20 Things I Didn’t Know That Last Week 3.10.17
Yes, it’s a BONUS rollover with twice the number of items
Above: The beard of Hans N. Langseth (Norway, b. 1846) measured 5.33 m (17 ft 6 in) at the time of his burial at Kensett, Iowa in 1927 after 15 years residence in the United States.It was presented to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA, in 1967. (He’s in Guinness Book of Records – Longest Beard
1 If a man never cut his beard, by the time he dies it would be 30 feet long.
2 There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal (turritopsis nutricula).
3 There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime.
4 There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing – Food, attractive people and danger
5 You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping.
6 People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t.
7 Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as smoking.
8 The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.
9 A Texas Instruments -83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
10 It would take a modern spaceship 70,000 years to get to the nearest star to earth.
11 Honey is the only food consumed by humans that doesn’t go off.
12 The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
13 There are 22 miles more canals in Birmingham UK than in Venice.
14 Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in their correct order.
15 The average human will eat 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime.
16 The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
17 The first Internet domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.
18 May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months
19 Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
20 If you were to take 1 lb. of spiders web and stretch it out it would circle the whole way around the world!
Researched at various web locations
© 2017 Phil Robinson rujokinggrandad.co.uk