My favourite 'Did You Know" Facts
Having sex can reduce a fever because of the sweat produced.
Sex is also a pain reliever, ten times more effective than Valium: immediately before orgasm, levels of the hormone oxytocin rise by five times, determining a huge release of endorphins. These chemicals calm pain, from a minor headache to arthritis or migraines, and with no secondary effects. Migraines also disappear…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on March 1, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
No one has blue eyes!
As you look closely in the mirror trying to disprove this, physics explains how this is possible. Your eyes appear blue in the same way that the sky appears blue- scattered light. The iris, which is responsible for eye colour, has three layers. Each layer has different colour pigments such as yellow or brown which, when combined,…Continue
A woman won the lottery 4 times.
Joan R. Ginther has won 4 different multimillion dollar jackpots in her lifetime. The odds of this occurring are 1 in 18 septillion (that’s 18 with 24 zeros!). Something this unlikely should only occur naturally once every quadrillion years.
It turns out that Ginther has more than just good luck on her side.…
Adding the number 4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will automatically direct you to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall.
Just in case you’re not familiar with the term “URL” - type in this web address: www.facebook.com/4. We’re not sure why Zuckerberg chose the fourth ID number instead of number 1, but this is a quick…Continue
Ever wondered what it is called to feel sad, without knowing why?
Well the word is 'Hypophrenia'
According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction. source
Make a fist…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on August 18, 2011 at 11:31 — No Comments
Did you know that "ough" can be pronounced TEN DIFFERENT WAYS?
There's "cough" (which rhymes with "off"), "enough" (which rhymes with "stuff"), "dough" (which rhymes with "no"), "through" (which rhymes with "do"), "thought" (which sounds like "awe"), "plough" (an alternative spelling of "plow"), "hiccough" (an alternative spelling of "hiccup"), "hough" (an alternative spelling of "hock"), "lough" (an alternative spelling of "loch"), and "thorough" (which…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on August 8, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments
More than 30% of the greenhouse gas produced by New Zealand comes from the burps and farts of the country's 45 million sheep and 10 million cows.
In fact, agriculture accounts for 14% of greenhouse gases emitted worldwide every year. Also, most of these emissions are methane, which is 23 times as powerful as carbon dioxide. The average cow…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on August 5, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments
Tall people are more likely to develop cancer.
A study conducted by Oxford University has found a probable link between growth hormones and the development of cancerous tumors. Comparing 1.3 middle-aged British women between 1996 and 2001, the researchers discovered that every 4 inches beyond five feet a person grew increased their odds of…Continue
The first victim on the Titanic was the last one to get a headstone... 100 years later.
Samuel Scott’s body has laid in an unmarked grave in the Belfast City Cemetary for decades. He only recently got a headstone to mark his body’s location. Scott bears the unfortunate distinction of being the first death on board the Titanic. He actually died…Continue
Jeep vehicles all have seven slots in their front grille because Jeep was the first manufacturer to have its vehicle driven on all seven continents!
Astronauts can connect to the Internet in space!
In the past, astronauts have been able to post tweets to Twitter;…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on July 26, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments
The modern day orange carrot wasn’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots, and gradually developed them into the sweet, plump, orange variety we have today. Before this, pretty much all carrots were purple with mutated versions occasionally popping up including yellow and…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on July 25, 2011 at 13:14 — No Comments
No word in the English language rhymes with purple, orange, month or silver.
Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
When you kiss someone for a minute, you both burn about 2.6 calories.
According to that math, it would take about an hour of…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on July 20, 2011 at 9:40 — No Comments
Martha Stewart has been struck by lightning 3 times!
Naturally, the famous home decorator was at home each time. One time, she was struck by lightning in the stomach while washing dishes. Another time, she was on the phone, and lightning traveled through her skylight, hit her hand while she was holding onto a metal stand, traveled through her…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on July 18, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments
2% of Earth's people have red hair.
An elephant can die from a broken heart.Continue
Added by Did You Know? on July 16, 2011 at 13:28 — No Comments
Colombian sports fans brought their friend's dead body and coffin to a soccer match.
Christopher Jacome, a 17-year-old Colombian soccer fan, was tragically gunned down while playing his beloved sport. After his funeral wake, a group of friends carried him and his coffin to the local soccer stadium to catch one final match! Cucuta Deportivo, Christopher’s…Continue
The song "Kung Fu Fighting" only took ten minutes to record.
In 1974, Indian-born producer Biddu needed someone to record the song "I Want to Give You My Everything," so he contacted vocalist Carl Douglas. The single needed a quick and easy B-side, so Biddu composed a melody and Douglas provided some lyrics. The B-side was based on the martial arts craze that…Continue
PARIS HILTON WEARS A SIZE 11 SHOE
an excerpt from her book: “I desperately hate one thing about my body: I have size 11 feet. I can’t believe people care what shoe size I wear! I mean, I’m not a guy so it doesn’t mean anything! Yeah, it sucks. But really, I don’t even care anymore. It sucks because in stores I see all these supercute shoes like Guccis,…Continue
Added by Did You Know? on July 13, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments
This is my first on neofundi so here goes. I will introduce new and interesting facts as time allows. Hope you like.
There are weird similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy.
•Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
•Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
•Both were shot…