Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Funny Facts

· Tipping in Iceland is considered an insult.

· People swallow about a pound of insects per year! There are even tiny pieces of insects in food!!

· The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.

· Ketchup was originally sold as a medicine in the 1830's.

· Butterflies taste with their feet.

· A duck's quack does not echo, and no one knows why.

· Average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

· American's eat an average of 18 acres of pizza a day.

· A crocodile always grows its teeth back to replace the old ones.

· American Airlines saved $40,000 by removing one olive from every salad in 1987.

· An ant will always fall on its right side when intoxicated. (did someone pay money for this study?)

· The Chico, CA city council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone who detonates one in city limits.

· Starfish don't have brains.

· The bible is the world's most shoplifted book. (sad but true)

· The Main library at Indiana, University sinks 1 inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

· Odds of hitting jackpot on a slot machine are 889 to 1.

· The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as blood plasma.

· Giant tortoises live between 150-200 years. (no wonder they are so slow!)

· If the entire population of China were to walk in front of you in a single file line, it would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

· A 'jiffy' actually means 1/100th of a second.

· Canada is an Indian word meaning 'big village'.

· In America, you're more likely to be hurt by a vending machine than a bear.

· The deer is the most dangerous animal in America.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Culturral Differences - The Brits, the Aussies, the American and the Canadians

The Brits, the Aussies, the American and the Canadians are all different
Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for Americans when abroad.
Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.
Brits: Can't possibly be mistaken for anyone else when abroad.

Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
Brits: Believe that you should look out for those people who belong to your club.
Americans: Believe that people should look out for & take care of themselves.
Canadians: Believe that that's the government's job.

Aussies: Are extremely patriotic to their beer.
Americans: Are flag-waving, anthem-singing, and obsessively patriotic to the point of blindness.
Canadians: Can't agree on the words to their anthem, when they can be bothered to sing them.
Brits: Do not sing at all but prefer a large brass band to perform the anthem.
More on that ... (very funny!!!)

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