20 things you’ll be happy to have read

  1. The microwave was invented after Percy L. Spencer walked by a radar tube and his chocolate bar melted in his pocket
  2. Sydney has the 30th largest city population in the world (#1 is Tokyo with almost 27 million).
  3. Norweigans drink more coffee than any other race in the world.
  4. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  5. All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20
  6. The statuette on Rolls Royce are called The Spirit of Ecstasy
  7. There are more chickens than people in the world (and a quarter of these will go to feed my husband!)
  8. There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.
  9. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  10. India has the most Police of any country in the world (almost 1.1 million cops to catch you eating a beef burger!)
  11. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing (I surveyed myself and even though I’m a righty, I reckon it’s true!)
  12. There is more than 25,000km of neon tubing in the signs on the Strip and downtown Las Vegas
  13. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left
  14. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle
  15. The voice of E.T. was performe by a few different people including Deborah Winger & Steven Spielberg
  16. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
  17. A group of unicorns is called a blessing (strange but true, now if I could just count a blessing…)
  18. A group of frogs is called an army
  19. Your body makes a new lining for your stomach every 3 days (otherwise it would digest itself)
  20. On average, there are eight peas in a pod.

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One thought on “20 things you’ll be happy to have read

  1. Yay very cool. I don’t think a fictional creature can have a real collective noun. You should be able to make one up ad hoc whenever you happen to be talking about a helix of unicorns. See, much better. Now where’s my bbq chicken!

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