50 Random Facts + Survey

Heleaux Y’all!

I’m back, with knowledge. And I’ll be sharing some of it with you!

A couple of days ago, I read 1000 facts about everything. It was time consuming, but I did it! I’ll be sharing 50 of the ones that interested me, some of the facts were like, bleh, but others were like,

SO, I’ll be sharing those with you, so that way I can blow your mind to!


1. A snail can sleep for 3 years

2. In English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable.

3. There are 30 times more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way. It’s estimated that there are 100 billion stars, and 3 trillion trees.

4. Bob Ross’s hair was naturally straight but he chose to get a perm so he could save money on haircuts when touring the US penniless in his mobile home. Bob actually hated his curly hair but kept it as it was iconic.

5. In Indonesian, there is a word, β€œJayus”, that means β€œA joke told so poorly, and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh”.

6. Elephants can die of a broken heart if their mate dies.

7. All of the sweaters Mister Rogers wore on his show were hand knitted by his mother. He said he loved wearing them because they always made him think of her.

8. The average computer user blinks seven times a minute, the normal rate is twenty times per minute.

9. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale.

10. Space suits take 5,000 hours to make, costs 1 million dollars, weighs about 110 pounds, and has 11 layers of material.

11. In 1942, a 12-year-old lied about his age to join the Navy. He became a decorated war hero at age 13 but was thrown out of the Navy after his mom found out.

12. In 1999, PayPal was voted as one of the top ten worst business ideas.

13. Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley’s son, wrote the theme song for the popular children’s cartoon, Arthur, when he was 26.

14. Most catfish are normally active at night, however the Peppered Cory Catfish is active more often during the day.

15. The Cesky Terrier is the rarest breed of dog in the world. Around 350 of them exist in total worldwide.

16. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

17. The Eiffel Tower was inaugurated the same year Nintendo was founded and Adolf Hitler was born: 1889.

18. β€œFinger Lickin’ Good” had a bit of a mishap when translated to Chinese for their first KFC outlets in the country, the famous phrase became β€œeat your fingers off”.

19. In 1911, Bobby Leach was the 2nd person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. He died 15 years later from slipping on an orange peel and getting gangrene.

20. In order to keep Nazis away, a Polish doctor faked a typhus outbreak. This strategy staved 8,000 people.

21. Larry the Cable Guy’s real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney. His notable Southern accent is fake – he was born and raised in the mid-west, not the South.

22. China is spending $3 billion dollars to build panda shaped solar farms in order to get more young people interested in renewable energy.

23.65% of autistic kids are left-handed, and only 10% of people in general are left-handed.

24. The average American child is given $3.70 per tooth that falls out.

25. The unique smell of rain actually comes from plant oils, bacteria, and ozone.

26. Tic Tacs got their name from the sound they make when they are tossed around in their container.

27. A bolt of lightning can reach 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun, which is 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit.

28. The quietest room in the world in Minnesota is measured in negative decibels – so quiet that you can hear your own heartbeat and your bones moving.

29. When shuffling a deck of cards, the number of possible arrangements is approximately 8Γ—1067. That’s more than the number of stars in the observable universe.

30. A study from Harvard University finds that having no friends can be just as deadly as smoking. Both effect levels of a blood-clotting protein.

31. In South Dakota, you can get a driver’s permit at age 14 with parental consent. Once you turn 16, you can get your license.

32. When we’re born, the only innate fears we have are the fear of falling, and the fear of loud sounds. All other fears are learned.

33. A man named Ronald MacDonald robbed a Wendy’s in 2005.

34. There are over 6,000 known species of grass.

35. Ant queens can live for up to 30 years.

36. The collective group of lemurs is called a conspiracy.

37. Albert Einstein had mastered calculus by the tender age of 15.

38. Elephants think people are cute, the same way people think puppies or kittens are cute.

39. Barry Manilow wrote many famous jingles for companies like McDonald’s, State Farm and BandAids.

40. During a conversation each speaker’s β€œturn” averages 2 seconds, and the pause in between only 200 milliseconds. That figure is nearly universal.

41. Cold showers have more health benefits than hot or warm showers. These include improving circulation, stimulating weight loss, and easing depression.

42. Though most think it’s Italian, pepperoni is an American invention. The first use of the word dates back to 1919.

43. Snakes can help predict earthquakes. They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away, up to five days before it happens.

44. Approximately 1 in every 2,000 babies already has a tooth when they are first born.

45. Abraham Lincoln loved cats and once let one eat from the table during a formal White House dinner.

46. The only window that opens on the presidential car is the driver’s window, to pay tolls. It also has no keyholes, and only the Secret Service know how to open the doors.

