20 Random Facts to Entertain Your Gray Matter

Figure of a man sitting upon a question mark.Humans produce about 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime. Saliva is required for taste—until food is dissolved by saliva, we cannot taste it.  (Now if we could just figure out how to digest our food without saliva, we may just have discovered a cure for obesity.)

It is illegal for men to wear strapless dresses in Miami, Florida. (Come on, Miami! Really?)

Upon five minutes of waking, 50% of a dream is forgotten. Within 10 minutes, 90% of it is forgotten. (And if you’re older than 65, chances are your entire dream is forgotten within seconds of arising.)Tiger

Tigers can mate up to 50 times a day. (Brings new meaning to the women who lovingly refer to their man as “tiger”.)

According to Italian researchers, women who eat chocolate regularly have a better sex life than those who do not. They also had higher levels of desire, arousal, and satisfaction from sex. (You have to wonder about those folks who tried to make us believe chocolate was bad for us.)

Mandarin duck couples stop liking each other after their nest is built. (This is similar to some Hollywood marriages.)

In Australia, Speedos are called “Budgy Smugglers,” a term which is derived from the name of a small parrot, the domestic budgerigar. Apparently, the body-hugging swimwear looks as if it is attempting to conceal a parrot when viewed from the front. (This needs no comment.)

Monkey sitting on a toiletThe average person spends 3 years of their life on the toilet. (And that’s just the “average!”)

Continuing at the current rate, 360,000,000,000 graphics/videos will be uploaded to Facebook in 2011. (No big surprise there.)

During your lifetime, you will eat 60,000 pounds of food — roughly the weight of about 6 elephants.  (Are you kidding me??)

The dot above the “i” is called a tittle.  (I sure don’t remember any of MY teachers asking if I had checked my paper for tittles.)

An earwig (or pincer bug) has two penises, but favors one or the other like we do with our hands. (How clever!)

A glass bottle takes a million years to decompose. (Recycle, recycle, recycle)

The average bra size today is 36C, ten years ago it was 34B.  (I guess I should have been born 20 years ago)

The only primate to hibernate is the pygmy mouse lemur of Madagascar, discovered in 1994.  It weighs just over an ounce, is extremely promiscuous (its testicles are bigger than its brain) and falls asleep at the drop of a hat. (Some women would contend that this testicle/brain ratio is the same for all males in general.)

Two men back to back in a duel fight.Herrings produce air bubbles from their rectums called F.R.T.’s that are louder than a jet engine. (All I can say is, I’m glad I don’t hang with herrings.)

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

You can marry a dead person in France. (The real question is “Why?”)

More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines. (Think, rage.)

You share your birthday with about 9 million other people in the world. (Doesn’t seem quite so special anymore, does it?)

About dbdaze

Currently spending much of my time contemplating the remainder of my life ... realizing the importance of dreams that are fulfilled, support of those closest to you, and the value in downsizing and living with less.
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8 Responses to 20 Random Facts to Entertain Your Gray Matter

  1. shoes says:

    Debbie – since I enjoy reading your blog so much I wanted to present you with The Liebster Award. If you wish you can learn more about it over at my blog. :-) Hope you have a great day!

  2. shoes says:

    Hahaha – thanks for all those great tidbits of wisdom!! :-)

  3. pedro sun says:

    thanks Debs, funny lol!

  4. Judith says:

    Well thank you for sharing all those facts Debbie. Sure needed to know all that and so it will go into my overloaded, elderly brain along with all the rest of the useless information stored there.

  5. Bobbe says:

    Regarding the ban on strapless dresses for men: there may be concern that, with nothing to hold it up, the dress may slip down and reveal . . . what?

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