This is another e-mail thingie that I’ve not seened addressed on snopes or anyplace else yet. Some of these I’ve heard before, but there’s a least one I take issue with (the one about dolphins and humans having sex for pleasure; what about the pygmie chimpanzees?) How many of these are true and how many are just to make suckers out of those who don’t have access to the Straight Dope or the SDMB? (“Humorous” responses supplied.)
Subject: FW: science factoids
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it!)
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
(In my next life I want to be a pig!)
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Still not over that pig thing!)
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
(From drinking little bottles of…?)
(Did the govt pay for this research??)
Polar bears are left-handed.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. That makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.
The flea can jump 350 times its body length, It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
A cockroach will live nine days without it’s head, before it starves to death.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.
(“Honey, I’m home. What the…”)
(Kind of a waste here, this eliminates the strongest muscle…)
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(In my next life I still want to be a pig… quality over quantity!)
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.
A cat’s urine glows under a blacklight.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
Starfish don’t have brains.
After reading all these, all I can say is “Damn Pigs”
“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it,” Jack Handy