posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 11:38 AM
True Lies....is that a Chocolate Lab in your avatar?
***Earth is not round; it is slightly pear-shaped. The North Pole radius is 44mm longer than the South Pole radius.
*** There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK.
*** TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."
*** Three quarters of fish caught are eaten - the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.
*** Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
*** An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavour are caused by their smell.
*** The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
***About 27% of food in developed countries are wasted each year. It's simply thrown away.
*** The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with.
*** Gymnasiums were introduced in 900BC and Greek athletes practised in the nude to the accompaniment of music. They also performed naked at the
*** On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day - although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).
*** Unless food is mixed with saliva you cannot taste it.
*** We actually do not see with our eyes - we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain. One-quarter of the brain is
used to control the eyes.