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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Meaningful Awareness

[1] If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your
right
side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your
left
side
[2] If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For
when a
human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
[3] Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
[4] Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there
is a
thin film of bacteria on it.
[5] The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the
best or
nothing'.
[6] The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
[7] The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person
looks
at something pleasing.
[8] The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep
a
night.
[9] Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the
immune
system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only
laugh
15 to 100 times a day.
[10] The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is
not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins
in
the ear.
[11] Dalmatians are born without spots.
[12] Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
[13] The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus',
but
for 'and' (in civil proceedings] or 'against' (in criminal proceedings]
[14] Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts
have
the buttons on the left
[15] The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All
other
birds raise their lower eyelids
[16] The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been
digested by a bee
[17] Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks
[18] The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to
release
calming hormones
[19] Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die
[20] Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for
your
heart
[21] The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms
which are
antonyms of each other: adhere and separate
[22] When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red
[23] When Hippos are upset, their sweat turns red
[24] The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used
a
tomato can for a carburetor
[25] The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney
[26] Google is actually the common name for a number with a million
zeros
[27] Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag
of
Flapan, instead of flag of Japan
[28] It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to
make
a film about it
[29] The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes
dimples
[30] There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower
[31] The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the
sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting
[32] Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
[33] It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the
whole
body
[34] The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
[35] Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game
[36] The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea
in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air
[37] Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born,
and 140,000 people die
[38] In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is
10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch
(and make it look like it is smiling.)
[39] Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish
speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang
yourself."
[40] The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its
head are the rabbit and the parrot
[41] Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
[42] The average person laughs 13 times a day
[43] Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:
Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)
[44] Women blink nearly twice as much as men
[45] German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog
[46] Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump
[47] Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the
speed of sound
[48] Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of
sending
pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand
of
them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two
hapless protesters to death
[49] If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front
legs in
the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in
the
air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the
horse
has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
cause.
[50] The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt
blood 30 feet!!

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