Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Weird Facts Day



President George W. Bush was a cheerleader during high school and at university.

The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery ticket is great than your chances of winning. (I'll never convince the hh of this.)

 Smelling bananas or green apples (smelling not eating) can help you lose weight. (This one sounds a bit like buying swamp land in Florida to me.)

More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.

In Quitman, Georgia, it is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.

When you look at someone you love your pupils dilate. They do the same when you look at someone you hate. 

Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don't.

Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

In France it is legal to marry a dead person.

The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, she had 16 twins, 7 triplets and 4 quadruplets. (This must be where the Old Woman in a Shoe nursery rhyme came from.)

From FUNFACTZ.COM






36 comments:

  1. I'd heard that lottery ticket statistic. I think the odds of getting in an accident on the way were even greater when lottery was illegal in Tennessee. People were driving an hour or more to the state line to buy a ticket whenever the jackpot reached more than $100 million.

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    1. Isn't that a hoot. Same here when everyone in NC was traveling to SC for the tickets.

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  2. Everyone is going to be a banana sniffer now!

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    1. we'll all be in the produce aisles taking discreet sniffs;)

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  3. because those who don't kiss their wives end up killed by them five years earlier? :)

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  4. That 69 baby thing hurts me even thinking about!

    I like that pupil tidbit. I can use that :)

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    1. OMG,69. I can't begin to imagine...nor do I want to.

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  5. Damn, 69 babies? Need one big house. The lottery one I can buy. Not sure how they came up with the kissing one though.

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    1. Or an apartment building:)
      About the kissing: I'm going on the assumption, they're probably happily married and therefore have less stress in their lives....

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  6. 69?! Holy crap! Stop lady! You're done.

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  7. 69 children! OMG! That is incredible and that must have been one tired woman.

    Marrying a dead person? But there is no consent and agreement between the living and the dead... Odd for sure!

    Fascinating facts!
    ~Jess

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    1. It is. My understanding was the law went into effect when men died in the war and left grieving sweethearts.

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  8. I take the lady with 69 kids was before in vitro or octomom? I am sorry that is nuts!! (There is a joke in there somewhere). I have a strong urge to travel to Georgia, grab a chicken and make it cross the road. Oh, so I will make sure my hubby gives me a kiss in the morning while I head off to France, find a very dead rich man with no relatives and money laying around with nowhere to go and marry him:)

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    1. It was back in the 1700s. He supposedly remarried (I'm assuming she passed) and had about 18 more. Sheesh.
      With your trip to Georgia, kissing the hubby and heading for France you've got all the bases covered;)

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  9. "Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women." BOO YAH! IN YO FACE, MEN!

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  10. 69 children? Definitely a slow learner. You would have expected her to know where they came from looooong before that.
    I suspect she put the E in exhaustation too.

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  11. Wow! Some of those are very surprising!

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  12. LOL! Some of those definitely surprised me. Like Monopoly money vs. real money.

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  13. Some astonishing facts that really make our heads go round................

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  14. I knew about George W. I guess he wasn't the athlete his father was, so cheerleading was the next best thing. I don't have to worry about dying on my way to buy a lottery ticket because I've never purchased one. I once met a man who was a twin. His family had ten other sets of twins. They had other children, too, but I don't remember the total.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's a lot of twins.....
      My husband's parents had 4 children and decided that was enough, then she had an unplanned pregnancy and yup, it was twins:)

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  15. Those were fun. I can't imagine herding 69 children. I had a hard enough time with 2

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    1. My God, it would be a nightmare. There's not enough Valium in the world.

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    2. After people have a certain number of children the older ones have to take care of the babies. At least it was like that in my parents' house. I was the baby, and I still have the scars.

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  16. I heard of the last one many years ago. Didn't know she was only 40 before she died. I figured she kept having children until her uterus fell out.

    You got to imagine the record for a man though. There's some kind of monarch of some poor country in Africa who has like a thousand grandchildren. The country only had like a million people. In a few generations, the general population would be related to the guy.

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  17. It probably did fall out.
    A thousand grandchildren.......I'd never get enough Christmas presents bought.

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