Tuesday, November 08, 2005

True or False

Guess which of the following statements are true or false?
I will let you know a little later....

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. Alfred Hitchcock did not have a bellybutton.

3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.

4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it’s from being indoors
a lot more.

5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!

6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.

7. 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

8. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they
are 2-6 years old.

9. The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

11. The average housefly lives for one month.

12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.

16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

17. The REAL reason an ostrich sticks its head in the sand is to
search for water.

18. The only 2 animals that can see behind themselves without turning
their heads are the Rabbit and the Parrot.

19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and
a Gentleman" and "Tootsie".

20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.

21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of
white paint and a little thinner is used instead of real milk.

22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same
airplane, just in case there is a crash.

23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato
can for a carburetor.

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from
women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.

26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be Green.


Calzone said...

You are so inscrutable baby.

The Husband said...

are they all true?

ticharu said...

I think Carl is right. All true.

Lee Ann said...

Calzone ~ Meaning mysterious or impenetrable? hehehe You are nothing short of luscious.

Carl ~ You may be on to something here. Simply delectable you are.

Tich ~ You are getting very warm! You seem perspicacious to me.

Becky said...

all true....

The Husband said...

lee ann...you keep up this sweet talk and next thing you know i'll be on a flight to birmingham.

Lee Ann said...

Hey Becky ~ haha, Are you sure 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year? 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute? and . A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs? (That wouldn't be good, huh?)

Lee Ann said...

Carl ~ hmmm...promises promises, you are very enticing "spackles"

The Zombie Lama said...

I'm going to say all true, just because I'm too lazy to really think about it...

Lee Ann said...

Zombie ~ so the truth comes out. So that means you are saying that Alfred Hitchcock did not have a bellybutton and Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep! hmmm! Glad you stopped in!;)

Calzone said...

I can't stop thinking about you.

Kay Ray said...

I always love reading your blog because I feel so smart after reading it... and by the way.. the Green Coke thing is GROSSSSSS :)

Lee Ann said...

calzone, baby, you are absolutely adorable.

Kay Ray ~ For real, green coke! It would look more like mt.dew, right?

robmcj said...

Hi Lee Ann, thanks for your comment on a post I was testing. The post was only up for about 5 minutes, well done! I'll post the full version again in a day or two, but meanwhile, the 2 little boys were me and my secret weapon against the fundamentalists. All will be revealed. Thanks again for visiting. Rob.

Menzies Milngavie III said...

My Dear Lee Ann,

I rather expect that the answer is that they are all true, however with respect to Qu 17, I must say that I have never seen an ostrich with its head in the sand. They taste very good, though.

With respect to Qu 7, no one could possibly know the answer worldwide, I would think. Hereabouts, if you are bitten by a dog, especially one without a green tag, seek medical help immediately, as it may be rabid. The cure, only a few years ago, was daily intravenous injections in the stomach, with a rather large needle, for some reason.


Lee Ann said...

Rob ~ I look forward to the revealing.

MMIII ~ I have never eaten Ostrich, does it taste like chicken. As far as the rabies, that is the treatment they give here as well. (at least that is what I have heard). Seems like there would be a better way of treating that, doesn't it?

Neo said...

Lee Ann - I personally was injured by a toilet this year after falling and hitting my head on the top of it!

Wasn't fun....

So, what are the answers?

Neo waits patiently

Lee Ann said...

Neo ~ What were you doing under a toilet? Maybe that statistic is actually correct!
Sorry you were hurt!

mojoala said...

All are true!

Ellen said...

I agree with everyone else on this and think they are all true... alhough the toilet one is a little hard to believe.... well ok, maybe not so true on that one.
Great post! Love to think in my spare time.....

Lee Ann said...

Mojo ~ Usually what ever answers you have are right! ;)

Ellen ~ That one is very hard to believe. What kind of injuries to people get from toilets?

jiggs said...

Many of them sound true, but I don't think all of them are true.

remember pepsi clear? that's when they didn't add any food coloring to the drink. Or just think about 7 up.

Because everyone has to be born with a bellybutton, the only way hitchcock could have not had one is if it had been surgically removed or taken off in an accident.

#4 annoys me because neither cold weather nor being indoors makes you sick. It's actually bacteria and viruses. Being cold/indoors could be conducive to a weakening of the immune system and maybe that's why there is a correlation.

Ellen said...

Lee Ann- Believe it or not, there was a lady that was electrocuted when she sat on the throne to do her business and a lightening bolt hit the trailer she lived in. It really happened in Georgia a few years or so back. Apparently the bathroom was old and loaded with metal pipes.
Made me think twice everytime it stormed.

Lee Ann said...

Jiggs ~ ahahahah...seriously, i am laughing and giggling! The bellybutton thing.."taken off in an accident." If you only had audio to this post, you would hear me giggling. I think you are the only one that even read that one. I thought that one would have gotten more attention than it did. What about "Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties." I mean, I know a lot of left handed people. Do all of my people make up that 7%? How could it be that most of the left handed population is all in one area that is close to me?

Ellen ~ now I am even laughing harder. I know I shouldn't laugh because that is truly an awful accident, but I can't help myself. You made it worse for me by saying "Made me think twice everytime it stormed." OMG! I am still laughing.

Neo said...

Lee Ann - I lost my balance, and fell into the toilet. Long story, but yes it does happen. Matter of fact I found out afterwards that my mom got into a similar accident not long before mine. So there's two people!


jiggs said...

I didn't want to eliminate the possibility that Hitchcock had his bellybutton accidentally torn off in a childhood thresher accident.

Lee Ann said...

Gosh Neo, I had no idea! That is amazing...sorry that you had the accident!

Jiggs ~ you have me laughing again, I had almost forgotten.

Neo said...

Lee Ann - Thanks for the comment section sympathy

Don't worry I lived. So did my mom.

So what's the answer key for your questions?


Calzone said...

I can't sleep. I miss your feet so much.

Lee Ann said...

Neo ~ 1st thing in the morning, ok?

Calzone ~ baby, I miss you, all of you!

The Zombie Lama said...

Actually they say we eat something like 8 spiders in our sleep during our lifetime or something crazy like that.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... (too lazy 3 read all) numba 1 is kinda true ;-) PEACE

Lee Ann said...

Zombie ~ I wonder what kind of spiders I have eaten, don't you? Gosh, that is nasty!

Lee Ann said...

quz boss ~ Hey! Thanks for stopping by. I will post the answers tomorrow first thing. Come back by again!

crallspace said...

All true... I'll know tomorrow.

hotboy said...

Now I can't trust anything anymore. Maybe I'm related to Lady Di as well! Hotboy

Lee Ann said...

Crall ~ are you ready.....drum roll please!

Hotboy ~ ha! You never know, right?

Lola said...

ok just because I'm such a snark about getting things right... the one about the knee caps... not true.

Babies are born with knee caps.

They just can't bee seen by an x-ray until they're about 2 years old.

How painful would it be for kids to crawl around for so long with no knee caps??

Snarking over.