Boy and Girl raising hands in art class. Horizontally framed shot.
It’s Friday! Here are some fun facts that have nothing to do with home inspection:
- The average four-year-old child asks more than 400 questions per day.
- Routine traffic stops gone awry kill more bystanders each year than stray bullets.
- A baby in the womb develops fingerprints at 18 weeks.
- The fear of vegetables is called lachanophobia.
- The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
The scientific name for brain freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
A British research study found that watching a horror film prior to viewing abstract art enhances the enjoyment of the art for most people.
The chills you get when listening to music are caused by your brain releasing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that causes pleasure.
The moose is the largest breed of deer living in the United States.
Limnology is the study of inland waters.
A “puggle” is a cross between a pug and a beagle.
Aquamarine is March’s birthstone.
The largest organism on earth is a fungus that occupies some 2,384 acres/965 hectares (nearly 4 square miles) of soil in Oregon’s Blue Mountains.
Because transparency is of prime importance, the cornea is the only part of the body without blood vessels.
Traditionally, a hamlet is a village without a church and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.
The largest body of fresh water in the world is Lake Superior, which contains about 3 billion US gallons.
Some fun facts that have nothing to do with home inspection:
The average Canadian/American will eat about 12 pounds of cereal per year.
The world’s termites are estimated to outweigh the world’s humans by 10 to 1.
It’s estimated there are over 60,000 miles (97,000 kilometers) of blood vessels in a child’s body and close to 100,000 miles (161,000 kilometers) in an adult’s. About four trips around the earth at the equator.
Babies crawl an average of 200 meters (about 219 yards) a day.
Sharks evolved about 450 million years ago about 3 times ago longer than dinosaurs.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
Pandas have lived on Earth for two to three million years.
In ten years, the average man shaves off a pound of whiskers.
The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.”
Here are some FUN FACTS that have NOTHING to do with Home Inspections! Enjoy!
The average person flexes the joints in his or her fingers 24 million times during a lifetime.
Your brain operates on about the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb.
Veterinarians say cats have over 100 vocal sounds and dogs have about 10.
An adult human has 206 bones; 25% of them (52 bones) are in the ankles and feet.
For each minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain fall on the Earth.
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