Thursday, August 8, 2013

How to be Completely and Utterly Smart

Hi Guys!
Something that I know a lot of people struggle with is impressing people with their smarts. Some people are so smart that it can be irritating but some people (like me) never know what to say without sounding like a complete nerd. So here is a list of a bunch of random facts that are sure to impress! Hope you Enjoy! :)

  • Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there. 
  • Adult elephants can't jump. 
  •  The amount of force used to bite into a carrot is the same amount of force to bite your pinkie off. 
  • When you die, your hair still grows for a couple of months. 
  • The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. 
  • An inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain is equivalent to 15 inches (38.1 centimeters) of dry, powdery snow. 
  • It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace" 
  • In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose. 
  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. 
  • It is genetically impossible for a rose to come in color blue. 
  • On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds Big Mac bun. 
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. 
  • The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees. 
  • only female mosquitoes bite... 
  • The dot on the top of the letter i is called a title 
  • Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers. 
  • Donald Ducks middle name is Fauntleroy. 
  • In ancient Greece the people believed that Ginger Heads would turn into vampires after their death. 
  •  A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death. 
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene 
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple 
  • One person in 20 is born with an extra rib. 
  •  Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. 
  • 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 realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself. 
  •  A poinsettia is actually a tree, not a flower.
  • Rubbing banana peel on mosquito bites will help stop the itching. 
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age 

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