Fascinating Facts

Do you have one

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11/10/2012 at 13:08

I'm a lover of interesting nuggets of information and I thought I could pick your brains to see if you know of any. It's needs to be true or at worst and old wives tale etc.

Starting off. It made my skin crawl but the biggest frog in the world is a Goliath frog and can grow up to 32cm and weigh in at 3.3kg!

Check the link out

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-goliath_frog.html

11/10/2012 at 13:13

a human penis when fully erect is always 5.84 x length of big toe.

11/10/2012 at 13:14

You can still have an erection when you are dead

11/10/2012 at 13:15

In a crisp eating experiment, people played the sound of themselves eating crisps through headphones found the crisps to be more satisfying than without the additional sound

11/10/2012 at 13:46

mice don't like cheese.

11/10/2012 at 13:49
An oak tree has to be at least 50 years old before it grows acorns
11/10/2012 at 13:50
An authentic spaghetti Bolognese has milk in the ragu
11/10/2012 at 13:53
The word mouse means thief

The Venus flytrap can digest a cheeseburger
11/10/2012 at 13:54

Chas and Dave play instruments on Eminem's "My name is..."

 

WiB
11/10/2012 at 14:00
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

In a crisp eating experiment, people played the sound of themselves eating crisps through headphones found the crisps to be more satisfying than without the additional sound

That's interesting as I hate loud eating so I am not convinced it would work for me.


 

WiB
11/10/2012 at 14:03

The Park (an area in Nottingham) has the biggest gas street light system in Europe that is still used

11/10/2012 at 14:05
WiB wrote (see)
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

In a crisp eating experiment, people played the sound of themselves eating crisps through headphones found the crisps to be more satisfying than without the additional sound

That's interesting as I hate loud eating so I am not convinced it would work for me.

You are an anomaly (according to the experiment...)

I wonder if that experiment is why they make 'extra crunchy' crisps?

11/10/2012 at 14:07

The actual flavour of cola is cinnamon and lime.

 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
11/10/2012 at 14:10

How many of these will turn out to be urban myths?  We'll have the Bob Holness/Baker Street one along in a minute.

11/10/2012 at 14:22

Bob Holness did actually play drums on Baker Street

11/10/2012 at 14:22

If your brain processed binary information like a computer, with each synapse holding a single bit of information, we could store roughly 2.5 Million songs.

iPod, 160GB, 40,000 songs.

Thing is, you can select which songs get stuck on loop on the iPod!

11/10/2012 at 14:27

A Cuckoo disguises it's eggs to look like the others in the nest

11/10/2012 at 14:32

Bob Holness was the second actor to play James Bond

(in a radio adaptation)

11/10/2012 at 14:36

George Bernard Shaw is the only person to have won an Oscar and a Nobel Prize.

(Al Gore has a Nobel Prize but no Oscar)

 

11/10/2012 at 14:40

if you laid out all your blood vessels: arteries, veins, capillaries in one long line, you'd be dead.

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