Annnnnd we’re back for yet another week to supply you with fact after fact so you can either cure your boredom or procrastinate further. (We suspect the latter is more likely).
1. The estimated amount of time an average person will sleep in their lifetime is 25 years.
Yeah, we don’t believe it either. Because for that to happen, you’re supposed to live until you’re at least 75-years-old and get eight hours of sleep a night. Who even gets eight hours of sleep nowadays? We wish!
2. Leeches have 32 brains.
And yet, my ex doesn’t seem to even have one.
3. The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is shortest phrase to use every letter in the English alphabet.
This is known as a pangram, which are phrases containing every letter of a given alphabet at least once. They can occur in any language and pangramists (a.k.a. pangram enthusiasts) are always on the look out for sentences using the fewest letters. Other examples of pangram in the English language include “few black taxis drive up major roads on quiet hazy nights” or our personal favourite “foxy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking my quiche.”
4. France has the most time zones in the world.
That’s right, mes amours, the country France has a whopping twelve different time zones. The reason for this is because it has several overseas territories. The US and Russia follow with eleven.
5. Dr. Seuss wrote ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ after a bet that he couldn’t write a book with fifty or fewer different words.
It was Dr. Seuss’ publisher, Bennett Cerf, who made the $50 bet (which equates to over $300 today) that the author would not be able to write the story in 50 words. Cerf had thought he had an easy chance of winning after Seuss had struggled to get his earlier books to fewer than 225 words. But low and behold, Seuss succeeded and though it’s believed Cerf never paid up, the 50 word book is known as a best-seller so Seuss is likely to have got something out of it.
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