Saturday, 18 August 2012

Fact No.258

Among the Bagonda people of Uganda, the several widows of a recently deceased king have the distinctive honor of drinking the beer in which his entrails have been cleaned

Friday, 17 August 2012

Fact No.527

The word 'toast' (like one that you make at a wedding) started in ancient Rome, where a piece of toasted bread was dropped into wine

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Fact No.526

Texas state law prohibits someone from having more than three sips of beer at a time whilst standing

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Fact No.525

In Missouri, anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing an empty alcohol bottle or can can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Fact No.521

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9, living in China in the early 1900s

Friday, 10 August 2012

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Fact No.519

Women [on average] recognise different facial expressions better than men. This is due to women's enlarged linguistic features in the brain

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Fact No.518

The 1912 Olympics were the last time when gold medals were made of solid gold. Now they're made of silver, plated with gold

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Fact No.517

Flying frogs change colour in the day; they are greenish-blue in sunlight and dark green in the evening

Monday, 6 August 2012

Fact No.516

Pets don't just eat grass when they're ill; some like the taste and some are just hungry

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Fact No.511

First fact after a pretty long while [sorry]

The verb 'cleave' is the only word in the English language with two synonyms that are antonyms of each other. They are 'adhere' and 'separate'.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Apologies

After a few months of absolutely nothing now, I feel that we need to apologise... Not just for the absence but for the lack of warning about it. And now, an explanation: exams. 'Exams' seem to dominate the excuses for bloggers recently, but these were AS Levels, which is actually important, so I think we have a real legit reason here.

I have to say though, as summer is here we'll probably get up and running soon again... So just watch this space for now :3 In the meantime however, just enjoy the freak weather we're having here

See you soon,
Grace and Jaz
    xxx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Fact No.510

Research has shown that behavioural therapy is as effective as medication, in terms of dealing with anxiety and stress

Monday, 19 March 2012

Fact No.509

Intense stress can weaken the immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to disease and infection

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Fact No.508

In a study, it was found that a cat at home reduced the risk of heart attack by 40% and stroke by 30%

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Fact No.507

On this day in 1966, the US sub located a previously missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean 

Friday, 16 March 2012

Fact No.506

It takes our solar system around 250 million Earth years to orbit once around the Milky Way

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Fact No.504

The reason we sweat when we're stressed is because it used to makes our bodies more slippery and harder to catch hold of (at least it used to, back when we were cave people)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Monday, 12 March 2012

Fact No.500

Well, it's been a long time, but here is fact 500 (: YAY

Around 20% of women don't wash their hands after going to the restroom

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Fact No.499

One of the most unusual, yet common, symptoms of pregnancy is 'pica'; a term used to describe cravings of non food items. This can include: toothpaste, coal, detergent, cigarette butts and chalk

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Fact No.498

It is legal to call your child Jesus Condom. In fact, one parent already has

Friday, 9 March 2012

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Fact No.496

Humans' hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death. When you die, your skin dehydrates and begins to shrink, giving the impression that your hair and nails are growing when they are not

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Monday, 5 March 2012

Fact No.493

In ancient Greece, if a man was found to have committed adultery, his pubic hair would be removed and a radish inserted into his rectum

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Fact No.492

The world's biggest killer is Cardiovascular disease - heart disease - with 29.34% of all deaths in the world

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Fact No.491

The female world record for the longest tongue is held by Chanel Tapper, USA, measuring 9.75cm long from tip to top lip

Friday, 2 March 2012

Fact No.490

On this day in 1789, Pennsylvania ended prohibition of theatrical performances 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Fact No.487

Sigmund Freud suggested that all boys, from the age of 6 onwards, secretly want to kill their father in order to have sex with their mother

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Fact No.485

IBM has created the world's smallest magnetic computer memory bit using only 12 atoms

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Fact No.484

When the earth was struck by the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, only 1% of the impact energy penetrated the earth but this was large enough to trigger a magnitude 11 earthquake 

Friday, 24 February 2012

Fact No.483

Approximately one third of adults take a soft toy to bed

It has also been 6 months since my girlfriend and I started going out :3

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Fact No.481

The popular fashion doll Barbie's first name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

