the duck’s quack and other strange tales

For those of you who know everything – here’s a few that you maybe didn’t know…

  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
  • No piece of paper can be folded in halfmore than seven (7) times.
  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
  • The King of Hearts is the only king in the deck without a moustache.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olivefrom each salad served in first-class.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!)
  • Apples are more efficient at waking you up in the morning than caffeine.
  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  • The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first Marlboro Man.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar! (not that you’d want to try and confirm this)
  • The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs… but, not downstairs.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (I keep my toothbrush in the living room!)

And the best for last…..

  • Turtles can breathe through their butts!
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About Miss J

Gen-x Australian female - out of my mind and my country. Cast adrift, as it were :) Enjoys: cat-cuddling, books, movies, music, theatre, travel, rpgs, cricket, F1 racing and all things to do with the sea..
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One Response to the duck’s quack and other strange tales

  1. uicandy21 says:

    I like this list, where did you find this, pretty funny and interesting stuff?

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