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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

REPOST: Little known facts!

All of these facts must be true because I got them from the Internet - except for the one that I made up! Can you spot my one?
Can you spot the made up fact?
  • Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels.
  • The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia.
  • Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell.
  • Florida: An elephant tied to a parking meter must pay the regular parking fee.
  • In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife's birthday.
  • In Alabama it is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone's pity.
  • In the UK it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • London taxis (black cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.
  • Descendants of Sweeney Todd, the cannibalistic barber, founded a sausage factory in Somerset, England after the First World War.
  • The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

Answer is now in the comments section!

I'm listening to Candy Says by The Velvet Underground with the late Lou Reed on vocals. Listen HERE. It's a very sad song about Candy Darling who was the person he sung about in Walk on The Wild Side.

9 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bazza - I have no idea ... but on a vaguely educated guess ... I'd say the macadamia one is the odd one out - you'll tell us later no doubt. Cheers Hilary

Parnassus said...

Hello Bazza, The problem with your quiz is that these days, we can believe almost anything, when we see what is actually happening! I do know that macadamias do have very hard shells, but you can buy them in the shell, with a groove sawn in, and a metal key to twist open the nuts.
--Jim

Hels said...

Ha ha... insane proposals, all of them!! The word queue is a word we use all the time, but Americans are not familiar with it. So I will select that option.

bazza said...

Interesting: I will post the answers in a few days but, supposedly, all but one of the statements is true!

bazza said...

Well, the made up fact is that Sweeney Todd has no descendants - because he is a fictional character.
All of the other statements are (supposedly and in some cases unbelievably) true!

Sherry Ellis said...

I would not have guessed the made up one. Especially after reading about the elephant at the parking meter in Florida. Maybe in India, but in Florida?

bazza said...

Sherry: Crazy isn't it? Obviously some of those laws and bye-laws must be ancient!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I knew Sweeney Todd was not real but some of those other 'facts' gave him a run for the money! lol Have a great night- Diana

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