Saturday, February 7, 2009

Some things you may not know

Ever notice that trivia thing over on the right of this blog? Well just in case you've been ignoring it, here are a few I've saved...with necessary photos.

Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food, and the same amount again in liquids. In case you were wondering, cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
Pictured here is a fat cat, the diet of which has caused it terrible fur problems:



Pop duo Ike and Tina Turner have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—but Sonny and Cher have not.
Maybe this explains why:




The indentation in the middle area between the nose and the upper lip is called the philtrum. Ancient Greeks considered this to be one of the body’s most erogenous zones.
Below is a photo of a contemporary Greek exploring his erogenous zones. Evidently he has forgotten the lessons of his antecedents.



Close to 20 percent of all adults living in the United States have had a cockroach living in their inner ear canal. The roach enters the ear while you sleep.
Look it up...Orkin...in the Yellow Pages...do. it. now!



Fashionable ladies of the sixteenth century thought it elegant to allow their pubic hair to grow as lengthy as possible. This way, it could be braided, pomaded, and embellished with bows and ribbons.


Did you really think I was going to post THAT photo here? You have to admit, it could do double duty.


The crocodile is surprisingly fast on land. If pursued by a crocodile, a person should run in a zigzag motion, for the crocodile has little or no ability to make sudden changes of direction.
Here is the result of one who only zigged.




The oyster is usually ambisexual. It begins life as a male, then becomes a female, then changes back to being a male, then back to female. It may go back and forth many times.
I found several examples of this phenomenon...this is the best:




During the height of the Y2K panic in 1999, the U.S. Federal Reserve released $200 billion to defend American banks from a mass cash withdrawal spurred by apocalyptic terror of computer crashes.

We have nothing to fear but broken money printing presses.



Residents of Hawaii outlive residents of all other states. Louisianans are the most prone in the United States to die an early death.
Due to frequent attacks by these creatures, maybe?



Elephants sleep only 2 hours a day and can remain standing after they die.
There is also a trivia fact about elephant farts. That was too disgusting. So here is a photo that could be any of these...a sleeping elephant...a dead elephant...or, a farting elephant. Your choice.


While technically the following is not a trivia fact, I included it because...well...I just like like the photo. My apologies to our Brit friends out there.

14 comments:

Judy said...

Oooohhhh, Noooooooooooooo!! Now I'm totally paranoid about that bug sleeping in the unsuspecting ears while people sleep!!

It could be true....and I have often wondered about that!

We have great bug control in my Florida apartment building....and I see no bugs at all since I've moved in here and the free-loaders were exterminated!

Judy said...

Heheee, that one of Sonny and Cher is way funny! LOL!

Son of a Thomas said...

And the only way to get the cockroach out of the inner ear is to stand behind that farting elephant.

jadedj said...

Judy---I am sorry to tell you, there are no bug-free Floirda apartments. The bugs are simply evolving to the next stage of pest control resistance.

Did you notice that Sonny had on a roach attraction vest?

Son of a Thomas---An excellent method for sure. Another one is to don Sonny's vest, spin three times counter-clockwise while holding your nose and sing "I Got You Babe" in a high staccato voice.

becomingkate said...

That one of Jacko is funny.

Doug said...

The chest wig looks like an oversized merkin...

Mary Kitt-Neel said...

i've never had a cat that was finicky. as a result, the two largest ones weigh over 20 lbs each. i did read somewhere that a cat that has been alive for 7 years has only, in total, been awake for 2 years. sounds about right.

the sonny and cher picture is making me get a headache, what with the test pattern clothing and all.

jadedj said...

becoming---I almost can't look at it.

Doug---exactly my thought.

Mary Kitt---That sleeping rule also applies to some humans. My mother-in-law's boy friend for example. He's been awake approximately 6 months of his life.

You think you have a headache now...listen to some of their music.

intelliwench said...

Last pic reminds me of the old saying: "You can't pick your sovereign, but you can pick your sovereign's nose."

Or something like that.

jadedj said...

intell---the test of loyalty is whether one wears gloves, or not, whilst doing it.

Chimpplanet said...

I like the one where you can pick your nose abd scratch your eye at the same time. Saves lots of time. They are all great.

jadedj said...

Chimp---someone needs to tell the queen that.

Judy said...

Heheee, I'm still *giggling* at all these funny comments!

Nope, I did'nt notice that at all, and I even clicked on the picture but still did'nt notice it.

Cher's pants are making my eyes go crossed! lol.

Those clothes really did exist back in the days! Oh my gosh! LOL!

"My apartment hath no bugs." I am sure of that unless ~~~ they sneak quietly in under that crack in the door space in the dark of night!

Yikes!

jadedj said...

Judy---the bugs...it's somewhat like Toy Story...they come alive when you go to bed.