Friday, August 19, 2011

Fun Friday Facts...what number is this again? Oh right, 4

According to the Internet (which is always right, you know) the following things are true:

Cats can make over 100 distinct meow sounds.

Most of them mean, "Hey asshole, where's my dinner?" -- Mark Lee

Dogs, on the other hand, can make about 10 sounds.

Most of them mean, "Please don't kick me." -- Megan Coughlin

In the city of Dallas, Texas, it is apparently illegal to possess a realistic-looking dildo. Not that you'd really want to, anyway, cause they're always all veiny and sticky and gross. I mean, you know, like, even before you use them. It's that "realistic skin" stuff they came up with that feels less like skin and more like ET's a**hole. 

This ought to take care of that disturbing image. -- susan402

United States income tax laws fill a document 7,000,000 words long. For context, the average novel is about 80,000 words long. Yeah.

In 1989, the IRS established procedures for collecting taxes in the event of nuclear holocaust.

"As soon as this dies down, we'll audit the Johnsons."

Five pints right there. -- cstrom

Lee Redmond, a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, holds the record for world's longest fingernails. At the time of the record, in 2001, her nails were 21'9” (6.6. m) long. By February 2009, Lee's nails were 28 feet (8.5 meters) long. Tragically, Ms. Redmond lost her nails in a car accident. She's says it's easier to do things now.

On 15 January 1919, 21 people were killed and 150 injured when a tank of molasses exploded. 2,300,000 gallons (8,700,000 L) of molasses roared through the streets at 35 mph (56 kmh). Hey, it's known for being slow.

Almost 100 years later, people still complain that the area smells of molasses.

This area, right here. -- Boston Public Library