Thursday, December 28, 2006

Useless knowledge


Just for fun,
I thought I'd add some
useless knowledge
here and there.
So today's topic is,

Water.

If you drop a frog into boiling water it will hop straight back out again, but if you put it in cold water and heat it slowly the frog will boil to death.
There is the exact amount of water on Earth today as when the Earth was formed. Water is never totally consumed. It always recycles itself, in one form or another.
• It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.
Juice that has 'all natural' written on the label even if it has less than 20% or 10% of juice... the water is natural, so the contents are 'all natural'
• The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away. Also, a dogs' nose is so sensitive that it can tell the difference between a tub of water and a tub of water with a teaspoon of salt in it.
• The Catholic Herald, published in Great Britain, warms about the dangers of drinking holy water from religious shrines. While it may have curative powers in a religious sense, it seems that it also is a breeding ground for germs.
• Old Faithful, a geyser in Yellowstone National Park, can spout water 170 feet in the air. That is as high as a 17-story building.
In Australia, a scientist put a Big Mac in a desk drawer and left it in there for a year to test the preservatives. When he pulled it out a year later, there was not a speck of mould on it. The only only thing different was that the buns were hard. He then microwaved it with a cup of water and ate it.
• There are almost 800 different brands of bottled water for sale in the United States.











4 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:50 AM

    Haha. :)
    Love the calendar thingy too. :P

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  2. The Big Mac in the drawer: I'm not sure if I'm fascinated or grossed out.
    Great water trivia, though -- especially the germy holy water. Hmmm....
    You'd think the priests could find somewhere else to wash their hands...

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  3. The 10% juice and rest of water labeled all natural...is a shocking reality. And they probably charge as though it were all juice.
    Ken

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  4. Where the hell did you hear that frog thing at? I can't wait to throw that into conversation.

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