Fascinating Facts

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 image

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

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

  • You can still have an erection when you are dead

  • 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 image

  • mice don't like cheese.

  • An oak tree has to be at least 50 years old before it grows acorns
  • An authentic spaghetti Bolognese has milk in the ragu
  • The word mouse means thief



    The Venus flytrap can digest a cheeseburger
  • Chas and Dave play instruments on Eminem's "My name is..."

     

  • 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 image

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


     

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

  • 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 image

    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...) image

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

  • The actual flavour of cola is cinnamon and lime.

     

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

  • Bob Holness did actually play drums on Baker Street

  • RatzerRatzer ✭✭✭

    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!

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

  • Bob Holness was the second actor to play James Bond

    (in a radio adaptation)

  • 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)

     

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

  • AgentGinger wrote (see)

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

    imageimageimage great!

  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭
    skotty wrote (see)

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

    With a big toe 1.75" long. Who am I to disagree

  • I can vouch for the Chas n Dave / Eminem fact.  The sample is "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre and they played on it as session musicians in the 70s.

    I have also tried cooking bolognese using the traditional 'boiled in milk' method and wasn't impressed.

  • skotty wrote (see)

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

    My big toe must be about 6 inches then. image

  • carterusm wrote (see)

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

     

    XFR Bear wrote (see)

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

     


    Fave so far. although the only one I know to be true for sure is:

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

  • Chas & Dave article in The Guardian. Looks like it's true...

  • AgentGinger wrote (see)

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

    Brilliant image

  • More people have died in the name of god than died in the holocaust, yet Hitlers name is mud.

  • Lou Diamonds wrote (see)
    I have also tried cooking bolognese using the traditional 'boiled in milk' method and wasn't impressed.

    Don't boil in milk, cook gently and slowly image

    On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC announced that there was no news and played piano music instead of reading a news bulletin.

  •  The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb

     

     In Chester you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight

     

  • Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans can all catch colds, but monkeys do not.

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