Ten Facts

1. If you taste something while listening to a high pitched noise, it will taste sweeter and a low pitched noise will make it taste bitterer.
2. If you chew asparagus in the dark while looking in a mirror, you can see that it glows in the dark
3. Technically, Manhattan is a part of New Jersey
4. Archery was independently invented by eighteen different ancient cultures, but all haberdashery stems from a single source.
5. If heated under appropriate conditions, a solid chunk of ice can reach a temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit before melting.
6. Ten percent of all males and twelve percent of all females are born with a tiny pair of vestigial teeth in their elbows.
7. Even though cheetahs are the fastest animals running forwards, the fastest animal running backwards is the hippopotamus.
8. It is logically impossible to express the idea of a doorknob in French, German, or Spanish.
9. For any given year, there is a reliable statistical correlation between the average price of a six-pack of beer in the United States and the average amount of rainfall measured in inches.
10. Many people have a so-called “third nipple” but the first recorded case of a “second penis” belonged to none other than Benjamin Franklin

5 Responses to “Ten Facts”

  1. Robert Briscoe says:

    I once tried to buy a doorknob in Berlin, and the clerk punched me in the head.

  2. Johann says:

    Oh, man, I love #4. Haberdashery? Who knew?

  3. Josh Weisberg says:

    More facts:

    11. The state insect of Arkansas is the silverfish.

    12. Hermit crabs are allergic to peanuts.

    13. Round is the new square.

  4. Mike says:

    It’s a little known fact that one time Pete Mandik and Chuck Norris met, and Chuck Norris got his ass handed to him.

    Interesting blog by the way.

  5. Pete Mandik says:

    I think my dad, who also goes by “Pete Mandik,” once met Chuck Norris at a karate tournament in the ’70s. I don’t recall in what direction the ass-handing went, though.