Chit Chat More Amazing Facts - I & J

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by helenheaven, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    Food passes through the small intestine in just two hours, zipping along at 0.002 mph. Inside the large intestine, it takes about 14 hours, traveling at a more leisurely rate of 0.00007 mph

    According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time. (It's just like its better to water your plants in the early mornings or the evenings)

    An insect exerts so much energy in one hour of flying that it may lose as much as a third of its total body weight.

    In rural areas, there are more insects in 1 square mile than there are humans on earth

    In Scotland, Irn-Bru is a soft drink that is more popular than Coca-Cola. When McDonalds opened in Glasgow and did not sell Irn-Bru, it was considered an insult, and the restaurant was subsequently boycotted.


    J


    A jellyfish is 95 percent water, and humans around 70%

    Jaguars are frightened by dogs

    Joan of Arc was actually burned alive as a witch in 1431, and only considered a saint in the 20th century.

    A "jiffy" is actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second