ID Lounge More Amazing Facts - M

Discussion in 'ID Members Lounge' started by helenheaven, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    A Manatee (Dugong) has very slow-clotting blood, and important in finding out about haemophilia.


    Michael Jordan has more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

    A male emperor moth can detect and find a female of his species a mile away.

    You can test for a two way mirror by putting your fingernail on the surface, if there's space between the tip and the image, then its a normal mirror, if not, its two way.

    A McDonald's straw will hold 7.7 ml, or just over one-and-a-half teaspoons of whatever you are drinking.

    A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year.

    Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

    December 1972 U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan becomes the last person to set foot on the moon.(Didn't know they stopped going there)

    The magnetic North Pole shifts by about 7 meters a day.

    Only female mosquitoes bite. Males only drink water and plant juice. (There goes that debate..)

    85% of men who die of heart attacks during intercourse, are found to have been cheating on their wives.

    The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

    You can only tell the gender of a Macaw through an operation. They lack exterior genetials.

    More Monopoly is printed yearly than real money throughout the world.

    The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.

    The kissing under the missletoe tradition originated from the Druids.

    A mole can dig about 92 metres in 1 night

    Most marine fish can survive in a tank filled with human blood

    According to Bristol zoo, the Howler monkey's growl is so loud, it can be heard 5km (3.3 miles for you Americans) away.

    During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville's timeless classic of the sea, 'Moby Dick', only sold 50 copies.

    A mosquito will become restless and start flying around if there is an increase of carbon dioxide in the surrounding air
    Mosquito repellents dont really repel mozzies. They actually block the sensory pores and makes the mozzies think they're flying to a colder, dryer, more CO2 free area. VIOLA! No bites

    The moon actually has mirrors on it. They were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured.

    The metric system was to blame for the loss of the Mars Climate orbiter

    All mammals have tongues.

    A mule is a crossbreed between a male donkey and a female horse. A hinnie is yada yada a female donkey and a male horse.

    Mules are genetically sterile. i.e. they cannot reproduce.
     
  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    Hmmm...

    Fitting irony or husband's last laugh at wife?
     
  3. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    ha ha Bleys..that caught my eye too

    Maybe wife's last laugh at husband ? But how humiliating when circumstances are revealed to family and friends ?

    Imagine the phone call...."uh, you don't know me....but you might want to come on over and identify your husband for the coroner..."
     
  4. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member


    Anybody know why this occured ???

    [Edited on 12-10-2004 by helenheaven]
     
  5. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    yeah it had to do with how fast the craft was going, they did something like calculate the distance in metric and the amount of fuel in imperial, so the craft basically exploded into the planet or missed it completely
     
  6. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    See, now you know why Americans could not change over to the metric system..... :lol::lol:


    [Edited on 12-10-2004 by JcMinJapan]
     
  7. Gravare

    Gravare Premium Member

    justice served.;)
     
  8. DucKid

    DucKid Premium Member

    I agree!