Sunday, January 10, 2010

Random Things I Just Learned

book, originally uploaded by Federico Erra.
  • You can hiccup while asleep. 
  • Elephants kiss. 
  • Holding your hands up on a rollercoaster stretches the torso, enhancing the physical sensations.
  • A broken heart is known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and it can be cured.
  • Five trees make an orchard.
  • An outbreak of swine flu in 1976 killed one person but a vaccine to combat it killed 25.
  • You're as likely to be hit by lightning as killed by a mentally ill person.
  • Banana skins can take two years to biodegrade.
  • French babies cry with an accent.
From 100 Things We Didn't Know Last Year

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