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# Have You Learnt Something New Today? If Not LOOK HERE!

8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
An oyster can change its sex a number of times during its life.

It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell.

A beaver's teeth never stop growing.

A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

A butterfly can look at you through 12,000 eyes.

"Four" is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number.

1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.

25% of a human's bones are in its feet.

84% of a raw apple is water.

A kangaroo can't jump unless it's tail is touching the ground.

All pyramids were bright white.

An owl cannot move it's eyeballs in its eye sockets.
8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Wow thats amazing stuff man :o
#2
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

False
#3
Weird information there
#4
Kick
False

True! You burn more energy eating it, than it contains!
#5
:?

Never knew that....
banned#6
# Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
# It takes a ton of water to make 1 lb. of sugar.
# A snapping turtle can only swallow when it's head is under water.
# A rat can go longer without water than a camel.
# A gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs.
# Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away.
# A jelly fish is 95% water.
# Water expands about 9% as it freezes.
#7
sam2007
# Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
# It takes a ton of water to make 1 lb. of sugar.
# A snapping turtle can only swallow when it's head is under water.
# A rat can go longer without water than a camel.
# A gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs.
# Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away.
# A jelly fish is 95% water.
# Water expands about 9% as it freezes.

Some nice water facts there, i'll be sure to tell my fish! :p
#8
Wilko_Mat
True! You burn more energy eating it, than it contains!

It's false I tell you, these foods are called negative calorie foods, the only true negative calorie food is iced water, since your body needs to heat it up first before it can be absorbed.
#9
Kick
False

Wilko_Mat
True! You burn more energy eating it, than it contains!

Kick
It's false I tell you, these foods are called negative calorie foods, the only true negative calorie food is iced water, since your body needs to heat it up first before it can be absorbed.

The common misconception is that celery contains "negative calories". All foods contain calories. The way you must look at it is how many calories does one stalk of celery contain, versus how many calories it takes to digest it. According to [url]www.nutritiondata.com[/url], one 8 inch celery stalk contain about 6 calories. Many people believe you actually burn that off when chewing. Though celery does take a rather conscious effort to chew, chewing burns about the same amount as watching the grass grow. The calorie loss is going to be during the digestion of the celery.

Celery is actually loaded with latent energy, but the plant's composition only allows us to metabolize a small amount. The latent energy is packed tightly in the form of cellulose; a complex sugar which humans are unable to metabolize. It's not that the celery is difficult to digest, but rather it provides fewer calories than what is needed to digest it - so the overall effect is "negative calories".

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]So you're both right - unfortunately it's not true when you dunk it in mayonnaise! :)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#10
To quote James Collier a Nutrition Consultant.

Yes negative calories food exist in theory but not in practice.

From a normal digestion point of view, ie our enzymes, the cost of digestion is indeed greater than the calorific value of the food consumed, thus negative calories. BUT some of the bacterial flora in our gut feed on the prebiotic fibres (FOS) in these foods, and break it down into sacchraides which we can disgest and yield energy from, therefore this roughly equals the energy cost of digestion. So there are no negative energy foods.

These foods are encourgaed though as prebiotics are crucial for a healthy digestive system
banned#11
An oyster can change its sex a number of times during its life.

Lucky thing.
#12
Kick
To quote James Collier a Nutrition Consultant.

So it is true that it takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. As you spend an age arguing over it, wasting a lot of enery typing and using wikipedia.:whistling: And niether of you ate celery, tis a magical food indeed.
#13
And a few more :thumbsup:

[LIST]
[*]1- The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood plasma.

[*]2- No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.

[*]3- Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

[*]4- You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

[*]5- Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

[*]6- The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

[*]7- The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE

[*]8- American Airlines saved \$40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

[*]9- Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!)

[*]10- Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

[*]12- The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first " Marlboro Man. "

[*]13- PEARLS MELT IN VINEGAR!

[*]14- The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

[*]15- It is possible to lead a cow upstairs... but, not downstairs.

[*]16- A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

[*]17- Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

[*]And the best for last.....
[/LIST]

Turtles can breathe through their bums.

(I know some people like that, don't YOU?) :oops:
banned#14
Bikebarbie
And a few more :thumbsup:

[LIST]
[*]1- The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood plasma.

[*]2- No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.

[*]3- Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

[*]4- You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

[*]5- Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

[*]6- The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

[*]7- The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE

[*]8- American Airlines saved \$40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

[*]9- Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!)

[*]10- Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

[*]12- The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first " Marlboro Man. "

[*]13- PEARLS MELT IN VINEGAR!

[*]14- The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

[*]15- It is possible to lead a cow upstairs... but, not downstairs.

[*]16- A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

[*]17- Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

[*]And the best for last.....
[/LIST]

Turtles can breathe through their bums.

(I know some people like that, don't YOU?) :oops:

No more turtles around me dinner table
banned#15
I´ve never seen a beaver with teeth.......... Must hurt I guess. :whistling:i
banned#16
toshapetriji
I´ve never seen a beaver with teeth.......... Must hurt I guess. :whistling:i

:w00t::w00t::w00t:
#17
14- The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

But Bud got bought out?
#18
The-Dude
So it is true that it takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. As you spend an age arguing over it, wasting a lot of enery typing and using wikipedia.:whistling: And niether of you ate celery, tis a magical food indeed.

You'll burn more calories walking to the fridge to get it.

Never used wikipedia.