Thursday, June 16, 2005

Betcha didn't know

From the Oregonian:
"According to, as of 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, there were 870,007 words in the English language.

You are more likely to be attacked by a hamster than by a shark.

According to researchers studying how late is late, 10 minutes, 17 seconds is the threshold at which people feel it necessary to telephone and admit they are going to be late.

Sneezes travel at 40 mph on average. The fastest recorded sneeze clocked in at 100 mph.

The average person will inhale 75 million gallons of air in their lifetime.

When you're asleep, your brain is more active than when you're watching TV.

Your hair will grow almost 600 inches during your lifetime.

Cockroaches can run up to 3 mph.

A 10-gallon hat holds only 3/4 of a gallon.

The brain activity of people in love is nearly identical to the brain activity of someone with mental illness.

Flies taste with their feet."

(excerpted from the Edge.)
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