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Did you know? 43 Amazing Facts about life

Updated on June 10, 2013

Be Honest.

Would you consider yourself a critical thinker? This means one who goes beyond biased party line thinking and does their own homework to find out the truth on a topic.

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Critical Thinking!

Are you the curious type? Are you someone who absolutely cannot stand to be in the dark on a topic? Do you have to know everything about that fascinating piece of trivia? Then you've come to the right place because we can definitely get along!

I tend to consider myself a voracious reader. I can't stand not knowing things. Not only that, I'm someone who has to find the truth out about what I'm researching. A great bible verse that I think gives great wisdom in this is found in Acts 17.

Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

So basically, I've learned not to just take people's words for it on really important subjects, I try to do my own research to find out if things are true. I take it from this passage that it means someone is of noble character because they take the time to be a critical thinker.

But life is just too darn interesting not to find out about. And I didn't want to just create a simple list of facts that everyone seems to know. I wanted to put together a creative fun mixture of facts, some that are well known and some not so much, and categorize them by topic to make it easier to find the things that interest you.

So scroll on down and make your brain bigger!

Fun Nature Facts!

Nature is one of the more incredible designs of a Creative Mind. You'll find many weird and amazingly fun facts about it here:

  • Even though the male Lion is considered the King of the Jungle, the female lion does 90 percent of all the hunting. (We know who wears the pants in that family!)
  • If you're into eating bugs, some people report beetles having an apple like taste. (Protein and fruit in one bite baby!)
  • A crocodile can actually digest pieces of steel.
  • A giraffe's tongue is so long it can actually clean it's own ears! (Mmmmm....earwax)
  • Got a black light? Go check out some cat pee, it actually glows. (Funny enough, so can a human's......wait, are you seriously going to go and check the next time you go? That's gross man.)
  • A hummingbird weighs less than a coin in your pocket.
  • It's really too bad if a rat or a horse eats something poisonous, they're incapable of vomiting.
  • Humans aren't the only ones who try to change sex. Clams are asexual and start out as males, but at some point in their lives, there are those that decide to be female. (No plastic surgery required!)
  • A female praying mantis, while mating, will bite off the head of the male. (No comment)

Electronics montage!
Electronics montage!

WEIRD BUT TRUE APPLE FACTS.

  1. During the early 80's, Apple's name recognition was so low in Japan that refrigerated trucks were used to deliver Apple computers because the workers thought the boxes contained perishable fruit!
  2. You know that Macintosh you like so much? Imagine if it were called the Bicycle! Steve Jobs used to say that computers were like a bicycle for our minds and even suggested the name be changed to reflect that!

Electronics Trivia.

The world pretty much revolves around the "Digital Age" now. It's hard to walk around and find anyone without a "smart phone" of any type. Here's some fun facts you may not know:

  • The very first computer "mouse" was made in 1964 by a man named Doug Engelbert. The fascinating thing: it was wooden!
  • In the original arcade Donkey Kong game, Mario was actually called Jumpman and he was a carpenter, not a plumber.
  • By July 2008, GOOGLE had indexed over 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) pages on the Internet! And we wonder why it's hard to write about subjects that haven't been written yet.
  • The maximum score you could possibly achieve in a game of PAC-MAN 3,333,360 points. That's a lot of quarters!
  • GOOGLE incorporated in 1998.
  • A normal human being blinks about 20 times per minute. Someone using a computer typically tends to blink only 7 times a minute. (I find this one fascinating.)
  • 1 out of every 8 married couples in the United States in 2012 met online. So E-harmony wasn't lying!
  • Facebook pays at least $500 dollars if you can actually figure out how to hack the site. (Tell that to them now!)
  • HP, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT AND APPLE were all started in garages. (Technically, Apple started in a bedroom. Entrepreneurship and Capitalism at it's finest!)
  • For every "1" normal webpage, there are 5 porn pages! (That explains why you see nude women when you google things like toasters or whatever!)
  • On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 Miles! (Sounds like my friend Billybuc has a lot of finger mileage)

DID YOU KNOW?

Speaking of germs.

More germs are actually transferred shaking hands with someone rather than kissing them? (The French have all the fun!)

Intriguing Health Tidbits.

