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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


It's a Fact


Blog Posted:4/4/2013 1:37:00 PM

FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW.....................

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never  wears out

and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is  the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for

thousands of years.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body  that is attached at only one end .

If you stop getting thirsty, you need  to drink more water. When a human body is

dehydrated, its thirst mechanism  shuts off.

Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of  tobacco-related

diseases.

Zero is the only number that cannot be  represented by Roman numerals

Kites were used in the American Civil War  to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at  the stroke of midnight in almost every

English-speaking country in the world  to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid  in your mouth by 61 percent

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines  because it doesn't smoke unless

it's heated above 450F

The roar that  we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not

the ocean,but  rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out  of every 10 living things live in the ocean

The banana cannot reproduce  itself. It can be propagated only by the

hand of man

Airports at higher  altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density

The  University of Alaska spans four time zones

The tooth is the only part of  the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece , tossing an  apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of

marriage. Catching it meant  she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright  to the song Happy

Birthday.

Intelligent people have more zinc and  copper in their hair.

A comet's tail always points away from the sun

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the  disease it

was intended to prevent

Caffeine increases the power of  aspirin and other painkillers, that

is why it isfound in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when  knights

in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If  you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see

stars, even in the middle of the day.

When a person dies, hearing is  the last sense to go. The first sense lost is

Sight

In ancient times  strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

Strawberries are  the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

Avocados have the  highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred

Grams

The  moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

Due to earth's  gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000

Meters

Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy

Soldiers do not  march in step when going across bridges because they could set

up a  vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down

Everything  weighs one percent less at the equator

For every extra kilogram carried  on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are

needed at lift-off

The  letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

How MANY of the above facts did you know?

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Ha I had to look up esoteric though Debs lol xx

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 1:44:00 PM
    Nine is how many I recognized as hearing before. Nice to know trivia. love phyl

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 7:39:00 AM
    I new 10? i think LOL

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Wow Mandy I usually call myself a font of esoteric b*llsh*t LOL but YOU new 22! WOW [Only fooling with you Mandy ;)]

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 12:59:00 AM
    i knew only five facts : ) Its nice to know that.having more copper in the hair means one is more intelligent : )hehe

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:49:00 PM
    One bit of trivia...The childrens' song 'Ring Around the Rosie' came from the middle ages and the plague...The first signs of it were a red ring surrounding a spot that resembled a rose...A pocket full of Posies were the flowers thrown on the graves...The meaning of 'Inside, outside, we all fall down!' are rather obvious...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 4/6/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yup D E A D
  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Interesting facts here Debbie, I must say however I had occasion to visit the dentist a few years after a filling had been done.. When he had taken off the old filling he was quite perplexed.. And told me that in his 30 years of dentistry. He had never before seen an adult tooth create dentine which is what makes a tooth i so my tooth was trying to repair itself...but then thats just me i suppose Debbie "aren't I awkard..!! L O L take care Joe..

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Didn't know a doggone ONE of them except the benifits of caffeine and I believe plastic might fall in the same category as glass(?) and I'm gonna take a clip of my hair and get it analyzed but I think the only thing they'd find is silver...

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 4:25:00 PM
    I knew some of them, particularly the ones related to food and calories! 'So Debs, if hearing is last sense to go, I wonder which sense goes last for the deaf guys!!

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 4/5/2013 8:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't wanna HEAR it, Andie!
  1. Date: 4/5/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Always interested in facts... Good blog!

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Well, that has set me up nicely for quiz night, thank you Debbie

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Dear Light and LOVE, Deborah.I see everyone is added some Facts to YOUR blog.I will too.Did YOU know if YOU are at a 5 star restaurant and get a flaming Entree or desert. The alcohol is burnt off but there is a tiny drop of solid alcohol that is 300% higher Proof than the Liquor used.LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER...Harry

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:44:00 AM
    Dear Light and LOVE,Deborah, I think the only one I knew was about the Bananas.YOU must have done alot of Research to come up with these. Very informative Blog.I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 3:12:00 AM
    Hi love em Debbie I knew 22 of them but some of the others are now going in my head where the space between my ears needs filling more thanks xx

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:53:00 PM
    Sorry had to come back with this one ..... Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Guinness book of records for name of longest village

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    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 4/5/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Stop it Seren, I nearly choked on those last four syllables lol
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:42:00 PM
    Also, the shortest mail sent (ok, this really sucks because I can't remember the facts! as in the people who sent name, etc etc..or was it telegram?/) ok this is before email-- as in waaaay before-- was between these 2 men: one guy sent "?" and the recipient understood him and replied "!". OK where is that book? I want that book now....

