Something New for January
1st Matt - The Spanish national anthem has no words.
Vicky - Rubbing a banana peel on mosquito bites can help stop the itching.
2nd Matt - An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with It.
Vicky - Handshakes were originally meant to make sure that the person you were meeting wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon. The hand clasp proved that your hand was empty and shaking was meant to dislodge any weapons hiding up the sleeve.
3rd Matt - You don’t sneeze when you are asleep because the nerves involved in the sneeze reflex are also resting.
Vicky - You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.
4th Matt - Forest fires move faster uphill than they do downhill.
Vicky - Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
5th Matt - Flowers are known to grow faster when music is played near them.
Vicky - Shark pregnancies last up to 4 years!
6th Matt - Spiked dog colours were invented in Ancient Greece to protect dogs throats from wolves.
Vicky - To have your photo taken with the first ever camera, you would have to sit still for 8 hours.
7th Matt - Dragonflies capture their prey 95% of the time, making them one of the most efficient predators in nature.
Vicky - If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn pale.
8th Matt - Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.
Vicky - The colder the room you sleep in, odds are high that you’ll have a bad dream.
9th Matt - The combined length of the small and large intestines averages 25 feet long.
Vicky - You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
10th Matt - It is actually possible for some people to lick their elbows.
Vicky - The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
11th Matt - Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
Vicky - Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
12th Matt - Carrie Fisher's Star Wars 'cinnamon buns' hairstyle was inspired by Mexico's female revolutionaries. http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/star-wars/news/a818148/star-wars-carrie-fisher-princess-leia-hairstyle-inspiration-george-lucas/
Vicky - You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
13th Matt - Most lipsticks contain fish scales.
Vicky - The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
14th Matt - A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
Vicky - A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.
15th Matt - There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
Vicky - Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.
16th Matt - Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Vicky - The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old!
17th Matt - Guinness book of records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
Vicky - A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.
18th Matt - On average, a human heart beats over 115,000 times a day.
Vicky - Avocados are poisonous to birds.
19th Matt - Ostrich eyes are bigger than their brain!
Vicky - Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!
20th Matt - Every continent has a city called Rome - except Antarctica.
Vicky - Forty is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order.
21st Matt - Hot water is heavier than cold water.
Vicky - The human brain is about 80% water.
22nd Matt - A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
Vicky - Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
23rd Matt - Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Vicky - The first colour photograph was taken in 1861.
24th Matt - St. Elmo's Fire is an electrical weather phenomenon often appearing on tall structures like masts, spires, chimneys & on aircraft wings (surprisingly not just a classic 80's 'brat pack' movie or a cheesy sing out loud 80's song!)
Vicky - Lemons are more acidic than vinegar.
25th Matt - Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, at 36 letters in length, is the fear of long words!
Vicky - Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open.
26th Matt - Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
Vicky - Taking a quick nap after learning can help strengthen your memory.
27th Matt - Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
Vicky - After working out, it takes 5 hours for your body temperature to return to normal.
28th Matt - GuineaPigs cannot sweat. They have no way of cooling their bodies down themselves like we do.
Vicky - An ant’s sense of smell is stronger than a dog’s.
29th Matt - The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.
Vicky - Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
30th Matt - Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.
Vicky - Children have more taste buds than adults.
31st Matt - 289,000 cups of tea are drank in Nottinghamshire everyday.
Vicky - The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.