Sunday, October 22, 2006

Random Facts #3

Somniosus Microcephalus
Have you heard of an Icelandic dish, the Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus(I dont expect many people google that!). It is poisonous if you eat it straight away, its flesh stops the sharks blood freezing, but would kill your brain. The way they prepare it, and I hope your listening Gordon Ramsey, is by burying it for months, then putting it out to dry. It is then so disgusting and pungent, but the toxins will be gone and you can tuck in. Do you want fries with that?

Boogey Man

The Boogey people live in Indonesia, and are known pirates. So the Boogey man does exist and hes coming to get you!

Longest sentence in the English Dictionary

"I do". Just ask Paul McCartney.

Cosmic Rays

Apparantly astronauts to the moon have reported seeing strange flashes of light, and they are not the paparazi. Travelling at almost the speed of light, they experience whats called Cherenkov light. Its basically mega speedy atomic particles smashing through the fluid in your eyes, its a blue light. That is mega cool, closest we get to cosmic radiation, is mobiles next to our ears or the microwave.