Happy Hump Day fellow Survive 55 Followers !!!

You know, now-a-days with the internet and all, we have complete access to the entire world.

We can see what folks in Botswana are watching on television.

We can see what the favorite Holiday dishes are in Kiribati.

We can see what this summer's new fashion is in Burundi.

We have instant information at our fingertips.

No more riffling through Encyclopedia Britannica to find answers or confirm facts.

No more wasting time at the library searching through drawers of index cards filed under the Dewey Decimal System trying to find a book on the life and habits of the subterranean growler monkey to confirm if their tails really do curl both ways.

We are "keyboard" Einsteins....geniuses with a ten second delay.

I have read studies that the ability to find and process information as quickly as we can through the internet has actually made our long term memory defective and is making us "stupider" in general.

But that is a story for another day.

So, let me test you my fellow baby boomers to see if you have a head full of useless information like I do.

Let me know if you were aware of any of these scientific (and not so scientific) facts below.


If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
It hardly seems worth it unless you are having a really sluggish morning and really need a nice hot cup of coffee.


The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
Wow, there's not an Olympic sport for this yet?


A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.  

That's just not fair.

Hurry up and get on the internet and find out what causes this to be.

In my next life, I want to be a pig.


A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.  

Technically, is it still a cockroach without it's head?

That's creepy.

P.S.   I'm still not over the pig thing.


 Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.  

This is probably not the best exercise in the world but I sure do see a lot of people doing this at work.


The male praying mantis cannot copulate ( "have sex" - did you have to look the word up on the internet?) while its head is attached to its body. 

The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
Kinda puts a whole new spin on the Dionne Warwick song "Going Out of My Head Over You"

Again..........kinda creepy.

Damn them pigs !!!


Butterflies taste with their feet.

That's different.


The common household flea can jump 350 times its body length. 

It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

30 minutes........Lucky pigs! 

Can you imagine?


The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

What in the hell could be so tasty on the bottom of a muddy pond?


Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

OK, that's a pretty good thing.

I still want to be a pig in my next life.

I have always believed in quality over quantity.


The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.  

Should we talk about that in a future blog?


Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
My question is........If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?


Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.  

Okay, so that's a good thing.


A cat's urine glows under a black light.

I bet that was first discovered in a dorm room at the University of Illinois back in the early eighties.


Polar bears are left-handed.

If they switch will they live longer?

How in the hell did we find this out.

Is there an official government Polar Bear greeter that keeps tabs on this stuff?


Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

Stupid, stupid pigs.

I wonder if the dolphins are jealous of the pigs?

If there are any questions you might have let me know and I'll look them up.

Thanks for joining me..........................