Day 19: NaBloPoMo — 20 Random Facts

Today was a pretty random day for me.  So, I thought to continue the randomness with a few random facts.

  1. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle
  2. Ernest Vincent Wright’s novel Gadsby has over 50,000 none of which contain the letter E
  3. The largest landlocked country is Kazakhstan
  4. Months that begin on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th
  5. There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in bridge
  6. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear
  7. It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write War and Peace
  8. According to condom manufacturers, only 6% of the worlds population of men needs and extra-large sized condom
  9. Beavers have orange teeth
  10. Cranberries were used by Native Americans to treat arrow wounds and to dye clothes
  11. Proportionally, hash browns have more fat and calories than a cheeseburger or Big Mac
  12. Male koalas have two penises, and female koalas have two vaginas
  13. Roulette is referred to as the “The Devil’s Game” because all the numbers add up to 666
  14. Troy Polamalu, safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has the most highly insured hair, with a $1 million policy just for his flowing locks
  15. The world’s most widely used psychoactive substance is caffeine
  16. The male brain is on average up to 10% larger than a female’s brain, however female’s brains have more nerve cells and connectors, therefore working more efficiently than men’s.
  17. While awake, a human brain can generate enough energy to power a light bulb (between 10-23 watts)
  18. “Goodbye” comes from the term “Godbwye” a contraction of the phrase “God be with ye”
  19. Salmon can jump as high as 6 feet
  20. A lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles away


3 responses to “Day 19: NaBloPoMo — 20 Random Facts”

  1. likeitiz says :

    Pretty random all right! Impressive. I’m still mulling over the orange beaver teeth and the duplicate sex organs of Koalas. 🙂


  2. Jen and Tonic says :

    We have beavers here in Oregon, and seeing their teeth up close actually really freaked me out.


    • dailyshorts says :

      I’ve never seen a beaver up close and after seeing the pictures I was freaked out too. In DC down at the Tidal Basin the park service had to put mesh around the Cherry Blossom trees because these little critters were knawing on them.


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