We also apologise for this mysterious space between the 1st and 2nd post :3

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Fact No.480

'Typewriter' is the longest word in the English language that can be made using only the letters on one row of the keyboard

Monday, 20 February 2012

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fact No.478

A new type of magnetic soap is being developed at Bristol University, England, to help clean up oil spills

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Fact No.477

Technically, your long term memory has unlimited capacity and unlimited duration for past events. Meaning it is possible to remember everything that happened in your life until the day you die.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Fact No.475

On average, Americans eat 18 acres of pizza each day (72843 metres squared)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Fact No.474

You're more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Fact No.473

Before Cameron Diaz was an actress, she was filmed in a soft-core pornography film

Monday, 13 February 2012

Fact No.472

On this day in 1542 Catherine Howard was executed for adultery. She was the 5th wife of England's Kind Henry VIII

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Fact No.471

Astronomers have been given guidance on where to look for a habitable planet that orbits a pair of stars, just like Tatooine in the Star Wars films

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Fact No.470

The teddy bear was named after American President, (Teddy) Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fact No.468

The term 'computer bug' stems from when computers were really big and moths and bugs would fly into them and cause them to 'crash'

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Fact No.467

It is physically possible for you to diffract around a tree. Humans also have wave forms, but our wavelengths are huge compared to trees, so we would have to move at a speed of 10-30 m/s

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Fact No.466

Although it is very hard to measure the amount of muscles it takes to frown and smile, the difference in muscle activity is so small that it doesn't matter which you choose.
It's just that smiling looks better (:

Monday, 6 February 2012

Fact No.465

Men don't really think about sex every 7 seconds ¬_¬
Its more like 12-19 times a day
For women, it's about 10 times

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Fact No.464

To see anything on the Planck scale would require of much magnification that atoms would appear to be bigger than entire galaxies

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Fact No.463

The force endured by a woodpecker's head on each peck is equivalent to a deceleration force 1000 times that of gravity

Friday, 3 February 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Facty Wact No.461

Never trust a girlfriend with your blogger password (:<
Also, elephants are not only able to recall places that they went to several decades ago, but also exactly when the conditions are right to visit them again :3

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012

Fact No.458

Approximately every 11 years, the sun reverses its overall magnetic polarity: its north magnetic pole becomes a south pole, and vice versa.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Fact No.455

If a rooster is not present in a flock of hens, a hen will often take the role, stop laying, and begin to crow.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

Fact No.451

There are more living organisms on the skin of each human than there are humans on the surface of the earth.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

Fact No.448

Every second approximately 100 lightning strikes hit the ground around the world.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Fact No.447

The average man (80kg) would weigh over 2000kg on the surface of the sun, but only 5.3kg on Pluto.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Fact No.446

Over 2,500 left handed people are killed per year, from using products made for right handed people.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Fact No.444

In the year 2000 Pope John Paul II because an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Fact No.442

The sun produces so much energy, that every second the core releases the equivalent of 100 nuclear bombs.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Fact No.441

Given sufficient motivation, the Harjack Spider can produce enough silk to suffocate the average human infant in a matter of minutes.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Fact No.439

A car driver uses more energy and creates more air pollution in just 4 years than a public transportation passenger in 40 years.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Monday, 9 January 2012

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Fact No.436

The royal coat of arms for the United Kingdom mainly features a lion and a unicorn standing for England and Scotland respectively.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Fact No.434

The force required to break a carrot stick is the same required to break your finger.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Fact No.433

Each kidney contains 1 million individual filters. They filter an average of around 1.3 liters (2.2 pints) of blood per minute, and expel up to 1.4 liters (2.5 pints) a day of urine.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Fact No.432

Polonium is the only component of cigarette smoke to produce cancer in laboratory animals.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Fact No.431

Carbon is made inside of stars although it was not produced in the big bang.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Fact No.429

The first of January was a highly significant year in medieval superstitions regarding prosperity,  or lack of it, in the year ahead. A flat cake was put on one of the horns of a cow in every farmyard. The farmer and his workers would then sing a song and dance around the cow until the cake was thrown to the ground. If it fell in front of the cow that signified good luck; to fall behind indicated the bad luck was on it's way.