Phew. Week’s almost over – I honestly can’t wait. For so long I’ve felt a queer writers block, and now as soon as I have some posts that arn’t personal at all planned out for the whole week, I get some inspiration. I want to make a blog post on a blog post, I have a poem that I’m dying to share, and well, some other things that I would say but it would ruin the small amount of surprise that comes from my posts when you don’t know what they are before you read them. Any-who, here are the twenty facts for today. And yes, regarding the title I know that it’s not one abstract fact which is what I’m implying by using the word “A” but it’s twenty. But like I said some some other blog post somewhere, I’m running out of creative titles.

  • Our eyes are the same size since birth but our nose and ears never stop growing
  • October 5 is considered to be the most populous birthday in the United States, while May 22 is considered to be the least common birthday in the United States.
  • The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary “I quit smoking tobacco.” He died one month later.
  • In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
  • On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • There is no mention of Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Bible.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • Depression is the most common cause of disability in women, and approximately 25% of all women will experience severe depression at some point in their lives.
  • Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
  • Over 90% of all cases of eating disorders occur in women, and nearly seven million women in the U.S. currently suffer from anorexia nervosa or bulimia
  • The childrens’ nursery rhyme ‘Ring-a-Round-The-Rosies’ actually refers to the Black Death which killed about 30 million people in the fourteenth-century.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • Speak of the Devil is short for “Speak of the Devil and he shall come”. It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention and he would appear.
  • Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.
  • Approximately one in five women worldwide reports being sexually abused before the age of 15
  • Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
  • Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
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