Monday, September 13, 2010

Strange Facts

Here’s another edition of Strange Facts.

  1. The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6” in winter.
  2. Kevin Spacey’s older brother is a professional Rod Stewart impersonator.
  3. Velcro was invented by a Swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.
  4. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  5. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  6. Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  7. A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.
  8. The first FAX machine was patented in 1843, 33 years before Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone.
  9. All 50 States are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  10. Astronauts cannot burp in space. There is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

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