Funny Facts – Part II

Continuation of funny facts that you might not have known…

 

  1. Dating back to the 1600’s, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury
  2. The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second
  3. An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
  4. Shoe sizes were standardized in Britain in 1885
  5. The average person’s eyes will be closed about 30 minutes a day due to blinking.
  6. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  7. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.
  8. There are at least 40 known carcinogens in cigarettes.
  9. The earliest British expeditions tackling Everest wore tweed jackets, woolen underwear, and leather boots.
  10. The amniotic fluid that surrounds a baby in the womb is completely replaced every three hours.

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