We're all so concerned about our health aren't we? What is best for us, what can we do to keep fit, how do we avoid the flu, etc. Here's some fun ones I've dug up recently:

  • If you love listening to music on your iPhone, iPod, whatever....listen up! Wearing headphones for even an hour can increase the germs and bacteria in your ears by almost 700 times. (Use disinfectant wipes man, just saying.)
  • For all of you wearing thick glasses, bad eyesight is normally associated with having a higher IQ! (I have contacts and glasses, so this one made me feel pretty darn special.)
  • Farting a lot? It's normal according to a study showing that the average adult produces a quarter of a gallon of flatulence a day.
  • It's recommended that you keep your toothbrush at least 6 feet away from the toilet to avoid anything hitting it when you flush the toilet.
  • Baby Orajel can cause infants to stop breathing and turn blue.
  • If you're a fan of muffins with poppy seeds, you might not want to eat one before your next drug test for a job position. The seeds can make it show up positive.
  • Feel like you have indigestion? Some heart attack symptoms have been mistaken for this.
  • Have a cut? Clean the wound first, then use black pepper to stop the bleeding, it's a natural remedy.
  • Speaking of open wounds, use honey to disinfect it. Studies show that honey kills almost every strain of bacteria found in open wounds.
  • Want to lose weight? Recent studies have shown that taking two spoonfuls a day of coconut oil helps to burn fat off.
  • You know every time you breathe, your ribs move. They actually do this about 5 million times a year!
  • About 1 in every 2000 babies are born with a tooth.


U.S. Capitol.
U.S. Capitol.
Good Ol George Washington. Read up on why this man was called the "Indispensable Man."
Good Ol George Washington. Read up on why this man was called the "Indispensable Man."
Thomas Edison with his invention, the phonograph.
Thomas Edison with his invention, the phonograph.

Awesome Historical Facts!

I love history, particularly American History. I absolutely hate revisionist history. I want the pure stuff, the truth.....even if it's something that doesn't paint America in a good light. If researched and asked with "honest" questions, history teaches us much about why things are the way they are now.

We could truly learn from so many mistakes we've seen others make in history if we would just sit down and do the digging to know. Knowledge is power baby!

  • Contrary to popular belief, almost all of the Founding Fathers of the United States were, in fact, Christians. As a matter of fact, at least 29 signers of the Declaration of Independence had attended schools in preparation of entering ministry.
  • The U.S. Capitol was used as a major church building in the States from 1800 to almost the end of the 19th century.
  • Thomas Edison is most famous for inventing the light bulb, but did you know he also invented the moving picture (movies) and the phonograph (Recordable sound machine). His voice is the very first voice to be recorded in human history with his recitation of "Mary had a little lamb."
  • Two famously assassinated U.S. Presidents share a few things in common. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946, Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. A hundred year difference. Another amazing fact is that they were elected as President a hundred years apart as well, 1860 and 1960. Both had men with the last name of Johnson as their successors to the White House.
  • Beethoven was once told by a music teacher that he has no talent for music.
  • There's actually not enough concrete evidence to prove that pirates ever made a person "walk the plank."
  • The Republican party was officially formed by 20 House Members after a congressional vote was held by Democrats in 1854 to extend slavery to the Northwestern territories of the United States. One of its main purposes, according to the members, was to Anti-slavery principles and freedom of the slaves.
  • In 1869, The first African American member of Congress served in the Senate. His name was Hiram Rhodes Revels from Mississippi.

Final Thoughts!

Well I hope you learned a little more and even questioned some of the facts listed. I'm all about you not taking my word for it and doing your own research. I even found a few facts listed and I had to research them for hours before I listed them to make sure I was being as accurate as possible. But I welcome you to double check on these because no matter how hard someone researches, mistakes are bound to happen. Healthy debate is fine, but arguments are not worth anyone's time.

I'm paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson when I quote this. "Question with boldness, even the very existence of God" Basically saying, don't always sit back and let your favorite talking head explain things to you, do your own homework as well! But when you question, be honest and actually do the hard work to find the evidence to any topic you have a question about!

Kasman will return with another hub soon!

Thanks so much for reading.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot Jay for stopping in. I agree that he wears the pants, but I think it was even portrayed in the Lion King that it was more often that the women went out in their groups and did a lot of hunting. But you would know best as you work with them.

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      jay 4 years ago

      Funny except the male lion DEF wears the pants ;) I work with them they are pretty hard-core

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      LOL @ Availiasvision!

      I certainly could've entertained some students with this I'm sure.

      Yep, we're the lazy guys who won't get up and get our own food I'm assuming is the cosmic metaphor! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Jennifer Arnett 4 years ago from California

      Well done, I was thoroughly entertained. I probably could have read this hub and skipped a grade of elementary school.

      So that's way you always see the male lions laying in the grass, the ladies are out catching the grub. You learn something new everyday.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      You and I are on the same page Hendrika, I'm glad to see that you are a critical thinker. Please continue to not take our word for it! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Hendrika 4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I agree that you really have to research stuff yourself. It is amazing how many people accept anything that suits them without trying to make sure.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Lol, I hear you about knowing facts. I feel naked without being in the know as well. I'm glad to hear that you're also someone who reads a lot because I believe it makes us smarter and more wise in general. Thanks for stopping by and for following, I'm blessed and honored to have you Mel carriere.

