Weird Facts Collection - 9
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the high rate of reproduction!
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... 'goodnight, sleep tight.'
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the 'honeymoon'.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'
It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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