Friday, 31 July 2015
Almost True and Interesting Facts for Parties
The other day on Twitter an interesting idea was put forward which having nothing else in my mind I will put to the test. It was those chaps at ShrinkingShrimps (sorry SinkingShip) who are to blame, they happen to mention interesting facts and whether it mattered if they were real. Well this is a very good point and one that is ideally suited to the internet where truth and reality are sometimes a bit grey to say the least.
Therefore I thought maybe I should supply my trusty followers with some interesting facts that sound true which they can use at parties, and when quizzed about them they can turn round and say hand on heart . . . . . Well I read it on the internet from a reliable source. . . . OK I’m sort of reliable. So I will now attempt to make up entirely plausible interesting facts that might or might not be real bearing in mind I am making them up as I go and have no plans to check anything.
OK here goes
Only 15% of all true facts published on the internet are in fact true
Elvis was afraid of toads
The European Swift never eats blue insects
The top surface area of all aeroplane wings is always 1.0754 times larger than the surface area of the bottom of the wing regardless of size or shape.
Putting the hard drive of your computer upside-down in your freezer for 12 hours will wipe all the data
Because Chinese text is based on images it is impossible to be dyslexic in Chinese.
The Russian Black Moth is the only Moth or butterfly in the world than can flap its wings at different speeds at the same time
Gold is the only precious metal that has been detected on another planet from here on Earth
Monkeys never share apples
Zero is the only number that has been mathematically proved not to exist.
building is shrinking by half an inch a year and in theory will only be a third
of its present height in 250,000 years time. Empire State
A humming bird can react 1000 times faster that a human to a sudden movement
The entire volume of water in the sea rotates round the world slowly once every twenty five years
If you pass a tiny electrical charge though the body of a dead spider within the first twenty four hours of dying it will spin a new web.
Up until 1923 all paper was slightly radioactive.
98% of all humans have legs that are slightly different lengths, this is due to the curvature and rotation of the Earth and is thought to be an evolutionary development to stop us going round in circles.
Well that’s it that is a short list of facts that may or may not be of interest . . . Why not try making up your own set of facts and then we can create Sillypedia the Oracle of all dodgy facts. . . . Hey that sounds like it’s an idea with legs but I'm lazy, and or Mad