Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Did You Know?

The phrase "in a pickle" was first introduced by Shakespeare in his play,
The Tempest".

You are 1,000 times more likely to drown in the sea than you are to be bitten by a shark.

Your right lung takes in more air than the left one does. The left lung is smaller than the right one, making room for your heart.

The act of sneezing is referred to as sternutation.

The first movie in which a toilet was heard flushed was "Psycho."

A lobster that has lost one claw (or other appendage) is called a cull. One that has lost two claws is a bullet or dummie. Also, lobsters can grow back new claws, legs and antennae.

Cotton candy's original name was Fairy Floss.

In 4000 BC, in Egypt, both men and women wore glitter eye-shadow made from the crushed shells of beetles.

A piece of currency can be folded back and forth 4,000 times before it will tear.


Pat said...

Fairy Floss has always been Fairy Floss to me:)

Granny Annie said...

I have terrible eye allergies and have to use drops and lubricants morning,noon and night. It hurts just to imagine eye shadow made of crushed beetle shells.

More great educational facts Judy. Thanks!

Sparkling Red said...

I love the phrase "in a pickle"! Good old Shakespeare.

Fairy Floss is a great name. The French name for it translates as "papa's beard".

Sheri said...

Useful information. Thanks. I think I only knew two things on the list!

Arkansas Patti said...

I love strange facts like that. I knew none of them, now I am so much smarter.