Friday, December 10, 2010

True Facts

-The Pentagon in Washington, D. C. has five sides, five stories, and five acres in the middle.

-Newborn babies are given to the wrong mother in the hospital 12 times a day worldwide.

-In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.

-Two very popular and common objects have the same function, but one has thousands of moving parts, while the other has absolutely no moving parts - an hourglass and a sundial.

-One out of three employees who received a promotion use a coffee mug with the company logo on it.

-If you know a (male) millionaire who happens to be married, The most likely profession of his wife is a teacher.

-An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

- 1 pound of lemons contain more sugar than 1 pound of strawberries.

-60% of all US potato products originate in Idaho.

-A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

-The Weddell seal can travel underwater for seven miles without surfacing for air.

-The longest words in the English language with only one syllable are the nine-letter "screeched" and "strengths".

-A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

-A snail can have about 25,000 teeth.

-A snail can also sleep for three years.

-A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.


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