a man named deimos

mat's view of the american professionalistSoundtrack of the day: Underworld (live,) Mons, UV Ray, Suzanne Vega, Abba, Verve, the Guess Who, Panasonic, Neil Diamond, JSBX, & Portishead.

  1. The white trail that follows a plane is actually ice.
  2. The longest one-syllable word is “screeched.”
  3. The male scorpion fly gets other males to bring him food by imitating a female fly.
  4. The largest known kidney stone weighed 1.36 kilograms.
  5. Bibliophobia is the fear of books.
  6. Paprophobia is the fear of paper.
  7. If you divide the Great Pyramid’s perimeter by two times it’s height, you get pi to the fifteenth digit!
  8. No word in the English language rhymes with month.
  9. Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  10. More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
  11. A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints.
  12. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  13. A cockroach can live several years with its head cut off.
  14. Most hamsters blink one eye at a time.
  15. August 8th is the start of “National Pickle Week.”
  16. A group of officers is called a mess.
  17. The octopus can change its color in less than a second.
  18. Dogs and cats consume almost $7 billion worth of pet food a year.
  19. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of big words.
  20. India has 50 million monkeys.
  21. Brachiosaurus had a heart the size of a pickup truck.
  22. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
  23. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  24. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
  25. The average human being eats about 70 tons of food in a lifetime.
  26. A jellyfish is 95% water.

2 Responses to “a man named deimos”

  • Seriously, your last two posts Mat are freakin awesome…who knew you were such a bastion of info?!


  • yeah well
    For every one second (a day) that you fart, if you keep up that average you’ll have farted about six hours a year. Four seconds a day equals one day of farting – now think if all of that time was spent locked up in some black room to serve out your yearly time farting, or some other highly-improbable scenario – would this discourage the expression of flatulence a bit more?
    I thought not.

    –Ian Fish

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