Wednesday, April 30, 2008

freaky facts from the brain of Ben

My son Ben (7) has one of those brains which gathers facts like a woolly jumper collects lint.

Ben's reading 1001 Cool Freaky Facts today. Here are some freaky facts from the brain of Ben:
  • In Florida unmarried women are prohibited from parachuting on Sundays.

  • Barbecued tarantulas taste like prawns.

  • Albert Einstein never wore socks (they don't go well with Bermuda shorts and thongs).

  • 45 km of zippers are made across the world every hour.

  • Bill Gates' house was designed on a Macintosh computer.

  • An apple, an onion, and a potato all taste sweet if you eat them with your nose plugged.

  • More monopoly money is printed than real money in a year.
And my personal favourite:

  • Frogs can throw up. A frog throws up its stomach first, so that its stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then it uses its forearms to dig out the stomach's contents, and swallows its stomach again.
I hope you're not eating right now.


Heather said...

Love it...our oldest son had a brain like that...did you know that some sharks have 2 uteruses?
Joel shared this fact with me one day in the middle of a morning tea with some women in the church soon after we arrived in Perth. 15 years later the tale is still being retold! (Came up at his wedding last week in fact!)

Pilgrim Penguin said...