Aug 27, 2009


Yes, Blatherskite is a real word. Yes, it applies to this post.

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London.

Slugs have 4 noses.

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue. (Really? How do they know that?)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

Coca-cola would be green if it weren't for food coloring.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

When a peacock makes a noise, it is called a "scream". For Magpies, it is a "chatter".

In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.

Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining.

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do.

Serving ice cream on cherry pie was once illegal in Kansas.

Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

Emus cannot walk backwards.

Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations.

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

Ramses II, a pharaoh of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters.

Okay, I'm done. That was fun, wasn't it?


Kappyt3 said...

yes. it was fun.

Kristie Lynne said...

Haha, I love it!

Christine said...

why can't i be in Carruthmatic?

Jill said...

sheesh. who needs school???
i have celeste carruth's blog to read!

KHathaway said...

I wanna meet the archeologist who saw a thousand year old beat up jar of honey and though, I wonder if that's still good? I also eat my arms when I'm stressed. Don't hate on it.

kylee-kate said...

hahaha thats awesome