47. When written down, the word β€œalmost” is the longest word in the English language to have all of its letters in alphabetical order.

48. The odds of being born on 29th February are 1 in 1461.

49. Every Pixar movie contains a reference to the Pixar movie that comes after it.

50. Hawaii’s state flag is the only US state flag to feature the Union Jack upon it.


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The Real Neat Blog Award – Thanks Karl!

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Don’t ask why this is here, for I do not know.

Hello Dumplings!

It is I, Mary. And I am here with a tag! First and foremost, I would like to thank Karl Bickerstaff for nominating me. Welcome to the blogosphere Karl!

Click here to get to hisΒ AWESOME super cool blog!: https://thewizardswarehouse.wordpress.com/

rules

1. Display the blog award logo in your blog.

2. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

3. Do not forget to link to their blogging website.

4. Answer all the questions they have given you.

5. Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers of your choice.

6. Ask them 7 questions.

 

questions

What is your favorite board game?

Uhhh… Hmmmm…. Apples to Apples? (Don’t worry, it’s the kids version. lol)

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Given the time, what non-fiction book would you write?

I’m not sure what you mean… But I’m guessing a book that takes place in real life.. I guess a book about someone who travels the world. Kind of like a travel journal book. (C) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
What is your Myers-Briggs personality type?

I shall now look this up on le web.

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I am back, with my results. I am ENTP-A. Huh.
What food could you eat every other weekend for the rest of your life?

Dude………. Oh wait. Five Guys cheeseburgers. Duh.Β 
If A=2B, and B is not less than 7, then why did the chicken cross the road?

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….wut….

Tolkien or Rowling (choose carefully)?

Is Messenger an option? Because I’ve read neither of those..
On a scale of 1 to 17, how likely is it that this question is using binary?

17? You didn’t say he/she them/they. Is it bad I had to look up what binary means?

 

i nominate

Mary @ Wild Writing Dreams

Peranna @ Life Without A Latte

Faye J Rose @ Entrees of an Alaskan Journal

Raegan @ Raegan’s Full Mind

Kaelyn @ Kaelyn’s Life

Caryle Krul

And anyone who is wearing blue.Β 

 

the questions i have for you

When was the last time you saw a meme and laughed so hard you couldn’t breath?

Are you on any other socials? (Instagram, Twitter, Fandom…)

Have you ever eaten a whole lemon?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

What makes you unique?

If you had to save one thing in a fire, what would you save? (Besides people)

If you had to dye your hair, what color would you dye it?

 


 

That is all I have for you today! Sadness, right? But, I do have good news! On Monday I have a special collab!

Yeeeee!

I cannot tell you with who though, because that will be a secret between me and them.

Welp, That’s Mary for ya!

Byeee!

~ Mary Elizabeth ~

 

Your Assumptions About Me + Answers Edition

Hello Dumplings!

Today I will be posting your assumptions about me and answering them. I think this turned out pretty great honestly! I really enjoyed reading them, and I know this will also be awesome!

Let’s read on!

*marches away but then realizes I need to continue the post*

From Libby Loo:

Your favorite color is Pink.
and
You’re probably going to end up having three children and some kind of small pet when you’re older.

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My favorite color is rose-gold, but you are correct!

I can’t answer that last one, but yes, those are my plans! Well, maybe two golden retrivers named Barley and Fern. But if I can’t have dogs I’ll have a cat named Boo. (I just came up with that and I love it lol)

From Raegan:

You want a horse farm when you grow up.
You are good at photography.
You are artistic.

A horse farm…… Hmmmmmmm….. Lets add that to the list! (yes, I have a list.)

Am I good at photography? I mean, I think I am but I’m not super sure….

Is it weird that I see colors when I listen to music? It’s like my mind is Fantasia when I listen to music. Bet yes, I do get artistic kicks.

From Beckwith407:

you will not β€œLike” like this comment.

 

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I did like your comment!

From Chalice:

You are homeschooled.
You would love to travel somewhere.
You want to learn French.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
You don’t like pineapple.

Girlllll you only got one wrong. Well 1 Β½.

Yes, I am homeschooled. Just because I don’t go to public school doesn’t mean I don’t suffer in quarantine. Ha.

I would love to travel to an exotic destination and eat pineapple. (Yes, I like PiNeApPLe)

I would love to learn French! Merci Chalice!

I don’t really know how to answer that. I mean, life gives me lemons, I intend to make lemonade, but they sometimes go missing…

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So… Maybe?

~ ~


 

That’s all the assumptions! Remember, next week today will be when I reveal the winner of my giveaway! I am still accepting entries! I would add the link but my link box is not working!

Bye everyone! Thank you for all of your amazing assumptions!

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