I was wondering what to write about and found a fun site with interesting, useless facts that I couldn’t pass up sharing. If you know some of these, buy yourself a hot fudge sundae. You deserve it for being extra sharp.
Bet you didn’t know that:
There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.
I did know this one because at my sister’s house, I met a hobo spider. Shiver! My son thinks hobos have beards and wear a beanie cap on their head. This spider did neither. But it did actually attack me–meaning, it ran towards me, not away from my foot. That is beyond terrifying…and therefore, I hate hobo spiders.
Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
I don’t know how to check if that is true, but I’ll go with it for the sole fact that I got it off a site that was called Top 100 Random Facts. Not half-truths or misnomers or jokes. Facts. That has got to be a heck of a lot of calories, Mr. Polar Bear.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
Anyone who has watched Lord of the Rings knows eagles can carry people. So why not young deers? deer? dear?
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
I think I’m going to tell my husband that we have no reason not to build a swimming pool now that I know this truth. If we build it, the saliva will come (And fill it…twice over).
A flock of crows is known as a murder.
I knew this one too, but it seriously kills me. I don’t want to see a flock of crows because I’ll have to yell, “Here comes murder.” Sounds like a horrible slasher movie.
Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour.
And also causes brain damage. So if you want to be a skinny brain dead person…do the above. But I’m warning you, side effects could include attending a political rally for He Who Must Not be Named…so I hope none of my readers bang their head against the wall. That’s a big No-No in my book.
And now, for a nice fact for boys…
If you consistently fart for 6 years & 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!
I don’t know how you store up all this energy, and will NOT volunteer my house for the job. But I will admit to not appreciating the potential energy of this basic human function. I would say that dog farts stored up could power an atomic bomb in less time–probably six months instead of six years. They’re much more potent.
Do you have any other interesting factoids you’re dying to share. If so, let me introduce you to a flock of crows.