Middletown Senior Center
21256 Washington Street
Post Office Box 1037
Middletown, California 95461
Phone: (707) 987-3113
Fax: (707) 987-3114
ODD HISTORICAL FACTS
the 16th and 17th centuries in the country of Turkey, anyone caught drinking
coffee was put to death.
Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln’s assassin, John
Wilkes Booth, and whose shame created the expression for ignominy: “His
name is Mudd.”
electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Lumley, aged 104, married Mary Dunning, aged 10, in Nortallerton, England, on
august 25, 1783. She was the great-great granddaughter of the woman who’d
broken her engagement to Lumley eighty years before.
ODD FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS
crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
taste with their feet.
can jump as high as six feet in the air.
polar bears are left-handed.
have four noses. (Ed. note: And now you know.)
stick their heads in the sand to look for water.
(Note: In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a
period of 80 years, there were no reported cases
of an ostrich burying its head in the sand.)
possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
shrimp’s heart is in its head.
snail can sleep for three years.
chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it’s born and after it’s
sleep with one eye open.
goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (Hello?)
shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for
elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million
ODD FACTS ABOUT YOUR BODY
is physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
blink nearly twice as often as men.
of the dust particles in your house are dead skin.
longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years.
are born without kneecaps. They appear between the ages of 2 and 6.
can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better.
headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700
everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.
you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a
sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop
average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell.