Thursday, 11 June 2009

Thursday Thirteen: Bold Numbers

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A compilation of notable numbers from a 2006 issue of the Reader's Digest, BK, a local Bangkok Magazine and last night's Yahoo online news for today's T13 post:

1. An individual human face is capable of more than 10,000 combinations of expressions

2. Approximately 300,000 lunch boxes were served to the Opening and Closing Ceremony volunteers during the 15th Asian Games in Doha

3. Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment reached 122 years before she died; the longest verified life span ever

4. Parents of young children lose 200 hours of sleep in a year

5. A 15-minute brisk walk will burn 100 calories

6. A person shot in the heart can still have 10 to 15 seconds of purposeful action before the brain starts running out of oxygen to function

7. There are about 3 million shipwrecks lying on the ocean floor

8. An executive who compliments, doesn't challenge and does favors for his CEO has a 64% chance of landing a promotion and ending up on the board of directors

9. There are an estimated 70,000 deaths as a result of the 25-year long Sri Lankan civil war

10. Chinese authorities closed down 1,250 pornographic websites in January 2009

11. Indian woman Anandita Dutta Tamuly, ate 51 ghost chillis (the world's spiciest) in 2 minutes in an attempt to get into the Guinness World Records

12. An estimated 400 snakes, mostly cobras and vipers have infested a police station in the town of Gerihun in Sierra Leone (Yahoo news)

13. And in Thailand, filmmaker and anti-drunk driving campaigner Nonzee Nimibutr was found with 300 milligrams of alcohol level in his blood when he was arrested by police for drink driving (the legal limit is 50 mg)

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Chris said...

great post! :D i didnt know that i lose 200 hours of sleep :P

Adelle Laudan said...

Interesting Trivia. Happy T13!

yyam said...

Great list of interesting facts. Some of which I didn't know... 3,6,7 & 9. Thanks for sharing.

AD said...


so much of info!!

Happy TT

Carleen said...

Wow, living to be 122 doesn't sound like fun to me! You've got some really interesting facts here.

Happy Thursday to you. :)

Anya said...

Interesting post ;)
So many facts !!
Have a nice Thursday ....

Brenda ND said...

Wow, very interesting numbers. Who would think a person can make 10,000 different expressions. Hmm. Happy TT!

I am Harriet said...

I'm sure you right- especially on the sleep thing.

Gattina said...

Very interesting, I wonder if I reach 10 thousand facial expressions. I should start counting tomorrow, just to make sure, lol !

Chelle said...

Number 12 gives me the heebie-jeebie for sure.

jeng said...

I couldn't agree more with #4 : ) Happy T13! Mine's here

Genejosh said...

this is very informative! you're good in numbers sis..he..he..