Random Facts 2

  • A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink.” A group of frogs is called an army. A group of rhinos is called a crash. A group of kangaroos is called a mob. A group of whales is called a pod. A group of ravens is called a murder. A group of officers is called a mess. A group of larks is called an exaltation. A group of owls is called a parliament.  
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • The phrase “sleep tight” derives from the fact that early mattresses were filled with straw and held up with rope stretched across the bedframe. A tight sleep was a comfortable sleep.
  • Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight >floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111=12,345,678,987,654,321
  • If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. (note: if the rider’s head is up the horse’s rear, the rider died a politician.)
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
  • Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down – hence the expression “to get fired.”
  • There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years.

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  1. I knew the one about the statue … but the rest were new to me. Always a good day when you learn something. Now, whether I retain any of it is another thing.

  2. Hey, Jovan.
    Welcome and thanks!

  3. Hi Robert, I like your site’s layout! Here’s something along the lines of getting fired that may interest you: I’ve just learnt that in spoken Chinese, the phrase ‘to fry cuttlefish’ means ‘to get fired by somebody’. I don’t know why this is, though. Cheers!