This is my first on neofundi so here goes. I will introduce new and interesting facts as time allows. Hope you like.

Fact 1

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 in the back of the head in the presence of their wives.

•Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

•Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

•Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.

•Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

•Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

•Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre. Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford.

•Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran
and hid in a theater.

•Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

 

Fact 2

Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world, there is a duck watching you.

 

Fact 3

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 because the pressure in the brain's blood vessels is lowered while we have sex. So now we see that actually, a woman's headache is rather a good reason for having sex, not against it.

 

Fact 4

Jellyfish evaporate in the sun. They're 98% water

 

Fact 5

Yawning is contagious - even thinking about yawning is enough. After reading this fact, there is a 50% chance you will yawn.

Research shows that 11-week-old fetuses yawn. Yawns become contagious to people between the first and second years of life. When one person in a group yawns, over half of the people in the group will yawn within 5 minutes, and the rest will at least be tempted to yawn. Even animals yawn when they see another animal yawn. The average duration of a yawn is about 6 seconds, and guys yawn for longer than girls.

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Comment by alexandra avgitidis on July 12, 2011 at 21:19
Love your blog concept!so interesting.
Comment by Did You Know? on July 12, 2011 at 21:22
thank you so much!
Comment by melpo theodorou on July 13, 2011 at 12:33
I am intrigued Mr Did You Know.....If the headache sex theory is correct, then the headache clinic should have a room that promises immediate results, with an attractive mail and female nurse.
Comment by Louise Brauteseth on July 14, 2011 at 19:01
Love this interesting new blog
Comment by Did You Know? on July 15, 2011 at 8:58
really appreciate the comments- Thanks you
Comment by Shaamila Cassim on July 16, 2011 at 0:58
Do You Know..why is yawning contagious?
Comment by Did You Know? on July 16, 2011 at 7:33

@ Shaamila, your question is one of those deep life mysteries. 

Check this out here. The basic reasoning is - Contagious yawning gets at the ancient, deep, and subconscious roots of empathy and social bonding. So the answer is we yawn to connect with each other :)

Comment by Shaamila Cassim on July 22, 2011 at 16:33
Thanks.

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