8 Strange Things You Don’t Need To Know

  1. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women. (You better believe it boys, pop that in your pipe and smoke it)
  2. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries….I think those 12 might all work here)
  3. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver. (Next you will be telling me slorange isn’t a word?)
  4. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. (I am leaving this one well and truly alone)
  5. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this?)
  6. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. (So there – Doesn’t mean you can go crazy and beat us with your thumbs though boys)
  7. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. (Well this is helpful, for the times when I decide head to a playground of quicksand….???)
  8. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries. (The irony is hilarious)