Thursday, 31 March 2011

Odd Factuals

From here:

1. Criminals who are generally considered to be physically unattractive receive, on average, a 50% longer jail sentence for their crime than good looking criminals.

2. By the time an average American child leaves elementary school, they have seen 200,000 violent acts and 40,000 murders on television.

3.  If you wash towels with underwear there is a very good chance that they will be contaminated with faeces (according to “The Secret Life of Germs”).

4.  In the 2000s, up to 29 albino children have been murdered by being hacked apart with a machete in Tanzania, to supply a trade in their body parts to people who think it will help them achieve great wealth.

4.  In the 2000s, up to 29 albino children have been murdered by being hacked apart with a machete in Tanzania, to supply a trade in their body parts to people who think it will help them achieve great wealth.

6.  Are you reading this while eating at your office desk? You might want to reconsider. There are more than 400 times the bacteria on an office desk than on a toilet.

7. Martin Luther, the religious reformer, reputedly ate one spoonful of his own faeces every day, stating that he “couldn’t understand the generosity of a God who freely gave such important and useful remedies.”

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