I recently received one of those emails that I believe I was supposed to forward within the next 6.3 minutes or I would be struck down. Usually, I delete that type of email before opening, but this particular email was carefully disguised. I opened it. I did not forward it. I lived to tell the story...and share it's contents with all of you. I've added my two cents to each of the facts because...well, because I can.
13 FUN FACTS
This is absolutely, 100% NOT true for me.
2) To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers.
This particular factoid was educational x 2 for me because I had to google how much a kilo was. 1 kilo = 2.2 pounds. You knew that? Oh...ok. That means this fact was only educational x 1 for you then. See! I don't COMPLETELY suck at math.
3) Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
Fascinating! Not to mention cost effective.
4) People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
Volleyball. Whole lotta jumping. Eww.
5) Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate the liquid from the gas in their stomachs.
What a shame. Hours of entertainment lost while in space.
6) The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off.
Let's bring back the trend! Who's with me?
7) Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
I knew this. Learned it from a wicked smart 2nd grader I taught back in 2001. No kidding.
8) Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
I'm not buying it. Imagine the kite flying skills required for this task. Not to mention the length of string that would require. And don't even get me started on wind direction.
9) The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
WHAT?!?! Childhood. Memory. Shattered.
10) Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
How can we even be sure there IS an ocean if we can't hear it in a seashell?
11) In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
And the uncoordinated women adopt cats.
12) Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
Due to a strange gravitational pull, the Denhof house appears to collect more of this space dust than other homes.
13) Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
That settles it. I'm moving.