Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stranger than Fiction

Don't you love fun facts that make your brains explode? Okay, maybe not explode. But the kind that are so weird, you've never heard of it before? In strangefacts.com, they list down some pretty strange facts. I may not be able to use them in daily life, but it sure is fun to discover them! (Share these with your kid too and see how he/she quickly becomes the new neighborhood genius *wink*)

1. Most dust particles in your hose are made from dead skin!
2. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
3. Tourists visiting Ireland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
4. A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.
5. Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
6. Most lipsticks contain fish scales.
7. Over 2500 left-handed people a year are killed from using products made for right-handed people.
8. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second!
9. Cat urine glows under a black light.
10. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/1o of a calorie.
11. The average person has 1460 dreams a year.
12. Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

For more weird facts, visit their site here.