Between The Lines

Between The Lines By David Lias A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long.

To have your picture taken by the first cameras you would have to sit still for eight hours.

The only food cockroaches WON'T eat are cucumbers.

Hawaii has the largest consumption of Spam in the United States.

It takes 17 facial muscles to smile but 42 to frown.

You're just as likely to die by falling out of bed than you are to get struck by lightning, each is a 1 in 2,000,000 chance. You have a 1 in 3,000,000 chance of getting killed by a snake.

Both humans and chimpanzees have equal amounts of hair per given surface area. A chimp's is just heavier.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

The human brain is so complex that it would cost over $8 billion for anyone to program, and sell a computer to do all the things it does.

It's impossible to have grey eyes.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

In the summer, walnuts get suntanned.

There are more brown M&Ms in plain M&Ms than in the peanut variety.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

It would take a parrot ten to the power of three million years to type out Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book The Hound of Baskervilles. Complete and in order with no mistakes.

All the swans in England are property of the Queen. Messing with them is a serious offense.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

A peanut is not a nut; it is a legume.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

The first letters of the months July through November, in order, spell the name JASON.

No two cornflakes look the same.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

Caruso and Roy Orbison were the only tenors this century capable of hitting e over high c.

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

The pop you get when you crack your knuckles is actually a bubble of gas bursting.

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

The only bone not broken so far during any ski accident is one located in the inner ear.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagra Falls froze completely solid.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

Paul Revere is documented as the first forensic dentist. He was called upon to identify a former patient's remains by his teeth.

The Beatles song Martha My Dear was written by Paul McCartney about his sheepdog Martha.

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstone Chewables.

It's impossible to get water out of a rimless tire.

Ever think you're hearing something in a song, but they're really singing something else? The word for mis-heard lyrics is mondegreen, and it comes from a folk song in the '50s. The singer was actually singing "They slew the Earl of Morray and laid him on the green," but this came off sounding like "They slew the Earl of Morray and Lady Mondegreen."

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?

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