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      Great list of eclectic facts and trivia. I admire your intellectual curiosity. I myself am a voracious reader. I can't "just sit" anywhere without having some reading material in my hand. It makes me feel naked.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot step2cs, I think it's definitely something that needs to be exciting and entertaining. How else can you keep someone's attention? Thanks so much brother!

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      Douglas Lieth 4 years ago from NYC

      Great hub! I love the structure and design of it, not just a boring list of facts. Something to be modeled.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thank you Kevin Peter. I really hope people in general are able to get something out of it. Amazingly enough, I researched all of these facts and I was even astounded by the evidence behind them. Here's another funny thing, I was going to do a hub of 50 amazing facts, but then I found 7 of the ones I was going to include completely false. Pays to do your own research! I appreciate you dropping in!

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      Kevin Peter 4 years ago from Global Citizen

      Wow What a wonderful hub. I found a number of interseting facts in it. Many of them are really unbelievable. Thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful knowledge to all.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I know Sheri, I can't get enough interesting facts! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks so much for dropping by bill!

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Well, my brain is definatly bigger! Thanks!

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Very interestingm, thanks Kasman

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks so much keeley Shea! Yeah, the human body is both beautiful and nasty at the same time. The health stuff is part of our natural environment so it's good to know all aspects! I appreciate you stopping by and your kind words! God bless.

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      Keeley Shea 4 years ago from Norwich, CT

      This was by far one of the best hubs I have read thus far! Interesting, thorough, and FUNNY. Loved it! The Health tidbits made me a bit grossed out but good to know. Thanks!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Lol, you're definitely smarter if you learned something new truthfornow! Heck, i got a little smarter from some of the info i researched for this article. I was laughing when I read the apple facts myself because it made sense......no one had named their computer company after a piece of fruit before....even though that wasn't even the real reason for the name. I can just imagine the absurdity of the whole thing. Cultural differences would've definitely confused them in this. Thanks so much for dropping in and all of the above as well, much appreciated!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Yeah Brett, I wonder that as well. It really shouldn't matter whether it's a computer screen or a sheet of paper, reading is reading! I think you may be right about that. Good on ya mate! Thanks so much for stopping by, voting, and sharing brother! Have a good one!

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I feel smarter already from having read your article. Very interesting facts ~ that one about the earphones and germs growing is just gross and Apple products coming on a refrigerated truck is really crazy. Voted up and all of the above.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      A very interesting hub. I wonder if the blinking fact is more to do with reading than computers, do you know how often you blink while reading? I also found the health and natural alternatives interesting. A fun read.

      Up, awesome, interesting, pinned, tweeted and shared.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      That's great, I was only on the North island for a short term in Auckland. I spent 3 months on the South Island in Oxford.....about an hour outside of Christchurch. It was an absolutely beautiful area. I traveled to Golden Bay, got to see Arthur's pass rainforest, and visited Castle Hill. Saw other spots too but those were probably my favorites. Yeah, the United States is definitely unique in many ways and I pray we keep it that way! As I've heard many a kiwi say while I was there, no worries!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot Idigwebsites. I'm absolutely fascinated by trivia, especially if I find a particular subject that intrigues me so much that I research it. If I find that piece of trivia to be true, all the better! I've learned something then. I appreciate your stopping by and your comment!

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

      Been loving things like this such as trivia since I was younger. Thanks so much for sharing fun facts! :D

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Hi Kasman. Yes I read in your profile you had recently spent time over here. I live in Palmerston North in the North Island, but have travelled around the whole country apart from Stewart Island. It's good that you enjoyed your stay here. I have travelled across the USA but many years ago now. Loved it though - so different from here.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks so much tebo, for the comment and the follow! You should try the blacklight, it's kind of scary the things you'll turn up. And praying mantises are quite unique in their look for sure, I'm fascinated by them frankly. Also, I see you're posting from New Zealand. What parts? North Island, South Island? I just came back from there about 5 months ago. Loved it. Thanks for stopping by!

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      A wonderful and varied list of interesting facts. I always think preying mantis are so cute - maybe not. I do have a black light too which I might start searching around the house with. Thanks for all these facts.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks so much vibesites! I know there are probably about 20 more facts I didn't include about the Lincoln Kennedy thing but I didn't want the hub to be wayyyyy too darn long, lol.

      Thanks so much for your kind words, stopping by, voting, and sharing!

