The Phoenix

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Fun Facts Friday

Since I'll be at Micky's Place for the rest of the week, I thought it was a great time to introduce Fun Facts Friday. I'll be posting some of the more unknown facts about various scientific topics that I hope entertain and enlighten (and gross you out).

Have a great week, and enjoy.

Human Biology: The average human loses 200 head hairs per day. (Maybe that's what happened to Britney Spears).
Peanuts is one of the ingredients that goes into making dynamite. (Almonds make a great Chinese star).

111, 111, 111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321 (Okay, I admit that was really nerdy, but cool!).

General Biology: Nearly 70% of ALL organisms in the world are bacteria. (In my seventh grade science class, a girl named Jennifer was reading outloud and said "orgasm" instead of "organism." Everyone in the class laughed their asses off [even though half of us had no idea what was so funny]. But our teacher did not find that amusing).


Blogger David Amulet said...

I am beating mother nature to the punch--shaving the head takes care of those 200 before they even get the chance.

Have a good trip--try not to get annoyed and punch Goofy.

-- david

2/21/2007 4:31 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Ok, the math thing? Super cool.

Have fun!!

2/21/2007 6:05 PM  
Blogger Reiki 4 Life said...

yeah, call me a math geek...that was cool. And I think I was still playing with Barbie dolls in 7th grade. I doubt I'd know why that was so funny, either. Wait, why is that so funny?! ;)

Have a glorious time in disney. This should be a great time to go...not so crowded, hopefully.

have fun!

2/21/2007 6:38 PM  
Blogger BrianAlt said...

Say HI to Mickey for me!

2/21/2007 7:12 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Ah to be back in the 7th grade.

2/21/2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Grafs said...

Have a great trip! Thanks for the fun orgasm errr organism facts.

2/21/2007 9:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

And here i was thinking Britney had head lice....who knew?!

Not surprised about the peanuts, i know they attribute to my *blasts* after i've eaten them!

2/22/2007 4:06 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

The math thing is definitely cool.

Have fun.

2/22/2007 5:25 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

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2/22/2007 7:32 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Peanuts ROCK!

2/22/2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger KC said...

Silly me. When I read that you would be at "Micky's Place" I assumed you were writing for someone else's blog. I was surprised when I clicked the link and found the Disney site. Have fun. Wish I could go there, too!

2/22/2007 11:51 AM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Have fun at Disney! And I liked that math fact. Super nerdy = super cool.


2/22/2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Fated said...

I have to admit I pasted the mathematics one to a bunch of people after I read it.

2/22/2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger angel, jr. said...

I remember when people would accidently say the wrong word--we would laugh just because they said the wrong word.
I remember in 6th grade a girl had her first period. I remember the whole class hearing one of the teachers tell another teacher. Most of us were either grossed out, or thought that she went to English class.

2/22/2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Shoot! I only have 199 hairs left.


Maybe it's the bacteria that's attacking my head. You think? You think?

2/23/2007 6:51 AM  
Blogger ozymandiaz said...

i know, you were just looking for some way to bring up britney's head

2/23/2007 4:22 PM  
Blogger goddess said...

I bet I lose a lot more hair then that.

Oh I get it, it's a palendrome. That is kinda nerdy, but strangely my brain likes it.

I would have had a hard time not laughing with the class in that situation. I have a problem of laughing sometimes when I know I shouldn't.

2/23/2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Mr Shife said...

It is wrong that I still laugh at that seventh-grade mispronunciation and I am in my 30s.

2/23/2007 5:06 PM  
Anonymous delmer said...

In 8th grade one of the guys was reading out loud and said 'octopis' instead of 'octopus.'

That one still makes me laugh.

2/23/2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

I am with Michele, I think she had head lice too....

2/24/2007 11:31 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

That last part reminded me of when our youth speaker (years ago) kept saying "genitals" instead of "Gentiles" during youth group one evening.
He didn't catch it until he'd made the error three times and we were all unable to contain our laughter any longer.
The Lord loves both Jew and genitals alike. :)

I look forward to more FFFs.

2/24/2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

That math thing is really cool.
And I'm SO not a math person. ;-)

2/24/2007 5:58 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

haha interesting!


2/25/2007 9:11 PM  
Blogger Godwhacker said...

I heard a plausible explanation behind Brittany's bad hair day. It stated the KFed was moving for custody of their kids and that she might be forced to give a hair sample for a drug test.

3/12/2007 9:40 AM  

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