Did You Know??

Did You Know??

Of course you didn’t know, that’s why we are putting this here for you.

If you want to drive a cab in London, England you need to pass the “Knowledge of London” test. It takes around three years to pass as cabbies need to study every street, road, avenue, hill, alley and landmark around the city. They must also know the fastest way to get from point A to point B. Only one in three applicants pass the test.

Only female mosquitoes bite humans … Ants do not sleep … Sharks have survived on Earth for 400 million years … A starfish can turn its stomach inside out … the DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat … After being picked an orange cannot ripen … Every year in New York City there are over 1,600 reports on people being bitten by other people! (Now that’s taking a bite out of the Big Apple!)

Here are a few quick tidbits regarding the human body … You are born with 300 bones but by the time you become an adult you only have 206 … the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue (make up your own joke here) … You cannot snore and dream at the same time … Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day … Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different … and it’s impossible to lick your elbow – Hahaha, you’re trying it aren’t you??

Do you know what these doctors do? A) Immunologist … B) Endocrinologist … C) Hematologist … D) Neonatologist … E) Nephrologist … F) Pulmonologist …  G) Otolaryngologist …  H) Rheumatologist …  I) Perinatologist …  J) Hepatologist  (Answers will be at the end of this post).

How many children today can do the following: Write in cursive … tell time by looking at hands on a clock … make the correct change if an item costs $4.07 and a person gives them $5.25 … use a payphone (if you can find one) … write a check … know your telephone number (without looking on their cell phone) or even use a phonebook ???

An average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on red lights to turn green … It’s impossible for a pig to look up into the sky … The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan”, there was never a recorded Wendy before that … Months that begin with a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th … A duck’s quack doesn’t echo and nobody knows why!

A) Doctor who studies allergies … B) Doctor who treats diabetes and thyroid disorders … C) Doctor who treats blood disorders like anemia, non-clotting and leukemia … D) Doctor who deals with newborns and premature infants … E) Kidney and urinary specialist … F) Doctor who treats lung disease like asthma, emphysema and pneumonia … G) Ear, eye and throat doctor … H) A doctor who deals with joints, arthritis and rheumatic conditions … I) A doctor who specializes in high risk pregnancies and fetal testing … J) A doctor who deals with liver and hepatitis problems.

Now that you have all this new knowledge, go try out for Jeopardy!




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