September 2010

September 30, 2010

If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.  Watch it here: 

[Source:  www.berro.com

September 29, 2010

Frogs use their eyes to help them eat their food:  frogs can pull their eyes inward toward the mouth to help push the food down their throat.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 28, 2010

Coffee beans aren’t beans; they are fruit pits.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 27, 2010

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 26, 2010

The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers in the US.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 25, 2010

The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal.  At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 24, 2010

Polar bears with transparent, fluffy fur actually have black skin.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 23, 2010

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed (pawwed).

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 22, 2010

One quarter of the bones in the human body is in the feet.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 21, 2010

Onions have no flavor, only a smell.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 20, 2010

Human fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 19, 2010

The human heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 18, 2010

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 17, 2010

A snail can slide over a razor blade without being hurt by producing slime that helps it slide harmlessly.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 16, 2010

Any free moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere, because of its surface tension.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 15, 2010

Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 14, 2010

Roosters have to extend their necks in order to crow.

[Source:  www.berro.com

September 13, 2010

Chewing gum while peeling onions will reduce your tears.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 12, 2010

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law that stated you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 11, 2010

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

September 10, 2010

Ants never sleep.  A very interesting article as they state it is not really sleep but a “sleep-like idleness.” http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060928141641AAmdVdm

[Source: www.berro.com]

September 9, 2010

Buttermilk does not contain any butter.  No butter any more, instead it’s skim milk:  http://www.drgourmet.com/ingredients/buttermilkdefined.shtml.

[Source:  www.drgourmet.com]

September 8, 2010

The tradition of brides carrying a bouquet of flowers started with the brides trying to hide their body odor.

[Source: www.berro.com]

September 7, 2010

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

[Source: http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/trivia52.html]

September 6, 2010

The dial tone of a normal telephone is in the key of “F”.  Read the last sentence in the History section for confirmation:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial_tone.

[Source:  www.wikipedia.org]             

September 5, 2010

An olive tree can live up to 1500 years.  Here’s a picture of an olive tree in Ithaca, Greece that is claimed to be at least 1500 years old.

[Source: www.olives101.com]

September 4, 2010

Natural pearls melt in vinegar.  And here’s why: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060828061848AAcS50D.

[Source: www.berro.com]

September 3, 2010

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

You probably learned this in school but I still think it’s interesting:

9×9 = 81 –> 8 + 1 = 9
9×8 = 72 –> 7 + 2 = 9
9×7 = 63 –> 6 + 3 = 9
9×6 = 54 –> 5 + 4 = 9
9×5 = 45 –> 4 + 5 = 9
9×4 = 36 –> 3 + 6 = 9
9×3 = 27 –> 2 + 7 = 9
9×2 = 18 –> 1 + 8 = 9
9×1 =  9  –> 0 + 9 = 9
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[Source:  Not Applicable]

September 2, 2010

There are no active cemeteries in San Francisco, CA.   This article states that there are actually two cemeteries and two columbariums but the deceased are no longer buried in San Francisco.   It talks about the history of cemeteries in San Francisco:  http://www.sanfranciscocemeteries.com/Welcome.html.

[Source: www.sanfranciscocemeteries.com]

September 1, 2010

Kissing is healthier than shaking hands.  It has merit.  Check out this document explaining why:  http://www.handresearch.com/news/handshake-less-healthier-than-kiss.htm.

[Source:  www.berro.com]
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