Life’s Little Facts

August 23, 2006 at 5:05 am | Posted in All, So You May Know | Leave a comment

Been using Libra (that’s sanitary napkin, guys) for quite a while now but it was only recently that I took notice of the small prints on the peel-off part of it. I was surprised to read some factual information in there.Aptly called, Odd Spots, I am re-printing some of them here.

1. The left lung is smaller than the right lung to make room for the heart.

2. One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

3. If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and then sinking to the bottom.

4. Most people fear public speaking more than death.

5. You can hear the tick of a watch from 6 metres in very quiet conditions.

6. Each year insects eat one third of the world’s food crop.

7. During a 24-hour period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times, exercise 7 million brain cells and speak 4,800 words.

8. The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.

9. Travelling by air is the safest means of transport.

10. The modern flushing toilet is invented by Thomas Crapper.

11. The human eye sees everything upside down, but the brain turns everything right side up.

And today, I saw this in a lid of a Spring Valley drink.

Liddle Facts No. 111 : Squid can have eyes the size of a volleyball.

Isn’t that cool.

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