Thursday, 20 March 2008

Thirteen Things you never knew (and will probably never need to)
1. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors
2. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
3. A 'herd' of unicorns is called a blessing
4. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
5. The felt tip pen was invented by the American C.I.A. in an attempt to make a poison pen because the poison would not flow through a fountain pen
6. The only bird that can fly backwards is a Hummingbird
7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men
8. In 1647 the English Parliament abolished Christmas
9. A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel can
10. It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, (in Italy) if your name is Mary or a derivation of it (maria etc)
11. It is illegal to play tennis in the streets of Cambridge.
12. Dublin is home of the Fairy Investigation Society
13. The two highest IQ's ever recorded (on a standard test) both belong to women

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6 comments:

A. Catherine Noon said...

I KNEW it! Women have higher IQ's! (This may make me sound like a man-hater. I'm really not. Some of my best friends are men!) Running away now...

~Liz~ said...

I'm going to start wishing people a herd of unicorns after they sneeze, and see if anyone catches on.

I love random trivia!

Gwen Mitchell said...

Oooh... I love all of those. I feel smarter now! Thank you! *hugs*

Unhinged said...

Fascinating!

I wonder who had the thought to inject nutmeg into the bloodstream in the first place.

If a HERD of unicorn is a blessing, then just the sight of ONE must be a friggen pre-miracle to the thought of a blessing...

Must remember #5. I love that kind of stuff.

#7 makes sense, but I'm sure it's not true of all women. Of me, yeah, because I'm the nervous blinky sort.

So. ARE there fairies in Dublin?! Or is this like the Ghostbusters investigation team?

Hee, hee.

Hah! My security word is vzuabug (voo-zooh-uh-bug). How cool is that?

Eaton Bennett said...

Wow! Interesting stuff mlf, I especially like no. 1 and no. 10 *Shaking my head* in amazement.
:)

Byz. said...

Morgan, I have tagged you. Come either my blog, Liz or Noony's to see what you need to play. :)