Monday, May 01, 2006


Weird Facts

Just in time for Mother's Day

- The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6½-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an age of 5 years and 7 months. The child was raised as her brother and only discovered that Lina was his mother when he was 10.

- According to Guinness World Records, the highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia.
Between 1725 and 1765, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.

Have a nice day

- Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

- Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.

- A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one’s nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations.

From the world of Sports

- The New Jersey Devils were actually named for this legendary creature

- The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there’s no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.

Animal Planet

- One golden poison-dart frog could kill up to 1500 people with its poison.

- Chocolate can be fatal to dogs. Chocolate contains a chemical theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs.

- Sharks can sense a drop of blood from 2.5 miles away. They can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
Sharks are so powerful that their bite can generate a force of up to 6 tons per square inch.

- The cheetah is the only cat in the world that can’t retract its claws.

- The heart of a giraffe weighs 25 pounds, is two feet long, and has walls 3 inches thick.

- The highest altitude recorded for a bird is 11,300 m. (37,000 ft.), for a Ruppell’s vulture (Gyps rueppellii), which collided with a commercial aircraft over Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 29, 1973.

- Bats consume 400-500 mosquitoes an hour.

- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

Tastes as good as....

Recipe for the drink known as "The Screaming O"

3/4 oz Kahlua
3/4 oz Irish Cream
3/4 oz Amaretto
3/4 oz Vodka
Shake extremely well!

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