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Random Facts :)


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by jolene craggs from whtburn (Y)

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Random Facts :)

  1. 1. Random facts 
  2. 2. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
  3. 3. Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
  4. 4. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed Firmer to sleep on. Giving you the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".
  5. 5. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language .
  6. 6. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before
  7. 7. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
  8. 8. If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  9. 9. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top
  10. 10. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why
  11. 11. If you yelled for bout 8 years 7 months and 6 days you would have made enough energy to make a cup of coffee
  12. 12. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better
  13. 13. The word golf comes from “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden”
  14. 14. The average speed of Heinz ketchup leaving the bottle is 25 miles per year.
  15. 15. The first non human to win an Oscar was Mickey mouse