Well, the first week of the new year is slowly coming to an end. And I mean very slowly.

For whatever reason, in this post of random facts, I added a lot of interesting phobias into the mix of random and useless facts. Which makes  these facts in general a lot less random though. But some phobias are really interesting, you must admit. Anyway, onto todays twenty facts :)

  • In 10 minutes, a hurricane can release more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
  • Ambulophobia – the fear of walking
  • From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
  • February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – the fear of long words
  • Spain literally means ‘the land of rabbits.
  • During World War II, W.C. Fields kept US $50,000 in Germany ‘in case the little bastard wins’.
  • Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill ‘if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee’. His reply ‘ if you were my wife, I would drink it!’
  • Peladophobia – the fear of bald people
  • Earth is the only planet not named after a God.
  • The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  • Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
  • Metrophobia – the fear of poetry
  • Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
  • Anablephobia – the fear of looking up
  • Red is the most commonly colored vehical involved in accidents each year.
  • The swastika was origionaly a symbol of peace and honor and is still used by Buddhists today.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”