Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #17

Thirteen Random Facts

1. There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo

2. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.

3. A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

4. No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.

5. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye".

6. The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.

7. The sloth moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.

8. Cat urine glows under a black-light.

9. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

10. A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge.

11. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television. (I have been on several times, what about you? Let us know in the comment section)

12. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

13. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet.

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Jade, Will and Illy said...

I've been on TV at least once in my life- for a classroom thing in third grade. Nothing too exciting though!

And BTW, the thing about the sloth? That's just gross. :P

Nissa said...

I love random facts- I always learn something new!

Happy T13!

Wendy/tye said...

Standard 24 pound paper in it's usual dimensions cannot be folded more then 7 times in the standard folding tecnique, however,extremely thin paper, such as toilet paper, or paper toweling or a huge piece of paper, like the size of a football field can be folded more then 7 times.
Seen it on Mythbusters.

Vashonnte said...

i love this list! fun fun fun!

Rayven said...

I don't even want to know who figured out number 8....ewwwww....

storyteller said...

Enjoyed your ‘trivia’ list today … I had no idea about ANY of these things except #13 … and am not sure I care to know #8. LOL My 23rd T-13 is up at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Amy The Black said...

I've been on TV, too. But I don't think I've received all of my 15 minutes yet. Great list! I learned a lot of things!

Melanie said...

Really? Only 5-7 pitches for each ball? They must go throw an awful lot!

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