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Jul 20, 2006

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The US Navy submarine have been using active sonar technology, a deafening burst of noise that is dangerous even 300 miles from it's source. Some mid-frequency sonar systems can put out over 235 decibals, about as loud as a rocket launch.
Animals for hundreds of miles literally jump out of the water to try to avoid the sound. The effects vary, causing internal bleeding and bursting organs including lungs and eardrums. Next time you see news about beached dolphins, now you know why.

Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.

How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.

Unlike most fish, electric eels cannot get enough oxygen from water. Approximately every five minutes, they must surface to breathe, or they will drown. Unlike most fish, they can swim both backwards and forwards.

Dolphins nap with one eye open.

President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader!

Hitler had Parkinson's disease and had a significant tremor in his left hand which was censored in the German media. He also had syphillis which causes insane rage in it's advanced stages.

King Kong was Adolf Hitler's favorite movie.

In Maine, it's illegal for a police officer to tell you to have a nice day after giving you a traffic ticket.

It's against the law in Chicago to eat in a place that is on fire.

The portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the penny shows him facing to the right while all other portraits of presidents on U.S. circulating coins face left.

Chicha, an alcohol beverage which has been made for thousands of years in Central and South America, begins with people chewing grain and spitting into a vat. An enzyme in saliva changes starch in the grain to sugar, which then ferments.

Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of 'Helen' on 'The Jeffersons'.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.

When gentlemen in medieval Japan wished to seal an agreement, they urinated together, crisscrossing their streams of urine.

To take an oath, ancient Romans put a hand on their testicles…that’s where the word “testimony” comes from.

The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.

More people have a phobia of frogs than rats.

In France, it is legal to marry a dead person!

Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, blondes to brunettes.

In Massachusetts, It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.

In 1982, a high school student from Los Angeles, California unscrambled the Rubik's Cube in 22.95 seconds.

Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.

It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD's!

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

According to scientific studies, a rat's performance in a maze can be improved by playing music written by Mozart.

In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

80% of millionaires drive used cars.

There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

According to legend, there’s a Superman in every episode of Seinfeld.

The strongest human bite force ever recorded: 350 pounds. The strongest shark bite force ever recorded: 132 pounds!

Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.

Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.

The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant!

Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.

It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.

The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant!

Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.

It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.

Kilts are not native to Scotland. They originated in France.

97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.

The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.

Deep Breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.

When a person dies, hearing is usually the last sense to go.

What is the hottest place on Earth? El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922 the hottest ever measured. In Death Valley, it got up to 134 Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913.


Anonymous said...

thats coool!

Anonymous said...

I'm almost entirely sure that the bite force was mixed up, I recently watched a show on the Discovery Show, where it showed the shark bite as between 350 and 400, when the human bite force was only in the 100's. And yet, it said "recorded", but still, they should continue to research if by some reason the most powerful shark bite was in the 100's.

PS- One of the strongest bite forces recorded was the Nile Crocodile, at over 2500 pounds of force!

Anonymous said...

Hasn't everyone heard the playing Mozart's music enhances brain activity? I'm sure not for just rats. Or just Mozart's music. Any good music (most likely classical) enhance the brain's activity.

Anonymous said...

Actually the designer of the NIKE Swoosh was only paid $20.

She drew it on a napkin in a coffee shop and gave it to the creter of NIKE and only asked for $20.

She later sued him because she didn't think she got a fair amount (this, of course, was AFTER NIKE became popular).

laurel said...


There is bit of folklore floating about that the word testify (with its associated forms like testimony and testament) derives from testicle. The legend has it that ancient Romans would hold their testes while swearing oaths. This is not true. The word does not derive from testicle, nor did Romans swear oaths on their private parts.

Testify, et. al., derives from the Latin testis meaning witness. Testicle also derives from testis. The testes are witnesses to a man's virility.

not trying to be a jerk, just clearing up any misinformation you may have recieved

Monsieur Cheesington said...

Bush as a Cheerleader? Not intelligent enough for the job.....

jemini said...

bug legs in chocolate??????????? k- guess what food i'm giving up.

Anonymous said...

Wow whoever is posting as Anonymous is
really set out to ruin someone's day. I looked up everything you said and you are/were WRONG! vso shut the HeLl up and get a life!

Alex said...

funny because you posted as anonymous. but anyway, the bite thing is mixed up and the music thing only works with a specific symphony of Mozarts. can't recall which one but there are plenty of articles about it if you google "the mozart effect"

Anonymous said...

Actually, Bugs' legs are never found in chocolate bars, average or not. The true chief ingredient of your average chocolate bar is the first claw on the left foot of a very certain type of wildcat only found in the Himalayas.

Anonymous said...

i actually saw on the discovery channel, that there are chances of identical twins having the same fingerprints because they share so much DNA

Anonymous said...

There are fresh water sharks in in Gatun Lake in Panama. The lake feeds the panama canal

gemma Xx said...

you are wrong about the baby one .... they wash their feet in rum not there head

Anonymous said...

Have a history teacher explain this ---- If they can?

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839. Lee
Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their! three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called a 'Lincoln' made by Ford.

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials! And here's the

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Creepy, huh?

Anonymous said...

that cheerleader photo looks phony . look at the way the connects .