Ryan's Believe It Or Not! Part 1
1. Did you know that Philippines had the most couples kissing simultaneuosly? As of February 14, 2004, a total of 5, 237 couples kissed simultaneously for 10 seconds, as part of the Close-up Lovapalooza Festival in Manila.
2.Did you know that the longest surviving headless chicken was 18 months? On September 10, 1945, a Wyandotte chicken named Mike had its head chopped off but went on survive for 18 months. Mike's owner American Lloyd Olsen, fed and watered the headless chicken directly into his gullet with an eyedropper. Mike eventually choked to death on a corn kernel in an Arizona motel.
3.Did you know that American Jack Zatorski performed 133 push-ups in 1 minute? He performed his push-ups at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 1, 2003.
4.Did you know that South African Maurice Creswick has donated blood for a record 59 consecutive years since 1944? He gave his record 336th unit of blood on July 9, 2003. Having given blood since turning 18, he has donated a total of 50 gallons (188.9 liters).
5.Did you know that the greatest fully authenticated age to which any human has ever lived is 122 years 164 days by a French Jeanne Louis Calment? Born on February 21, 1875, she died at a nursing home in Arles, southern France on August 4, 1997.
6.Did you know that the only verified example of a family producing 3 consecutive generations born on February 29 is that of the Keoghs? Peter Anthony (Ireland, b. 1940), his son Peter Eric (UK, b. 1964), and his grand daughter Bethany Wealth (UK, b. 1996) all celebrate their birthdays every 4 years.
7.Did you know that the highest living fish is the Tibetan loach? It is found at an altitude of 17, 200 feet in the Himalayas.
8.Did you know that frequent bathing is only a recent thing in US and European history? Because bathing was associated with nudity, laws limited baths in early Pennsylvania and Virginia. In Philadelphia, those who bathed more than once a month were jailed.
9.Did you know that Leo Tolstoy, a Russian writer, was learning to ride a bike at the age of 67? Michelangelo was painting the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel when he was 70 and still designing churches at 88. Peter Roget was updating his thesaurus at 90. Vecellio Titian was painting his " Battleof Lepanto" at 98.
10.Did you know that scientists in New York recently studied why cats survive falling out of tall buildings? In a study of 132 cats that fell an average of 5.5 stories, 90% of the cats survived. In shorter falls, cats land on their feet, but on longer falls, they spread their feet and land on their stomachs.
Now you know?...........
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Number two is weird and disgusting! Yikes!
Number nine has the sort of thing I keep running across that proves I have no business claiming that, at 48, I'm too old to bother with something. Quite motivational.
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