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      Another fun fact about the Lincoln-Kennedy coincidence: Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy, and Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln!

      About eating muffins with poppy seeds: noted! Thanks. :)

      Facts delivered with humor, great stuff indeed. Up and funny, awesome and interesting. Shared too. :)

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Absolutely kbrenton. Too many people do it, and I can say that I've been guilty of it every once in a while myself but I've trained myself not to do it over time. It takes great effort but it's worth it if you're going to know truth and in it's purest form. Thanks for the visit and the kudos!

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      Kimberly Brenton 4 years ago from Middletown, DE 19709

      I love facts like that. You are absolutely correct; you must know the answer for yourself. Do not always take things at face value. Wonderful article!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Yep, Facebook is like a breeding ground for it according to studies. And why shouldn't it be, it has over a billion people connected to it. Very vulnerable to attack. Thanks so much for the comment Diana and for dropping by!

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      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      This is very entertaining. Now we know why hackers like Facebook. Good hub.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Lol, flourish! I've heard this before and it's pretty horrible. Same thing happens in the movie "Ocean's Thirteen". Grossed me out then too! Thanks so much for the stop by and the comment!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      If you really want to be grossed out, take a black light with you next time you check into a hotel room. Saw this on 20/20 years ago.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Yeah, definitely an ear pricker in terms of what's there. Thanks so much for the kudos and the stopping by Alun!

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      Alun 4 years ago

      Some unusual and interesting facts - great for quizzes and for entertaining (or boring) people at parties! Good selection.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks so much Deb. I'm glad to hear that I gave some information that wasn't readily known to you, sounds like you enjoyed what you found out. Yeah I'm kind of glad the rat can't either. That way if it gets poisoned, less to worry about! Thanks so much for the comment and the vote!

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      Deb Welch 4 years ago

      Enjoyed reading all these facts - some I had known. Unfortunate for the horse not being able to vomit but I am glad the rat can't. I sensed your interest for knowledge and your Hub showed it. Useful. Excellent. Thanks.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Absolutely msdora, I definitely did what I could to get as correct information as I could. Thanks so much for stopping by and voting up!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Haha jpcmc, get a black light and try it, tell me how it turns out brother, lol! Thanks for dropping by man.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for researching and sharing these amazing facts. A Plug for E-Harmony among others. Voted Up.

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Cool info. Two things. I don't want to be a praying mantis and I'll go get a black light.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks so much for the fact check Sunshine! After you brought up the mouse year, I did some digging and in fact you are technically correct, Doug invented the prototype in 1963 but it wasn't completely finalized until around 1964. I love learning new facts so that was a good catch. I'm going to have to read your hub on flashback now. I appreciate your comments and your follow!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot sgbrown! I think driving for the truth is essential. We're inundated with too many lies daily as it is. I appreciate your visit!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I want to see a hummingbird. I also don't like shaking hands...fist bumps have less germs. That was funny about the Apple Computers. I think the mouse was invented in 1963...I recently published a hub on Flashback 1963. Maybe the mouse was on the cusp of the new year! Haha! Regardless great hub!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great hub! I love learning these types of facts. You can learn so much by questioning. I love your attitude and your drive for the truth. Voting this up and more! :)

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I know, I tend to pride myself on some apple knowledge......and that actually caught me off guard! Funny stuff. Thanks so much for the comment Rajan and the votes brother.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for sharing these interesting facts and the best was about the Apple computers being taken in refrigerated delivery trucks.

      Awesome hub, Kasman.

      Up and interesting.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      LOL! ~ Sheri! Thanks so much for the comment, make sure you get the lint out!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot Donnah. I believe in questioning everything. There's too much out there that's false and revised to truly just go on a whim. I know several people that I trust with my life that if they said something seemingly outlandish, I would call them on it. It's not that they're lying, but I want to know evidence as well! Thanks for the votes!

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Very cool and interesting! I think I will go wash my belly button!

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      Donna Hilbrandt 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      What a fun hub! I agree with "question with boldness..." I say question everything. That is how we learn and grow. Voted up.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Well thanks a lot DIYmommy. I'm flattered and honored that my article produced some interest and a good time to more than a few. I really did put my heart into these facts and I hope and pray my research paid off! Thanks so much for your comment and enjoyment!

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      Julie 4 years ago

      My friends are actually over this Friday, and I decided to read bits and pieces of this article to them for fun. This article made for a great Friday night! Thanks for the great hub!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Absolutely. I think I may have dated a few in my time! By the way, was I pretty accurate about the typists fingers traveling 12 miles a day? I thought if anyone should know, it would be you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All great facts buddy! Remind me never to date a preying mantis. LOL