Strange Facts Part 2
o Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.
o At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.
o Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.
o If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.
o Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.
o Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.
o Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost "an arm and a leg."
o When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.
o Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.
o Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.
o If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.
o When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.
o In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.
o Although difficult, it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.
o Napoleon's favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.
o The world's smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.
o Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.
o In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
o It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.
o The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.
o The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.
o The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.