Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #14

Thirteen Things about chubbycheeks


Thirteen fun and weird facts:

1. Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

2. you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!

3. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!

4. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

5. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

6. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!

7. Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!

8. Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

9. A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

10. A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!

11. One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!

12. There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!

13. In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!






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8 comments:

Nicki Mann said...

Cool facts? Where did you find all those? I love checking out books of "weird trivia" from the library... thats what those facts remind me of!

Lori said...

OKKKKKKKKKK, Id like to know what happens to the bones that we started with??? You dont lose them??? lol...Happy TT.

The Rock Chick said...

These are very cool facts!! I am left handed and I've read that lefties actually have a shorter life expectancy due to accidents in a right handed world. Kind of scary, actually!!!

I have a special TT today about everything happening on my blog on Saturday for Blogathon 2007! Hope you'll stop by!

Happy TT!
Jessica The Rock Chick

Irreverent, Barefoot Ragamuffins said...

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people! Who knew!

Please visit my TT this week. Its 13 of many awesome prizes you could win in a contest that benefits a very special little boy named Parker.

Happy TT!

chubbycheeks said...

I found these on this web site:
http://www.strangefacts.com/

I was thinking with the bones mabey some smaller bones join to make 1 bone.

Shannon said...

I love random facts, I swear my brain is filled with nothing but these! #4 is crazy! Great TT, Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Suprina said...

Wow, Learn something new every day.
I didn't know about the bones.

Happy TT!

Faerylandmom said...

That's some crazy stuff...