Jun 26, 2009

Facts for Friday

Mars has the largest canyon in the solar system. It would reach from Los Angeles to Chicago if it was on Earth. (Source)

The longest movie in the world according to Guinness World Records is The Cure for Insomnia, directed by John Henry Timmis IV. Released in 1987, the running time is 5220 minutes (87 hours) and has no plot. Instead, it consists of poet L. D. Groban reciting his 4,080-page poem "A Cure for Insomnia" over the course of three and a half days. The movie is inter-spliced with clips from porno and heavy metal music videos. (Source)

Approximately one billion snails are served in restaurants annually. (Source)

A German World War II submarine was sunk due to malfunction of the toilet. (Source)

"Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish. (Source)

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible. (Source)

On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles. (Source)

Russia has the most movie theaters in the world. (Source)

The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself." (Source)

The average lifespan of lions in the wild is 15 years but they may life up to 25 years or beyond in captivity. (Source)

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