Thursday, December 14, 2006

bat you can fly

45. C3PO and R2D2 do not speak to each other off-camera because the actors don't get on.

56. The Pyruvate Scale measures pungency in onions and garlic. It's named after the acid in onions which makes cooks cry when cutting them.

20. The Queen has never been on a computer, she told Bill Gates as she awarded him an honorary knighthood.

14. It's possible for a human to blow up balloons via the ear. A 55-year-old factory worker from China reportedly discovered 20 years ago that air leaked from his ears, and he can now inflate balloons and blow out candles.

37. Cyclist Lance Armstrong's heart is almost a third larger than the average man's.

32. "Restaurant" is the most mis-spelled word in search engines.

23. In America it's possible to subpoena a dog.

11. One in 10 Europeans is allegedly conceived in an Ikea bed.

59. Oliver Twist is very popular in China, where its title is translated as Foggy City Orphan.

61. You can bet on your own death.

67. Giant squid eat each other - especially during sex.

71. Jimi Hendrix pretended to be gay to be discharged from the US Army.

76. The day when most suicides occurred in the UK between 1993 and 2002 was 1 January, 2000.

77. The only day in that time when no-one killed themselves was 16 March, 2001, the day Comic Relief viewers saw Jack Dee win Celebrity Big Brother.

78. One in 18 people has a third nipple.

94. Bill Gates does not have an iPod.

99. The Japanese word "chokuegambo" describes the wish that there were more designer-brand shops on a given street.

source: 100 things we didn't know this time last year


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