Weekly Facts #6


The human body produces enough saliva during your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.  We produce up to 2 to 4 pints a day and if your mouth is really dry like mine is, chew gum or suck on something, but also stay hydrated.





If an egg floats in water, has it gone bad and should it not be eaten?  The better option is to crack it and see if it stinks.  Why does it float?  The air cell inside it becomes bigger over time.   If they fall past the expiration date, boil them and if you have time to spare, try to crack them only using your hand (after they have cooled off).





In Toy Story’s most productive week during productions, Pixar completed 3.5 minutes of animation.  This was in 1995, remember.





The U.S. dollar sign ($) is a combination of the letters p and s, ps being the abbreviation for pesos, also known as peso de 8 reales, the principal coin used in the U.S. until 1794.






The largest living thing is a mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae, located in Malheur National Forest at Strawberry Mountains of eastern Oregon.  It covers around 2,200 acres or 3.5 square miles, estimated to be around 8,000 years old, and weights as much as 35,000 tons. 






Babies can breathe and swallow at the same time until they are six months old.  Why?  Because their larynx hasn’t dropped yet and they tend to be nose breathers at this time.



Tonsurephobia is the fear of haircuts that comes from the word tonsure, meaning to cut in Greek.  





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