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Strange Facts on a Cold Day

Posted by terrepruitt on February 19, 2011

These are my fingerless gloves, yeah, they’re from Yelp, how’d you know?

I am a Californian, I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area so I am not used to this weather.  We have had snow, rain, sleet, hail, rain, wind, cold, cold, cold, cold.  No, it is not as cold as other parts of the country.  It is not blizzard conditions or in the negative temps, but it is WAY colder than I am used to.  So today, since I didn’t have a Nia class to teach, I spent most of the day under blankets with gloves on and drinking hot water.  So for my post I thought I would just share some strange facts from a list one of my friends sent me.  I am doing a quick post so I can get back under my blankets.  I didn’t check these facts so I don’t know if they are true . . . they are just some of those strange facts you hear about.  Some of them I am sure you can attest to yourself, #2, maybe?  Or #9, or #16?  We’ve all been around that four year old, right?

1–Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as a medicine.

2–There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

3–Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.

4–Mosquito repellents don’t repel… They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

5–Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

6–The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

7–The “pound” (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.

8–The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

9–It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

10–In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger lickin’ good” comes out as “eat your fingers off”.

11–A cockroach can live without a head for 10 days.

12–We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.

13–Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines

14–Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV.

15–Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.

16–The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.

17–A person will die from a total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur after about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

18–Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

19–Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they both were deaf.

So, what do you think?  Have you experienced any of these to be true?  Do you doubt any of them?  Do you believe any of them?

2 Responses to “Strange Facts on a Cold Day”

  1. niachick said

    I am ROTF LMAO…at your expense.

    I’m sitting at my computer with fleece pants and a thermal T-shirt (no gloves). It’s 28 degrees here with a wind chill of 3 degrees. We’re expected snow (about a foot of it) and freezing rain over the next several hours.

    I’m sorry Terre!!! Thinking about you with gloves on under the covers…is it maybe 50 degrees…makes me smile!!

    And I LOVE all the facts you posted! WOW! I’m re-reading them. I think the only one that I’ve experienced myself is the impossibility of sneezing with my eyes open. I’ve tried it (since I sneeze alot in the morning) and it doesn’t work — for me anyway!

    Enjoy the covers!!!

    Jill

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    • When I am on the laptop (which I was) there is a fan that blows on my hands so it is always cold and I always wear a glove, but I got fingerless ones so that makes it easier. You can laugh at me, I’m ok with that. I know it is just a matter of acclimation. I have a friend who comes in August from Vegas and she is usually in a jacket and cold and I laugh at her because I am usually sweating hot. It is just a matter of what one is accustom too.

      Today the sun is out and I think is much warmer.

      Strange facts, huh?

      XOXOX

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