Friday, April 19, 2013

A To Z Blogging Challenge: Q is For Quirky Facts

This post is all about quirky facts...

Did you know that a rats teeth never stop growing and they have to gnaw on things to keep them from over growing?

A cockroach can live for nine days without its head before it starves to death.

Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin.

Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.

One reason some bugs have powdery wings is to avoid predation by sticky tongues.

Seaweed extract keeps the ice cream crystal-free -- i.e., creamy.

The main ingredient in Worcestershire sauce is Anchovies.

A lot of mass produced foods get their pink, red and purple colors from crushed bugs that feed on red cactus berries.

Canned mushrooms are allowed to have up to 19 maggots per 100 grams of mushrooms (that's drained weight).

Two out of every three couples turn their heads to the right when they kiss.

There is a secret train platform known as Track 61 beneath The Waldorf-Astoria, New York (with a rusty but intact armored train car still on it), which was used in the 1940s to privately squire VIPs—namely President Franklin Delano Roosevelt—into the hotel.

Women with hourglass figures, especially heavy on the butt, tend to be more fertile.

Headache is the most common reason to avoid sex but you will be amazed to know that sex helps in curing headache. Endorphins released during sex naturally reduce the pain of a headache.

Approximately 10% of all single people in the United States have tried an online dating service.

Most recent research indicates just about 9,000 romantic couples each year take out marriage licenses, then fail to use them. 

Every rat has that one special spot they like to be scritched... it's that scritching spot that sends them into an adorable trance like state of absolute boggle-eyed bliss. Often accompanied by rampant (and painfully cute) reflexive licking.

Did you know any of these quirky facts?


  1. I knew the first two facts. Rabbits and chipmunks etc. also have the same problem with their teeth.

    Also knew the third one, but did not knew that it was as high as 70%.

    3 out of 3, great, but I knew no other fact from the ones you mentioned. Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. I did! I knew a handful of those and a few I really wished I'd never known. LOL The ice cream addition is why I can't eat most ice creams. Some type of allergy that makes breathing questionable. Sucks! I'm usually good to go with homemade though :)

    Great, if not creepy post, Mary!

    herding cats & burning soup

  3. I knew some of them, and sticky wings so no slurping haha good one

  4. I knew quite a few of them...I didn't know about the bugs feeding on red berries...and now I'm going to have to explore that in more depth. o.o

    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge.

  5. Cute pic, and the first fact is probably why our hamsters used to keep us awake all night with their incessant gnawing. We turn our heads to the right, too - something I've never thought about.

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  7. Human skin, mushroom maggots, and the Waldorf facts were my favorites here. I also was interested in the red coloring from bugs. The others I knew. This was really interesting! Thanks for sharing. Jennifer a.k.a. Urban Gypsy Girl

  8. KK, Thanks for stopping by.

    Anna, then my job here is done. lol Seaweed allergy? That sucks.

    Pat, yeah now I know too.

    L. M. Leffew, I found out about that from the news. All those wonderful red and pink colors in yogurt and shakes..comes from crushed bugs. Yum!

    DayDreamer, Oh yeah, if we didn't keep something for our rats to chew on in their cages, I'm sure I would be hearing all sorts of gnawing going on.

    Jennifer, Glad you liked the post. :)

  9. I knew several of them. I knew there was a reason to avoid canned mushrooms!

  10. I knew the crushed bug food dye and seaweed in ice cream ones. I'm happy why I don't eat mushrooms because eww :<

  11. I didn't knew most of them!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Shelley, Oh yeah, I don't buy canned mushrooms for this very reason. Fresh is always the way to go.

    Villyne, Canned mushrooms are vile soggy.

    Me, You're welcome.


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