That is disgusting!

I know there is some sort of number of spiders people eat in their sleep on average, but I don't remember what it is.
Please, spare me, don't let me know that!
06/03/2013
LoveX LoveX
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Please, spare me, don't let me know that!
Haha, I refuse to even look it up. I don't mind bugs and spiders, but I don't want them for a midnight snack!
06/03/2013
Eugler Eugler
Does anybody know if it is really true that turkeys raise their heads and watch into the sky during rain and might drown because of this?
06/04/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
from About.com, Nutmeg and Health

"Nutmeg contains a substance called myristicin, a narcotic with very unpleasant toxic side effects if taken in large quantities. Ingestion of small amounts of nutmeg is harmless to the body, however the ... More
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Sweet mother of...
Thank you for posting this, I tend to add nutmeg to stuff all the time when I'm cooking.
I don't think I've ever used quite that much per person, but that's really good to know. Going to have to be much more careful from now on, I think.
06/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by Eugler
Does anybody know if it is really true that turkeys raise their heads and watch into the sky during rain and might drown because of this?
No, it's a myth, link
06/04/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
About the only one I can remember off the top of my head is that, in theory at least, time travel (going forward in time, but only forward if I remember right) would be possible by carefully navigating the event horizon of a black hole until time's jumped ahead to your desired year.

I saw that on Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (seriously awesome show, that. =3 ) a while back, but here's a page that explains it better.
06/04/2013
Eugler Eugler
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
No, it's a myth, link
It's also a myth that cows don't have a strong enough sphincter muscle to prevent water flowing in.

The myth was: If you throw a cow into water it will sink because of this.
06/04/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Only one I can think of right now is you can theoretically get high from eating poppy seeds..it would take a lot though.
06/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
About the only one I can remember off the top of my head is that, in theory at least, time travel (going forward in time, but only forward if I remember right) would be possible by carefully navigating the event horizon of a black hole until ... More
My brain cramped just thinking about that, I knew better than to follow the link just yet since I have reviews to write & I know I would get sucked right into that topic and not surface until tomorrow! That's assuming I even understand it, but I would at least try. Thanks for the link & info I didn't know about!
06/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Eugler
It's also a myth that cows don't have a strong enough sphincter muscle to prevent water flowing in.

The myth was: If you throw a cow into water it will sink because of this.
I never heard about this cow myth before, but would never have believed it. Wonder how that got started?
06/04/2013
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