Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fun Facts - Part V

An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.

An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'!

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

Astronauts get taller when they are in space.

Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.

Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.

Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen.

Buttermilk does not contain any butter.

By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors.

Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.

Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats!

Cleopatra married two of her brothers.

Common pesticides such as roach, termite, and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans.
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27 comments:

  1. Is it just me, or are some of these fun facts getting creepier? Insecticide inside my body is seriously creeping me out. Ack!

    Hope you have a perfectly un-creepy day, Sandee! Say hello to Zane! And scritches to Little Bit! Big hugs xoxo

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  2. Is it just me, or are some of these fun facts getting creepier? Insecticide inside my body is seriously creeping me out. Ack!

    Hope you have a perfectly un-creepy day, Sandee! Say hello to Zane! And scritches to Little Bit! Big hugs xoxo

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  3. Interesting list of facts here. I must disagree though with the vinegar one--vinegar has a very strong smell and I wouldn't want my house smelling that way!

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  4. I guess I was thinking the same as Karen because I was thinking what's going to eliminate the vinegar odor.

    Now I need to go write my grocery list. I need apples, potatoes and onions.

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  5. i learned the buttermilk one the hard way. i made my own once when i didn't have any. i melted a stick of butter in a quart of milk. (idiot)

    also buttermilk used to be what was left after you made butter but now that's skim milk. now it's milk with a sour additive like vinegar or lemon. makes it tangy and thick.

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoox

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  6. Now I know why roaches will never infest me ;-)

    *I thought it was my gas...*

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  7. ha ha ha very interesting and "Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen." i saw that too on spartacus

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  8. An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

    Not buying that one. I used to try it with brussel sprouts and it didn't work.

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  9. Fine linen? I'd hate to be the ones to wash it.

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  10. Hahaha...Jean and I had that same thought! Ewww...

    Have a great day. Big hugs, honey...

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  11. I'll say it again, "not a lot of people know that."

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  12. I thought everyone knew this fact about royalty. This is why I never invite any of 'em over to the house.

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  13. I definitely ain't trying the second one heheh!

    Have a good day :-)

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  14. These are some really cool facts Sandee. Great post, I enjoyed what I learned that I did not know!

    Have a wonderful day :) ((HUGS))

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  15. I am certainly learning a lot from your Fun Facts Series Sandee! Very interesting. Take care and have a great day.

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  16. smell of insecticide and pesticide is worse than that of sweat and moisture I guess...

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  17. I too wondered about the vinegar smell. Think I will stick to the cat and dog smell. Those are all interesting facts that I sure didn't know. Take care and have a great day.

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  18. A lot of things I didn't know here, Sandee! LOL on most of them!

    Poor Cleopatra. You'd think a sister would have had enough of a brother without marrying him. But then, ...

    I did know about "Buttermilk does not contain any butter." Growing up we sold cream to a creamery that made butter. The 'milk' that wasn't really cream and didn't turn into butter was REAL buttermilk. We got all we wanted for free because we sold the cream.
    ..

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  19. You mean if I move to Antartica I can avoid property taxes. Where's my coat!

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  20. You mean if I move to Antartica I can avoid property taxes. Where's my coat!

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  21. I am getting a kick out of your FACTS... but I am skeptical on the apples, taters & onions... altho they have the same sort of texture I bet my taste buds would figure it out ;-)

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  22. This was some of the coolest trivia ever. I hadn't heard any of these before. :)

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  23. fine linen? well, I guess they do have maids to wash it..but..it's yuck!!!

    I will have my husband try the onion..he loves apple so maybe we can save if he'll just have onion and eat it with his nose plugged..hahahaha!!!

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  24. But now my house smells like french fries!

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  25. The second explains why our store proclaims that vidalia onions eats just like an apple.

    And no, I'm not making that up.

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  26. The slinky one makes me worry about what else airplane mechanics are daydreaming about instead of their work? Just asking. Have another great day.

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  27. Astronauts get taller when they are in space, wow I wonder how that happens? Interesting fun fact, I love them!
    Have a great day,
    Janet :)

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