Friday, June 24, 2011

Fun Friday


1. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

(Hardly seems worth it)

2. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

(Now that's more like it)

3. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

(How'd they figure this out, and why?)

4. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

(Still can't get over that pig thing)

(Don't try this at home...maybe at work?)

5. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

(Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)

(And pigs get 30-minute orgasms? Doesn't seem fair)

6. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.


7. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

(If you're ambidextrous do you split the difference?)

8. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

(From drinking little bottles of...?)

(Did taxpayers pay for this research??)

9. Polar bears are left handed.

(Who knew....? Who cares? How'd they find out, did they ask them?)

10. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

(What can be so tasty on the bottom of the pond?)

11. The flea can jump 350 times its body length.

It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

(30 minutes...can you imagine?? And why pigs?)

12. A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.


13. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

(Honey, I'm home. What the....)

(Well, at least pigs get a break there...)

14. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

(In my next life I still want to be a pig ... quality over quantity)

15. Butterflies taste with their feet.

(Oh, Geez) (That's almost as bad as catfish)

16. An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

(I know some people like that.)

17. Starfish don't have brains.

(I know some people like that too.)


Gene said...

very entertaining. thank you.
i agree. quality over quantity!

KovasP said...

I don't know. 50 times a day still seems like it would be more than 30 minutes.

Teamarcia said...

That's because they're pigs. There needed to be a trade off in there somewhere.

Evolving Through Running said...

Drunk ants and orgasmic pigs. Not the typical blogger fare. Also good to know that I'm burning a fair number of calories at work, since much of my typical day involves banging my head against a wall.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I'm 1/30th of a pig???

Kenley said...

Loved the list. I think that 30 minutes is over doing it I think. That much release of chemicals can cause damage i think. O well.

Anonymous said...

It appears I have constructed a few atomic bombs in my day!

The Boring Runner said...

I accept your farting challenge, good sir.

Unknown said...

I don't think I want to know the research details on most of these. Very interesting though. And I can't wait to tell my brother-in-law he is going to die so much sooner than the rest of us.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Explains the SHOUTING AT STARBUCKS and the curly tails.

XLMIC said...

I am filing this away! These are my favorite kind of facts :)

Allie said...

I am astounded by all of these, who the heck finds this stuff out??

Fruit Fly said...

I love all of your side comments. Very interesting - and yet, WHY do we know this? I'm glad you shared it and now we know it, but who figured it out in the first place?

I wonder if after those 30 minutes they end up REALLY hungry?

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