Monday, February 23, 2009

I never knew

Basketball is a famous American sport invented by a Canadian who was working at a YMCA in the U.S.

The hardness of ice is similar to that of concrete.

The average cocoon contains about 300-400 meters of silk.

The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

Whitby, Ontario has more doughnut stores per capita than any other place in the world.

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which contained the letter "E".

No president of the United States was an only child.

Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.

Most lipstick is partially made of fish scales.


Kari said...

I'd better move to Whitby...but only for the summer. I don't know how it would be possible to write so much without using the letter E. I don't know if that's cool or just plain crazy. I'm gonna go with crazy.

o-town said...

whitby, here i COME!!!


I think I don't ever want to sleep in my bed again...or use lipstick (I guess I don't really use lipstick anyways..) :)

Kari said...

Yep, crazy, huh?

MSmith said...

bring on the apples...with diet coke....and red licorish