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Just the facts, Lady, just the facts II

21st Jan

On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime.
No wonder I'm hungry; I haven't eaten in over 57 years!

Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight.
That just about covers every option, doesn't it?

A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.
As does the average mother-in-law.

Panthers are known as black leopards, as they are the same species of leopard. If looked at closely, black spots can be seen on a panther.
"I see a red door and I want it..." So, can a panther change its spots?

The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track and a tennis court.
So book early to avoid disappointment - all major credit cards accepted.

About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching.
About 200 years after the birth of Christ, we kissed under the mistletoe to celebrate Father Christmas was coming.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Hence the name of the Don McLean song).

20th Jan

Ironically, watermelons, which are 92% water, originated in the Kalahari Desert in Africa.

There's where all the water went.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
Three on each foot?

The name of the famous snack "Twinkies" was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said "Twinkle Toe Shoes."
I guess only the dyslectic will get the connection.

The word "Nazi" is actually an abbreviation for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which refers to the National Socialist German Workers Party.
Once again, I guess only the dyslectic will get the connection.

Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics.
Who come from the the planet Mathema.

Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
The rest are already divorced.

Camel is considered unclean meat in the Bible.
So remember, always wrap it in newspaper.

Mosquitoes have teeth.
Imagine their dentist.

The average four-year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.
350 x Can I have some water? and 50 x Can I go pee-pee?

Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.
Everyone in the tribe hid when Running Bare decided to paint the tents.

In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.
He then asked for an amplifier, but no one heard him.

19th Jan

In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.
In 1936 my mother and father got married
Are we talking coincidence here, or what?

Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power.
Giving your mother-in-law a good slapping also works.

In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of French fries.
The other three just can't get on with the French.

The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe.
And it's because they are the tallest, this is known.

The average American kid will eat approximately 1.500 peanut butter sandwiches by high school graduation.
And another 22 on Graduation Day.

Goats do not have upper front teeth.
And neither will you if you don't stop checking to see.

There are about 6,800 languages in the world.
And not one of them spoken proper. Wink

Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate.
Fat people tend to prefer The Flight of the Bumble Bee.

Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.
Since when did doctors cure the dead?

18th Jan

Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout.
Must be all those beans.

During the era of Louis XIV, women used lemons to redden their lips.
And a lipstick to pierce the lemons so it was easier to apply.

The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.
You see, I told you I wasn't overweight.

The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with his pens.
That's no mean achievement! Oh... Embarassed

Tarantulas can live up to 30 years.
The wife's mother is already 58.

More than half the time spent in United States courts is automobile cases.
The rest of the time is spent towing these vehicles away.

The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than burns.
Maybe, though how many people do you hear of with '3rd degree smoke?'

The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States, does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.
It's a brain with some people.

Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste 4 gallons of water in a minute.
So it's simpler just to leave the tap/faucet running and be done with it.

Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world.
A thing of beauty is a jaw forever.

The word Spain means "the land of rabbits."
Which explains how they
conquistado half the world.

17th Jan

The first American president to deliver a speech over the radio was Warren G. Harding.
Which made him the first republished republican.

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal and can reach speeds up to 72mph.
But are still no match for a woman scorned.

Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.
The rest just refuse to come out of hiding.

Vampire bat saliva has been responsible for many advances in research into stroke recovery.
Caused by flying vampire bats.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
Today, it's just the opposite.

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
A crooked bank manager, a crooked accountant, a crooked brother...

The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah-Mat," which means the king is helpless, defeated or dead.
You see, it's not all bad news from Iran.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
The ex-wife could do it in 6 minutes.

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary.
When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
Does this mean the Department of Defense is full of it?

McDonald restaurants serve food and drink to an amazing 43 million customers on a daily basis.
Sorry, that should have read, 'amazed'.


  • 6 months ago


    Nice on you, too, Mr. "Bean" Atkinson.

  • 6 months ago


    Nice on Joe

  • 8 months ago



  • 10 months ago


    Thank you Gamer. :)

  • 10 months ago


    Fun article :D

  • 13 months ago


    Which one? Anyway, why do you think I'm in Brazil, MILf? Wink

  • 13 months ago


    Lots of Fun Facts --- but I did notice an Excessive number of less-than-flattering references to mothers-in-law --- e.g. ---

    "A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.  As does the average mother-in-law."

    I only hope your own mother-in-law doesn't read that. (if she does, your ash is grass!)
  • 13 months ago


    Thank you, sashapi (couldn't spell slush puppy, then?).

    I'm almost enthused to do another except I'm writing a book and don't have much time.

    At the risk (what risk?) of repeating myself, thank you.

  • 13 months ago


    this was really funny


  • 15 months ago


    ah...another fun read  Laughing

  • 15 months ago


    Laughing for FF!

  • 15 months ago


    Tongue OutI like Wendy's!! Tongue Outi go for the "underdog" in the cutthroat world of fast food and Wendy's has a nice "blue collar" atmosphere. In other words, I go in there lookin g like a bum..Embarassed (But my money's green)Laughing

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