Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Bit of Trivia

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second,

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE 2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!

There you go! More useless trivia that you probably needed to know but if you're like me, you had a couple that made you "humm"! Now we know why no one has trick trained goldfish!

If that wasn't enough, you might like to know that today, September 1st is National Onion Day! I have some cheapy beef that I cut for steaks so I think I'll cut the steak into strips and fry some onions with it. I'll add some garlic, pepper flakes and a can of mushrooms with liquid so the liquid can loosen the flavorful goodies from the pan. Hubby's been asking for some brown rice so I'll make it to use for the "bed" for the onions and beef.

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