Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordy Wednesday: Random Facts

So today I am at the library. Yes, I made it over the wall and escaped the lonely little house for the day. Paul works today from 11-8 so I thought I would come to town with him and busy myself with things until he got off. Truth is I don't like being home alone when its dark. Call me scared but if you lived as far out as we do you would be frightened too.

Anyway, so here I am....blogging for Wednesday. I couldn't think of a subject to look up so I just typed in "Random Facts". It came up with quite a list. I waded through the long list and came up with a dozen or so completely random facts.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.

The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.

Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Haha.....I like the one about Kansas state law. And do you really think it's true that your hair keeps growing after you're dead?