Monday, November 24, 2008

My head is full of facts

Since lists are all the rage right now, here's some things I've learned while watching one of my favorite TV shows during its 6th season, QI (Quite Interesting):

A vampire bat is most likely to bite your big toe

A park ranger called Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning 7 times in his life, then died by committing suicide with a shotgun

Corn flakes were originally used to discourage masturbation. John Harvey Kellogg was deeply against the practice.

The Paris sewers (which line up exactly with the streets above) are cleaned by massive balls, which are pushed by jets of water.

Fainting goats help protect flocks of sheep by allowing the rest of the flock to escape from predators like wolves, whilst it is eaten. (click the picture, its so worth it to see these goats in action)

1 comment:

Ricky said...

another factoid:

Detroit is RIGHT NEXT to Canada

And I've hung out with fainting goats before... at a farm RIGHT NEXT to Canada. Coincidence? You be the judge.