Thursday, July 6, 2006

From My Inbox: For Those of You Who Thought You Knew Everything...

Didn't verify any of these, so forgive me for spreading falsities. Check out the Rumor Mill for verification.

  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

  • No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times.

  • Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

  • Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

  • The King of Hearts is the only king without a moustache.

  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!)

  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

  • Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice!

  • Pearls melt in vinegar.

  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.

  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

  • Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal."

  • William Jefferson Clinton was the second.

  • Turtles can breathe through their butts.



Tags: From My Inbox

2 comments:

ndenvirochick said...

Two corrections to the list:

1. Pearls don't MELT in vinegar, they DISSOLVE in vinegar. Melting is a process by which a solid turns into a liquid, dissolution is where the bonds of an ionic compound are broken and the molecule dissociates and randomly diffuses in the solvent.

Pearls dissolve in vinegar because they are made of nacre - a form of calcium carbonate - which is a base. Vinegar is an acid. It's the same reaction as when you take Tums to stop heartburn, or when rain dissolves limestone to make caves.

2. Venus - and all other planets - rotate counterclockwise around their axis. From our perspective on Earth, Venus rotates clockwise because the planet's axis is tilted by 178 degrees; i.e., the planet is turned upside down from our perspective.

See, just like women, Venus is doing nothing different than any other planet, but she is misunderstood because men don't know how to see her in the proper perspective.

Darren Norton said...

ndenvriochick:

Thanks for the clarification on the pearl. Just goes to show you cannot believe everything (and for the most part almost anything) you read from your inbox.

See, just like women, Venus is doing nothing different than any other planet, but she is misunderstood because men don't know how to see her in the proper perspective.

Touché.