| I have been having more than my share of aging problems for the past seven weeks that have limited my usual activities, especially golf. I have spent more time in my Lazy Boy and some of the medications have required that I stay very close to a bathroom. I have watched the news that is 99% politics until I am sick of television, I have seen so much negative blather, lies, innuendos, scenarios, with everyone but the people hating Trump it may be the real reason I have been indisposed?
I have watched so many recordings of NCIS, Chicago PD, Bluebloods that I now am hooked on Flip or Flop, Beachfront Bargain Hunts and Salvage Dogs. As I am a avid reader and have a goal to learn something new every day I have amassed an array of little known facts that you may or may not know. Reading this may reveal something you did not know as it enlightened me and gave me something to do to do but watch the GOP self-destruct with a new way to give the Presidency to Hillary on a silver platter. Ponder these gems of wisdom and see if you learn anything new?
To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers
Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’.
Communications giant Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik Idestam.
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
Astronauts can’t belch – there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!
There are over 25 million bubbles waiting to burst out of each bottle of Champagne
It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
The heat of peppers is rated on the Scoville scale
Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.
When it originally appeared in 1886 – Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage.
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals
Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450Ã‚Â°F
The Shell Oil Company originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold seashells
The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean
The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man
Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density
Fish and Chip selling officially remained an offensive trade until 1940 due to the smell it produces.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
A comet’s tail always points away from the sun
The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
The painting that won second place in a competition held by the US National Academy of Design was hanging upside down when it was judged.
Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.