Did You Know…?
The heaviest bull testicles
ever recorded weighed in at 14.3 lbs.
These were retrieved from “Stud”, a Texas Longhorn upon his death at the
age of 22.
Bumblebees got their name
because their erratic flight pattern and the fact that they frequently bump (or
bumble) into each other.
The longest word in the
English language without a vowel is skzqrbznp. It is an antiquated word derived from Norse
and means “without a shield”.
Pigeons, pound for pound,
have the smallest brains of all birds.
Instead of causing warts,
rubbing the secretions of a South American frog known locally in its normal
habitat as “scondero” (the healing one) will actually
cause warts to dissolve within a week.
The lima bean is a member of
the pea family and was commonly used by the Native American Indians of the
Southwest as an aphrodisiac.
is the smallest known rodent in North American.
It builds nests from its wooly coat, normally in the upper-most branches
of conifers along the
The air spaces within and
between a feather’s barbs tend to minimally negate the normal gravitation pull
of earth, therefore a pound of feathers actually weighs .0000034 ounce less
than a pound of lead.
The planet Mercury was
originally named Saffron by Zupus in 1639, after the
flower of the crocus because of its purplish color when viewed through the
early telescopes. The name was of
course, later changed to Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods.
Even though most people
immediately associate tulips with
If humans had the leg
physiology of a common grasshopper, a 150 pound man of average strength would
be able to jump a vertical distance of 213 feet!
Facial tissue was originally
developed for use as insulating material for coats.
Forks originally had only
one prong and were developed as an eating tool for stabbing meat and other
fairly solid foods.
Cup handles were invented
around 1700 by James B. Edmunton, an English
socialite who became unhappy at having to wait until his tea cooled
“excessively” before he could pick up the cup.
The hair of the “ankor
Cantaloupe was originally
considered to be poisonous and was known as the “fruit of the devil”.
Raccoons have three eyelids.
The tooth fairy is real.
OK – so maybe I exaggerated
just a little on the last statement. You
caught me! Did you catch me on all the others, too?
I certainly hope so because they all just fell out of my little brain in
the last 30 minutes. People,
I reiterate the foundation
premise for the NuPathz site. THINKING –
and questioning - can be very, very good for you. Not thinking can cause hair to grow on your
palms (or cause you to go blind - or something like that…). We do need to be careful though, because
sometimes over-thinking (over-analysis) particularly as related to a projected
course of action can easily result in no action. Too many “what ifs” can dampen our motivation
to move ahead.
Of course, if you’re considering a new technique for brain surgery…
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