Strange facts

Thursday, April 03, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Do you know that...
  • A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print.
  • Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  • Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
  • The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
  • A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
  • A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
  • The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.
  • A cockroach can live for up to a week without a head.
  • Ants don't sleep.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplinlook-alike contest.
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the bookmost often stolen from public libraries.