It’s Friday…which means it is time to take a long, deep breath and find all the strength we have inside ourselves, just to make it through the last hours of the work week!  To help things along, I thought reading some fun facts would help the time pass more quickly. 

TGIF everyone and enjoy the weekend!



  • A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
  • If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.
  • A language becomes extinct in this world every two weeks.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
  • Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  • It takes approximately 6 months to build a Rolls Royce… and 13 days to build a Toyota.
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  • Charlie Brown’s father was a barber.
  • 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  • Montpelier, Vermont is the only US state capital without a McDonald’s.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
  • Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
  • Peanuts are used in the production of dynamite.
  • Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman.
  • Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • John Lennon had a strong affection for cats, actually having owned as many as six at a time.

~ by pinkhoneybee on September 23, 2011.

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