Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Little known facts!

There is Reddit thread on little known facts, with some real gems. I have not run these through snopes, but they sound plausable:

- A small child could swim through the veins of blue whale.

- John Tyler, 10th president of the United States, b. 1790, has 2 living grandsons. 3 generations spanning 4 centuries. Tyler had a son when he was 63...and then that son had a kid when he was 75.

- The only member of ZZ Top without a beard is named Frank Beard.

- A compressed spring weighs MORE than a relaxed spring!

- Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born and died on the tail of Haley's comet, and he predicted that he would die on that day.

- There are bags of poop on the moon.

- Apple computers are indeed PC's.

- The word "gullible" IS in the dictionary.

- Velociraptors were actually only about the size of a turkey.

- George Bernard Shaw is the only person to win an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize.

- Clint Eastwood is an anagram for Old West Action!

- A fly craps about every 8 seconds.

- Cat’s milk is 22% butterfat.