Wednesday, January 9, 2008

DYK #2 Weird Trivia about Humans and more...

  1. A body decomposes 4 times faster in water than on land.
  2. A human head will remain conscious for 15-20 seconds after it is decapitated. A cockroach can live for 9 days without its head, after which it will starve.
  3. 10% of all humans ever born are alive at this very moment.
  4. In 1845, President Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot had to be removed from its owner’s funeral for cussing.
  5. In 1918, Influenza (the flu) caused 21 million deaths.
  6. If nutmeg is injected intravenously, it is probable that death will occur.
  7. Right handed people live 9 times longer than “lefties.”
  8. When a person dies, the first of the 5 senses to go is sight, then taste, smell, touch, and finally, hearing.
  9. A fetus acquires fingerprints at 3 months.
  10. A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than starvation. Death will occur after about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
BONUS: According to the Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measured 13 inches; the smallest tops off at 1¾ inches.


driftersong said...

i cant help but wonder what Andrew Jacksons bird might have been saying o_O

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