ten things tuesday

Ten random facts from OMGFacts:

1) 1 in 10 Americans don’t know that the sun is a star.

2) Alaska was bought from Russia for about 2 cents an acre.

3) The national anthem of Greece has 158 Verses.

4) In the U.S, bacteria in foods cause 6.5 million to 33 million cases of human illness and 9,000 deaths annually.

5) Hippopotomostrosequippedaliophobia: The fear of long words.

6) The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is copyrightable.

7) Women end up digesting most of the lipstick they apply.

8) Tug-o-war was an official Olympic event until 1920.

9) Your brain is 80% water.

10) More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.


Mrs. Chili said...

I knew four of these, and wasn't surprised by several others. I did not know the name for fear of long words...

Diana_CT said...

Those suffer from Hippopotomostrosequippedaliophobia must quake in fear at Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg


jon said...

The AVERAGE brain is 80% water. Mine is 100% water.
Greek national anthem...is in Greek which makes it more difficult for the AVERAGE American to sing.
The Sun isn't a very big star but it keeps me warm. That and my wife.