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 4/5/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    on second thought, I don't think I can. I am too wordy-- unless of course, the exclamation point & question mark was made entirely of words...hmm it still won't be enough? I better stop.
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 4/5/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry Ruben I think I was being confusing-- I was referring to the book I mentioned in my commented below-- I suddenly miss that book on amazing facts... hehe imagine that, a book that just says "?" and "!" --bestseller! I can write that book....
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/5/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was a book or a magazine? : D!
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:38:00 PM
    Very interesting blog, Debbie-- certainly enjoyed these facts and also the comments below... I didn't know that the rights to Happy Birthday had already been bought! I only knew a handful of them, & reading this made me remember this big book when I was a kid, can't remember the title-- something like "Giant Book of Amazing Facts" but yes, my memory sucks. But some additional facts that I can add (which you might know already) -- is that the word "set" has the most dictionary definitions-- over 460... & something I came across while I was 'working', stuck in my mind for days-- there are approximately 200 million insects for each person in the world and something I never knew... male ducks' (drakes) penises actually wither away & fall off when it's not needed anymore!! it grows back during mating season--imagine that!!o_O

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/5/2013 6:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As I said: quack! quack! LOL!
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 4/5/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    btw I am no expert on ducks,ok? haha! this was honestly just something I came across the other day...
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 4/5/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Ruben and Harry! Ah, honk, honk indeed! & yup, be thankful you are not ducks...Another interesting fact about ducks-- hmm their members for honky ponkying can be pretty big/long, especially compared to their size, about 9 inches-- record holder is the ahem, the Argentine lake duck.. 16 I think even 17 inches...
    Esquire Avatar HGarvey Daniel Esquire Date: 4/5/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad I wasn't born a Duck!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/5/2013 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Quack!!
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 8:07:00 PM
    I didn't know all of these facts, but I knew a good handful. I am going to add some(not that people are going to read them anyway). 1). Of the world's total yearly petroleum and electricity consumption, the USA consumes about 33% of it, but only houses around 5% of the global population. 2). A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant. 3). During an average male's lifespan, a male will ejaculate an average of 4239 times. 4). During the last 40 years, the world's population has grown by 3.1 billion people. 5). In the 1996 Edition of Webster's Dictionary, 315 entries were misspelled. 6). There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans. 7). The longest officially recognized place name is: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu -- it has 85 letters. It is the name for a hill, 305 metres (1,000 ft) high, close to Porangahau, New Zealand. 8). 90% of the Vitamin C present in Brussel Sprouts is lost during the cooking process, while most other veggies lose 80% of their nutrients during the cooking process. 9). An average human speaks 4,800 words in 24 hours. 10). There is a creosote bush from the Mojave desert, which has been radiocarbon-dated to be 10,000 years-old. It sprouted from a seed in 8000 BC. It is still alive.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/5/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ... during the adolescence?
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Im sorry, but I have to tell you ... did you notice that you posted all these facts twice? LOL! : D !!

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Very-very interesting, Deborah!! I knew about the banana (I believe that Daniken said that the banana is from another planet ... you know: Daniken!) the strawberries, the zero in Roman system and that the 90% of the living things are in the ocean. Again: very interesting.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:02:00 PM
    You know that's a bunch of some really creepy info!

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Thanks everyone WOW that was a whopper of a mistake LOL [seeing TRIPLE}

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:50:00 PM
    glass technically does not break down, it gets broken and lasts alot more than 1,000,000 years, usually as sand. At the time of the dinosaurs, our days were only 18 hours long. The earth is slowing.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/4/2013 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello, Joann! It's nice to see you.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 4/4/2013 7:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    such a smarty!! GO Joann!
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Debbie there is a bridge in London known as the 'wobbly bridge' because when it opened about 8years ago all of the first people to cross it walked in step and the bridge swayed so badly they had to close it and put strengtheners on it....David

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:32:00 PM
    Some very interesting facts. I may have heard of the military salute before, as it sounds familiar. By the way, Debbie, did you know the list of facts is repeated two more times on your blog? Hugs, Kim

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