Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #11

Thirteen Useless pieces of information - taken from 'The Most Amazing Book of Useless Information of them All' by Noel Botham

1. The 'dot' over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

2. The average woman uses up approximately her height in lipstick every five years.

3. All 13 minerals necesary for human life can be found in alcohol beverages.

4. The Earth rotates on its axis more slowly in March than it does in September.

5. The number of births in India each year is greater than the entire population of Australia.

6. It is estimated that, at any one time, 0.7% of the worlds's population are drunk.

7. The biggest hog ever recorded was a creature named Big Boy, who weighed in at 1904lbs.

8. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

9. Because he felt such an important tool should be public property, English chemist John Walker never patented his invention - matches.

10. Coffee trees are self-pollinating.

11. Rice is the staple food of more than one-half of the world's population.

12. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

13. The man who opened the world's first movie theatre in Paris said, 'The cinema is an invention without any commercial future'

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