Friday, November 27, 2015

Trivia For The Toilet

Life should not be lived trivially, but I do take pleasure in consuming facts and trivia. After reading Trivia for the Toilet by Gavin Webster (Fall River Press), I felt more informed about random crap, learning things like this:

On average, a woman utters around 7,000 words in a day while a man uses just over 2,000.

The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.

During one’s lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

Men snore at a rate of 1 in 8.  One in 10 men grind their teeth while asleep.

People in Iceland read more books per capita than any other people in the world.

Women blink nearly twice as often as much as men.

In New York City, there are more people of Irish descent than in Dublin, Ireland, more people of Italian descent than in Rome, Italy, and more Jews than in Tel Aviv, Israel.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, was the first novel to be written on a typewriter.

The smallest book in the Library of Congress is Old King Cole.  It is 1/25 of an inch by 1/25 of an inch. The pages can only be turned with the use of a needle.

The human brain is about 85% water.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noses and ears never stop growing.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

Sharks are the only animals that never fall ill.  They’re immune to all known diseases, including cancer.

Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days – the equivalent of almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.

More people suffer heart attacks and more cars breakdown on Monday than on any other day of the week, while 50% of all bank robberies take place on Friday.

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