By Mark Viscardi
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday April 15, 2003
· In the last five years, 24 residents of Tokyo died while bowing to other people.
· In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
· Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than our toenails.
· The monarch butterfly can discern tastes 12,000 times more subtle than those perceivable by human taste buds.
· The average adult eyeball weighs one ounce.
· Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, was nearly deaf. A grain of rice thrown at her wedding was lodged in her ear, and the infection destroyed most of her hearing in that ear.
· The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when you look at something pleasing.
· Hockey's Stanley Cup weighs 32 pounds.
· Leonardo DaVinci invented scissors.
· Albert Einstein did not know how to drive a car.
· Emerson Moser, a crayon maker at Crayola, revealed upon his retirement that he was blue-green colorblind. He molded more than 1.4 billion crayons in his 37-year career.