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Post #257 – Fantastic Facts and Frills

I checked and rechecked to make sure the following facts are true. Enjoy!

Laughing for 10 minutes can make you burn between 20 and 40 Calories

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You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

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There are millions of microbes living in or on our skin

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Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour

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Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.

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There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.

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European traders brought ketchup back from the Far East in the 1700s

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In the 1830s ketchup was used as medicine

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Chewing gum burns about 11 calories per hour.

 

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The word “gorilla” is derived from a Greek word meaning, “A tribe of hairy women.”

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Pteronophobia is the fear of feathers or being tickled by feathers.

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Nomophobia is the fear of being without one’s cellphone

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Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.

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The thigh bone of a human is so strong, it’s actually stronger than concrete.

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Scientists have tracked Monarch butterflies that travel over 3,000 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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